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Lecturer - Social Innovation, Health, and Community Partnerships

The Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU), Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada invites applications from outstanding candidates for a continuing appointment at the rank of lecturer in Social Innovation, Health, and Community Partnerships. The anticipated start date is April 1, 2018.  

Applicants must have completed a Master’s degree by March 30, 2018. They must have demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are seeking a Lecturer with expertise in innovative curriculum development and pedagogy in social innovation, health promotion, knowledge mobilization, leadership, and community engagement. Candidates are expected to demonstrate clear potential to contribute to the Faculty’s interdisciplinary teaching culture. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a range and diversity of teaching, with an ability to teach theoretical concepts, research methods and empirical and applied research topics. Experience in team based and experiential learning and teaching, with community stakeholders as partners, will be an asset.

In addition to teaching, the successful applicant will contribute service activities in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Specifically, the successful applicant will work with the administration of SFU Surrey campus, the SFU-Surrey TD Community Engagement Centre, and various community partners, including the City of Surrey, Surrey Schools, and Fraser Health to help identify and build further opportunities for Faculty of Health Sciences programming in Surrey.

The Faculty of Health Sciences was created in 2005 with a focus on the integration of social and natural science research with population outcomes, societal application, health equity, and policy analysis. The successful applicant will join a dynamic group of more than 50 multi-disciplinary faculty members and will have the opportunity to engage with outstanding students in the BA/BSc, MPH, MSc and PhD programs. The Faculty maintains collaborative agreements and partnerships with the BC government, municipal governments, research centres, regional health authorities, and provincial, national and international health agencies.

To apply for this position, submit a full curriculum vitae, with a letter of application and a teaching dossier, describing your teaching and curriculum development experience, and interests and examples of applied pedagogy. Please submit all documents in a single PDF with bookmarks. Submit the document, along with the names of three references, to

We will begin to review applications on February 1, 2018, but the position will remain open until filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ-identified persons.

The position is subject to 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 details, please see the Collection Notice.  

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