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Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) | Human Neuroimaging and Scientific Director of ImageTech |  Date posted: April 14th, 2022

The Opportunity

The Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (BPK) invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Human Neuroimaging and Scientific Director of the ImageTech core facility with an effective earliest start date of October 2022. The applicant’s research area should primarily align with the mandate of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) as outlined in the Guidelines for Selecting the Appropriate Federal Granting Agency.

The Canada Research Chairs Program stands at the centre of a national strategy to foster research excellence in Canada and improve our depth of knowledge and quality of life, strengthen Canada's international competitiveness, and help train the next generation of highly skilled people through student supervision.

This CRC appointment opportunity is intended for emerging scholars in Human Neuroimaging, at the rank of assistant or associate professor (or those who possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed to these levels). Ideal areas of research include neuroscience of ageing, neurorehabilitation, or behaviour and cognition.

Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidate 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 their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, e.g., parental leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 CRC assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process; please see the CRC website for eligibility details.

Introduction to the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (BPK), ImageTech, and Simon Fraser University

The mission of BPK is to advance the understanding of human physiology, movement, neuroscience, and human health through fundamental and applied research, education, and service. BPK offers undergraduate degrees (BSc, BSc Honours) in kinesiology, biomedical physiology, and behavioural neuroscience, as well as graduate degrees (MSc, PhD). BPK is part of the Translational and Integrative Neuroscience (TRAIN) Graduate Specialization. The Department includes 25 research faculty, 9 continuing teaching faculty members, 13 staff members, approximately 50 graduate students, and over 1,000 undergraduate majors. BPK features research clusters in exercise and environmental physiology, cardiovascular physiology, chronic diseases, neuromechanics, and neuroscience.

About ImageTech

ImageTech is a new SFU-led neuroimaging facility embedded within Surrey Memorial Hospital. The lab provides a unique combination of high-field magnetic resonance imaging (Philips 3T Ingenia MRI) together with high-density magnetoencephalography (275-channel MEG). The facility—representing many firsts—brings together a partnership between SFU and Fraser Health, to ensure British Columbia continues to be globally competitive in advanced brain and body imaging. ImageTech is an SFU core facility, which supports the initiatives of a broad range of SFU, Fraser Health, UBC, and other researchers. The Scientific Director is responsible for the scientific vision and direction of the lab and is supported by a team of operational, scientific and technical staff.

About SFU

At the intersection of innovative education, cutting-edge research, and community engagement lies Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada’s top-ranked comprehensive university. With three campuses located in beautiful British Columbia’s largest municipalities – Vancouver, Burnaby, and Surrey - our students, faculty, and staff are privileged to live and work on the traditional unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo, and Tsawwassen Peoples. Consistently ranked as one of Canada’s top employers, SFU’s excellence as an engaged university is derived from our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the pursuit of decolonization, indigenization, and reconciliation.

SFU offers several unique assets to its research faculty that are particularly relevant to this position. This includes the newly established Institute for Neuroscience and Neurotechnology. SFU also hosts several core facilities, including the ImageTech Lab and eBrain Lab, which focuses on neuro-engineering solutions for mental health and addiction. Other relevant facilities include the recently opened core facility for wearable technologies (WearTech Labs), the Big Data Hub4D Labs for materials research and development, and others. SFU supports research translation through the SFU Knowledge Mobilization Initiative and innovation through SFU Innovates. As a testament to BPK and SFU’s culture of innovation, BPK professors have founded three companies in the past 14 years, and SFU was recently ranked third globally in Entrepreneurial Spirit and 24th among 1,115 innovative universities by World Universities with Real Impact. Metro Vancouver offers burgeoning wearable technology and biomedical device ecosystems, with several start-up and mid-sized companies now operating that plan to engage in academic-industry partnerships. Several BPK faculty who conduct clinical research maintain affiliations with local hospitals including the BC Children’s, Surrey Memorial, Vancouver General, and Royal Columbian Hospitals.

