Arts and Social Sciences

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Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellowship in the Humanities

The Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellows in the Humanities for the 2021–22 academic year.

The Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellowship Program in the Humanities, supported by the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Endowment for the Humanities, exists to promote the humanities and arts—broadly conceived—as important sites of creative practice and critical engagement with the major concerns of our times.

Resident Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellows in the Humanities will be emerging or established engaged academic scholars, artists, knowledge keepers, practitioners or writers in the humanities and arts who will help us imagine how we can make the world we live in better through acts of world-making in the creative arts and/or publicly engaged scholarship in the humanities.

Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellows in the Humanities will engage in activities while in residence that may include, but are not limited to, teaching, research, and community and public outreach. Through their performance, creation, research, and other interactions with faculty and students in these activities, they will enhance not only their own intellectual and creative horizons but that of the university and wider community as well.

SFU operates year-round, with Fall, Spring, and Summer terms, of four months each; normally, fellowships will be held for one academic year (September to August), but can be held for one or two terms (September to December and/or January to April and/or May to August). The stipend associated with the fellowship is CAD 20,000 per semester (up to CAD 60,000 for a year).

Over the course of their fellowship, as part of the set of activities undertaken while in residence, Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellows in the Humanities will be expected to deliver at least one public lecture, performance, or other form of community or public outreach based on their projects. They will also be expected to be available for informal, occasional consultations with students and faculty.

Application deadline: October 5, 2020

Applications should include a fully completed application form, a current CV and a cover letter outlining the following:

  1. the project the applicant intends to take up during the fellowship;
  2. the desired primary unit affiliation in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, as well as secondary unit affiliation, as applicable (secondary units may be any unit within SFU, and are not restricted to FASS);
  3. length of fellowship desired and why. 

Please email your complete application package to shadbolt_fellows@sfu.ca. A single PDF is preferred. Please include the applicant's name on the filename.

Note: Individuals who hold a continuing appointment or are students at SFU are ineligible. In addition, the project proposed in application for a fellowship normally will not bear a relation to work being done in conjunction with fulfilling requirements for a degree program in which the applicant is enrolled.

The appointment of all resident Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellows in the Humanities will be guided by considerations of equity, inclusion and diversity, and with regard to ensuring that as a group, resident fellow appointees are appointed across a range of humanities and arts areas within the Faculty, and include Indigenous, emerging and established academic scholars, artists, knowledge keepers, practitioners or writers.

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.

We acknowledge the Squamish, Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie and Kwikwetlem peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses stand. By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create a space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

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

Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar in History

The Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for the Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar in History for the 2021-22 academic year. The Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar is dedicated to the teaching of history, broadly construed, which is understood to include studies of the past, including the recent past, carried out within the departments and programs of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences. The Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar is appointed as a Visiting Faculty Member for up to any two terms in an academic year. SFU operates year-round, with Fall, Winter, and Summer terms. Visiting Scholars are expected to have extensive interaction with faculty and students, and to help stimulate discussion across disciplines. They normally teach one course or lead other type of relevant intellectual activity that will be open to students across the university. It is also expected that Visiting Scholars engage in public outreach, which could consist of a public lecture or take some other form. The stipend for the Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar is up to CAD 45,000 (commensurate with length of visit).

Applications should include a current CV and a cover letter outlining the following:

  • a research plan for the tenure of the Visiting Scholar position;
  • a brief description of an advanced undergraduate/graduate level course. (Please note that students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds will be able to register for the course.);
  • a brief account of the public outreach activity, including topic to be addressed; and
  • names of 3 referees.

In keeping with University policy, the successful candidate will hold an academic position at another university, or an equivalent position at another appropriate institution.

Review of applications will begin on June 22, 2020.

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 farley@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: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html.

Lecturer in CRIM 

The School of Criminology is inviting applications for one continuing faculty position at the rank of Lecturer to start July 15, 2021.

DUTIES:

To undertake teaching (at the undergraduate level) and service in the School of Criminology including the development and delivery of courses online as well as traditional formats.  

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Criminology or a related discipline, completed by the employment start date or shortly thereafter, and demonstrate evidence of teaching effectiveness and experience with and/or understanding of inclusive teaching, mentoring, and meeting the needs of equity-deserving students. The area of specialization is criminal justice. Preference will be given to applicants with a specialization in one or more of the main criminal justice areas, including policing, courts and corrections. Applicants with the ability to teach in the area of criminology theory would be considered an asset. Ideal candidates will have experience teaching and developing undergraduate criminology curricula and be prepared to assist with the School’s development of innovative and inclusive course delivery options to provide alternatives to traditional ‘face-to-face’ classroom experiences, including online and other learning environments and settings. This is an entry-level position. Only those holding or those eligible to be appointed to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to the availability of funding.

