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Tenure-Track Appointment in Marine Ecotoxicology

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 Biological Sciences (BISC) invites applications for a tenure‑track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Marine Ecotoxicology to commence fall 2023, or a mutually agreed-upon date. 

The core duties of an Assistant Professor in BISC are as follows:

  • Research: Develop an extramurally funded research program devoted to advancing the field of marine ecotoxicology and organismal biology, 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 toxicology (including our Masters of Environmental Toxicology (MET) program) and organismal biology, including core, large enrollment lower division courses, 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 at SFU is 40% research, 40% teaching, and 20% service.

In carrying out these duties, the successful candidate will advance BISC’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

Desired research area

We seek to hire a broadly trained ecotoxicologist who investigates fundamental questions about organismal function/physiology in the context of current and future anthropogenic stressors in marine ecosystems. We envision a hire that would complement our existing strengths in ecotoxicology by widening the range of model systems currently studied in the department (including, but not limited to, seabirds, marine mammals, invertebrates, macroalgae). The successful applicant would be expected to teach graduate courses in our Masters of Environmental Toxicology (MET) program and contribute to the teaching of upper division undergraduate courses in toxicology or organismal biology and lower division organismal biology/physiology courses, as well as providing research opportunities attractive to undergraduates and graduates.  We encourage applications from researchers who will contribute towards the Department’s effort in engagement and meaningful collaborations with Indigenous Peoples.

About BISC

The Department of Biological Sciences (BISC) was established at SFU in 1965, making it one of the younger Biology Departments in Canada. BISC remains a broad-based Biology department with research interests of faculty ranging from cell and molecular biology, through organismal biology and physiology, to ecology, evolutionary biology and conservation. We currently comprise 36 research faculty and 9 teaching faculty, with 655 Undergraduate majors (2019) and 120 Graduate students. The Department has a number of research groups in behavioural ecology (eBERG), applied biology (including two professional programs: Pest Management, Environmental Toxicology), cell biology (Centre for Cell Biology, Development and Disease - C2D2), aquatic conservation (Earth2Ocean), avian ecology and conservation (the Centre for Wildlife Ecology - CWE), and evolutionary biology (Crawford Lab of Evolutionary Studies).

The Successful Candidate

The desired qualifications comprise the following credentials, skills, expertise, experience, values, and attitudes. The successful candidate should:

  • Hold a PhD in toxicology, organismal physiology or a relevant discipline.
  • Have demonstrated excellence in research in marine ecotoxicology. Excellence will be assessed in various ways, including but not limited to the following criteria:
    • has extensive experience conducting scientific studies in the area of marine ecotoxicology,
    • has authored high-quality scientific publications in the leading peer-reviewed journals of the field,
    • won awards or secured external funding (e.g., scholarships),
    • delivered talks at conferences or departmental seminars,
    • has participated in collaborations with leading ecotoxicology 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 field of marine ecotoxicology 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.
  • Contribute to engagement and meaningful collaborations with Black, Hispanic, Asian, Indigenous Peoples, and/or Multi-Racial Groups, and/or individuals across Africana, Latinx, Asian, and Indigenous Diasporas. 
  • 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.

The following qualifications are considered assets: 

  • Postdoctoral research experience
  • Experience conducting research in diverse environments or from different perspectives.
  • Demonstrated experience in increasing diversity in their previous institutional environment(s) and in curricula.
  • Previous experience applying or future goals to apply research to better understand and address environmental health issues affecting underrepresented populations. 
  • Leadership potential, demonstrated by leadership roles, formal leadership training, or leadership abilities.

How to Apply

Candidates should address their applications to Dr. Tony D Williams, Chair of the Department. Informal enquiries about this position can be directed to Tony Williams (biscchr@sfu.ca).

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.  

All application materials should be submitted as a single pdf via an online application form: https://www.sfu.ca/biology/about/employment/faculty/faculty-marine-ecotox.html

Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 14, 2022. 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 add up to half a page to their cover letter to highlight 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.

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 relfected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community." SFU is committed to ensuring no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrealted to ability or qualification. 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 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.

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.

Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

The Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (MBB) at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada, invites applications for a tenure‑track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Nucleic Acids Biochemistry with a potential start date of July 24, 2023. Simon Fraser University (SFU), on the outskirts of Vancouver, BC, is Canada’s top-ranked comprehensive university and one of Canada’s top employers, well situated at the intersection of innovative education, cutting-edge research, and community engagement. 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 has 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.

