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Kinesiology and Active Rehabilitation: Lecturer

KINESIOLOGY AND ACTIVE REHABILITATION: LECTURER | Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology | Faculty of Science, Simon Fraser University

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) 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.

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Statistics

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Statistics at the Assistant Professor rank to commence September 1, 2019 (flexible). Any areas of expertise will be considered, but among the areas of particular interest are: Probability, Stochastic Processes, Time Series, Data Science, Statistical/Machine Learning, Computational Statistics, and Biostatistics.    

Candidates must have a PhD in Statistics or a closely related field, outstanding research record or potential, and evidence of excellence in teaching. We encourage applications from candidates who will engage in collaboration with other scientists who have data and/or work in related research areas.  Candidates must also have excellent interpersonal, computational, and communication skills.

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

The application must include a cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in the position, a full curriculum vitae, a concise description of research area and program, a description of teaching experience and philosophy, and the names and addresses of four references.

Submit applications to the department Chair, Dr. Tom Loughin, care of the Chair’s Secretary, Kelly Jay, at stchsec@sfu.ca. Candidates should arrange to have the reference letters submitted directly to the same address on their behalf. Questions about the position can be directed to the same address.  Screening of applicants will commence on January 14, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.  

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is comprised of 18 continuing faculty members in Statistics, and five in Actuarial Science.  The department is recognized internationally for its academic excellence and was selected to become the new permanent home of the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) starting in 2019.  It is also well known on campus for its collegial culture; there is healthy mutual respect and interaction among faculty members within the department and with those in other departments.

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

The position is subject to budgetary approval.

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.

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