APPLICATIONS

Review of applications will begin March 15, 2021.

Applications will be treated in confidence. All applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching portfolio/dossier that pays particular attention to any experience with/engagement with/understanding of inclusive approaches to student engagement and curriculum development. Names and contact information of three references, and a writing sample must also be provided. We seek a colleague whose professional track record illustrates our shared values of equity and inclusion, and a commitment to respectful interactions with students, faculty and staff. All applications should be sent to crimjobs@sfu.ca. Please contact David MacAlister, Director, dmacalis@sfu.ca with any questions.

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 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, the Institute on Violence, Terrorism and Security, and the FREDA Centre for Feminist Research, Education, Development and Action. The faculty is multi-disciplinary and, at present, consists of 30 regular full-time members.

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.  We acknowledge the Squamish, Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie and Kwikwetlem peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses stand.  By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create a space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

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) in Applied Microeconomics | Date Posted: October 6, 2020

The Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a SSHRC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Applied Microeconomics including fields such as development economics, environmental economics, experimental economics, health economics, industrial organization, international trade, labor economics and public economics, with an effective start date no earlier than September 1, 2021. This CRC appointment opportunity is intended for emerging scholars in Economics, at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or of Associate Professor (tenured). Appointment to the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Economics requires a Ph.D. completed by the appointment start date.

Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e. candidate must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, including maternity leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 CRC assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process; please see the CRC website for eligibility details or contact SFU Institutional Strategic Awards.

The successful applicant is expected to significantly enhance the Department of Economics’ research strengths in applied microeconomics and to help sustain the collegial atmosphere within the Department. The Chair holder is expected to maintain an outstanding program of research, to make significant contributions to teaching, graduate student supervision, and knowledge mobilization to the scholarly community, policy stakeholders, and the general public as appropriate.

This position is contingent upon the applicant receiving a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair; therefore, applicants with outstanding publication records will be considered. The position is subject to the availability of funding and to final approval by the University Board of Governors. All nominations for CRCs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. Simon Fraser University is committed to providing the candidate with the support required to make a strong application for the CRC. The Canada Research Chair is tenable for five years and may be renewed once. The successful candidate will have a reduced teaching load during the term of the CRC. Interested applicants are invited to review the initial appointment and chair renewal details of the CRC Program, www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme.

Applications should include an application letter, a full curriculum vitae, research papers (including a job market paper), a short research summary, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please arrange for three referees to submit letters of reference. 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. All applications should be submitted online through the EconJobMarket website, www.econjobmarket.org.

Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at creating a more inclusive and accessible campus community for faculty, please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact the Specialist, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.

The competition will remain open until the position is filled. Screening of applications will commence December 1, 2020. Any general inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to Dr. Jasmina Arifovic, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Economics, arifovic@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.

Simon Fraser University acknowledges the Traditional Coast Salish Lands, including the Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ), Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw) and Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) Nations.

Tier 2 CRC in Digital Humanities, Department of English | Posted: April 23, 2021

The Department of English at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a SSHRC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities with an effective start date no earlier than March 15, 2022. The successful candidate will be an exceptional emerging scholar in Digital Humanities, with strengths in Indigenous, Black, or Asian studies; critical race studies; studies in empire and colonialism; or transnational and diaspora studies. We welcome all approaches, especially those open to multiple theoretical, methodological and historical practices that embody the field’s interdisciplinary, critical, collaborative, creative and experimental ethos. We invite research and teaching practices within the Digital Humanities that promote social justice, anti-racism, intersectionality, diversity, equity and accessibility.

SFU's three campuses are located on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), and Səlil̓wətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), ), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples, and our students are of diverse ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and national heritages. Recognizing the unceded traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to foster and honour Indigenous resurgence as well as a plurality of decolonizing and anti-racist practices. The English Department at SFU, and scholars at SFU more generally, have been leaders in experimentation and research in the Digital Humanities. The candidate will join a department committed to a vibrant culture of research and teaching. The SFU English has 26 accomplished faculty, over 500 undergraduate majors and minors, and over 60 M.A. and Ph.D. students working in all areas of English studies, with notable strengths in contemporary Canadian, Indigenous, and diasporic literatures; environmental humanities; creative writing; print culture; and the Digital Humanities. We offer classes on three campuses in the metropolitan Vancouver area, as well as comprehensive distance education courses, joint majors, and opportunities for cooperative education. 