The Successful Candidate

Qualified candidates will have:

  • A PhD, MD, or equivalent degree in neuroscience, or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated excellence in research with neuroimaging in human neuroscience. Excellence will be assessed in various ways, including but not limited to the following criteria:
    • Extensive experience conducting scientific studies in human neuroimaging.
    • High-quality scientific publications in the leading peer-reviewed publications in the field.
    • A strong record of awards or external funding (e.g., scholarships, research grants).
    • Disseminated discoveries via conferences, seminars, and other mechanisms for knowledge translation.
  • Articulated a compelling vision for a research program that addresses questions of fundamental importance to the field and has clear potential to attract top-quality trainees, external funding, new scientific collaborations, and uptake by knowledge users.
  • Shown clear potential for excellence as a mentor of research trainees, especially those from equity-deserving groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage an inclusive research group that integrates diverse students and employees.
  • Demonstrated deep and broad knowledge of the fields of neuroscience and neuroimaging to teach undergraduate and graduate courses effectively in these areas.
  • Shown strong potential for effective knowledge translation and community engagement.
  • Suggested potential opportunities for collaboration with other researchers in the field and related fields at SFU, within the BC region, and in Canada.
  • Demonstrated outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written, in English). These skills include but are not limited to strong listening skills, valuing and respecting diverse perspectives, and a collaborative disposition.
  • Shown strong potential to be an engaged academic citizen, in part by demonstrating a record of participation in service activities, such as committee work and outreach initiatives.

The following qualifications are considered assets:

  • Core facilities management experience (e.g., MRI, MEG, or similar).
  • Experience conducting research in diverse environments or from different perspectives.
  • Have assisted or led the teaching of undergraduate courses, and in so doing demonstrated interest in teaching, strong pedagogical skills, and effectiveness in fostering inclusive learning environments.
  • Demonstrated experience in increasing diversity in their previous institutional environment(s) or in curricula.
  • Experience applying or goals to apply research to better understand and address health issues affecting underrepresented populations.
  • Interest, experience, and expertise in entrepreneurship and technology development.
  • Leadership potential, demonstrated by leadership roles, formal leadership training, or leadership abilities.

How To Apply

Applications should consist of a single PDF file inclusive of and bookmarked for the following components:

  • A cover letter that addresses the full scope of the job requirements, including how you would contribute positively to SFU’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. 
  • An up-to-date, full curriculum vitae (include details of research and teaching, scholarly record, funding, and list of collaborations/partnerships). 
  • Two examples of refereed published scholarly work. 
  • A two-page research statement and explanation of how the research aligns with the 2016- 2022 Strategic Research Plan
  • A vision statement related to the role of Scientific Director of ImageTech, including opportunities for training. 
  • A teaching portfolio including a statement of teaching and training philosophy and experience, including experience with and understanding of inclusive and diverse student needs, as well as other evidence of teaching strengths. 
  • The names and email addresses of 4-6 referees, one of whom should be able to discuss teaching capabilities. 

SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. parental leave, leave due to illness) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight in their application how alternative paths and/or interruptions have had an impact on their career. SFU also recognizes the value of mentoring and research training, outreach, professional service, and nontraditional areas of research and/or research outputs; demonstrated experience in increasing diversity in the previous institutional environment, and in curriculum, is also an asset.  

All applications should be submitted to:

Human Neuroimaging and Scientific Director of ImageTech Search Committee
Dept of Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology

Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC, Canada, V5A 1S6
Email: bpkcs@sfu.ca

The competition will remain open until May 31, 2022 or until the position is filled. Any general inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to the search committee chair, Randy McIntosh bpkcs@sfu.ca

SFU will nominate the hired faculty member for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair. This position is not contingent upon the applicant receiving a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair. However, alignment with the CRC nomination criteria will be part of the overall selection process. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The position is subject to the availability of funding and to final approval by the University Board of Governors and the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat (TIPS). The Canada Research Chair is tenable for five years and may be renewed once, subject to the Chairholder demonstrating that they have achieved their objectives from their first term. Interested applicants are invited to review the initial appointment and chair renewal details of the CRC Program [link].

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. SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University, and treat all employees equitably. Candidates who belong to equity-deserving groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

SFU offers benefits and services aimed at creating a more inclusive and accessible campus community for faculty, please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact the Specialist, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.

