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Shrum Chair in Biological Mechanisms of Disease at Simon Fraser University

The Gordon M. Shrum Chair in Science, named after the founding chancellor of Simon Fraser University, provides an opportunity for outstanding scientists to advance their careers to the next level at Canada’s top comprehensive university.

The Faculty of Science seeks an established scientist to fill the Shrum Chair for a 5 year term, renewable. S/he will be appointed as a tenured Associate Professor in one or more of our life science departments: Biological Sciences, Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, or Molecular Biology and Biochemistry based on the candidate’s research interests, teaching expertise and preference.

We seek a leader in an emerging, transformative and interdisciplinary area of life sciences research who will complement SFU’s research strengths. The successful candidate will join a vibrant community of life scientists, across multiple Departments and Faculties, whose research stretches from fundamental to translational. S/he will enjoy access to exceptional research facilities, both computational and experimental. We expect that the Chair will play a leadership role in bridging existing research strengths in molecular, cellular, and systems-level biomedical science at SFU and with partner institutions. The successful applicant will also contribute to the teaching mission of their home department. Check here for information on research in the Faculty of Science at SFU.

Application Process: Applicants, please apply through the Faculty of Science by emailing to scsec@sfu.ca.

Please submit a single PDF containing

  • a cover letter
  • a CV including a list of publications
  • the names and email addresses of four referees; and
  •  a 2-3 page document summarizing your qualifications and a vision for a 5 year research program. This latter document should include a statement of how the research would improve, capitalize on, and integrate with existing research strengths at Simon Fraser University.

Direct questions to Dr. Peter Ruben, Chair, Shrum Chair Search Committee, and Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Science at Simon Fraser University: pruben@sfu.ca. Visit here for more information.

Screening of applications will commence on April 1, 2018. The competition will remain open until the position is filled. The successful candidate will be appointed commencing as early as September 2018.

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.  

All 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, persons of aboriginal heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGTBQ-identified persons.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Human Cancer Biology

The Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a tenure track position.  We are searching for an individual of outstanding promise who will develop a highly productive research program focused on Human Cancer Biology and contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching program of the Department.

The successful applicant will join and strengthen research groups in Cancer Genomics, Cancer Immunology and Cancer Cell Signaling and will have a desire to interact with colleagues within the department who have research programs encompassing many aspects of Genomics, Bioinformatics, Cell & Developmental Biology, Structural Biology, Immunology and Nucleic Acid Function.

The successful candidate will be expected to obtain a cross appointment at an appropriate rank in one of the research departments of the British Columbia Cancer Agency (BCCA).  It is anticipated that this will foster interactions and collaborations with scientists at the BCCA.

The candidate must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in the sciences, with a proven ability to conduct innovative research.  The position is targeted at the rank of Assistant Professor and has a proposed start date of Sept. 1, 2018, subject to final budgetary approval.

Applicants, please submit a single PDF containing

  • a cover letter
  • CV
  • a two page statement of research interests, and
  • a one page statement of teaching philosophy.

The names and contact information for at least three referees should be included in the application.  To apply, please fill out the online form and upload the application PDF.

If you have any questions, please contact the Chair’s Secretary at mbbchair@sfu.ca.  Screening of application files will commence on December 15, 2017.  This competition will remain open until the position is filled. Find further information on the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Department at SFU here. Check here for further information about research at the BC Cancer Agency.

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.

All 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, persons of aboriginal heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGTBQ-identified persons.

Joint Faculty Position in Nuclear Medicinal Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Simon Fraser University together with the Life Sciences division of TRIUMF, Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, invite applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Nuclear Medicinal Chemistry. With the goal of leading our expansion into nuclear medicine, it is our vision that this jointly funded position will strengthen the connection between SFU’s Nuclear Science Program and TRIUMF.   The appointment is intended to take effect in September 2018, subject to final budgetary approval.  

Outstanding candidates with a commitment to excellence in research and teaching are being sought for this position.  The successful candidate will make use of the Life Science facilities at TRIUMF, and state-of-the-art research facilities at SFU (e.g. SFU High-Throughput Screening Facility, 4D Labs), to develop and maintain both an innovative, externally funded research program, and an excellent teaching record at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in Chemistry.  Candidates working broadly in the area of nuclear medicine are encouraged to apply.  All applicants will have a PhD degree and will normally have relevant. postdoctoral or industrial experience. 

While all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, Canadians 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,  persons  of  aboriginal  heritage,  persons  with disabilities, and LGBTQ-identified persons.        

Applicants, please send a complete resume, a concise research proposal, a description of teaching interest and experience, and a list of three individuals willing to act as referees with their addresses, telephone and/or fax numbers, and e-mail addresses. Send all correspondence to:

Dr. Dipankar Sen, Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby BC VSA 1S6 Canada
E-mail: chemchr@sfu.ca

The competition will remain open until February 6, 2017, and until the position is filled. Screening of applications will commence on January 15, 2017.

