Arts and Social Sciences

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Tier 2 CRC in Digital Humanities

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a SSHRC Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities, Tier 2. The successful applicant will be an exceptional emerging scholar with interdisciplinary expertise in Digital Humanities. Priority will be given to scholars with a research focus in some aspect of Indigenous studies, either within Canada or globally. Consideration will also be given to scholars whose interdisciplinary research has a transnational and/or intercultural focus.

An emerging scholar is defined as an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria or direct questions to Chair, FASS Digital Humanities CRC Search Committee at fasscrc@sfu.ca.

The successful candidate will be cross-appointed in a primary (home) and secondary unit within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor, as appropriate. The appointment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the applicant receiving a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair. Applicants will normally hold a PhD in their home discipline. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to furthering cross-disciplinary collaboration as well as the continued development of the Digital Humanities hub at SFU.

Applications should include:

(1) a cover letter clearly identifying the preferred home and secondary departments

(2) a current CV

(3) a statement of research and teaching interests

(4) four (4) letters of reference

(5a) a scholarly publication or other suitable writing sample; and

(5b) an example of a Digital Humanities research project, with a brief explanation of the applicant’s role in that project.

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2018. All applications will be treated in confidence. Please submit all applications electronically to the Chair, FASS Digital Humanities CRC Search Committee at fasscrc@sfu.ca. Questions about the position can also be directed to that email address.

Simon Fraser University is located in unceded Coast Salish Territory - the traditional territories of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), and Kwikwetlem First Nations.

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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at promoting equity, please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details. For questions regarding the CRC nomination process and SFU’s commitment to ensuring an open, fair, and transparent process please contact Catherine Stoddard, Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at catherine_stoddard@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 information see the Collection Notice.

Assistant Professor - Criminology

The School of Criminology is inviting applications for one tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, starting July 1, 2019.

DUTIES: To undertake research, and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the School of Criminology. The area of specialization is open; however, research in the area of policing, corrections, law, or criminology theory would be an asset.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in research and teaching in the field of Criminology, and have earned a Ph.D. in Criminology or related field, or a J.D./LL.B. in addition to a research-based doctorate, completed by the employment start date. The area of specialization is open; however, the ideal candidate will have research experience in one or more of the following areas: policing, corrections, law, or criminology theory.

The candidate is 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
  • the Centre for Restorative Justice, and,
  •  the Institute on Violence, Terrorism and Security.

The faculty is multi-disciplinary and, at present, consists of 30 regular full-time members.

NOTE: 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.

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 and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

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 November 1, 2018. Applications will be treated in confidence and should be sent with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, a teaching dossier, and a sample publication, to the Director of the School of Criminology at: crimsec@sfu.ca

Lecturer - Law, Human Rights & Civil Liberties - Criminology

The School of Criminology is inviting applications for one Lectureship, starting July 1, 2019.

DUTIES: To teach at the undergraduate level in the School of Criminology. The area of specialization is Law, Human Rights & Civil Liberties, and Social Science perspectives on law.

QUALIFICATIONS: A J.D./LL.B., in addition to a Ph.D. in Criminology or a related field, completed by the employment start date, is expected. The area of specialization is Law, Human Rights & Civil Liberties, and Social Science perspectives on law. All applicants must have demonstrated experience teaching law-related 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 30 members.

NOTE: 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.

This is an entry-level Lecturer position. Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

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 November 1, 2018. 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 teaching dossier, to the Director of the School of Criminology at: crimsec@sfu.ca

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

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

The expected start date is July 1, 2019. Preference will be given to candidates in the area of econometrics. 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.

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 December 1, 2018.

Direct email inquiries to econhire@sfu.ca

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

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 the Collection Notice

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Indigenous Pedagogy  

The Department of First Nations Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position in Indigenous Pedagogy at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting July 2019 in the department of First Nations Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Specific areas of focus in scholarship may include but are not limited to: history, environmental management, Indigenous science, ecological knowledge and ethnobiology, material culture studies, Indigenous community practice.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate commitment to teaching and promise of educational leadership. They will have teaching experience and/or practical experience in Indigenous issues in the Canadian context and will be knowledgeable about relevant teaching methods. Applicants should be able to teach First Nations Studies lower and upper-level undergraduate courses, as well as contribute to a future graduate program, and to engage in teaching practices informed by Indigenous pedagogies.

