Applied Sciences

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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 Summer 2020.  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 January 2020 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.

Sustainable Energy Engineering: Teaching Stream Faculty

The School of Sustainable Energy Engineering at Simon Fraser University (SFU), located on unceded Coast Salish Territory - the traditional territories of the Squamish (Sḵwxwú7mesh ̱ Úxwumixw), TsleilWaututh, Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), and Kwikwetlem First Nations - is actively building a diverse, inclusive community and invites applications for a Teaching-Stream Faculty position in either of the following areas:

  • Area I: Electrical and Power Systems.
  • Area II: Materials for Energy Systems. 

The successful candidates will report to the Director of the SEE School. Their primary responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) the following.

  • Developing course content, and teaching a regular course load, in subjects including: 

Area I: Electrical and Power Systems

• Electric Circuits.
• Electronic Devices and Systems.
• Electric Machines.
• Power Electronics.
• Power Generation and Conversion.
• Power Systems Analysis and Design.

Area II: Materials for Energy Systems

• Engineering Materials.
• Statics and Mechanics of Materials.
• Energy Storage.
• Computational Methods.
• Measurement and Analysis.
• Signals and Systems.

  • Contributing actively in building a vibrant culture in the SEE School, with service contributions that might include a lead role in an area such as:
    o Academic Integrity and Student Conduct.
    o Broad-based admissions, recruiting, and outreach.
    o Experiential learning and capstone project coordination.
    o Curriculum management (undergraduate or graduate) and Accreditation.
    o Diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    o Library liaison. o Safety. o Space allocation.
    o Student liaison. 

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

  • Ph.D. in engineering, with a focus in energy systems, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, materials engineering, mechatronic systems engineering, engineering physics, or other closely related discipline; Ph.D. candidates in these areas who are close to completion will also be considered.
  • Proven excellence in developing and teaching engineering courses at the undergraduate and (where applicable) graduate levels.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Excellent communication skills and commitment to a team-based working culture.
  • Demonstrated passion for sustainability in engineering practice.
  • 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. Screening will commence on September 30, 2020.

To apply, submit the following to our online application system (http://apply.interfolio.com/76834):

  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Statement of career objectives,
  • Names and contact information of three referees. 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS) at Simon Fraser University is expanding. With over 4000 undergraduate students, 650 graduate students, and 120 faculty members, the Faculty is embarking 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 embrace diversity and collaboration to increase innovation.

SFU is an institution whose strength is based on its 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.

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.

Sustainable Energy Engineering: Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

The School of Sustainable Energy Engineering at Simon Fraser University (SFU), located on unceded Coast Salish Territory - the traditional territories of the Squamish (Sḵwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw), ̱ TsleilWaututh, Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), and Kwikwetlem First Nations - is actively building a diverse, inclusive community and invites applications for Tenure-Track Faculty positions in the following areas:

  • Area I: Electrical and Power Systems. 
  • Area II: Materials for Energy Systems.
  • Area III: Thermo-Fluids. 

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 an internationally renowned 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 subjects such as: 

o Area I (Electrical and Power Systems): Electric Circuits, Electronic Devices and Systems, Power Electronics, Power Generation and Conversion, Power Systems Analysis and Design.
o Area II (Materials for Energy Systems): Statics and Mechanics of Materials, Engineering Materials for Energy Systems, Materials Design for Energy Systems.
o Area III (Thermo Fluids): Thermodynamics for Energy Engineering, Heat and Mass Transfer for Energy Engineering, Fluid Mechanics for Energy Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering 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:

o Academic Integrity and Student Conduct.
o Broad based admissions, recruiting and outreach.
o Experiential learning and capstone project coordination.
o Curriculum management (undergraduate or graduate) and Accreditation.
o Diversity, equity, and inclusion.
o Library liaison.
o Safety.
o Space allocation.
o Student liaison.

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

  • Ph.D. in engineering, with a focus in energy systems, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, materials engineering, mechatronic systems engineering, engineering physics, or another closely related discipline; Ph.D. candidates in these areas who are close to completion will also be considered.
  • Demonstrated potential 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.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Excellent communication skills and commitment to a team based working culture.
  • Demonstrated passion for sustainability in engineering practice.
  • 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. Screening will commence on September 15, 2020.

To apply, submit the following to our online application system [http://apply.interfolio.com/76752]:

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

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS) at Simon Fraser University is expanding. With over 4000 undergraduate students, 650 graduate students, and 120 faculty members, the Faculty is embarking 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 embrace diversity and collaboration to increase innovation.

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.

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.