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Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs in Stem Cell Biology - Posted June 25, 2019

Simon Fraser University, Canada’s leading comprehensive university, is investing in research programs that highlight the power of transformational research that impacts society. As part of a strategic initiative, SFU now seeks to appoint two Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs (CRC)1, research-intensive faculty positions, in stem cell biology with a potential start date of September 2020.

One chairholder will work in the area of developmental neuroscience or neurodegeneration, while the other is open, with a preference for cancer, cardiac, or immunological stem cell research. This CRC appointment opportunity is intended for emerging scholars in stem cell biology, at the rank of assistant or associate professor (or those who possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed to these levels). We seek candidates who engage in basic stem cell biology and investigate mechanisms with translational research opportunities relevant to disease. The successful candidates will join a vibrant and growing community of neuroscientists, and cell and molecular biologists conducting fundamental to translational research across multiple departments. Successful candidates are expected to be highly collaborative with SFU faculty, regional hospitals, and industry partners, such as StemCell Technologies (Burnaby, BC). They are also expected to bring innovative experimental approaches or novel modes of exploiting existing methods to complement and expand existing strengths at SFU. Candidates with experience, or an interest, in applying automated high-throughput screening and/or analysis to stem cells are preferred. See the Centre for High-Throughput Chemical Biology webpage for more information.

Faculty appointed to these positions are expected to gradually assume leadership roles in bridging existing research strengths in molecular, cellular, and systems-level biology at SFU. Though teaching relief will be provided during the course of the Tier 2 Chair, successful applicants will also be expected to contribute to the teaching mission of their home department. These positions are contingent upon the applicants receiving a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair; therefore, investigators with outstanding publication records will be considered. The positions are subject to the availability of funding and to final approval by the University Board of Governors and the CRC Secretariat. Each Canada Research Chair 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.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants should submit a single PDF containing a cover letter, a CV including a list of publications, the names of 3 referees, a 1 page teaching statement, and a 3-4 page document summarizing their qualifications and vision for a 5-year research program. This latter document should also indicate how their research program would capitalize on and enhance existing research strengths at Simon Fraser University. Candidates will be evaluated based on their ability to bring diversity to Simon Fraser University, research merit and potential, and their fit to stem cell biology in basic and health research.

Applications should be submitted here.
For inquiries, please contact:
Dr. Michael Silverman Chair,

Stem Cell Search Committee Associate Dean of Research | Faculty of Science
Simon Fraser University
Email: sciadr@sfu.ca

Screening of applications will commence on October 15, 2019.

The competition will remain open until the positions are filled. The successful candidates could be appointed as early as September 2020. The Search Committee will recommend candidates for ratification by the appropriate home department; each candidate’s home department will be determined based on the candidate’s research program and interests, and likely will be Biological Sciences, Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Chemistry, and/or Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. Cross-departmental appointments among these and other departments, e.g., Engineering Science, are also possible.

SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. maternity 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.

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 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, specifically 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 Director of 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.

SFU respectfully acknowledges that it is located on the unceded ancestral and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl ̓ ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓ ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), and kʷikʷəƛ ̓ əm (Kwikwetlem) Nations.

1Tier 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, including maternity 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 or contact the office for Institutional Strategic Awards.

Kinesiology and Active Rehabilitation: Lecturer

The Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (BPK) invites applications for a full-time Lecturer with an emphasis on active rehabilitation.

A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline is preferred, but those with a professional degree or a Masters degree and relevant clinical experience may be considered. Eligible candidates are expected to have clinical, teaching, and research experience.

Demonstrated excellence in lecture and laboratory-based instruction at the advanced undergraduate level is required. Pedagogical training, as well as experience with curriculum development and/or contributions to the advancement of pedagogy, are strong assets.

The Lecturer will be responsible for redesigning and teaching BPK 481 (Musculoskeletal Disorders) and BPK 303 (Kinanthropometry). The Lecturer will also teach BPK 340 (Active Health: Behaviour and Promotion) and potentially other courses as needed, including BPK 241 (Sports Injuries: Prevention and Rehabilitation). The Lecturer will be responsible for instruction on: the principles of orthopedic physical assessment, prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, kinanthropometric assessments and applications, rehabilitation therapies (active, passive and manual techniques), counselling and communication, theories and models of health behaviour in the context of intervention and promotion strategies, medical report writing, disability management and interprofessional communication, collaboration, and referral at the advanced undergraduate level.