The candidate will also be expected to establish and maintain a strong research plan that engages with Indigenous experience in Canada, drawing on decolonizing and other Indigenous perspectives that is informed by involvement with Indigenous communities, organizations, and institutions.

Qualifications

The Department of First Nations Studies is seeking a candidate who will bring a deep understanding of Indigenous cultures, traditions, languages and practices as well as an understanding of Indigenous knowledge systems, methodologies, and epistemologies. A PhD or equivalent is preferred.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and in research and/or an active and recognized engagement with Indigenous knowledge. Long-term ethical engagement with Indigenous communities, organizations, and institutions and evidence of understanding the importance of consensus-building relationships would be an asset.

About the Department

The First Nations Department faculty impressively fulfill Simon Fraser University’s bifocal strategic vision “to be a world leader in knowledge mobilization, building on a strong foundation of fundamental research” and “to be Canada’s most community-engaged university.” (External Report 2017). Our faculty members engage with communities in Indigenous-informed ways and through diverse mediums, in fields including arts, activism, aesthetics, literary criticism, gender studies, archeology, ethnobotany, sociology, and linguistics. Find more information here  

Simon Fraser University is situated on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. SFU is committed to supporting Indigenous scholars in building community, collaboration, and career success.

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.

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

Application

Review of applications will begin on December 7th until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of the applicant’s Indigenous teaching philosophy, and a writing sample. In addition, three letters of reference should be sent under separate cover. Applications in doc, docx, or pdf format can be sent to the attention of the Chair of first_nations@sfu.ca;

Mail hard copies to:
Dr. Deanna Reder, Chair
Department of First Nations Studies, SWH 9091
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC
V5A 1S6

dhr@sfu.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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

POSTE DE CHARGÉ DE COURS À DURÉE

Le Département de français de l’Université Simon Fraser, Burnaby, Colombie-Britannique, sollicite des candidatures pour un poste de Lecturer (Term Teaching Faculty) à temps partiel (50% d’une charge pleine) pour une durée limitée de 8 mois. L’entrée en fonction est le 1er janvier 2019 et le contrat se termine le 31 août 2019.

Les responsabilités du poste comprennent, pour la durée du contrat (deux trimestres) : Enseignement de cours au 1er cycle (cours de littérature française et/ou québécoise ou francophone et possiblement un cours de langue) et, si besoin est, un séminaire de maîtrise (groupe de petite taille). Pour une courte description des cours offert par le département, veuillez consulter le calendrier académique de SFU.  En tant que membre de la SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) et le département de français, le/la candidat(e) choisi(e) devra participer aux comités départementaux et s’engager dans les activités départementales.

Qualifications requises : doctorat ou études doctorales avancées en littérature française ; dossier de publications ; une parfaite maîtrise du français et bonne maîtrise de l’anglais à l’oral et à l’écrit.

Seront considérés en premier lieu les dossiers des candidat(e)s qui :

· ont pour domaine de spécialisation la littérature française ; une familiarité en littérature québécoise ou francophone serait un atout;

· effectuent des recherches actives dans le domaine de la littérature française ;

· ont une expérience d’enseignement universitaire au niveau du 1er cycle (l'expérience dans l'enseignement au niveau du 2ème cycle serait un atout).

Soumission : Prière d’envoyer un C.V., accompagné d’une lettre de présentation comprenant une brève description du programme de recherche et de l’expérience dans l’enseignement; 3 lettres de recommandation courantes sous pli séparé au : Chair, Department of French, WMC 2630, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, C.-B., V5A 1S6, Canada.  Les soumissions sous forme électronique peuvent être envoyées à frensech@sfu.ca.

Échéance : L’étude des dossiers débutera le 1er octobre 2018 et continuera jusqu’à ce que le poste soit comblé.

Nous invitons les candidat(e)s à consulter notre page web pour plus d’informations sur le département au : www.sfu.ca/french/.

Ceci est un poste à durée limitée à niveau d’entrée.  Seul(e)s sont éligibles ceux/celles au même rang ou qui sont admissibles à une promotion au rang en considération.  Ce poste dépend de la disponibilité du financement.

Toutes les personnes qualifiées sont invitées à poser leur candidature. Toutefois cette offre s’adresse de préférence aux citoyen(ne)s canadien(ne)s et aux résident(e)s permanent(e)s.