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:  http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/collection_notice.html

Tenure-track appointment in Exercise Physiology

At the intersection of innovative education, cutting-edge research, and community engagement lies Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada’s top-ranked comprehensive university. With three campuses located in beautiful British Columbia’s largest municipalities – Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey - our students, faculty and staff are privileged to live and work on the traditional unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen Peoples. Consistently ranked as one of Canada’s top employers, SFU’s excellence as an engaged university is derived from our shared commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion, and the pursuit of decolonization, indigenization and reconciliation.

The Opportunity

The Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (BPK) invites applications for a tenure‑track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Exercise Physiology to commence July 4, 2022 or a mutually agreed-upon date.

The core duties of Assistant Professors in BPK are as follows:

  • Research: Develop an extramurally funded research program devoted to advancing the field of exercise physiology, including supervising and mentoring graduate students and highly qualified personnel in research training, and disseminating discoveries through peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations, and other forums appropriate to the discipline.
  • Teaching: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of exercise and human physiology, in various formats (in-person, online, and hybrid), and contribute to curriculum and program development.
  • Service: Perform service to the Department and the University, such as serving on committees and participating in departmental initiatives. 

The typical workload distribution for tenure-track assistant professors in BPK is 40% research, 40% teaching, and 20% service.

In carrying out these duties, the successful candidate will advance BPK’s goals to foster equity, diversity, and inclusion by working to eliminate the barriers that impede the ability of department members from historically underrepresented and marginalized populations to achieve their full potential. The successful candidate will foster a positive and inclusive working environment through respectful interactions with all faculty, staff, and students.

The responsibilities, terms and conditions of employment of research faculty are listed in the SFU-SFUFA collective agreement (https://www.sfufa.ca/agreements-and-policies/collective-agreement-2019-22/).

Desired research area

The ideal candidate will lead a research program that investigates the mechanisms underlying the human physiological adaptations to exercise training over time. We envisage that the candidate will primarily employ wearable, portable, or in-body sensor technologies to detect physiological, biophysical (e.g., mechanical, electrical, magnetic, optical, etc.), or biochemical signals. These measurement methods will ideally be supplemented with other experimental approaches or mathematical modeling to enable inferences regarding the underlying physiological mechanisms. The methods and research findings can be readily applied to monitoring, predicting, and optimizing exercise training for enhancing the health, performance, rehabilitation, or quality-of-life of individuals. Other areas of application, such as diagnostics and promoting health behaviour change, are also welcome. Through their research, the ideal candidate will lead technology innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives at SFU. The candidate will have a collaborative disposition and sufficiently broad interests and expertise to readily engage in collaborations with other researchers in BPK, SFU, and the broader exercise physiology community.

The desired research area reflects the SFU’s 2016-2022 Strategic Research Plan’s emphasis on approaches that are interdisciplinary, data-driven, and collaborative, and contribute to addressing two of six challenges identified in the document, namely “Enhancing our world through technology” and “Supporting health across the human lifespan.”

About BPK

BPK originated in 1970 as the Department of Kinesiology, the first such department in Western Canada. The mission of BPK is to advance the understanding of human physiology, movement, neuroscience, and human health through fundamental and applied research, education, and service. BPK offers undergraduate degrees (BSc, BSc Honours) and graduate degrees (MSc, PhD) in kinesiology, biomedical physiology, and behavioural neuroscience. The Department currently has 24 research faculty, 9 continuing teaching faculty members, and 14 staff members, who serve over 1,000 undergraduate majors and approximately 50 graduate students.

BPK features the research clusters of exercise and environmental physiology, cardiovascular physiology, chronic diseases, neuromechanics, and neuroscience. Exercise physiology is relevant to each of these clusters and the successful candidate can expect diverse opportunities to collaborate on research projects. Consistent with SFU’s tagline as “Canada’s Engaged University,” members routinely interact with external groups such as companies, government agencies, and community groups as part of their scholarly work.

