Faculty of Environment

Canada Research Chair in  Human Evolutionary Studies

The Department of Archaeology at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Human Evolutionary Studies. A Tier 1 CRC is a distinguished appointment for a senior scholar with an outstanding record of research achievement, publication, grants acquisition, and graduate student and postdoctoral fellow supervision. Appointment will be at the Full Professor level.

We seek an individual with an international profile and reputation in evolutionary theory, hominin phylogeny, and paleoanthropology. The individual also will have a broad perspective of evolutionary principles and methods as they might be applied to archaeological data sets or in cross-disciplinary contexts. The Tier 1 CRC will complement, support and collaborate with others in the Human Evolutionary Studies group at SFU. The successful candidate must have requisite knowledge to prepare and teach courses within the Department of Archaeology. The successful candidate will also have a track-record of national and international collaboration.

In coordination with the Department of Archaeology and the SFU strategic research plan, the successful applicant will immediately prepare a research program proposal compliant with CRC requirements. This proposal, and applicant qualifications, will be vetted by the CRC secretariat. CRC Tier 1 Chairs are tenable for seven years and renewable. Please consult this site for further information about the CRC program.

This position is limited to current tenured faculty members within the Department of Archaeology at SFU. All SFU faculty members who meet the stated requirements are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. Please note that this position is contingent upon available funding and is subject to final approval by the Board of Governors.

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

This position is subject to the availability of funding and to final approval by the University Board of Governors and CRC Secretariat.

Application packages from qualified candidates must be received by September 21, 2016. The application is to include a full Curriculum Vitae as well as an outline of research and expertise as it applies specifically to requirements identified in the position description.

The applicant must also provide names and email addresses for 6 referees who are experts in the field, and who are compliant with established CRC criteria.  

Send applications to
Professor David Burley, Chair
Department of Archaeology
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC
Canada V5A 1S6

e-mail: burley@sfu.ca

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Archaeology of the Classical, Roman, or Late Antique Hellenic worlds at the Hellenic Studies Program

The Hellenic Studies Program is seeking to hire an assistant professor, tenure track with expertise in the archaeology of the Classical, Roman, Hellenistic, or Late Antique Hellenic world, broadly defined. Duties will include research and teaching courses on archaeology as well as on ancient history in the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman worlds.

The successful candidate will coordinate with existing faculty to develop courses that effectively integrate their field of expertise into the curriculum and research profile of the Hellenic Studies Program. Functioning knowledge of Modern Greek, while not essential for the position will be favorably assessed. The Hellenic Studies Program is seeking to hire a candidate who will actively engage in and enrich the outreach activities of the program while contributing to its academic profile. The successful candidate will be invited to join the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University, located in the greater Vancouver area, is committed to an equity employment program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff. We particularly encourage applications from qualified women, aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and research statement. They should also include in their application package a one-page statement of teaching philosophy and syllabi from courses prepared and/or taught. Candidates should also have three letters of recommendation sent to us.

Please submit all materials as a single PDF to:

Dr. André Gerolymatos
Director and Professor
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Centre for Hellenic Studies
Simon Fraser University
email: agerolym@sfu.ca

Applications received by May 23, 2016 will be given priority.

The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further information see the Collection Notice.

Bioanthropologist or Archaeologist - Limited Term Assistant Professor

The Department of Archaeology at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a three-year Limited Term Assistant Professor position (with possibility for renewal and/or opportunity to apply for the position if it is approved as a tenure-track position) specialising in bioanthropology or environmental archaeology, beginning 1 January 2013.

We seek an individual with an established research programme in bioanthropology or environmental archaeology as well as proven ability to publish results and secure research funding. The bioanthropologist must have expertise in human osteology, with specialization in forensics preferred. The environmental archaeologist requires expertise in archaeological science or quantitative applications, with a focus on human-environmental interactions.

Regional area of specialization is open. The successful applicant must demonstrate potential for effective teaching at the undergraduate level, including general archaeology courses as well as upper division courses in human osteology or environmental archaeology. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment.

Applications should include a Curriculum Vitae, the names and addresses of three academic referees, and a written statement of research and teaching goals. Applications or inquiries should be directed to:

Dr. Catherine D’Andrea
Chair, Department of Archaeology
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, B.C., V5A 1S6
(adandrea@sfu.ca)

The closing date for application submission is 1 August 2012.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further information see the Collection Notice.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Surface Water Hydrology

The Department of Geography invites applications for a tenure-track position in Surface Water Hydrology.  This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin September 1, 2016.  

The ideal candidate will have expertise that combines both field hydrology and modelling with a focus that could range from small-basins to big-river scale. The successful candidate will build an externally-funded research program that complements and contributes to our research strengths in the water sciences and global environmental change. We value collaboration across campus and beyond.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence, or the clear promise of excellence, in research and teaching. They will develop an effective graduate training program, teach graduate and undergraduate courses in hydrology and other courses in the Physical Geography program, contribute to our Physical Geography field school, and participate in collegial governance.  The incumbent will be expected to teach courses that contribute to the Masters of Ecological Restoration and/or Environmental Science programs as part of their normal teaching load.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.  Simon Fraser University, located in the greater Vancouver area, is committed to an equity employment program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff. We particularly encourage applications from qualified women, aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. All positions are subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Applicants must have completed a PhD by the time of appointment and should demonstrate a clear promise of excellence in research as well as effectiveness in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, indication of citizenship and/or residency status, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching experience, strategy and philosophy, and the names and contact information for at least three references. 

Submit all application materials as a single pdf via this online application form. Screening of application files will commence on January 29, 2016. Applications received by this date will be given priority.  Short-listed candidates will be contacted to have 3 letters of recommendation forwarded to us.

If you have any questions, please contact the Chair’s Secretary at geogsec@sfu.ca.

Departmental contact:
Professor Tracy Brennand
Chair, Department of Geography
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details, see the Collection Notice.

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