This CRC appointment opportunity is intended for exceptional emerging scholars in Digital Humanities, at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. Appointment to the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of English requires a PhD completed by the appointment start date. Only those eligible to be appointed or promoted to the rank will be considered.

An exceptional 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 SFU’s Institutional Strategic Awards Office or Dr. Carolyn Lesjak, Chair, Department of English at englsec@sfu.ca

The successful applicant is expected to significantly enhance the Department of English’s research strengths and help sustain the collegial atmosphere within the Department. The Chair holder is expected to maintain an outstanding program of research, to make significant contributions to teaching, graduate student supervision, and the scholarly community at SFU and beyond, and to mobilize knowledge to the general public as appropriate.

This position is contingent upon the applicant receiving a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair; therefore, applicants with outstanding publication records will be considered. The position is subject to the availability of funding and to final approval by the University Board of Governors. All nominations for CRCs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. Simon Fraser University and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are committed to providing the candidate with the support required to make a strong application for the CRC. The Canada Research Chair is tenable for five years and may be renewed once. The successful candidate will have a reduced teaching load during the term of the CRC. Interested applicants are invited to review the initial appointment and chair renewal details of the CRC Program, www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme.

Applications should include: 

  • a letter describing your interest in the position and your qualifications;
  • a CV;
  • a research statement, including an example of your Digital Humanities research;
  • a scholarly publication or other suitable writing sample;
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • confidential letters from four references sent under separate cover.

Review of applications will begin May 31, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. All applications will be treated in confidence. Please submit all applications electronically to Dr. Carolyn Lesjak, Chair, Department of English at englsec@sfu.ca.

Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at creating a more inclusive and accessible campus community for faculty, please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact the Specialist, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, in Faculty Relations.. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html.

Full-time Continuing Lecturer Position

The Department of English at Simon Fraser University invites applications for an entry-level, full-time, continuing teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer beginning as early as July 15, 2021. Qualifications for this position include a Ph.D. in English completed by or shortly after the appointment start date, with a preference for a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric or a related field.

SFU is a university located on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛəm), and Səlil̓wətaɬ (Tsleil-Watuth) nations that serves students of diverse ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and national origins. By recognizing the unceded traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to foster and honour Indigenous resurgence as well as a plurality of decolonizing and anti-racist practices.

We invite applicants with a background in Writing Studies and interests that might include, but are not limited to: language standardization and exclusion, linguistic diversity, post-colonial and world Englishes, language ideologies in the writing classroom, minority rhetorics and literacy practices, Indigenous perspectives on rhetoric, and linguistic racism. Candidates with demonstrable interests in the relationships among language and identity, rhetoric and race, writing and intersectionality, and/or pedagogy and decolonization are strongly urged to apply. Experience in any of the following areas is a plus: professional writing, technology and writing, applied linguistics, rhetorical theory, second language writing.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach “Writing to Persuade” (English 199), the Department’s introduction to reading and writing from a rhetorical perspective. In addition to English 199, the candidate will develop and teach lower- and upper-division undergraduate courses. They will bring expertise in innovative approaches to teaching both in-person and online that support and enhance student learning and success. Those courses may cover a broad range of topics commensurate with the candidate’s particular area(s) of focus.

The candidate will join a department committed to a vibrant culture of research and teaching. The SFU English department boasts 26 accomplished faculty, over 500 undergraduate majors and minors, and over 60 M.A. and Ph.D. students working in all areas of English studies, with notable strengths in print culture; contemporary Canadian, Indigenous, and diasporic literatures; creative writing; and the digital humanities. We offer classes on three campuses in the metropolitan Vancouver area, as well as comprehensive distance education courses, joint majors, and opportunities for cooperative education.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians 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 sent to Dr. Carolyn Lesjak, Chair, Department of English, at englsec@sfu.ca. Please submit 1) a letter including research and teaching interests, 2) a detailed curriculum vitae, 3) relevant course syllabi, 4) a relevant 15-25 page writing sample, 5) confidential letters from three references sent under separate cover, and 6) evidence of teaching skill. Applications will be reviewed starting April 19, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

Only those eligible to be appointed to the Lecturer rank will be considered. This position is subject to the availability of funding.

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.

Limited-term teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer 

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a partial (.5) limited-term teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer beginning May 1, 2021 and concluding April 30, 2022.

Please note that teaching at SFU in the summer term 2021 will be conducted through remote methods. The requirement to conduct teaching through remote methods may also extend past the summer term and possibly for the duration of your appointment.