SFU is Canada’s top-ranked research-intensive comprehensive university. It offers several unique assets to its research faculty that are particularly relevant to this position. SFU hosts several core facilities, including the recently opened core facility for wearable technologies (WearTech Labs), the Big Data Hub, 4D Labs for materials research and development, and the ImageTech Lab. SFU also hosts several research institutes, centres, and research collectives, such as the Sports Analytics Group and the Biological Physics and Soft Condensed Matter group. SFU supports knowledge mobilization through the SFU Knowledge Mobilization Initiative and innovation through SFU Innovates. As a testament to BPK and SFU’s culture of innovation, BPK professors have founded three companies in the past 14 years, while SFU was recently ranked third globally in the Entrepreneurial Spirit category and 24th among innovative universities by World Universities with Real Impact. Metro Vancouver offers burgeoning wearable technology and biomedical device ecosystems, with several start-up and mid-sized companies now operating, and who are keen to engage in academic-industry partnerships. Several BPK faculty who conduct clinical research maintain affiliations with local hospitals, e.g., BC Children’s Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital, and Royal Columbian Hospital.

The Successful Candidate

The following credentials, skills, expertise, experience, values, and attitudes comprise the desired qualifications.

The successful candidate must:

  • Hold a PhD in kinesiology, physiology, or a relevant discipline.
  • Have demonstrated excellence in research in exercise physiology. Excellence will be assessed in various ways, including but not limited to the following criteria:

o   has extensive experience conducting scientific studies in the area of human exercise physiology,
o   has authored high-quality scientific publications in the leading peer-reviewed journals of the field,
o   won awards or secured external funding (e.g., scholarships),
o   delivered talks at conferences or departmental seminars,
o   has participated in collaborations with leading exercise physiology researchers.

  • Articulate a compelling vision for a research program that addresses questions of fundamental importance to the field and has clear potential to attract top-quality trainees, extramural funding, new scientific collaborations, and uptake by knowledge users.
  • Demonstrate deep and broad knowledge of the fields of exercise and human physiology to competently teach undergraduate and graduate courses in these areas.
  • Show clear potential for excellence as a mentor of graduate students and research trainees, especially those from equity-deserving groups.
  • Have competently assisted or led the teaching of undergraduate courses, and in so doing demonstrated keen interest in teaching, strong pedagogical skills, and effectiveness in fostering inclusive learning environments.
  • Show strong potential for effective knowledge translation and community engagement.
  • Demonstrate outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written, in English). These skills include but are not limited to strong listening skills, valuing and respecting diverse perspectives, and a collaborative disposition.
  • Show strong potential to be an engaged academic citizen, in part by demonstrating a record of volunteerism and participation in service activities, such as committee work, outreach initiatives, etc.
  • Demonstrate willingness to take on new roles with unfamiliar tasks and, in performing these roles, demonstrate curiosity, adaptability, and initiative by doing research, asking questions, being receptive to mentoring, and seeking constructive feedback.

How to Apply

Candidates should address their applications to Dr. David Clarke (he/him/his), Chair of the Search Committee.  Applications should consist of a single PDF file inclusive of and bookmarked for the following components:

  • A concise cover letter (maximum two pages) that addresses the following items: 1) citizenship and whether the candidate is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, 2) reasons for applying to the position, and 3) a narrative description highlighting evidence that the candidate meets the job qualifications and can effectively perform the listed job duties.
  • A complete up-to-date curriculum vitae that lists the candidate’s education and employment history, publications and conference presentations, funding and awards, student supervision, collaborations/partnerships, teaching experience, and service activities.
  • A research statement (maximum two pages) that describes the candidate’s research experience, goals, and a five-year plan for their research program.
  • Three examples of peer-reviewed published scholarly work.
  • A teaching statement (maximum one page) that describes the candidate’s teaching philosophy, teaching experience, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  • A statement (maximum one page) describing past or potential contributions to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion within research, service, and teaching. With regards to the latter component, candidates should discuss their experience with and/or understanding of inclusive teaching and mentoring, and how the candidate would meet the needs of equity‑deserving students.
  • The names, titles, and email addresses of 3 or 4 referees, three of whom are qualified to assess the candidate’s research capabilities and one who is qualified to assess teaching capabilities. Referees will be contacted by SFU for candidates advancing to the later stages of the selection process.

