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Computing Science at Surrey, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer

The School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a full-time continuing Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position at the Surrey campus. The School is seeking outstanding candidates with proven track records of developing and teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the computer networks, distributed systems, and network security areas.

The School of Computing Science is among the top computer science departments in Canada and internationally, with excellent research and teaching programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. SFU is located in Metro Vancouver, which is rated one of the most livable areas in North America. SFU offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a collegial and vibrant work environment.

Lecturers are considered an integral part of the School, and they contribute to its academic mission of teaching and preparing computer science students for competitive industrial careers and advanced graduate studies. Lecturers fully participate in the administration of the School and have voting rights similar to those of tenure-track faculty on all School and University issues. Analogous to tenure-track faculty, Lecturers can be promoted to Senior Lecturer and University Lecturer (equivalent to Full Teaching Professor) ranks, and they can apply for partially/fully paid study leaves for career advancement and professional development.

The responsibilities of the successful candidate will include the following:

Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses such as:    

  • Computer Networks
  • Distributed and Cloud Systems
  • Cloud and Network Security
  • Web Systems Architecture

Contribute actively to building a vibrant culture in the School, with service contributions to areas such as:

  • Academic integrity and student conduct
  • Student recruitment and community outreach
  • Experiential learning and capstone project coordination
  • Curriculum development (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Student liaison

An ideal candidate is expected to possess the following qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree in computing science or a related discipline.
  • Academic and/or industrial experience of teaching and developing networks and systems courses.   
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and group management skills.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To apply, please submit your resume, teaching statement, and the names and email addresses of at least three referees to our online application system.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by August 30, 2022.  Applications received after this deadline may be reviewed as far as the position is still open. The position is subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors. Any inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to cs_faculty_affairs@sfu.ca.

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

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

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Tenure-track Faculty Positions

The School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions. The School has multiple openings and will consider applications at all ranks, including assistant, associate and full professor. Excellent applicants in all areas of computer science will be considered. Applicants with research focus on computer security, networks and systems and software engineering are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence in research. In addition, a record of (or in the case of junior candidates, a potential for) high-quality graduate student supervision and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is expected. A PhD in computer science or related area is required by the start of the appointment. Candidates with a commitment to the advancement of women and other underrepresented groups in computer science are especially encouraged to apply.  

SFU School of Computing Science has consistently been ranked among the top computer science departments in Canada and internationally. The School currently has 65 faculty members, 400 PhD and MSc students and 2,000 undergraduate majors. SFU is located in Metro Vancouver, one of the most livable cities in the world.

To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and the names and email addresses of at least three referees to our online application system.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2021.  Applications received after this deadline may be reviewed as far as the positions are still open. The positions are subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors. Any inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to cs_faculty_affairs@sfu.ca.

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: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

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