The Department seeks applications from candidates with expertise and demonstrated experience teaching across a wide range of subjects in gender, sexuality, and women's studies.   The preferred candidate will be engaged in feminist interdisciplinary teaching and particular expertise in the following two areas will be prioritized: 

special topic area of your choice, global feminism/s, introductory women's feminist/ gender/studies, contemporary feminism, gender and popular culture.

or:

queer/feminist writing, global feminism/s, introductory women's feminist/ gender/studies, contemporary feminism, gender and popular culture.

The candidate must have a completed PhD in GSWS or cognate field and evidence of exemplary teaching activity in these areas. The successful candidate will teach four courses:  2 courses in the Summer 2021 semester, 1 course in the Fall 2021 semester, and 1 course in the Spring 2022 semester.  Courses may include:  GSWS 101 Gender Talk (Online), GSWS 102 Feminist Action (Online), GSWS 205 Gender and Popular Culture, and either GSWS 398W Feminist Currents or an upper division special topics course.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, c.v., and teaching portfolio. The portfolio should include evidence of exemplary teaching ability, including a statement of teaching philosophy and teaching evaluations for previous courses. Applicants should include a 2 page sample syllabus for two potential courses in the area of gender and popular culture (a lower-division course) and either GSWS 398W Feminist Currents or an upper division special topics course. Applicants should arrange for three confidential letters to be send directly to the search committee.

Please send application materials electronically by March 8, 2021 to Roberta Neilson at gswsmgr@sfu.ca

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. This is an entry level term position. Only those eligible to be appointed to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding.

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.

We acknowledge the Squamish, Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie and Kwikwetlem peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses stand.  By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create a space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

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.

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Aging and Health | Date Posted: January 28

The Department of Gerontology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU), located on unceded Coast Salish Territory - the traditional territories of the Squamish peoples, is actively building a diverse, inclusive community and invites applications for a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Aging and Health to begin as early as July 2022. This CRC appointment opportunity is intended for exceptional emerging scholars in Gerontology who possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Appointment to a continuing faculty position in the Department of Gerontology requires a PhD completed by the time of appointment.

The Tier 2 CRC candidate must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination. Applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, including parental leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 CRC assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process; please see the CRC website for eligibility details. Appointment to this position is contingent upon the applicant receiving a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair; therefore, only investigators with strong publication records will be considered. The position is subject to the availability of funding and to final approval by the University Board of Governors and the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat (TIPS). The Canada Research Chair is tenable for five years and may be renewed once. Interested applicants are invited to review the initial appointment and chair renewal details of the CRC Program (http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/renew-renouvellement-eng.aspx).

We seek a researcher with a high-impact, independent research program in one or more areas in socio-behavioural health science with a specialization in aging and expertise in quantitative research methods and/or multi-methods. The successful candidate will have an interest in innovative interdisciplinary research and knowledge translation. Preference will be given to a committed and exceptional scholar demonstrating a program of research that can harness the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) data, as well as other major population health data initiatives in aging research. The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) (https://www.clsa-elcv.ca/) is a large, national, long-term study that is following approximately 50,000 men and women who are between the ages of 45 and 85 when recruited, for at least 20 years. The ideal applicant will demonstrate clear potential to become an internationally recognized leader in aging and social/behavioral health research and develop an outstanding record of high-impact publications and sustained research funding from national and international foundations, research councils, and development agencies.

The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate in research clusters and networks at Simon Fraser University, nationally, and internationally, as well as make significant contributions to departmental needs for service and teaching. The departmental expectations include teaching in topics such as advanced quantitative methods, program evaluation, and aging and health promotion. The chair-holder is expected to build research strength at SFU in aging and health and foster effective linkages amongst the Department of Gerontology, the Gerontology Research Centre, and other SFU units, as well as external agencies with mandates in aging and health research.

The position requires an individual who will promote a collaborative approach to problem-solving aging and health issues facing a rapidly aging population through research, teaching and service. The ideal candidate will also have established excellence in teaching performance, inclusive teaching pedagogy and mentorship, and the potential to attract, supervise and mentor graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. parental leave, leave due to illness) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that these 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 institutional environment, and in curriculum, is also an asset.

All applications should be submitted electronically to Ms. Anne Marie Barrett at: geradmin@sfu.ca.