SFU encourage les candidatures de toutes les personnes qualifiées, y compris les femmes, les personnes handicapées, les minorités visibles, les Autochtones, les personnes de toutes orientations et identités sexuelles et d’autres personnes qui peuvent contribuer à une plus grande diversité de notre personnel (http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/general/gp19.html).  

En vertu de la Loi sur l’Université, les renseignements personnels requis par l’université pour les compétitions de postes académiques seront recueillis.  Pour plus d’information : http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/collection_notice.html

Term Lecturer Position

The Department of French at Simon Fraser University is inviting applications for a 0.5 FTE Term Teaching Faculty position at the rank of Lecturer.

This position is for two semesters starting January 1, 2019. The Lecturer will be expected to teach undergraduate courses (French and/or Québecois or francophone literature courses, and possibly one language course) and, if the need arises, one graduate seminar (small size). A short description of our course offerings can be found in SFU’s Academic Calendar. As a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) and the Department of French team of faculty, the Lecturer will also be expected to participate in the life of the unit.

Qualifications:

· PhD or ABD in French literature; a publication record; a perfect mastery of French and strong mastery of English, both oral and written.

Priority will be given to candidates who:

· have a specialization in French literature; a familiarity with Québécois or francophone literature would be an asset;

· take part in active research activities in the field of French literature;

· have experience in university teaching at the undergraduate level (experience in teaching at the graduate level would be an asset).

Application Submission:  Complete applications will consist of: a CV accompanied by a cover letter including a brief description of the candidate’s research program and teaching experience.  Three current letters of reference should be sent separately by the respective referees.

Send applications to the attention of:
Chair, Department of French
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC  V5A 1S6
Canada

Send electronic submissions to frensech@sfu.ca.

Application Deadline:  Review of applications will begin on October 1st, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information on the department, please consult our web site at: www.sfu.ca/french/.

This is an entry-level limited term position.  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.

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 (http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/general/gp19.html).

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.

Ruth Wynn Woodward Junior Chair

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby Campus) is seeking outstanding candidates for the Ruth Wynn Woodward Junior Chair in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, a .5 FTE position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to start September 1, 2019. The successful applicant will be an exceptional emerging scholar with interdisciplinary expertise in Digital Humanities or the field of Gender and Global Asia.

The RWW Endowment funds a Junior Chair who is expected to perform significant outreach-based activities that bridge academic and non-academic communities. This position will be appointed for a 24-month period (September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021). The successful applicant will demonstrate expertise in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies, show evidence of teaching potential and public outreach, and be able to participate in departmental and collegial activities.

Applicants must be an emerging scholar with no more than 4 years of experience after the award of the PhD. Applicants should have a completed PhD by 1 February 2019. Responsibilities include: teaching a total of two undergraduate seminar courses each academic year, one of which will include a graduate education component. One of the courses will be delivered in each of the 2020 and 2021 summer semesters (equivalent of a 1/1 teaching load). The Junior Chair will design and deliver one major public event and engage in modest community outreach. The Junior Chair will be asked to participate in the RWW Travelling Speakers program which sends GSWS teachers to address colleges and community groups in the interior and northern areas of BC and/or the Yukon.

The Junior Chair will receive an annual salary of $50, 000/year plus benefits. The Junior Chair will also receive additional funds to support professional development, event outreach, and course development.

The application should include a 2-page cover letter that includes:
• Short (750 word) research statement
• Short description of proposed public conference, workshop or lecture series, and community outreach envisioned

Additionally, please provide:
• A current C.V. which indicates date of conferral of doctoral degree
• A brief one-page description for each proposed undergraduate course.

Please consult the Department’s website for samples of courses currently taught by GSWS. Completed applications must be emailed to the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at rwwad@sfu.ca and received no later than 4 March 2019. Candidates selected for interview will be asked to arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent to the Department.

This position is subject to budgetary approval.

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

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies respectfully acknowledges that SFU is on unceded Coast Salish Territory; the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Kwikwetlem First Nations.

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 the Collection Notice.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Global Transgender Health at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2019.

The preferred candidate will have a PhD in hand by the appointment start date. They will be engaged in interdisciplinary research on trans (broadly defined across diverse cultures) health and/or medicine from a global perspective, and will have a research profile which sits at the intersection of the social sciences and humanities. In addition to a demonstrated publication record in global trans health research, candidates should also show effective teaching and the ability to work effectively within transnational and intersectional frameworks in their undergraduate and graduate teaching in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies. They should also suggest ways that they can participate in service to the department, the university, and the broader community.