Candidates should submit their applications by email to bpkcs@sfu.ca with the subject line exphysiol2021_<lastname>_<firstname>. Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 30, 2021. Applications received after this deadline may be reviewed if the position is still open.

SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. parental leave, leave due to illness) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight in their application how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them. SFU also recognizes the value of mentoring and research training, outreach, professional service, and nontraditional areas of research and/or research outputs.

In keeping with SFU’s strategic vision which pledges to foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect and to celebrate diversity among faculty, SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. SFU is dedicated to building a diverse faculty by advancing the interests of underrepresented groups, specifically women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We strongly encourage individuals from these groups to apply.

SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at creating a more inclusive and accessible campus community for faculty; please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants.  If you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations, please contact the Specialist, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. 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: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/collection_notice.html

The position is subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to the BPK Chair’s Assistant, bpkcs@sfu.ca.

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Surface Electrocatalysis and Electrochemical Transformations – Theory and Modelling |Date posted: August 17, 2021

At the intersection of innovative education, cutting-edge research, and community outreach lies Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada’s engaged university. With three campuses located in beautiful British Columbia’s largest municipalities – Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey – our students, faculty and staff are privileged to live, work, and play on the traditional unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen Peoples.

Consistently ranked as one of Canada’s top employers, SFU is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion, and the pursuit of decolonization, indigenization and reconciliation. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff and our community.”

The Opportunity

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for an NSERC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Surface Electrocatalysis and Electrochemical Transformations – Theory and Modelling  with an effective start date of October 1, 2022. This CRC appointment opportunity is intended for emerging scholars in Chemistry at the rank of assistant or associate professor (or those who possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed to these levels).

Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidate 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 their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, e.g., parental leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 CRC assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process; please see the CRC website for eligibility details.

Introduction to Chemistry at SFU

The Department of Chemistry (http://chemistry.sfu.ca/) comprises 30 faculty with research interests spanning materials science, inorganic and organic chemistry, physical and analytical chemistry, and chemical biology. Current strengths in materials chemistry include electrocatalysis, energy conversion devices, nanoscience, self-assembled systems, and organic electronics. The department has a vibrant graduate program and is well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. Access to SFU’s core facilities, 4D LABS, Big Data Hub, ImageTech Lab, and eBrain Lab, along with Cedar, one of Canada’s most powerful academic supercomputers, will provide opportunities for interdisciplinary research and foster interactions with research partners across University, government and local industries. The applicant will play a key role in further building the university’s capacity in this area. The department is also strongly committed to inclusive excellence and to diversification across our ranks, including, but not limited to racialization, marginalized sexualities, gender identity, Indigeneity and disability.

Qualifications

This Tier 2 CRC in Surface Electrocatalysis and Electrochemical Transformations is part of a Faculty of Science initiative focused on building research capacity in electrochemical transformations for clean energy storage and conversion, and SFU’s Strategic Research Plan for creating new materials and technology for sustainability.

We seek candidates who will mount a vigorous research program in chemical theory and modelling that bolsters existing scientific strengths within the Department of Chemistry, as well as more widely across other faculties. Areas of specific interest include electrocatalytic processes, elementary electrode surface reactions, and surface electrochemistry, as they pertain, for example, to clean energy hydrogen production and storage, other gas evolution reactions, chemical energy transformations, and/or carbon dioxide conversion. The applicant will be expected to forge strong collaborations with experimentalists nationally and internationally.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent, postdoctoral experience, and an established record of research accomplishment in the area of theory of electrochemistry, including electrocatalysis.

Preferred candidates will have an established track record of academic publications and a record of interdisciplinary research that demonstrates productive collaborations among researchers from chemistry and related disciplines. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally innovative and competitive program of research that will be supported by independent funding. 

Prior experience in teaching and/or graduate supervision is desirable though not essential. A commitment to undergraduate and graduate education in theoretical chemistry within the Department of Chemistry at SFU is required.