Please note:  We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.  Please note that under 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

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Natural Hazards

The Department of Earth Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professorship in Natural Hazards commencing as early as September 2018.  A PhD is required, and post-doctoral research, teaching or industry experience is desirable.

Qualified candidates will be considered for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (see below). The research activities of the successful candidate will complement the existing natural hazards research interests within the Department, while contributing to the expertise of the Department as a whole.

Candidates with expertise in remote sensing, risk assessment and mitigation, fieldbased observation and/or laboratory-based studies examining natural hazards, in particular, geological hazards, are encouraged to apply.   
 
The successful candidate will develop a strong, externally funded research program, and supervise both Master’s and doctoral students. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate level courses, to support the environmental geoscience curriculum, for example, by teaching courses in Quaternary geology or environmental geoscience. The successful candidate is expected to eventually take on a leadership role in the Centre for Natural Hazards Research.
 
Check here for additional information about this position.
 
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 encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. The University acknowledges the potential impact of career interruptions on a candidate’s record of research productivity, and encourages qualified candidates to explain any impact career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievements.
 
Applicants are requested to submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three referees. Electronic applications are preferred. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017.   
 
CRC Tier 2 Chairs

  • Tier 2 chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination)
  • Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please contact the research grants office for more information.

Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.
 
Please note that 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.
 
Direct applications or requests for further information to:
 
Dr. Brent Ward, Chair
Department of Earth Sciences
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
Phone: 778-782-4229

E-mail: eascsec@sfu.ca   

Lecturer - Faculty Position

The Department of Physics at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada, invites applications for a faculty teaching position at the rank of Lecturer, commencing September 1, 2018. The main responsibilities of this position include teaching a minimum of four astronomy/physics courses per year, and managing the use of the Trottier Observatory for teaching and outreach events.

Applicants for the position must have a Ph.D. in Physics and/or Astronomy with knowledge and practical experience in both astronomy and the use of an optical telescope observatory. Candidates should also have a marked interest in, and demonstrated talent for, teaching at the undergraduate level.

The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, a strong commitment to excellence in communicating science to the public through outreach events, outstanding communication skills and great enthusiasm for new course and instructional laboratory development.

We expect to begin interviewing by February 19, 2018, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Trottier Observatory is the anchor of a high-profile public science courtyard situated near the centre of campus. Opened in 2015, the observatory houses a 0.7-m aperture reflector with sharp wide-field optics and a sophisticated control system, along with a variety of specialized cameras and spectrographs. The observatory and science courtyard are used to host a regular series of very popular star nights for the general public, and the observatory is used by a large group of students and local amateur astronomers to do sophisticated projects. Remote access to the observatory by schools throughout the province is planned.

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, persons of aboriginal heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGTBQ-identified persons.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a statement of teaching experience and philosophy. Candidates, please arrange for three letters of recommendation focusing on your teaching excellence, to be supplied in confidence. *

Address applications and reference letters to:
Dr. Jeff Sonier, Chair, Department of Physics, submitting via an online application form.

*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 in Statistics with Emphases on Big Data

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Statistics at the Assistant Professor rank to commence September 1, 2018 (flexible). We specifically seek candidates with an active interest in, and demonstrated potential for, leadership in Big Data and/or Data Science.    

Candidates must have a PhD in Statistics or a closely related field such as Machine Learning, outstanding research record or potential, and evidence of excellence in teaching. The Department especially seeks candidates with research interests that will support involvement in SFU’s Big Data Initiative — and more broadly can help to increase our internal engagement with Big Data and/or Data Science.  We encourage applications from candidates that will engage in collaboration with other scientists who have data and/or work in related research areas.  Candidates must also have excellent interpersonal, computational, and communication skills.

The primary responsibilities of the position include developing and maintaining an active, externally funded research program; teaching a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in Statistics; and participating in departmental, university, and professional service.   The successful candidate will also be expected to supervise students in our Master’s and PhD programs in Statistics.

The application must include a cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in the position, a full curriculum vitae, a concise description of research area and program, a description of teaching experience and philosophy, and the names and addresses of four references. Applications should be submitted to the department Chair, Dr. Tom Loughin, care of the Chair’s Secretary, Kelly Jay, at stchsec@sfu.ca. Candidates should arrange to have the reference letters submitted directly to the same address on their behalf. Questions about the position can be directed to the same address.  Screening of applicants will commence on January 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is comprised of 17 faculty members in Statistics, and five in Actuarial Science.  The department is recognized internationally for its academic excellence.  It is also well known on campus for its collegial culture; there is healthy mutual respect and interaction between the faculty members in both groups.

Simon Fraser University’s main campus is located in Burnaby, BC, a suburb of Vancouver. The campus sits atop a forested mountain in a region renowned for its scenic beauty.  The metropolitan area offers tremendous opportunity for outdoor activities, as well as unparalleled cultural diversity.   Vancouver is perennially listed among the world’s most livable cities.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Highly qualified applicants may be considered for a Canada Research Chair.

Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, persons of aboriginal heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGTBQ-identified persons. 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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