The Lecturer will be expected to engage in continued pedagogical and curricular enhancement, and may supervise undergraduate research projects. The Lecturer will liaise with professionals in the kinesiology community and potential employers of our Department’s students and graduates, as well as with relevant accrediting, certifying and professional organizations. The Lecturer will also provide service to the Department, such as membership on departmental committees and participation in departmental events.

The Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology takes a scientific approach to the study of human structure and function and their relation to health and movement. There are excellent teaching facilities available within the Department and the University. The Department has 25 research faculty and 7.5 continuing teaching faculty members and is committed to excellence in research and teaching in the biomedical sciences. We have research foci in Exercise and Environmental Physiology, Neuromechanics, Cardiovascular Physiology, Chronic Disease, Neuroscience, and we provide graduate training at the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels. Our undergraduate program includes majors in Kinesiology, Biomedical Physiology, and Behavioural Neuroscience. Undergraduate courses include core and elective courses in kinesiology, physiology and neuroscience.

The responsibilities, terms and conditions of employment of continuing teaching faculty can be found here.

Simon Fraser University is located in Metro Vancouver and is consistently ranked as one of the top comprehensive universities in Canada. The Vancouver area is one of the world’s most desirable places to live and work.

Applications will be accepted until June 22, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2019.

Applications should be sent as a single PDF file inclusive of (and bookmarked for) the following:

(1) cover letter including reasons for applying for the position,
(2) curriculum vitae,
(3) statements of teaching philosophy and experience,
(4) statements of clinical skills and experience, and
(5) name, title, address, and e-mail of 3 references.

The PDF file should be e-mailed to: Dr. Angela Brooks-Wilson, Chair (bpkchair@sfu.ca), Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Faculty of Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, V5A 1S6, Canada. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide a teaching portfolio and transcripts of all degrees before the interview.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Natural Products and Chemical Biology

Simon Fraser University (SFU), located on unceded Coast Salish Territory - the traditional territories of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), TsleilWaututh, Katzie, and Kwikwetlem peoples, is actively building a diverse, inclusive community and invites applications for an NSERC Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Natural Products and Chemical Biology within the Department of Chemistry, with an effective start date of July 1, 2020. This appointment opportunity is limited to candidates at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

Tier 1 Chairs are intended for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. Please see the CRC website for details and consult the website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.

The successful applicant will be expected to establish a vigorous research program that bolsters existing scientific strengths within the Department of Chemistry, and more widely across the Faculty of Science. Areas of particular interest include, for example, implementation of novel strategies for high throughput screening to identify bioactive molecules, and creation of chemoinformatics strategies for identification of bioactive compounds. The applicant will be expected to play a leading role in the development of a university core facility for high throughput screening and the design and implementation of new screening modalities within this center. SFU requires that candidates have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent, postdoctoral experience, and an established record of research accomplishment in the broadly defined area of chemical biology.

SFU seeks a chairholder with expertise in Chemistry and/or Chemical Biology. The applicant is expected to make significant contributions to research, teaching, graduate student supervision, and knowledge mobilization to the scholarly community, professional groups, the general public, and other stakeholders as appropriate, including industry, governmental and nongovernmental organizations. The preferred candidate will have a record of interdisciplinary research that demonstrates productive collaborations among researchers from chemistry and related life science disciplines.

This position is contingent upon the applicant receiving a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair; therefore, only senior investigators with outstanding discipline relevant research outputs (e.g. publication record, patents, prototypes, knowledge mobilization activities, performing arts activities, nontraditional forms of scholarship) relevant to their discipline, will be considered. 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). This Tier 1 CRC is tenable for seven years and may be renewed for a second term. Interested applicants are invited to review the initial appointment and chair renewal details of the CRC Program.

To apply, applicants should provide:

  • 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;
  • the proposed program of research (include an outline of the proposed CRC research program over seven years, an explanation of how the proposed research aligns with and advances SFU’s 2016-2020 Strategic Research Plan, and a discussion of how this Chair would strengthen graduate training at SFU (total of 2-6 pages single spaced); and
  • the names and email addresses of 4-5 referees (ranked in order of preference).

SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. maternity 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 how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them in their application. 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 by email to Vance Williams, Chair of Chemistry, via chemchr@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 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, specifically 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 Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.