Research: We invite applications from a diverse community of early career stage scientists in the broad area of Nucleic Acids Biochemistry. The successful candidate is expected to develop an innovative and internationally recognized research program, to obtain external funding and to disseminate discoveries through high quality peer-reviewed publications and presentations. The position comes with abundant opportunities to mentor, train and work with graduate students, undergraduates, and other highly qualified personnel. Assistant professors in MBB receive competitive start-up resources and career mentorship.

Teaching: The successful candidate will be involved in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in nucleic acids biochemistry and foundational courses in molecular biology and broader aspects of biochemistry. They will contribute to ongoing curriculum and program development.

Service: The individual hired will participate in service to the Department, the University and the research community. This will include serving on departmental and university committees, participating in departmental initiatives, and reviewing manuscripts and grant applications.

Qualified candidates will have a strong record of research productivity commensurate with their experience in the broad field of Nucleic Acids Biochemistry. The candidate must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent and postdoctoral experience. Experience and skills in teaching are an asset and qualities of collegiality and respect and inclusivity are valued. The successful candidate will exhibit an openness and curiosity that fosters scientific innovation and collaboration.

How to apply: Applicants should submit a single PDF containing, in the following order, (1) cover letter, (2) CV, (3) concise research proposal (maximum four pages), (4) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and (5) the names and contact information for at least three referees. Please email the application PDF to Lisa Craig, MBB Chair, at mbbchair@sfu.ca. Screening of applications will commence on Nov. 1, 2022. This competition will remain open until the position is filled.

About the Department: The Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry currently has 27 research faculty, 58 Ph.D. and M.Sc. students and 610 undergraduate majors. The department has five core research foci: Nucleic Acids Function; Genomics & Bioinformatics; Cells, Development & Disease; Immunology & Infectious Disease; and Structural Biology. Graduate education at both the Doctoral and Master’s levels is research-intensive, and students and faculty enjoy a collaborative relationship. Courses and instruction at all levels are designed to develop skills in critical thinking, data analysis, and communication. We have a rich undergraduate program that offers foundational courses in molecular biology and biochemistry in the lower division, and a broad array of upper division courses, allowing students to tailor their degree to suit their interests and goals. Undergraduate students have ample opportunity for research experience working with MBB faculty, through Co-Op Education and Directed Research courses. We strive for creativity and innovation in the classroom, with due attention to the needs of students in marginalized communities.

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. Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

SFU is 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.

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.

Information regarding the responsibilities, terms and conditions of employment of Research Faculty are listed in the SFU-SFUFA collective agreement.

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 Quantum Information Science

The Opportunity

The Department of Physics at Simon Fraser University seeks applications from exceptional experimental physics candidates for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor to work at the interface between silicon-based quantum information and photonics. SFU Physics is carving out a distinct profile within the quantum information science community at a time when the commercialization of quantum information technology is both growing and transforming the field. We have a strong atomic, molecular and optical physics, and quantum information (AMO/QI) group that has ties to other groups in the department and across the university and participates actively in provincial and national quantum information science initiatives.

The Department of Physics engages a faculty complement consisting of 25 research-focused and 5 teaching-focused faculty members. We have strong undergraduate and graduate programs, and a commitment to public outreach. Our research strengths are concentrated in the areas of AMO/QI, biological physics, condensed matter, particle physics, and cosmology. For further information about our department and programs, we invite prospective candidates to visit our home page at www.sfu.ca/physics

The core duties of an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics are to engage in research, teaching, and service. The typical workload distribution for tenure-track assistant professors at SFU is 40% research, 40% teaching, and 20% service. The responsibilities, terms, and conditions of employment of research faculty are listed in the SFU-SFUFA Collective Agreement.

The Successful Candidate

Candidates are required to hold a Ph.D. in Physics and to have directed research in experimental quantum information that has achieved wide recognition. They should be recognized as an emerging international leader in the field. They should have experience applying for funding and supervising the work of research personnel.  Strong preference will be given to candidates who are positioned to build upon the achievements in silicon-based quantum information research in the Department. In addition, we seek a colleague whose track record illustrates our shared values of equity, diversity and inclusion, collegiality, and commitment to respectful interactions with students, staff, and faculty.

