Faculty of Environment

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Fuel Cell Science and Technology Development

Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a prestigious Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Fuel Cell Science and Technology Development, with a focus on modeling, design, experimentation, and fabrication of next generation fuel cells. This position is being sought in conjunction with an institutional submission to the Canada First Excellence Research Fund (CFREF) and is aimed at an early to mid-career fuel cell scientist, with demonstrated potential to achieve international recognition in this area. The successful candidate must demonstrate a track record of successful industry collaborations, and should have already made significant contributions to the development of novel fuel cell architectures and materials.

Tier 2 Chairs are awarded for a five-year term and are renewable once. They are targeted at exceptional emerging researchers who have received their doctoral degree within the last 10 years, and are acknowledged by their peers to have the potential to become a leader in their field.  

Application process

Applicants should submit:

  • 1) a copy of their full academic CV and most recent NSERC Form 100
  • 2) names of three referees
  • 3) a two-page document summarizing the rationale for the proposed Chair.

Proposals should concisely address the candidate’s vision for research through the CRC program, including a training program and leadership plan.  

The submission should address the following points:

·How would the appointment of the Chair align with the University’s Strategic Research Plan? This will be the major factor considered by the Search Committee in evaluating proposals.

·Would the Chair contribute a new research niche of emerging strength in fuel cell science and technology development or build on an area of existing strength?

·How would the infrastructure and research collaborations on campus be harnessed to support the Chair in the area proposed?

·How would the appointment of the Chair impact interdisciplinary graduate training across the university?

This position is limited to current tenured or tenure track faculty members 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. SFU is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointments will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.  

Applications should be submitted to Dr. Norbert Haunerland, Associate Vice-President Research, by 4:00 pm, February 8, 2016. All applications will be reviewed by the Search Committee. The Committee will recommend one candidate for ratification by the faculty member’s home department or school by March 7, 2016.

The successful applicant will work with the department/Faculty and the Major Projects Office to develop a full proposal for submission to the CRC Secretariat.

Archaeology

Canada Research Chair in Archaeological Science

The Department of Archaeology at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Archaeological Science.  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 isotope analysis as applied to archaeology and palaeoanthropology, including innovative applications and methodological development. The individual will have proven abilities in the establishment of an isotope geochemistry laboratory and proficiency in the operation of isotope ratio mass spectrometers.  The Tier 1 CRC will complement, support and provide leadership within the archaeological science group at SFU.  Evidence of leadership is therefore required.

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. Additional expertise in radiocarbon dating, geochronology and related fields will be advantageous.

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.

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. 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.

The 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 January 7, 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 V. Burley
Chair, Department of Archaeology
Simon Fraser University,
8888 University Drive

Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6 
(e-mail: burley@sfu.ca)

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.

Centre for Sustainable Community Development


Department of Geography

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.

Lectureship In Physical Geography

The Department of Geography invites applications for a Lectureship in Physical Geography. This position is a continuing teaching (non-research) appointment starting September 1, 2016. Applicants should have a PhD degree. They should demonstrate excellence, or the clear promise of excellence, in teaching, and a commitment to experiential learning and innovative pedagogy. The successful candidate will teach a broad range of courses in the first and second year of the undergraduate program in physical geography, be able to co-ordinate and lead the physical geography field school, and possibly teach more advanced courses. Preference will be given to candidates who can successfully teach students from a range of science and non-science backgrounds. Contributions to collegial governance are expected.

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.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, indication of citizenship and/or residency status, a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching experience, strategy and philosophy, teaching evaluations, actual and potential course outlines), 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 15, 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 Alison Gill – Search Committee 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.

Environmental Science Program


Graduate Certificate program in Development Studies


School of Resource and Environmental Management

 

SFU Views


Announcements

SFU's candidacy for accreditation with NWCCU will be completed in 2016. A  site visit is planned for April 6-8, 2016. View the Public Notification and Invitation for signed comments.

Call for Nominations for the Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy.  Check here for further information.

View the Report on course-based experiential education across all SFU Faculties

View the 2013-2018 Academic Plan

View the Revised Report on Learning Outcomes and Assessment