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Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

The School of Criminology is inviting applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level, starting September 1, 2018.

DUTIES: To undertake research, teaching (at the undergraduate and graduate levels) and service in the School of Criminology. For one of the two positions, a legally trained candidate would be preferred. The area of specialization for each position is open.

QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate must hold either 1) a Ph.D. in Criminology or related field, or 2) a J.D./LL.B.,  LL.M. and research-based doctorate in law by the employment start date, in addition to having demonstrated excellence in research and teaching in the field of Criminology. The area of specialization for each position is open; however, a legally trained person is preferred for one of the two positions.

Candidates will be expected to develop the ability to conduct innovative research at the highest international level, and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. All applicants must have a strong, evolving publication record, providing evidence of excellence in research of the highest international caliber, demonstrated by publications that make a significant contribution to the literature, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. Further support can be provided by high quality working papers, presentations at significant international conferences, accolades and awards.

Excellence in teaching can be demonstrated by teaching accomplishments highlighted as part of the application, highly positive teaching evaluations, strong endorsements from referees, and evidence of strong communication and expository skills.

The School has a well-established undergraduate program with over 900 majors and minors. It also offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of M.A. and Ph.D.

There are exceptional research opportunities which include access to key research centres and institutes including:

  • the Criminology Research Centre,
  • the Institute for Studies in Criminal Justice Policy
  • the International Cyber-Crime Research Centre
  • the Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies
  • the Mental Health, Law and Policy Institute
  • the Centre for Forensic Research and,
  • the Centre for Restorative Justice.

The teaching faculty is multi-disciplinary and, at present, consists of 28 members.

NOTE: 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.

This is an entry-level position (Assistant Professor). Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding.

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

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

APPLICATIONS: Review of applications will begin December 4, 2017. Applications will be treated in confidence and should be sent with a cover letter, including a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, a sample publication, and a statement of teaching philosophy and a summary of teaching evaluations, to the Director of the School of Criminology at the address below.

Send e-mail applications and attachments to: crimsec@sfu.ca or mail hard copy applications to:

Professor David MacAlister
Director, School of Criminology
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

Lecturer, Three Year Term

The School of Criminology is inviting applications for one three year Term Lectureship, starting September 1, 2018.

DUTIES: To undertake research, teaching (at the undergraduate and graduate levels) and service in the School of Criminology, in addition to creating, coordinating, and administering a new field placement program.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidate must hold either 1) a Ph.D. in Criminology or related field, or 2) a J.D./LL.B., plus LL.M. or research-based doctorate in law by the employment start date. The area of specialization is open. All applicants must have a demonstrated ability to oversee a field placement program and to teach undergraduate criminology courses.

The School has a well-established undergraduate program with over 900 majors and minors. It also offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of M.A. and Ph.D.

There are exceptional research opportunities which include access to key research centres and institutes including:

  • the Criminology Research Centre
  • the Institute for Studies in Criminal Justice Policy
  • the International Cyber-Crime Research Centre
  • the Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies
  • the Mental Health, Law and Policy Institute
  • the Centre for Forensic Research and,
  • the Centre for Restorative Justice.

The teaching faculty is multi-disciplinary and, at present, consists of 28 members.

NOTE: 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.

This is an entry-level term position (Lecturer). Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding.

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

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice

APPLICATIONS: Review of applications will begin December 4, 2017. Applications will be treated in confidence and should be sent with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, and a sample publication, to the Director of the School of Criminology at the address below.

Send e-mail applications and attachments to: crimsec@sfu.ca or mail hard copy applications to:

Professor David MacAlister
Director, School of Criminology
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

Assistant or Associate Professor - Tenure-Track

The Department of Economics at Simon Fraser University seeks to make a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

The expected starting date is September 1, 2018. Preference will be given to candidates in the areas of environmental and/or health economics. However, strong candidates in all fields will be given serious consideration. Excellence in research and teaching are the primary criteria for this position. The candidate must hold a PhD in economics or a closely related field by the employment start date and be well qualified to teach at the PhD level although teaching at all levels is expected.