How To Apply

To apply, applicants should provide a single PDF file inclusive of and bookmarked for the following components:

  • A concise cover letter (maximum two pages) that addresses the full scope of the job requirements, including how you would contribute to SFU’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion;
  • An up-to-date, full curriculum vitae that lists your education and employment history, publications and presentations, funding and awards, research personnel supervision, collaborations/partnerships, teaching experience, and service activities; 
  • A 1-2 page research statement that describes your research experience, goals, and a five-year plan for your research program; 
  • The names and email addresses of at least three individuals who will be able to comment on your strengths in research, teaching, and service.

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 non-traditional 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 addressed to Dr. Barbara Frisken, Chair, Department of Physics, submitted via an online application form available at: https:/advance.science.sfu.ca/physics/application/. The competition will remain open until the position is filled. Screening of applications will commence on December 15, 2022. Any general inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to the Assistant to the Chair at physcsec@sfu.ca.

Our Institution

At the intersection of innovative education, cutting-edge research, and community engagement lies Simon Fraser University, 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 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.

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

Lecturer Position in Actuarial Science

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a full-time lecturer position in Actuarial Science to commence July 1, 2023 (flexible). We seek a new colleague who brings a collegial, flexible, and communicative approach to contributing to the department and the university. The position is subject to the availability of funding and to final approval by the University Board of Governors.

Our Programs

Simon Fraser University, Canada’s top-ranked comprehensive university, is known internationally for innovative education, cutting-edge research, and community outreach. The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is located at the Burnaby campus, on the shared traditional Coast Salish lands of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ), Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), and Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm) Nations.  The Department is recognized internationally for its academic excellence, commitment to pedagogy, and being home to the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute.

Recognized as a Center of Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries, the actuarial group within the Department comprises five continuing faculty members actively involved in teaching, research, and program management. Our undergraduate major and honours programs in actuarial science serve about 80 students and are fully accredited by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries’ University Accreditation Program. We have a thriving co-op program and strong relationships with industry partners. We also offer a research-based Master’s program.

We are currently preparing for a substantial redesign and expansion of our actuarial programs over the medium term to align with evolving professional needs. This includes a shift towards problem-based learning and a greater emphasis on critical thinking, emotional intelligence and adaptability to complement the solid technical skills for which our graduates are known. There is also interest in developing new professionally-focused, premium fee programs at the intersection of actuarial science, data science, and risk management.

Duties and Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of the position include:

  • Teaching a wide range of courses in actuarial science and risk management at the undergraduate level and in any new, professionally-focused premium fee programs.
  • Supervising and mentoring undergraduate students.
  • Taking an active role in curriculum development, including the initiatives described above.
  • Providing service to the Department, including membership on departmental committees, active participation in recruitment and outreach activities, and the creation of new outreach initiatives. 

The typical workload distribution for lecturers in the Department is 80% teaching, and 20% service. The typical number of courses taught is 6-8 per year.

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, the successful candidate will have:

  • A Master’s degree in Actuarial Science (or related field) and strong ties to the actuarial community;
    OR
    A Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science (or related field) and an associateship designation from an actuarial organization.
  • Preliminary actuarial exam content experience.
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Dedication to creating an environment that supports diverse populations and perspectives, and a commitment to creating inclusive learning experiences.
  • Demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, teaching.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of excellence in teaching. 
  • Fellowship designation from an actuarial organization.
  • Demonstrated capacity for strategic thinking and leadership.
  • Involvement in professional committees.
  • Experience in advising or mentoring.
  • Experience in programming (e.g., VBA, R, Python).

How to Apply

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 experience in an academic context (e.g., having competently assisted or led the teaching of undergraduate courses) and/or in a professional context (e.g., leading seminars, workshops or corporate training programs with a quantitative focus). Evidence of a commitment to teaching should be provided through a teaching statement describing teaching experience and philosophy.

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 addressing the full scope of the job requirements.
  • A curriculum vitae (include details of research and teaching, a list of collaborations/partnerships, and relevant professional experience).
  • A teaching portfolio which includes evidence of teaching effectiveness, a discussion of experience, and an understanding of inclusive teaching and mentoring.
  • The name of three references, two of whom can speak to teaching ability.

Evaluation of applicants will commence on November 18, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. All applications should be submitted through MathJobs.org at https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/20860. Any general inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to Caitlin Chow at stchsec@sfu.ca.

We recognize that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g., parental leave, leave due to illness, delays due to COVID-19) can impact academic and professional 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.

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 Simon Fraser University to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff and our community.” Simon Fraser University is committed to ensuring no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, Simon Fraser University 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

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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