To apply, applicants should provide:

  • an up-to-date, full curriculum vitae (include details of research and teaching evaluations and/or evidence of teaching effectiveness and inclusiveness, scholarly record, funding, and list of collaborations/partnerships);
  • two examples of refereed published scholarly work;
  • the proposed program of research (include an outline of the proposed CRC research program over five years, an explanation of how the proposed research aligns with and advances SFU’s 2016-2022 Strategic Research Plan, and a discussion of how this Chair would strengthen graduate training at SFU (2-6 pages single spaced); and
  • confidential references from four (4) academic referees, sent under separate cover

Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at creating a more inclusive and accessible campus community for faculty, please see the Faculty Relations Benefits and Service page for more details. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact the  Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist in Faculty Relations.

The competition will remain open until the position is filled, with priority given to completed applications received prior to March 31, 2021. Screening of applications will commence on April 7, 2021. Any general inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to Dr. Andrew Wister, Chair, CRC Search Committee at wister@sfu.ca.

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.

Term Lecturer in Canadian and Indigenous History

The Department of History at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a two-year full-time term Lecturer position. This entry-level position is in Canadian History with a specialization in Indigenous history. Only those holding or those eligible to be appointed to the rank will be considered. The position starts September 1, 2021. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Canadian history, completed by the appointment start date. The focus of the Ph.D. should be on Indigenous history or a related field. Experience teaching at the university level to a diverse student body is desirable.

The successful candidate will teach six courses annually over two or three semesters (SFU operates year-round, with Fall, Spring, and Summer terms) and work with the Department’s undergraduate studies committee to develop and refine the Indigenization and decolonization of the curriculum. The expected teaching includes lower-division courses in Canadian history, such as the first half of the Canadian history survey (HIST 101) and the Social History of Canada (HIST 204), and both halves of the History of Aboriginal Peoples in North America (HIST 325 and HIST 326). Additional courses will be assigned by the Chair of the Department in accordance with the successful candidate's areas of specialization. A full list of the courses offered by the History Department can be found at https://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/2021/summer/courses/hist.html. As a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) and a valued colleague of the Department of History, the Lecturer will be welcomed to attend Departmental meetings and other functions and expected to participate in other Departmental service.

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

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.  

We acknowledge the Squamish, Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie and Kwikwetlem peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses stand.  By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create a space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

The position is subject to availability of funding.  

The successful candidate should be prepared to teach through remote methods, if necessary. Assistance with adapting to remote teaching will be available from the Centre for Educational Excellence.

Review of applications will begin on May 31, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching materials, and other relevant materials), and a full course syllabus for one of the courses noted above (HIST 101, HIST 204, HIST 325, or HIST 326). They should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be available upon request. All application materials should be submitted electronically to histcsec@sfu.ca: for the attention of Professor Hilmar Pabel, Acting Chair, Department of History. 

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.

Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar in History

The Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for the Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar in History for the 2022-23 academic year. The Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar is dedicated to the teaching of history, broadly construed, which is understood to include studies of the past, including the recent past, carried out within the departments and programs of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences.  The Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar is appointed as a Visiting Faculty Member for up to any two terms in an academic year. SFU operates year-round, with Fall, Winter, and Summer terms. Visiting Scholars are expected to have extensive interaction with faculty and students, and to help stimulate discussion across disciplines. They normally teach one course or lead other type of relevant intellectual activity that will be open to students across the university.  It is also expected that Visiting Scholars engage in public outreach, which could consist of a public lecture or take some other form.  The stipend for the Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar is up to CAD 45,000 (commensurate with length of visit).

SFU is located on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), and Səlil̓wətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations, and our students are of diverse ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and national heritages. Recognizing our position on these unceded territories, we aspire to foster and honour Indigenous resurgence as well as a plurality of decolonizing and anti-racist practices.

Applications should include a current CV and a cover letter outlining the following:

  1. a research plan for the tenure of the Visiting Scholar position;
  2. a brief description of an advanced undergraduate/graduate level course. (Please note that students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds will be able to register for the course.);
  3. a brief account of the public outreach activity, including topic to be addressed; and
  4. names of 3 referees.

In keeping with University policy, the successful candidate will hold an academic position at another university, or an equivalent position at another appropriate institution.

Review of applications will begin on June 22, 2021.

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.

Applications should be submitted electronically to farley@sfu.ca

SFU offers several benefits and services aimed 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, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, in Faculty Relations.. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html.

1.0 FTE continuing teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer

The Department of Humanities in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a 1.0 FTE continuing teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer, to begin as early as July 15, 2021.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. with a focus on Humanities by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter.