Applicants will electronically submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy and selection of course evaluations), a resume of research interests and agenda, and a sample of written work. Each candidate must also arrange for three academic reference letters to be forwarded to the Department.

Send all materials to:
Dr. Lara Campbell, Chair Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies
Email: gswspost@sfu.ca

Complete applications will be reviewed as they are received. All applications and reference letters must be received by 19 November 2018.

Simon Fraser University is Canada’s leading comprehensive university with 30, 000 students, 6500 faculty and staff.  Find details here about the Department and its current research and degree programs.  

This is an entry-level position. Only those holding or 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.

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 the Collection Notice

Edward and Emily McWhinney Professorship in International Relations - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The Hellenic Studies Program at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor who will hold the inaugural 5-year renewable Edward and Emily McWhinney Professorship in International Relations starting September 2019.

Excellence in research and teaching are the primary criteria for this position. Candidates must have research expertise in comparative approaches to interstate relations and population movements with a focus on Greece, the Balkans, and the Eastern Mediterranean. The ideal candidate will have a successful record in their chosen specialization, be well regarded in their field, and should have already gained a significant reputation in academic circles. The chosen candidate must hold a PhD in either history, political science, sociology, international relations or a related area by the employment start date.

Duties will include research, teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and service to the program. Ability to teach outside the advertised disciplinary focus, notably in other specializations within the broader umbrella of Hellenic Studies (Byzantine, Ottoman, Balkan, and Modern Greek history), will be viewed positively.

The successful candidate will develop courses that effectively integrate their field of expertise into the curriculum and research profile of Hellenic Studies, as well as actively engage in and enrich the outreach activities of the program. The candidate should also have the ability to conduct research in Modern Greek. The selected candidate will also be responsible for organizing the annual McWhinney lecture.

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.

The application deadline is March 14, 2019. Applicants will submit electronically a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, teaching philosophy and SIX academic letters of reference. Original letters of reference should be submitted by the referees directly to Dr. Robert Gordon, Chair of the Appointments Committee. Complete applications should be sent in pdf format to hellenic@sfu.ca

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.

Lecturer - Linguistics (half-time) and Cognitive Science Program (half-time)

Applications are being sought by the Department of Linguistics at Simon Fraser University for a continuing teaching faculty position (Lecturer) in the Department of Linguistics with dedicated workload in the Cognitive Science Program, starting July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will teach half time in Linguistics and half time in SFU’s Cognitive Science Program. The standard course-load for a Lecturer at SFU is 8 courses per year or equivalent.

Applications are invited from candidates with expertise in experimental and/or computational methods in linguistics and cognitive science. The ideal candidate will be able to teach a subset of lower-division courses in the two programs, including existing courses such as Exploring the Mind, Language and Communication, Learning in Everyday Life, and Foundations in Cognitive Science, while participating in the development of a new lower-division course in experimental/computational methods in linguistics.

The ideal candidate will also participate in the development and teaching of a subset of upper-division courses such as computational modeling of cognitive processes, computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, as well as a capstone undergraduate course for cognitive science majors and minors.  Ability to occasionally teach a core area of linguistics that contributes to cognitive science such as generative syntax, formal semantics, or theoretical phonology is a plus. 

Linguistics at SFU offers both graduate and undergraduate degree programs. The department currently serves 275 undergraduate majors/minors and 50 graduate students. 

Cognitive Science at SFU offers an undergraduate BA degree. Students in the program build their curriculum according to their interests, drawing on courses in Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology, and Computing Science. The program currently serves 50 majors and minors.

Duties of the position will include undergraduate teaching in linguistics and cognitive science and participation in the collegial governance of the Department of Linguistics and the Cognitive Science Program. Applicants should have a completed PhD by time of appointment. This is an entry-level position. Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding.

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.

Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2019.  Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2019.  

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a summary of their demonstrated teaching experience and effectiveness, and the names and contact details of three academic references. 

Please submit all application materials to lingasst@sfu.ca. Direct inquiries to Dr. Nancy Hedberg, Professor and Chair, at hedberg@sfu.ca.