This position is contingent upon the applicant receiving a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair; therefore, investigators with outstanding publication records will be considered. The position is subject to the availability of funding and to final approval by the University Board of Governors and the CRC Secretariat. The CRC is tenable for five years and may be renewed once. Interested applicants are invited to review the initial appointment and chair renewal details of the CRC Program.

How To Apply

To apply, applicants should provide:

  • A cover letter that addresses the full scope of the job requirements, including how you would contribute positively to SFU’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI);
  • An up-to-date, full curriculum vitae (include details of research and teaching, scholarly record, funding, and list of collaborations/partnerships);
  • A two-page research statement and explanation of how the research aligns with the 2016-2022 Strategic Research Plan;
  • A teaching portfolio including a two-page statement of teaching philosophy and experience, including experience with and understanding of inclusive teaching and diverse student needs, as well as other evidence of teaching strengths;
  • The names and email addresses of 4-6 referees, one of whom should be able to discuss teaching capabilities or provide evidence of teaching potential.

SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. parental leave, leave due to illness) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight in their application how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them. SFU also recognizes the value of mentoring and research training, outreach, professional service, and nontraditional areas of research and/or research outputs; demonstrated experience in increasing diversity in the previous institutional environment, and in curriculum, is also an asset.

All applications should be submitted to:

Dr. Vance Williams, Professor and Chair
Department of Chemistry
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC, Canada, V5A 1S6
Email: chem_sec@sfu.ca

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. SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University, and treat all employees equitably. Candidates who belong to equity-deserving groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at creating a more inclusive and accessible campus community for faculty; please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations, please contact the Specialist, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.

The competition will remain open until October 1, 2021. Screening of applications will commence on October 12, 2021. Any general inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to Vance Williams, Chair of Chemistry at chem_sec@sfu.ca.

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: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/collection_notice.html.

Lecturer

The Department of Earth Sciences (EASC), Faculty of Science, at Simon Fraser University, in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, invites applications for a full-time Teaching Faculty position at the rank of Lecturer, starting as early as September 1, 2022.

The undergraduate program in Earth Sciences consists of two streams in Environmental Geoscience and Geology and is structured to enable students to seek Professional registration with the Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

The successful candidate will report to the Chair of Earth Sciences and their primary responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) lecture, lab and field teaching (either as principal instructor or as part of a team) for some combination of lower and upper division courses in the Geology stream, e.g., EASC 101 (Introductory Geology), EASC 104 (Geohazards), EASC 206 and 306 (Field Geology I & II), EASC 205 (Introduction to Petrology), EASC 208 (Introduction to Geochemistry), EASC 301 & 311 (Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology).

The workload for this position will be equivalent to 5 undergraduate courses per annum. As a faculty member, the successful candidate will also perform service to the Department and the University, such as attending faculty meetings, and participating in departmental committees and initiatives.

The responsibilities, terms and conditions of employment of Teaching faculty are listed in the SFU-SFUFA collective agreement.

Please see https://www.sfu.ca/earth-sciences/about/jobs.html for more details on this position.

The Successful Candidate

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold an M.Sc. in Earth Sciences, Geology, or a relevant discipline.
  • Have a minimum of two years experience as an Earth Sciences instructor at the post-secondary level, including course development (lectures, labs, field schools, assessments, and/or curricula).
  • Demonstrate a sustained commitment to strong undergraduate teaching.
  • Demonstrate effective and innovative teaching skills, using a variety of modern teaching approaches.
  • Foster student-centred, inclusive learning environments in lectures, labs, and field trips/courses serving diverse students.  
  • Demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching approaches and course design.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written, in English). These skills include, but are not limited to, strong listening skills, valuing and respecting diverse perspectives, and a collaborative disposition.
  • Demonstrate curiosity, adaptability, and initiative.

The following qualifications are considered assets:

  • Holding a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences, Geology, or a relevant discipline.
  • Professional development or graduate work in undergraduate teaching, pedagogy, science education, or similar.
  • Experience teaching in diverse environments or from different perspectives.
  • Experience supervising Teaching Assistants (TAs).
  • Experience with effective and inclusive teaching in an online environment.
  • Professional experience in the geoscience sector (e.g., private sector, government, non-profit)
  • Leadership potential, demonstrated by leadership roles, formal leadership training, or leadership abilities.
  • Show strong potential to be an engaged academic citizen, in part by demonstrating a record of participation in service activities, such as committee work, outreach initiatives, etc.