We seek a versatile lecturer who can teach across time periods, including Medieval and Italian Renaissance Literature, Culture & Art, and in particular Classical Mythology. This person will lead the conversion of the Department’s most highly enrolled course, HUM102W Classical Mythology, to a new, online, interactive, and instructor-led model. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in departmental activities and service, and to fill a wide range of undergraduate teaching needs.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching and experience or promise in engaging undergraduate students through both interdisciplinary course work and activities such as student conferences and field schools. The successful candidate will bring expertise in educational online technology tools and applications, as well as expertise in developing innovative approaches to teaching (flipped classroom, hybrid learning, etc.) that support and enhance student learning and success.  We seek a colleague whose professional track record illustrates the shared values of equity and inclusion, and a commitment to respectful interactions among students, faculty and staff.

SFU, located on the unceded ancestral and traditional territories of the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, Musqueam, Katzie, and Kwikwetlem Nations, is consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada. The Department of Humanities at SFU has a positive, collegial atmosphere and is strongly supportive of faculty members’ strengths, interests, and career progress. More information about the department, including its course offerings, and the university can be found on our website at http://www.sfu.ca/humanities.html. The campus is located on Burnaby Mountain in Metro Vancouver. Vancouver is a scenic, waterfront city located minutes from the mountains and offers 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 appointed to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding.

Application materials should be submitted electronically, via email to humusec@sfu.ca. Please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching dossier, and arrange for three referees to submit confidential 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 May 31, 2021.

Inquiries and applications should be directed to:

Dr. David Mirhady
Chair, Department of Humanities
Simon Fraser University

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.

Canada Research Chairs (Tier 2) Indigenous Governance, Indigenous Governance in Education, and Indigenous Governance in Health and Wellness | Date posted: December 15, 2020

Term Lecturer in Canadian and Indigenous History

The Department of History at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a two-year full-time term Lecturer position. This entry-level position is in Canadian History with a specialization in Indigenous history. Only those holding or those eligible to be appointed to the rank will be considered. The position starts September 1, 2021. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Canadian history, completed by the appointment start date. The focus of the Ph.D. should be on Indigenous history or a related field. Experience teaching at the university level to a diverse student body is desirable.

The successful candidate will teach six courses annually over two or three semesters (SFU operates year-round, with Fall, Spring, and Summer terms) and work with the Department’s undergraduate studies committee to develop and refine the Indigenization and decolonization of the curriculum. The expected teaching includes lower-division courses in Canadian history, such as the first half of the Canadian history survey (HIST 101) and the Social History of Canada (HIST 204), and both halves of the History of Aboriginal Peoples in North America (HIST 325 and HIST 326). Additional courses will be assigned by the Chair of the Department in accordance with the successful candidate's areas of specialization. A full list of the courses offered by the History Department can be found at https://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/2021/summer/courses/hist.html. As a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) and a valued colleague of the Department of History, the Lecturer will be welcomed to attend Departmental meetings and other functions and expected to participate in other Departmental service.

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

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.  

We acknowledge the Squamish, Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie and Kwikwetlem peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses stand.  By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create a space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

The position is subject to availability of funding.  

The successful candidate should be prepared to teach through remote methods, if necessary. Assistance with adapting to remote teaching will be available from the Centre for Educational Excellence.

Review of applications will begin on May 31, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching materials, and other relevant materials), and a full course syllabus for one of the courses noted above (HIST 101, HIST 204, HIST 325, or HIST 326). They should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be available upon request. All application materials should be submitted electronically to histcsec@sfu.ca: for the attention of Professor Hilmar Pabel, Acting Chair, Department of History. 

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 Position - Fall 2020 & Spring 20201

The Department of Indigenous Studies (formerly First Nations Studies) at Simon Fraser University is inviting applications for two 0.5 FTE term teaching faculty positions at the rank of Lecturer for the period September 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021. Each Lecturer will be expected to teach four undergraduate courses. The area of specialization is Indigenous Studies, Indigenous literatures (particularly autobiography), Ethnoecology, History, the Digital Humanities, or a cognate discipline. A short description of our course offerings can be found in SFU’s Academic Calendar, located at: https://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/2020/summer/courses/fnst.html. As a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) and the Department of Indigenous Studies team of faculty, the Lecturer will also be expected to participate in the life of the unit.

Please note that almost all teaching at SFU in the fall term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. The requirement to conduct teaching through remote methods may also extend past the fall term and possibly for the duration of the appointment. Application to this position acknowledges that it is the responsibility of the instructor to adapt their teaching to these unusual circumstances. Assistance with adapting to these changes will be available from the Centre for Educational Excellence.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must hold a PhD, PhD-ABD (currently enrolled), or equivalent by the employment start date.
  • Demonstrable teaching experience and/or practical experience in Indigenous issues in the Canadian context.
  • Knowledge of relevant teaching methods for Indigenous Studies lower- and upper-division courses.