Lecturer (Continuing) - Applied Ethics

The Department of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a continuing full-time teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer, beginning July, 2019.  Area of specialization: Applied Ethics, broadly construed to include theoretical and applied ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of law.  Area of competence: open, but must be able to teach an upper-level course on Law and Philosophy.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated exemplary teaching ability.  Teaching breadth, including an ability to incorporate Indigenous issues in teaching, will be positively assessed.  Duties include teaching at every level, from large (TA-supported) first-year courses through to advanced undergraduate and graduate seminars, as well as administrative service.

The Department encourages and supports the professional development of its lecturers through travel funding, study leaves, and other opportunities.  Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in Philosophy by the time of appointment.  Minimum starting salary is CAD 77,839.  Position is subject to approval by the board of governors and the availability of funding.  This is an entry-level position; only those holding or eligible to be promoted to the rank of Lecturer will be considered.

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.

Applicants should submit: a cover letter, c.v., writing sample, and teaching portfolio.  The teaching portfolio should include: sample syllabi, summary of quantitative scores for all courses taught (if available), full set of unedited teaching evaluations for at least two courses, and any other information the applicant believes to be relevant. Applicants must indicate whether they are Canadian citizens or permanent residents in the cover letter.  Applicants should also arrange for a minimum of three confidential letters to be sent directly to the search committee. 

The Department will begin reviewing applications on January 15, 2019. Application materials should be sent as separate pdf documents via email to: philosophy@sfu.ca.  Each document should be named: [Lastname]_[type].pdf  (for example: Smith_cv.pdf; Smith_cover.pdf; Smith_writing.pdf; Smith_teaching). 

Inquiries about the search may be directed to Evan Tiffany (philosophy@sfu.ca). For more information about the Philosophy Department at SFU please visit our website.

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 (Continuing) Justice, Diversity and Law

The Department of Political Science is inviting applications for a continuing full-time Teaching Faculty position at the rank of Senior Lecturer in Justice, Diversity and Law with demonstrated teaching experience in community-based engagement learning, starting July 1, 2019. The normal teaching load is eight courses per year.

The successful candidate should demonstrate excellent past performance in teaching, especially community engaged teaching, including but not limited to partnerships with government and non-government organizations. They should also have experience with graduate student training. Although not required, the ideal candidate will have a record of teaching-relevant research and a record of securing teaching research grants. Applicants should have a completed PhD in Political Science. Successful candidates will be expected to play an active role in the development and innovation of the Department’s curriculum and in other teaching-related initiatives.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and a summary of their demonstrated teaching experience and effectiveness..

Review of complete applications will begin on November 24, 2018. Applications will be accepted until December 24, 2018. Short-listed candidates will be contacted to have three letters of reference forwarded to the Chair.

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.

Please submit all application materials to polchair@sfu.ca

Please direct inquiries to:

Dr. Alexander Moens, Professor and Chair
Department of Political Science, Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, Canada, V5A1S6
Phone: 778-782-3729
Email: moens@sfu.ca

Simon Fraser University is in the top ten research universities in Canada and has ranked first in Maclean’s Comprehensive category for many years. Located in Metro Vancouver, Simon Fraser University has three campuses. Vancouver is consistently rated among the top three most livable cities in the world.

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. Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered. This position is subject to availability of funding.

Assistant Professor - Behavioural Neuroscience (Tenure-Track)

The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Behavioural Neuroscience to begin as early as July 1, 2019.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. We seek candidates with clearly demonstrated potential to establish a strong research program in behavioural neuroscience, at the cellular and/or systems level, using vertebrate or invertebrate models. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in graduate training and departmental activities and service, and to fill undergraduate teaching needs in the neurobiology of learning and memory and/or psychopharmacology. The candidate will be a member of the Cognitive and Neural Sciences area within the Psychology Department, which currently has research strengths in cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology, behavioural endocrinology and chronobiology.

Simon Fraser University is consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada.  More information about the Psychology Department and the University can be found on our websiteCheck here for information about neuroscience laboratories across campus. The campus is located on Burnaby Mountain in Greater Vancouver.  Vancouver is a scenic waterfront city located minutes from the mountains and a wide range of outdoor activities.  It has a reputation as a clean, safe, multicultural and ethnically diverse city, and is one of the very top cities in the world in which to live and work.

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. This is an entry-level position. Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Submit application materials electronically, via email to psycjobs@sfu.ca. Please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, copies of representative publications, and arrange for three referees to submit letters of reference.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled, with priority given to completed applications received prior to April 18, 2019.