How To Apply

Candidates should address their applications to Dr. Glyn Williams-Jones, Chair of the Search Committee. Informal enquiries about this position can be directed to Glyn Williams-Jones at easchair@sfu.ca. Applications should be submitted online via https://advance.science.sfu.ca/easc/application/ and consist of a single PDF file inclusive of and bookmarked for the following components:

  • A concise cover letter (maximum two pages) highlighting evidence that the candidate meets the job qualifications and can effectively and enthusiastically perform the listed duties.
  • A complete up-to-date curriculum vitae that lists the candidate’s education and employment history, teaching experience, evidence of impact, service activities, and Canadian citizenship status (specifically, whether the candidate is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada).
  • A teaching statement (one page) that describes the candidate’s teaching philosophy/approach and summarizes their evidence of effective teaching.
  • A statement (maximum half page) describing past or potential contributions to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion within their academic role(s).
  • We recognize that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g., parental leave, leave due to illness) can impact achievements. Candidates are welcome to add up to half a page to their cover letter to highlight how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them.
  • The names, titles, and email addresses of 3 or 4 referees, three of whom are qualified to assess the candidate’s teaching capabilities. Referees will be contacted by SFU for candidates advancing to the later stages of the selection process.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by June 21, 2022. Applications received after this deadline may be reviewed if the position is still open.

Equity-seeking and inclusive practices at SFU

  • Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, including Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at creating a more inclusive and accessible campus community for faculty; please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application process is accessible to all applicants.  If you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations, please contact the Specialist, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. 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 availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Who We Are

Simon Fraser University (SFU) is dedicated to innovative education, cutting-edge research and community engagement and is consistently ranked as Canada's best comprehensive university. With three campuses located in beautiful British Columbia’s largest municipalities – Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey - our students, faculty and staff are privileged to live and work on the traditional unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen Peoples. Consistently ranked as one of Canada’s top employers, SFU’s excellence as an engaged university is derived from our shared commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion, and the pursuit of decolonization, indigenization and reconciliation.

The Department of Earth Sciences (EASC) was established at SFU in 1995 and is a broad-based department with research interests of faculty investigating linkages between the solid Earth, surface processes and natural resources. We take great pride in the strength and breadth of research we undertake. We host a wide range of research facilities and equipment that support state-of-the-art research. Earth Science literacy and experiential learning is an integral part of the training we offer in both our graduate and undergraduate programs, facilitated through a combination of quantitative and applied field and laboratory training. All research faculty are engaged in teaching, ensuring an enriched student experience and exposure to current research.

Lecturer (Temporary)

Position/Rank:

Lecturer (Temporary)

Faculty:

Science

Department/School/Program:

Physics

Start Date:

September 1, 2022

Closing Date:

July 15, 2022 or until filled

At the intersection of innovative education, cutting-edge research, and community engagement lies Simon Fraser University, Canada’s top-ranked comprehensive university. With three campuses located in beautiful British Columbia’s largest municipalities – Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey - our students, faculty and staff are privileged to live and work on the traditional unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen Peoples. Consistently ranked as one of Canada’s top employers, SFU’s excellence as an engaged university is derived from our shared commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion, and the pursuit of decolonization, indigenization and reconciliation.

The Department of Physics at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a temporary teaching position at the rank of Lecturer for a term from September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023. This is a part-time position (50% load). The successful candidate will be expected to make a strong contribution to our undergraduate program in a variety of ways, which may include coordinating undergraduate labs, teaching lecture and lab courses, training and mentoring teaching assistants and participating in outreach activities. They will also be expected to participate in training offered through the Centre for Educational Excellence, for example the Certificate Program in University Teaching and Learning.

Workload for this position will be equivalent to primary instruction of 3 first-year undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses, with additional responsibilities including supporting primary instructors of large enrollment first-year lecture courses as a secondary instructor.

Minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • A PhD in Physics (candidates who are near completion will also be considered);
  • A strong commitment to and demonstrated talent for teaching at the undergraduate level;
  • A dedication to creating an environment that supports diverse populations and perspectives, and a commitment to creating inclusive learning experiences;
  • A minimum of two years’ experience as a physics instructor or teaching assistant at the post-secondary level;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an academic unit;
  • Demonstrated organizational, communications, and interpersonal abilities.

Applicants should apply electronically by sending a cover letter and CV, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and the names and email addresses of at least three individuals who will be able to comment on their teaching experience to Barbara Frisken, Chair, Department of Physics, at physchr@sfu.ca.

Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty staff and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, including Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at creating a more inclusive and accessible campus community for faculty; please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants. If you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations, please contact the Specialist, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.

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

Tenure-track position in Statistics

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Statistics at the Assistant Professor rank to commence July 1, 2023 (flexible). Any area of expertise will be considered, but among the areas of particular interest are those with a modern focus such as, but NOT limited to, biostatistics, computational methods, statistical inference in high dimensions, and statistical/machine learning. We seek a new colleague who brings a collegial, flexible and communicative approach to contributing to the department, university and scientific community. The position is subject to the availability of funding and to final approval by the University Board of Governors. 

Qualifications

A Ph.D. in statistics or a closely related field is required prior to the start date. If necessary, PhD candidates with solid indication of imminent completion may be hired at the rank of Instructor and will be promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor upon completion of the PhD. The successful candidate will have an outstanding research record or potential, and evidence of excellence in teaching; see below for additional guidance. In addition, candidates who will engage in collaboration with other scientists and/or work in related research areas are encouraged to apply.

Duties

The primary responsibilities of the position include developing, leading and maintaining an innovative, internationally recognized, externally funded research program; teaching a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses; and participating in departmental, university, and professional service. Additionally, a successful candidate will be expected to supervise students in our M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in Statistics. The typical workload distribution for tenure-track assistant professors in our department is 40% research, 40% teaching, and 20% service.

About the Department

SFU, Canada’s top-ranked comprehensive university, is known internationally for innovative education, cutting-edge research, and community outreach. With three campuses located in beautiful British Columbia’s largest municipalities – Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey - our students, faculty and staff are privileged to live,  work, and play on the shared Traditional Coast Salish Lands of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ), Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), and Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm) Nations (in Vancouver and Burnaby respectfully) and the Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm), Qayqayt, Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), numerous Stó:lō Nations, Semiahmoo, and Tsawwassen (in Surrey).

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is comprised of 26 continuing faculty. The department is recognized internationally for its academic excellence, commitment to pedagogy, and being home to the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute.

How to Apply

Candidates must provide evidence of innovative research. This can be demonstrated, for example, via publications or forthcoming publications in relevant journals, the submitted research statement, and from letters of reference. Creating or contributing to open-source statistical software (e.g., creating and/or maintaining R packages) will also be considered. We recognize that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. parental leave, leave due to illness, research delays due to COVID-19) can impact research achievements, and we commit to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight in their application how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them.

We seek a colleague whose teaching interests add to, or complement, our existing departmental strengths. Candidates should have successful experience in face-to-face or online teaching. This may include having competently assisted or led the teaching of undergraduate courses, or lab/discussion sections, including as a Teaching Assistant or similar role. Evidence of a commitment to teaching should be provided through a teaching statement describing teaching experience and philosophy. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, and support the Department’s graduate programs by training the next generation of scientists as part of their research program.

Candidates are expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment in their application materials.

To apply, applicants should provide:

  • A cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in the position and addressing the full scope of the job requirements
  • A curriculum vitae (include details of research and teaching)
  • A concise research statement articulating current and future research plans (maximum of 2 pages)
  • A teaching statement describing teaching experience and philosophy (maximum of 1 page)
  • The names of 3 or 4 references, one of whom can speak to teaching capabilities.

Evaluation of applicants will commence on October 31, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. All applications should be submitted through MathJobs.org at https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/20351. Any general inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to Caitlin Chow at stchsec@sfu.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, please indicate so in your application.

Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, including Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

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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