Documents required:

  • Cover letter and current CV.
  • A list of past courses taught at SFU and/or another University or College.
  • A statement of the applicant’s Indigenous teaching pedagogy.
  • and if available, a selection of teaching evaluations.

If called for an interview, applicants will be asked to provide:

  • A sample of a detailed (week-by-week) course outline.
  • Transcripts for course work completed at the graduate level.
  • Proof of completion of highest qualification
  • Three current letters of reference, including at least one from a department/school/program for which courses have been taught, unless the applicant has recently taught for the SFU Department of First Nations Studies. The letters of reference should be sent separately, sent electronically, by the respective referees.

Applications will be reviewed starting June 22, 2020.

Please address applications to the attention of: Dr. Deanna Reder, Chair, Department of Indigenous Studies, Simon Fraser University. Materials can be sent electronically to: indgsec@sfu.ca.

This is an entry-level term position. Only those holding or those eligible to be appointed to the rank will be considered.

Each 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 Position in Clinical Child Neuropsychology 

The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Clinical Child Neuropsychology to begin as early as January 1, 2021.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. with a focus on clinical child neuropsychology from a CPA- or APA-accredited institution by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Successful candidates must be eligible for registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia, must initiate the registration process within the first 12 months of hire and subsequently maintain registration throughout their employment.

We seek candidates who will contribute to and complement existing strengths in our clinical-child and clinical neuropsychology specialization streams. Candidates should have formal didactic training in normal and abnormal psychological development as well as child/adolescent expertise in neuropsychological evaluation and intervention.

Candidates should clearly demonstrate the potential to establish a strong research program focused on children, youth, adolescence, and/or developmental issues. Integrative, translational, and cross disciplinary interests (e.g., social, cognitive, affective, biological factors related to development and psychopathology) are desirable, as are interests in development, evaluation, and implementation of preventive and treatment interventions. Candidates should demonstrate commitment to research, teaching, and service that supports diversity, and to mentoring students who will conduct research with and serve diverse populations.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in graduate training and departmental activities and service, and to fill undergraduate teaching needs in developmental psychopathology and other areas related to clinical child neuropsychology as well as graduate teaching in child neuropsychology and neuropsychological assessment, biological bases of behaviour, and child assessment and treatment more broadly. Interest in and ability to provide clinical supervision is desirable. The candidate will be a member of the clinical psychology faculty within the Department of Psychology.

SFU is consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada. The psychology department at SFU has a positive, collegial atmosphere and is strongly supportive of faculty members’ strengths, interests, and career progress. More information about the department and the university can be found on our website here. 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.

Application materials should be submitted electronically, via email to psycclin@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 October 1, 2020.

Inquiries should be directed to:
Dr. Deb Connolly
Chair, Department of Psychology
Simon Fraser University
debc@sfu.ca

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Director of the School of Public Policy

Simon Fraser University (SFU) respectfully acknowledges the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples on whose traditional territories our three campuses reside.

For the seventh consecutive year SFU has been ranked by the Maclean’s University Ranking Guide as Canada's leading comprehensive university and is ranked 13th in Canada by the QS World University Ranking. With unique campuses in Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey, SFU has deep roots in partner communities throughout the Province of British Columbia and around the world.

SFU aims to become Canada’s leading engaged university through innovative education, cutting-edge research and community outreach and teaching. In line with these institutional goals, SFU’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences now seeks to appoint its next Director of the School of Public Policy. Located at SFU's Harbour Centre Campus in the heart of downtown Vancouver, the Director leads a highly motivated team of faculty and staff in the delivery of the Master's in Public Policy (MPP) graduate program and in the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR). Candidates will be expected to build on existing strengths, bolster the capacity of the School, and provide excellent administrative leadership as it expands its contribution to undergraduate teaching through a planned interdisciplinary minor in public policy.

Candidates will demonstrate an ability to make learning inclusive and accessible for students, to work with communities related to scholarly research, and to establish networks to support students’ research, co-op experience, and employment. Candidates will have a commitment to high quality research and undergraduate and graduate teaching, community engagement and outreach, and equity, diversity, and inclusion and issues of Indigenous rights and title.

