Applied Sciences

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Technical Writing Lecturer - Teaching Faculty Position

The School of Computing Science invites applications for a continuing Teaching Faculty position to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses on Technical Writing, Research Methodologies, Intellectual Property Management, Oral and Written Communications Skills, Computing Ethics, and Social Implications of Computerized Society. We have one position available at the rank of Lecturer, however, with approval from the Dean and Provost, an appointment at the rank of Senior Lecturer is also a possibility. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The ideal candidate is expected to possess the following qualifications:

  • A doctoral or master’s degree in Computer Science or a related scientific/technical/engineering discipline
  • Formal education and/or training in technical writing
  • Academic and/or industrial experience of teaching and developing technical writing courses
  • Passion for teaching, excellent communication skills, enthusiasm for developing new courses, and leadership and group management skills
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

SFU is located in metropolitan Vancouver, one of the most livable cities in the world. The School of Computing Science has been consistently ranked among the top computer science departments in Canada and internationally. The School currently has 60 faculty members, 400 Ph.D. and M.Sc. students, and 2,000 undergraduate majors.

To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and the names and email addresses of at least three referees to our on-line application system at here.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 10, 2020. 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 cssec@sfu.ca.

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

Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, persons of aboriginal heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGTBQ-identified persons. 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.

Tenure-track Faculty Positions

The School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University 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, artificial intelligence, and networks and systems 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 Ph.D. 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 will be given priority.

SFU is located in metropolitan Vancouver, one of the most livable cities in the world. The School of Computing Science has been consistently ranked among the top computer science departments in Canada and internationally. The School currently has 60 faculty members, 400 Ph.D. and M.Sc. students, and 2,000 undergraduate majors.

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

Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2019. 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 cssec@sfu.ca.

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

Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, persons of aboriginal heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGTBQ-identified persons.

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 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) - Computer Security

Simon Fraser University (SFU), located on unceded Coast Salish Territory - the traditional territories of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), and Kwikwetlem First Nations, is actively building a diverse, inclusive community and invites applications for an NSERC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Computer Security within the School of Computing Science. This CRC appointment opportunity is intended for emerging scholars at the rank of assistant or associate professor (or those who possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed to these levels).

We are seeking a candidate with a prominent international profile in the practical and/or theoretical aspects of computer and communications security and privacy. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, network security, blockchains and cryptocurrencies, forensics, vulnerability analysis, intrusion detection, privacy-preserving protocols, cloud security, and trust management. Candidates are expected to have an excellent research program with a strong publication record. Candidates with practical and interdisciplinary experience will be given a priority. Candidates with a commitment to the advancement of women and other underrepresented groups in computer science will be given priority. SFU requires a Ph.D. in computer science or related area.

This position is contingent upon the applicant receiving a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair. The position is subject to the availability of funding and to final approval by the University Board of Governors and the CRC Secretariat. The Canada Research Chair is tenable for five years and may be renewed once. 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, initial appointment, and chair renewal details.

SFU is located in metropolitan Vancouver, one of the most livable cities in the world. The School of Computing Science has been consistently ranked among the top computer science departments in Canada and internationally. The School currently has 57 faculty members, 350 Ph.D. and M.Sc. students, and 2,000 undergraduate majors.

To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and the names and email addresses of four referees. Your research and teaching statements should include an outline of the proposed CRC research program over five 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. Our on-line application system can be found here.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by February 1, 2020.  Applications received after this deadline may be reviewed as far as the position is still open. Any general inquiries regarding this posting or the Tier 2 justification process may be directed to Dr. Mohamed Hefeeda, the Director of the School of Computing Science, mhefeeda@sfu.ca.

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 is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at creating a more inclusive and accessible campus community for faculty, please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details.

SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact the Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.

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

Computer Engineering - Tenure-Track faculty position

The School of Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Computer Engineering, mainly at the Assistant Professor level, starting as early as Fall 2019.  Outstanding candidates at Associate and Full Professor levels may also be considered.

Strategically important research expertise that builds on or complements existing strengths is sought. Areas of interest include: computer architecture, embedded systems, distributed systems, security, compliers and synthesis, middleware, operating systems, hardware accelerators, heterogeneous computing, networks-on-chip, quantum computing, AI computing architectures, and low power design.

Candidates at the Assistant Professor level are expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research, graduate student supervision, and teaching in computer engineering at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Senior applicants will have already demonstrated such excellence.  The ability to bridge disciplines is desirable. A Ph.D. in Electrical or Computer Engineering or related areas by the date of appointment is required.

Engineering Science is a CEAB accredited program. Hence successful candidates should either have a Canadian Professional Engineering licence or at a minimum secure such qualification as soon as possible after appointment.  For the requirements for a P. Eng. Licence see the Engineers and Geoscientists BC requirements.

Simon Fraser University is located in metropolitan Vancouver, one of the most livable cities in the world and has been ranked by Maclean’s Magazine as the top comprehensive university in Canada for 15 times in the last 25 years. The School of Engineering Science currently has 29 faculty members, 120 graduate students, and more than 1100 undergraduate students. The school prides itself in its excellent researchers and facilities, as well as high-quality engaged students. The School of Engineering Science is home to the current Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, BC/Yukon Region.

