Lecturer (Temporary)

Posted: May 09, 2022

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

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

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

Minimum qualifications for this position are:

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

Applicants should apply electronically by sending a cover letter and CV, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and the names and email addresses of at least three individuals who will be able to comment on their teaching experience to Barbara Frisken, Chair, Department of Physics, at physchr@sfu.ca by May 24, 2022.

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.