Faculty of Environment

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Two-Year, Partial Limited-Term Lecturer

The Ecological Restoration program invites applications for partial Limited-Term Lecturers for the SFU/BCIT Ecological Restoration program to teach two to three courses per a year (September 2018 – April 2020) with a possibility of renewal.

The Ecological Restoration program is Canada’s first Master’s program specializing in Ecological Restoration and is offered as a joint program between British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and Simon Fraser University (SFU). The M.Sc. in Ecological Restoration combines the strong technical and applied (experiential) knowledge at BCIT with SFU’s fundamental (contextual) basic science and community engagement expertise. The product is a unique joint-degree program that advances both the practice and science of ecological restoration. More information can be found on the Ecological Restoration website.

The successful candidates will

- Develop and teach a course in statistics for applied ecology.
- Teach graduate level courses in topics such as ecological restoration, research methods, project management, and First Nations and social perspectives of ecological restoration.
- Supervise graduate students for their applied research project - a project completed during their course-based MSc program.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a science-based discipline or be within 1 year of completing their Ph.D. in a science-based discipline, an training or experience with the application of science, including statistics, in the natural sciences.

Applicants should have experience teaching at the post-secondary level and be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching.

Candidates should submit the following documents as a single pdf that includes

  • a cover letter (with indication of citizenship and residency status)
  • a curriculum vitae
  • course outlines of courses that they have taught, and,
  • related teaching evaluations.

Two letters of reference must be sent to the email address below by the closing date (July 12, 2018).

Applicants, submit your pdf package by email to fenvprog@sfu.ca.

If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Ho, Manager, Academic and Administrative Services, at fenvprog@sfu.ca

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

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.

Lecturer - Geography and Environmental Science

The Department of Geography and the Environmental Science Program invite applications for a Lecturer with teaching responsibilities in both programs. The academic home for the appointment will be the Department of Geography.

This position is a continuing teaching (non-research) appointment, preferably starting 1 January 2019. Applicants should have a PhD and training in the natural sciences relevant to this position. They should demonstrate excellence, or the promise of excellence, in teaching, and demonstrate a commitment to apply experiential learning and innovative pedagogy.

In Geography, the successful candidate will mainly teach large enrolment geography courses that integrate science and social science perspectives, and courses that develop professional communication skills and facilitate career development. The ability to teach core physical geography courses will be an asset. In Environmental Science, the successful candidate will teach core environmental science courses and a course within the program in their area of specialization. The ability to teach quantitative skills will be an asset.

Preference will be given to candidates who can successfully teach students from a range of science and non-science backgrounds. We seek candidates who will contribute positively and constructively to our work environments and participate in community-building and collegial governance.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University, located in Metro Vancouver, is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All positions are subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Candidates should submit a single pdf including a cover letter (with indication of citizenship and/or residency status), a curriculum vitae, and a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, teaching evaluations, and actual and potential course outlines relevant to the position). They should arrange for three letters of reference to accompany their application.

Submit applications by webform. Submit references by webform. The deadline for applications is 1 September 2018. If you have any questions, please contact the Search Committee’s secretary at geogsec@sfu.ca.

Search Committee chair:
Professor Tracy Brennand
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.

Assistant Professor - Tenure-Track

The School of Resource and Environmental Management (REM) and the Resource and Environmental Planning Program at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Planning.

REM is one of North America’s leading interdisciplinary schools in resource and environmental management. The Resource and Environmental Planning Program is an independent unit housed within REM that is certified by the Canadian Planning Standards Board as an accredited planning school and applicants must be members or eligible for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners to teach in the Planning Program. Applicants must either have completed a Ph.D. or be within 1 year of completing their Ph.D.

It is desirable that applicants have at least one of their degrees from an accredited planning school and that their research expertise falls within one or more of the following planning areas:

  • environmental law and policy
  • Aboriginal issues
  • urban sustainability
  • environmental planning and sustainability
  • public engagement
  • regional planning and development.

The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses, supervise and mentor graduate students, engage with the planning profession and stakeholders, collaborate with colleagues in an interdisciplinary setting, and have demonstrated their ability to develop and maintain a high caliber research program. Relevant teaching and professional planning experience is very desirable.

Starting date for the position is negotiable, but we hope the successful candidate will assume the appointment by September 2018.

Candidates should submit

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • a concise research statement including how their program would contribute to research strengths at SFU
  • up to three representative publications
  •  a 1-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy.

Submit all application materials as a single PDF file, emailed to: rem_facultysearch@sfu.ca.

Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Thomas Gunton, Director of the School of Resource and Environmental Planning Program at: gunton@sfu.ca.

Applications should be received by May 31, 2018. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted to provide 3 reference letters. Check here for more information about the School of Resource and Environmental Management and this area .

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

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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