Direct inquiries to:
Dr. Deb Connolly
Chair, Department of Psychology
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6   Canada
debc@sfu.ca

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

Assistant Professor in Law and Forensic Psychology - Tenure-Track Position

The Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Law and Forensic Psychology to begin July 1, 2019. Simon Fraser University has two law and forensic streams: an experimental law-forensic program and a clinical forensic program. This position is specifically for our experimental law-forensic program.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. We seek candidates with clearly demonstrated potential to establish a strong research program, excel in undergraduate and graduate training and teaching, and participate in departmental activities and service. The area of research specialization within law and forensic psychology is open. However, we seek applications from scholars who study the application of basic psychological process to legal issues; this includes, but is not limited to, topics such as interrogation, witnesses, racial biases, children, and legal decision-making. Also, we are interested in applications from scholars whose research is strongly complementary to that of our current faculty, while providing additional breadth and innovation.

Simon Fraser University is consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada. Find more information about the Psychology Department and the University on our website. The campus is located on Burnaby Mountain in Greater Vancouver. Vancouver is a scenic waterfront city located minutes from the mountains and a wide range of outdoor activities. It has a reputation as a clean, safe, multicultural and ethnically diverse city, and is one of the very top cities in the world in which to live and work.

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

Submit application materials electronically, via email to psyclaw@sfu.ca. Please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, copies of representative publications, and arrange for three referees to submit letters of reference.

Completed applications will be reviewed as they are received. All applications and supporting materials must be received by November 23, 2018.

Direct inquiries to:
Dr. Deborah Connolly
Chair, Department of Psychology
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 Canada
debc@sfu.ca

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

Assistant Professorship in Housing Policy (Tenure-Track)

The Graduate Program in Urban Studies and the School of Public Policy invite applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting September 2019. The position will be a joint appointment (50% Urban Studies, 50% Public Policy) with an administrative home in Urban Studies. The ideal candidate will be an urban and public policy researcher whose work addresses housing challenges and public policy applications, conditions and solutions in a dynamic and interdisciplinary manner.

Candidates will show promise in housing policy and planning in some combination of market, non-market, and informal housing systems. We expect expertise in the Canadian context; expertise in housing research in geographically comparative context(s) is an advantage. Candidates should be attentive to the role of housing development in city building, social justice, and economic outcomes.  

Candidates will build an externally-funded research program that complements and contributes to our urban and public policy research strengths, pursue collaboration and community engagement across campus and beyond, and strengthen SFU’s contributions to public policy discourse and outreach.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an emergent record of scholarly accomplishment, as demonstrated by publications in leading academic journals and/or with leading academic presses, or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements from letters of reference.

They will demonstrate capacity for effective graduate teaching in Urban Housing Policy and courses appropriate to their fields in the Urban Studies and Public Policy curricula. Ability to teach research methods and experiential learning courses are assets.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a social science discipline with an urban studies and public policy specialization in hand by the time of appointment.

Visit our respective websites for more information about the School of Public Policy and the Urban Studies Program which are both located at SFU’s downtown Vancouver campus.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is situated in Metro Vancouver on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. 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.

This is an entry-level position. Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered. This position is subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Applications should be submitted electronically to Professor Meg Holden at urban@sfu.ca. Candidates should submit a cover letter outlining their research strengths and future research and engagement plans as they relate to:

  • both urban studies and public policy
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a representative publication
  • syllabi for a proposed graduate course in Urban Studies and a proposed graduate course in Public Policy
  • teaching evaluations (if available), and,
  • a one-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy.

They should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to urban@sfu.ca. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 22, 2019. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. If you have any questions, please contact the Search Committee’s secretary at urban@sfu.ca.

Search Committee chair
Professor Meg Holden
Graduate Program in Urban Studies
Simon Fraser University
Vancouver, BC, V6B 5K3

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

Assistant Professorship in Public Finance (Tenure-Track)

The School of Public Policy and the Urban Studies Program invite applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with an expected start date of September 2019.  The position will be a joint appointment (75% Public Policy, 25% Urban Studies) with an administrative home in the School of Public Policy. Preference will be given to candidates in the area of public finance economics.  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 graduate level in both units.

Candidates will be expected to build on existing strengths and bolster the capacity of the two units. They should demonstrate evidence of a commitment to high quality research and teaching, and community engagement and outreach in a professional school of public policy and a graduate program in urban studies. Ideal candidates will show promise in research and educational leadership in the application of public finance to public policy issues, including economic foundations of policy analysis, social economic policy, urban economics and public management in a Canadian context. The successful candidate will demonstrate an emergent record of scholarly achievement with publications in leading refereed journals, presentations at significant conferences, and strong letters of reference.  