The review of applications will begin March 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The position is subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors. To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae, research and teaching statement, plus the names and email addresses of three referees. Applicants are also asked to submit a statement on their philosophies for equity, diversity, and inclusion engagement within their teaching and research. Apply through our online application system.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.  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.

Lecturer, Mechanical – Continuing Position

The School Mechatronic Systems Engineering at Simon Fraser University-Surrey invites applications for a continuing teaching position at the rank of Lecturer.  

The successful candidate reports to the Director of School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering (MSE) and his/her primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • teaching mainly undergraduate and some graduate courses (currently five courses per academic year) in the areas of Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering, including Sensors and Actuators, Engineering Measurement and Data Analysis, System Modeling and Simulation, Machine Design, Mechatronic Design, Computational Methods, Statics and Strength of Materials, Dynamics, Robotics, and other multidisciplinary engineering foundation courses
  • teaching and participating in the administration of the School’s flagship Professional Masters Program is expected
  • developing new courses that complement the exising expertise in the School
  • performing service to benefit the school, faculty, and the university.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The ideal candidate is expected to possess and demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in engineering preferably in Mechanical, or a closely related engineering discipline
  • proven excellence in teaching engineering courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • excellent communication skills
  • eligibility to register as a Professional Engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia within one year of assuming the position.

In keeping with SFU’s strategic vision, which pledges to foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect and to celebrate diversity among faculty, MSE is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. MSE is dedicated to building a diverse faculty by advancing the interests of underrepresented groups, specifically women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities; and will embrace gender and sexual diversity. We are interested in candidates with a history of advocating for diversity and inclusion. Individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly 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, please see the Collection Notice.

The competition will remain open until the position is filled, however, screening will commence on March 1, 2019. Applications should include a recent copy of curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio, a statement of career objectives, and names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three referees. The complete application documents must be submitted as a single .pdf file to the attention of Dr. Farid Golnaraghi at msedsec@sfu.ca.

[The position is subject to the availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors].

New School - Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) Tenure-Track Faculty Position (Materials for Energy Systems)

The Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS) at Simon Fraser University is expanding. With a current count of 3700 undergraduate students, 500 graduate students and 120 faculty members, the Faculty is about to embark on an exciting growth period, and we fully expect the next five years will place the disciplines within our faculty among the best in the world. Core drivers for the Faculty include a commitment to excellence at the highest level possible, engagement with industry, a responsibility to drive social change, and empowering our students, staff and faculty to leverage diversity and collaboration to increase innovation.

As part of its growth, the Faculty is launching a new School in Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE), with its first students arriving in Fall 2019 and housed in a newly constructed, state of the art engineering expansion to the SFU Surrey campus. Our goal is to create a program and culture where innovation and inclusion go hand in hand. Applications are invited for tenure-track faculty, as part of the complement that will launch this exciting initiative. We will consider applications at the ranks of assistant and associate professor.

Sustainable Energy Engineering: Tenure-Track Faculty Position (Materials for Energy Systems)

Simon Fraser University (SFU), located on unceded Coast Salish Territory - the traditional territories of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), and Kwikwetlem First Nations, is actively building a diverse, inclusive community and invites applications for Tenure-Track Faculty positions in Materials for Energy Systems.

The successful candidate will report to the Director of the SEE and their primary responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Developing a world class research program in areas strategic to the overall SEE initiative, demonstrating excellence and leading a team of graduate students.
  • Developing undergraduate course content, and teaching a regular course load, in areas such as:
  1. Statics & Mechanics of Materials
  2. Engineering Materials for Energy Systems
  3. Materials Design for Energy Systems
  • Developing and teaching graduate courses, focusing on specialized areas associated with the School and the candidate’s areas of research.
  • Contributing actively in building a vibrant culture in the School, with service contributions that might include a lead role in an area such as:
  1. Academic integrity and Student Conduct
  2. Broad based admissions, recruiting and outreach
  3. Experiential learning and capstone project coordination
  4. Curriculum management (undergraduate or graduate) and Accreditation
  5. Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  6. Library liaison
  7. Safety
  8. Space allocation
  9. Student liaison

The ideal candidate is expected to possess and demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in engineering, in energy systems, mechanical engineering, mechatronic systems engineering, electrical and computer engineering, engineering physics, or another closely related discipline.
  • Demonstrated capacity for research excellence, including a focus on sustainability in energy systems.
  • Proven excellence in developing and teaching engineering courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Excellent communication skills and commitment to a team based working culture.
  • Demonstrated passion for sustainability in engineering practice.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Eligibility to register as a Professional Engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia within one year of assuming the position.

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

The competition will remain open until the position is filled, however, screening will commence on October 14th.

To apply, submit the following to our online application system:

  • A recent curriculum vitae
  • Research and teaching statements
  • Names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three referees.

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 is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at creating a more inclusive and accessible campus community for faculty, please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details.

SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact the Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.

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

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