Applied Sciences

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Tenure-track faculty positions

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 artificial intelligence, computer security, networks and systems, and quantum computing are especially encouraged to apply. Exceptional candidates in Computer Security and Quantum Computing should also consider applying to the Department’s current search for Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs in these fields. More information on these chair positions can be found at: http://www.sfu.ca/computing/about/job-opportunities.html

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 17, 2020.

Applications received after this deadline may be reviewed if 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. 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: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC)—Quantum Computing | Date posted: 7 October 2020 

The School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a prestigious Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Quantum Computing. SFU is the host university of the Quantum Algorithms Institute, which is an interdisciplinary, multi-university initiative with an initial investment of $17M committed by the Province of British Columbia. In addition, Vancouver is the home of multiple leading quantum companies such as D-Wave and 1Qbit.

CRC Tier 2 positions are intended for exceptional emerging scholars. They are tenable for five years and may be renewed once. The successful candidate will also be appointed as a tenuretrack or tenured faculty member at either the assistant professor or associate professor rank in the School of Computing Science. In addition to the national and international recognition, CRC Tier 2 positions offer salary top-ups, teaching releases, and additional research funding. This CRC Tier 2 position will be based at the SFU Surrey campus in Metro Vancouverto foster collaboration with the researchers and industrial partners affiliated with the Quantum Algorithms Institute, which is also located at the SFU Surrey campus.

We are seeking a candidate with a prominent international profile in the practical and theoretical aspects of quantum computing. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, quantum algorithms, quantum-safe cryptography, systems software for quantum computers, quantum AI, and theoretical foundations of quantum computing. 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 groups who experience marginalization 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 15, 2020. Applications received after this deadline may be reviewed if as far as the position is still open. The position is contingent upon the applicant receiving a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair, and it is subject to the availability of funding and the final approval of the University Board of Governors and the CRC Secretariat. Any inquiries regarding this posting or the CRC Tier 2 justification process may be directed to cs_faculty_affairs@sfu.ca.

More information about CRC positions can be found at: https://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx

CRC Tier 2 positions are intended for emerging scholars who have completed their highest degree less than 10 years ago; applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree that have experienced career breaks, such as maternity or parental leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, and family care, may have their eligibility assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. 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 Specialist in 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 the Collection Notice.

Simon Fraser University acknowledges the traditional territories, including Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm), Kwantlen, Qayqayt and Tsawwassen First Nations.

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC)—Computer Security | Date posted: 7 October 2020 

The School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a prestigious Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Computer Security. Computer Security is a strategic area for the School and we are expecting to hire multiple positions in this area in the coming few years. CRC Tier 2 positions are intended for exceptional emerging scholars. They are tenable for five years and may be renewed once. The successful candidate will also be appointed as a tenure-track or tenured faculty member at either the assistant professor or associate professor rank in the School of Computing Science. In addition to the national and international recognition, CRC Tier 2 positions offer salary top-ups, teaching releases, and additional research funding.

We are seeking a candidate with a prominent international profile in 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 groups who experience marginalization 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 15, 2020. Applications received after this deadline may be reviewed if as far as the position is still open. The position is contingent upon the applicant receiving a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair, and it is subject to the availability of funding and the final approval of the University Board of Governors and the CRC 2 Secretariat. Any inquiries regarding this posting or the CRC Tier 2 justification process may be directed to cs_faculty_affairs@sfu.ca.

More information about CRC positions can be found at: https://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx

CRC Tier 2 positions are intended for emerging scholars who have completed their highest degree less than 10 years ago; applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree that have experienced career breaks,such as maternity or parental leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, and family care, may have their eligibility assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. 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, 3 accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact the Specialist in 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 the Collection Notice.

Simon Fraser University acknowledges the traditional territories, including Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm), Kwantlen, Qayqayt and Tsawwassen First Nations.

Communications Lecturer

The School of Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University, located in Burnaby, British Columbia, invites applicants for a faculty teaching position at the rank of Lecturer, starting as early as Spring 2021.

The successful candidate will report to the Director of the ENSC program 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 The history of engineering and the interplay of technology and society,
    o Process, Form, and Convention in Professional Genres,
    o Engineering Project Design, Management, and Documentation,
    o Graduate Research Seminars and Writing Workshops.

  • 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., M.A.Sc., or M.Eng. in electrical and computer engineering, or another 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,
  • Demonstrated passion for engineering technical and creative writing,
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

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 be eligible to secure such qualification. 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 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.

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 December 1, 2020.

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.

Electronics and Computer Engineering Lecturer

The School of Engineering Science 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 Spring 2021.

The successful candidate will report to the Director of the ENSC program 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 Analog and digital electronics,
    o Computer engineering.

  • 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 electrical and computer engineering, engineering physics, or another 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).

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 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.

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 December 1, 2020.

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.

Director - School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering

Ranked as Canada’s top comprehensive university, and its vision as Canada’s engaged university, Simon Fraser University (SFU) is recognized globally for academic and research excellence. 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 Mechatronic Systems Engineering, within the Faculty of Applied Sciences, is currently inviting applications for an academic leader at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to lead the School as its Director. The School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering was formally established in 2013 and it currently consists of 22 faculty members, working in multidisciplinary areas of intelligent systems and control, biomechatronics and biomedical engineering, micro- and nano-systems, energy systems, power electronics, robotics and AI, design optimization, additive and digital manufacturing, and agricultural technologies. The successful candidate will lead this young School to the next phase of its growth by serving as the face and a passionate advocate of the School, showing collegial leadership, evoking shared strategic vision, expanding its state-of-the-art infrastructure, recruiting top faculty members, and building upon national and international reputation.

Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, the Director is responsible for the day-to-day academic 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 Mechatronic Systems Engineering to a tenured position at the level of Associate or Full Professor, and would resume regular full-time professorial duties upon the conclusion of their appointment.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Provide strong strategic and operational leadership and management to oversee the delivery of innovative teaching and internationally-recognized research that fosters collaboration both within the School and across the University;
  • Develop clear strategies to enhance Mechatronic Systems Engineering’s domestic and international standing while fostering deep relationships with relevant government, business, professional bodies and the wider community;
  • Bring a demonstrated passion and vision to engage academic and non-academic colleagues, students, and industry partners in a long-term strategy focused on outcomes and excellence aligned with the Faculty.

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

  • A Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, mechatronics, electrical and computer engineering, engineering physics, or another closely related discipline;
  • Have an outstanding personal research record of accomplishment and international profile;
  • Demonstrated leadership and administrative qualities.
  • 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 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 on October 30, 2020. To apply, submit the following to our online application system [apply.interfolio.com/77560]:

  • 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 is committed to promoting and supporting gender equity, and applications from established female colleagues with national and international research reputation and relevant administrative experiences are strongly 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 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.