This is an entry-level position. Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered. This position is subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Visit our respective websites for more information about the School of Public Policy and the Urban Studies Program which are both located at SFU’s downtown Vancouver campus.

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.

Applications should be submitted electronically to Professor Nancy Olewiler at mpp@sfu.ca. Candidates should submit:

  • a cover letter outlining their research strengths and future research and engagement plans as they relate to both urban studies and public policy
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a representative publication
  • a graduate course syllabus for one course in Public Policy and one in Urban Studies
  • teaching evaluations (if available), and,
  • a one-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy.

They should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to mpp@sfu.ca.  Applications will be reviewed beginning March 21, 2019. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Search Committee Chair
Professor Nancy Olewiler
School of Public Policy
Simon Fraser University
Vancouver, BC, V6B 5K3

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.

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in International Studies

The School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada) invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin September 2019. We invite applicants from any social science discipline with research on post-conflict dynamics and processes of reconstruction (e.g., transitional justice, peace-keeping/peace-building, social integration and reconciliation, state building, economic development in post-conflict contexts). We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in Africa, the Middle East, and South or Southeast Asia.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree by the time of appointment, demonstrated excellence in research, and strong teaching potential. Professional experience in applied research, practice, or policy will be considered an asset.

Simon Fraser University is a leading Canadian public research university (ranked #1 by Maclean’s Magazine for best comprehensive university in Canada for 2016, 2017, and 2018). We earn top marks for our world-class social science research, award-winning students and faculty, and new library acquisitions. The normal teaching load for this full-time position is four courses per year, taught in two of three terms, with the third for research.

Applications will be treated in confidence and should include: a letter of application, statements of research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 1, until the position is filled. This position is subject to the availability of funding.

Send materials by email only, in a single pdf file, to intst@sfu.ca (letters of reference should be sent directly by the letter writers). In the subject line of the email, indicate the following information: “2018 Assistant Professor Application, (Applicant Name).” Direct questions about the position to Dr. Tamir Moustafa, at tmoustafa@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 the Collection Notice.  

Assistant Professor - Anthropology (Tenure-Track)

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing September 1, 2019. The department is seeking an emergent scholar in socio-cultural anthropology who is committed to ethnographic innovation as a mode of theoretical exploration, and whose research programme contributes to understanding the dynamics of power and social change in the contemporary world. Excellence in research and teaching are the primary criteria for this position.

We are particularly interested in scholars whose work engages one or more of the following areas:

  • Indigeneity
  • violence
  • transnational mobilities
  • institutions, bureaucracies, and the state
  • community-based advocacy; and,
  • multimodal ethnographic methodologies.

The ideal candidate will be well-grounded in anthropological traditions of thought and in processes of critical reconstruction, committed to envisioning what contemporary anthropology may become.  They will be able to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including core courses such as introduction to anthropology, ethnographic research methods, and anthropological theory.

Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology in hand by the appointment start date.

Applicants, please submit electronically a cover letter and full curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy, evaluations and one course syllabus; a statement of research interests; samples of written work (no more than 3), one of which should be solely authored; and the names and contact details of three referees. Please submit this application package as one consolidated PDF. All material should be sent to the Chair’s secretary, Ms Jeanne Persoon, at sachrsec@sfu.ca

Review of complete applications will begin February 28, 2019.  Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2019.

This is an entry-level position.  Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered.  The position is subject to availability of funding and approval by the Board of Governors.

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 the Collection Notice.

Term Lecturer – Summer Semester 2019

The Urban Studies Program at Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre campus, is inviting applications for a .125 FTE Term Teaching Faculty position at the rank of Lecturer in the area of urban design. This position is for one semester starting May 1, 2019.

This lecturer will be expected to teach one graduate course in urban design. A short description of our course offerings can be found in SFU’s Academic Calendar. As a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) and the Urban Studies Program’s team of faculty, the lecturer will also be expected to participate in the life of the unit.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. by the appointment start date or equivalent professional experience. We seek a candidate who has an established record as an outstanding teacher at the graduate level in the field of urban design.