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.

Applications must include a CV, three confidential reference letters, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and samples of research papers.

Application instructions are available on our website. The Department will start reviewing applications by November 30, 2017.

Direct email inquiries to econhire@sfu.ca

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.

Senior Lecturer in Gender, Environment, and Urban Communities

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and the Graduate Urban Studies Program invite applications for a Senior Lecturer in Gender, Environment, and Urban Communities. The position is subject to availability of funding.

The position will be a joint appointment (75% GSWS/25% Urban Studies) with an administrative home in GSWS. The effective start date is 1 September, 2018. The preferred candidate should bring interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and demonstrate successful teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level. The candidate should be able to teach graduate level courses including Research Methods (in both departments), Urban Housing, and Sex and Gender in Urban Communities.

Additionally the candidate should demonstrate success and expertise in intersectional and interdisciplinary teaching at the undergraduate level and have teaching expertise in GSWS undergraduate courses including Gender and Public Policy; Gender and the Environment; Research Methods; and designated quantitative courses.

Candidates should demonstrate expertise in experiential learning, show how their pedagogy will intersect with community-engaged learning in the Lower Mainland and beyond, and demonstrate engagement and connections with municipal government. Candidates should propose how their teaching and service at the department, university, and community level will bring synergy to both units in the joint appointment.

Applicants, please submit electronically the following documents:

  • covering letter
  • curriculum vitae, and,
  •  teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, course evaluations, and sample for the following courses: a graduate level research methods course for GSWS, a graduate level research methods course for Urban Studies, an undergraduate level quantitative course in GSWS, and an additional syllabus related to any of the above listed courses.)

Candidates, please provide the names of three academic references. Reference letters for shortlisted candidates will be required at a later date.

All materials should be sent to Roberta Neilson, Department Manager, at: srlecad@sfu.ca

Applications must be received by Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

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 LGBTQ-identified persons.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.  

Lecturer - Half-time Appointment

Applications are sought by the Department of Linguistics for a .5 time Lecturer position beginning January 1, 2018. A completed Ph.D. by the time of appointment is a primary qualification for appointment, as is demonstrated promise as a teacher, including demonstrated ability to teach scientific writing in linguistics.

Duties of the position will include the teaching and development of lower-division undergraduate linguistics classes, both core and service courses, many of which are large classes, as well as the periodic teaching of upper-division classes in the sub-discipline of their Ph.D. research. The successful candidate will also be required to participate in the collegial governance of the department and university and should have the ability and willingness to assume roles that help the department meet the university’s mission to engage with the community.

Linguistics at SFU offers both graduate and undergraduate degree programs, joint majors with Computing Science and First Nations Studies, a TESL certificate program, a speech science certificate, a certificate in First Nations language proficiency, and provides one of the principal components of the Cognitive Science undergraduate degree program.

The department currently serves 215 undergraduate majors/minors and 25 graduate students. In addition to a full suite of linguistics courses at all levels, the department offers an array of courses in First Nations languages, primarily in communities throughout B. C. and the Yukon.

Applications must include:

  • a cover letter
  • a current curriculum vitae; please also note your citizenship/immigration status
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and dossier of sample supporting materials, such as course outlines and lecture materials, teaching evaluations, instructional workshops and training, etc. along with a summary of experience in teaching linguistics courses
  • names and contact details of three academic references.

Submit applications electronically to lingasst@sfu.ca or send to:
Faculty Search, Department of Linguistics
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, B. C. V5A 1S6, Canada

The closing date for applications is October 31, 2017.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of gender, including visible minorities, persons of Aboriginal heritage, LGTBQ-identified persons, and persons with disabilities.

Please note that the position is subject to availability of funding, approval by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and final approval by the Vice President Academic.

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.

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