The competition will remain open until August 1, 2019, or until the position is filled. Any general inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to Vance Williams, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University Academic Appointment Competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) Algebraic Geometry

The Department of Mathematics at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a tenure-track position starting July 1, 2020. Candidates should have developed a successful research program in algebraic geometry or a closely related area. Demonstrated success in developing and applying methods of algebraic geometry to solve problems in areas such as algebraic statistics, mathematical biology, machine learning, and big data is particularly welcome. Candidates must have a PhD degree or equivalent in mathematics.

The Department of Mathematics at Simon Fraser comprises 42 faculty with a broad range of research and teaching interests. We seek candidates with an outstanding independent research program, evidence of excellence in teaching, and who will enthusiastically engage in our dynamic and highly collegial culture.

The primary responsibilities of the position include developing and maintaining an active, externallyfunded research program; teaching a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in our department; 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.

Simon Fraser University is Canada’s leading comprehensive university, and is ranked as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. SFU has three campuses throughout the greater Vancouver metropolitan area, with the main campus sitting on top of a forested mountain in a region of unparalleled scenic beauty. Vancouver is regularly ranked as one of the world’s most livable cities with abundant recreational and cultural activities.

Please apply through MathJobs.org here. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae together with a descriptive statement on research plans and teaching philosophy, and a link to or electronic copies of up to three preprints or reprints. Candidates must ensure that four letters of reference are submitted through MathJobs.org by the deadline. One of these letters must address the candidate’s teaching record.

Closing date: October 15, 2019. Only short-listed candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application.

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

SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. maternity 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.

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 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, specifically 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.

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) Membrane Biology

The Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Department at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a tenure track position in membrane biology. We are searching for an individual of outstanding promise who will develop a high-profile externally funded research program within the broad area of membrane biology, involving protein, lipid and/or carbohydrate components. The successful candidate will complement groups working on diverse aspects of protein and lipid biochemistry, structural biology, genomics, genetics and cell biology. They will also participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching.

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, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval.

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

Applicants should submit a single PDF containing a cover letter, CV, a concise research proposal (maximum 4 pages) and a statement of teaching philosophy. Include the names and contact information for at least three referees 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 January 5, 2019. This competition will remain open until the position is filled. Check here for further information on the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Department at SFU.

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

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) Bioinformatics and Genomics  

The Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Department at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a tenure track position in the broad area of Bioinformatics and/or Genomics. We are searching for an individual of outstanding promise who will develop a high-profile externally funded research program involving any of the domains of life, including plants, animals and microbes. The successful candidate will complement groups studying diverse aspects of genomics, bioinformatics, genetics, cell biology and biochemistry. They will participate in the undergraduate and graduate teaching programs of the Department.

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, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval.

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

Applicants should submit a single PDF containing a cover letter, CV, a concise research proposal (maximum 4 pages) and a statement of teaching philosophy. Include in the application the names and contact information for at least three referees. To apply, please fill out this 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 January 5, 2019. This competition will remain open until the position is filled. Check here for further information on the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Department at SFU.

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

Tier 1 or 2 Canada Research Chair in Quantum Information Science -- Date Posted: June 3, 2019

The Department of Physics at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a Tier 1 or Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Quantum Information Science. This is a tenure or tenuretrack appointment at the Assistant, Associate, or full Professor level, dependent upon qualifications. We are seeking exceptional candidates to join and strengthen the current quantum information science efforts at SFU and to help shape the future activities of the SFU group. Experimentalists and theorists working in quantum information and associated technologies are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be evaluated in relation to their peers at similar career stages.

The successful candidate will be nominated for a Tier 1 or Tier 2 CRC. The CRC component of this position is tenable for five years (Tier 2) or seven years (Tier 1), and is renewable once. Interested applicants are encouraged to review the initial appointment and chair renewal details of the CRC Program.

Tier 1 Chairs are intended for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. 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, including maternity 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 or contact the office for Institutional Strategic Awards.

Applicants should submit a full curriculum vitae with details of research, teaching and HQP training, scholarly record, funding and collaborations, and a 1-2 page research proposal. In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be supplied in confidence.

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

All qualified candidates, both in Canada and outside Canada, are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Government of Canada regulations, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

SFU 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 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, specifically 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 recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. maternity 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 how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them in their application. 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.

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 Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.

This competition will remain open until the position is filled. Review of applications will commence on September 9, 2019. Any inquiries may be directed to the Assistant to the Chair at physcsec@sfu.ca.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for an Academic Appointment Competition will be collected. For further details, see the Collection Notice.

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