Complete applications should consist of a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of at least three referees.  Please include a sample two-page course outline for 13 class meetings of four hours, listing topic headings for each meeting, an example of the readings for one class meeting, and the evaluation / grade breakdown.

Send applications to:
Ms. Terri Evans, Program Manager
Urban Studies Program
SFU Vancouver
2nd Floor, 515 W. Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

Materials can be sent electronically to: urban@sfu.ca. Candidates should not send any additional materials with their applications at this time.

Review of applications will begin on Feb 1, 2019.

This is an entry-level term position. 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.

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 the Collection Notice

Assistant Professorship in Housing Policy (Tenure-Track)

The Graduate Program in Urban Studies and the School of Public Policy invite applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting September 2019. The position will be a joint appointment (50% Urban Studies, 50% Public Policy) with an administrative home in Urban Studies. The ideal candidate will be an urban and public policy researcher whose work addresses housing challenges and public policy applications, conditions and solutions in a dynamic and interdisciplinary manner.

Candidates will show promise in housing policy and planning in some combination of market, non-market, and informal housing systems. We expect expertise in the Canadian context; expertise in housing research in geographically comparative context(s) is an advantage. Candidates should be attentive to the role of housing development in city building, social justice, and economic outcomes.  

Candidates will build an externally-funded research program that complements and contributes to our urban and public policy research strengths, pursue collaboration and community engagement across campus and beyond, and strengthen SFU’s contributions to public policy discourse and outreach.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an emergent record of scholarly accomplishment, as demonstrated by publications in leading academic journals and/or with leading academic presses, or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements from letters of reference.

They will demonstrate capacity for effective graduate teaching in Urban Housing Policy and courses appropriate to their fields in the Urban Studies and Public Policy curricula. Ability to teach research methods and experiential learning courses are assets.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a social science discipline with an urban studies and public policy specialization in hand by the time of appointment.

Visit our respective websites for more information about the School of Public Policy and the Urban Studies Program which are both located at SFU’s downtown Vancouver campus.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is situated in Metro Vancouver on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. 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.

This is an entry-level position. Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered. This position is subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Applications should be submitted electronically to Professor Meg Holden at urban@sfu.ca. Candidates should submit a cover letter outlining their research strengths and future research and engagement plans as they relate to:

  • both urban studies and public policy
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a representative publication
  • syllabi for a proposed graduate course in Urban Studies and a proposed graduate course in Public Policy
  • teaching evaluations (if available), and,
  • a one-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy.

They should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to urban@sfu.ca. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 22, 2019. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. If you have any questions, please contact the Search Committee’s secretary at urban@sfu.ca.

Search Committee chair
Professor Meg Holden
Graduate Program in Urban Studies
Simon Fraser University
Vancouver, BC, V6B 5K3

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.  

Assistant Professorship in Public Finance (Tenure-Track)

The School of Public Policy and the Urban Studies Program invite applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with an expected start date of September 2019.  The position will be a joint appointment (75% Public Policy, 25% Urban Studies) with an administrative home in the School of Public Policy. Preference will be given to candidates in the area of public finance economics.  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 graduate level in both units.

Candidates will be expected to build on existing strengths and bolster the capacity of the two units. They should demonstrate evidence of a commitment to high quality research and teaching, and community engagement and outreach in a professional school of public policy and a graduate program in urban studies. Ideal candidates will show promise in research and educational leadership in the application of public finance to public policy issues, including economic foundations of policy analysis, social economic policy, urban economics and public management in a Canadian context. The successful candidate will demonstrate an emergent record of scholarly achievement with publications in leading refereed journals, presentations at significant conferences, and strong letters of reference.  

This is an entry-level position. Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered. This position is subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Visit our respective websites for more information about the School of Public Policy and the Urban Studies Program which are both located at SFU’s downtown Vancouver campus.

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.

Applications should be submitted electronically to Professor Nancy Olewiler at mpp@sfu.ca. Candidates should submit:

  • a cover letter outlining their research strengths and future research and engagement plans as they relate to both urban studies and public policy
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a representative publication
  • a graduate course syllabus for one course in Public Policy and one in Urban Studies
  • teaching evaluations (if available), and,
  • a one-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy.

They should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to mpp@sfu.ca.  Applications will be reviewed beginning March 21, 2019. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Search Committee Chair
Professor Nancy Olewiler
School of Public Policy
Simon Fraser University
Vancouver, BC, V6B 5K3

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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