Applied Sciences

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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 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 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 Ph.D. and M.Sc. 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 on-line application system at: http://www.sfu.ca/computing/about/job-opportunities.html

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

Director – School of Engineering Science (Associate or Full Professor)

Simon Fraser University (SFU) is recognized globally for academic and research excellence. It is ranked as Canada’s top comprehensive university and its vision is to be Canada’s most engaged university. SFU has three vibrant campuses located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, on whose traditional territories its campuses stand, in British Columbia’s largest municipalities - Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver—and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world. By recognizing these unceded territories, SFU aspires to create space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

The School of Engineering Science currently has 28 faculty members, 120 graduate students, and more than 1100 undergraduate students. The school strives for excellence in its researchers and facilities, and seeks to train high-quality students. The School of Engineering Science has most recently been home to the  Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, BC/Yukon Region. Current Faculty expertise is as follows: Information and Communications Technology, including electronics, computers, signal theory and processing, communications, radar, deep learning, and sensing; Biomedical Engineering including imaging; Systems including robotics; and Engineering Physics.

Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, the Director is responsible for the day-to-day academic and strategic activities of the School. A commitment to leadership, collaboration, and staff development is essential for a role of this magnitude. The Director will amplify the School’s mission of performing innovative, translational research and entrepreneurship, as well as fostering the School’s relationship with industry and community engagement. The Director will likewise oversee the strategy and development of new educational programs, certificates, and training to help our undergraduate and graduate students succeed in a changed and changing world.

The School Director is a term position with an initial appointment of five years that may be renewable for a subsequent term. The successful candidate must be appointable in a discipline within the School of Engineering Science to a tenured position at the level of Full Professor, and would resume regular full-time professorial duties upon the conclusion of their appointment. Associate Professors with exceptional leadership experience inside or outside the university sector are also encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Provide proactive leadership and operational management of the school, creating an environment that encourages innovative teaching and fosters internationally recognized research;
  • Develop and deploy new initiatives that enhance Engineering Science's domestic and international standing while improving relationships with relevant government agencies, businesses, professional bodies and the wider community;
  • Promote collaboration within the school and drive engagement with partners across the Faculty, throughout the University, and with other academic institutions;
  • Create a compelling strategic vision for the school that engages academic and non-academic colleagues, students and industry partners to strive for excellence in all activities;
  • Support the University’s 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.
  • The ideal candidate is expected to possess and demonstrate the following qualifications:
  • A Ph.D., and ongoing engagement, in fundamental engineering research areas that relate to the School's research activities;
  • Have an outstanding personal research record of accomplishment and international profile;
  • Demonstrated leadership and administrative qualities;
  • Ability to balance both teaching and research initiatives of the School;
  • 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;
  • Enthusiastic about supporting students and student initiatives, as well as engaging with them directly;
  • 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.

The competition will remain open until the position is filled. However, screening will commence March 1st, 2022.

To apply, submit the following to our online application system: http://www.sfu.ca/engineering/job-postings.html

  • A recent curriculum vitae,
  • Research and teaching statements,
  • A vision statement,
  • Names and contact information for three referees.

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

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 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 for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

Systems Engineering Lecturer

The School of Engineering Science (ENSC) at Simon Fraser University, located in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, invites applications for a faculty teaching position at the rank of Lecturer, starting as early as Summer 2022.

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

  • Developing course content, and teaching a regular course load (5 per year), in areas such as:

o Control Systems
o   Electromechanical Systems
o   CAD/CAM Engineering
o   Reliability

  • Preference may be given to the applicants with background/experience in Biomedical, Biomechanics and Rehabilitation.
  • Contributing actively in building a vibrant culture in the ENSC program, 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 development and management (undergraduate or graduate), and Accreditation
o   Diversity, equity and inclusion
o   Library liaison
o   Safety
o   Student liaison

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

  • Ph.D. in mechanical/electrical/computer engineering, engineering physics, or a closely related discipline
  • Proven excellence in developing and teaching engineering courses at the undergraduate and (where applicable) graduate levels
  • Excellent communication skills and commitment to a team based working culture
  • Eligibility to register as a Professional Engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC)
  • Industrial experience is treated as an asset

The undergraduate program within Engineering Science is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). The successful candidate should either have a Canadian Professional Engineering licence or at a minimum secure such qualification as soon as possible (preferably within 1-2 years of the initial appointment).  For the requirements for a P.Eng. Licence see the Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

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 12 out of the last 13 years. The School of Engineering Science currently has 28 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.

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 January 15th 2022.

To apply, submit the following to our online application system: http://www.sfu.ca/engineering/job-postings.html

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement
  • Names and contact information of three referees 

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

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.

Mechatronic Systems Engineering: Practitioner Faculty in Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0

The School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering (MSE) at Simon Fraser University (SFU), is actively building a diverse, inclusive community, and invites applications for a 3-year term (with the possibility of renewal for another 2 years) Practitioner-Stream Faculty position in Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0. This category of academic appointment is for practitioners in professional fields to share their industry knowledge and experience in areas in which students will benefit from a professional perspective. This position will strengthen our newly established interdisciplinary Professional Master’s program focused on the convergence of Industry 4.0 technologies including: smart factories, cyber-physical systems, manufacturing digital twins, industrial artificial intelligence, industrial internet of things, autonomous processes, process analytics, and additive manufacturing. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise that can integrate with the interdisciplinary focus of our School and contribute to the Professional Master’s program’s growth and development.  This role will play a significant part in increasing the School’s activities and engagement in Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 through interaction with both public and private sectors to promote and continually seek feedback for improvement of the program curriculum.

The successful candidate will report to the Director of MSE. As a Practitioner Faculty member, the primary responsibilities will include:

  • Developing course content and teaching four courses/year in the areas of Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0;
  • Contributing expertise to the following areas: Smart factory and manufacturing, Industry 4.0 design project, Digital twins, etc.;
  • Developing interdisciplinary research collaborations with other faculty (both internal and external to SFU), as well as key stakeholders from industry and government, to contribute to Industry 4.0 infrastructure planning and policy development;
  • Contributing actively to building a vibrant culture in MSE, with service contributions that might include a lead role in areas such as:

○ Academic Integrity and Student Conduct;
○ Admissions, recruiting, and outreach;
○ Experiential learning and capstone project coordination;
○ Curriculum management (undergraduate or graduate) and accreditation;
○ Diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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

  • Ph.D. in a related engineering discipline;
  • Significant experience as a professional in the field of Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0;
  • Established network of industry and academic partners in the field of Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Excellent communication skills and commitment to a thoughtful and engaged working culture;
  • Demonstrated passion for developing and teaching engineering courses;
  • 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 April 15th, 2022.

To apply, submit the following to our online application system: https://www.sfu.ca/mechatronics/job-opportunities

  • 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.

SFU is located on unceded Coast Salish Territory - the traditional territories of the Squamish (Sḵwxw̱ ú7mesh Úxwumixw), Tsleil- Waututh, Musqueam (xwməθkwəy̓əm), and Kwikwetlem First Nations The Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS) at Simon Fraser University is expanding. With over 4,000 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.

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.