Discipline is open. Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent in a field with a strong public policy focus that augments or complements those currently within the School and be qualified to teach at the graduate and undergraduate level. They will have a significant record of scholarly achievement, including but not limited to peer-reviewed publications and writing and communications for policy audiences, and an established record of presentations at leading conferences and policy-related fora. Senior public sector or related experience would be a significant asset. We seek candidates with an active research agenda and teaching profile that takes a diverse and interdisciplinary approach to public policy issues and analysis, and strong letters of reference. Demonstrable administrative leadership experience is essential.

We believe that a renewed and reinvigorated commitment to EDI is essential for our present and our future. It is our unique responsibility to create a culture where EDI is not merely an initiative or plan, but a promise we make to ourselves, to each other and to everyone we meet. Our goal is to ensure our campuses are welcoming places for everyone to gather and learn and that all who work or study here feel a sense of belonging, inclusion, fairness and mutual respect. We are working to create the conditions that foster a culture of inclusion and a healthy campus environment. The successful candidate will ensure that EDI is embedded in research, community outreach, and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate level.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a continuing faculty member at the Associate Professor or Professor rank, and as Director of the School of Public Policy for an initial five-year term, renewable. Appointment with tenure is possible This is a senior-level position. Only candidates eligible to be appointed at or promoted to the rank will be considered. This position is subject to the availability of funding.

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Simon Fraser University’s search partner Perrett Laver. Perrett Laver will support the University in helping to identify the widest possible field of qualified candidates and assisting in the assessment of candidates against the selection criteria.

Applications should consist of a cover letter and curriculum vitae. These can be uploaded at www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting the reference number 5031. The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon Pacific Time on Thursday, May 20, 2021.  

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 recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g.  parental 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 diverse forms of scholarship and/or research outputs. Demonstrated experience in increasing diversity in the previous institutional environment, and in curriculum, is also an asset.

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, 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 http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/collection_notice.html.

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Assistant Professor Tenure Track Appointment in School of Public Policy

The School of Public Policy invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with an expected start date of July 15, 2021. We seek applications from candidates with a disciplinary background in political science and an active research agenda and teaching profile that centres diverse and interdisciplinary approaches to public policy issues and analysis. Applicants must hold a PhD in political science or a closely related field and be well qualified to teach at the graduate and undergraduate level.

This position is subject to availability of funding.

Candidates will be expected to build on existing strengths and bolster the capacity of the School as the School expands its contribution to undergraduate teaching in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences through a planned interdisciplinary minor in public policy. They will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in their service, teaching, and scholarly research activities. Research can be in any

substantive area of applied public policy analysis. They will also demonstrate an appreciation for and an ability to centre diverse perspectives and experiences and what that entails, for example, in making learning inclusive and accessible for students, in working with communities related to scholarly research, in establishing networks for students’ community placements.  As well, candidates should demonstrate a commitment to high quality research and teaching, and community engagement and outreach in a professional school of public policy. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to show educational leadership in the application of political science to public policy issues including as they relate to equity, diversity, and inclusion and issues of Indigenous rights and title. They will have an established record of scholarly achievement, including peer-reviewed publications, presentations at significant conferences, and strong letters of reference.

Application instructions are available on our website:  www.sfu.ca/mpp/about/faculty-postings.html. Applications must include a cover letter, a CV, a one-page research plan for the next five years, a representative publication, a one-page teaching statement, a course syllabus on the topic of the political foundations of public policy at the graduate or undergraduate level, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three confidential letters of reference, a 1‐2 page statement of past or potential contributions that might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research and/or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, participation in training and workshops, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

The School of Public Policy is based at SFU’s downtown Vancouver campus on the unceded territories of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəyə̓ m), and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. We are privileged to do our work inspired by their history, customs, and culture. By recognizing the unceded traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire through dialogue, our teaching, research, and outreach to create space for reconciliation and decolonizing practices. 

Review of applications will begin January 20, 2021 with preference given to applications received prior to January 18, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. If you have any questions, please contact sppjobs@sfu.ca.  Search Committee Chair: Dr. Nancy Olewiler, School of Public Policy, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5K3.

For more information about the School of Public Policy please visit our website: http://www.sfu.ca/mpp.html.

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.

SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g.  parental 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 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, 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 http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/collection_notice.html.

Italian Language Lecturer

The Department of World Languages and Literatures in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University is inviting applications for a continuing 50% position in Italian language acquisition at the rank of Lecturer starting as early as summer 2021.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in hand by the appointment start date and a minimum of two years’ full-time experience teaching Italian as a foreign language and culture at the post-secondary level. Expertise in the pedagogy of language acquisition, educational technologies and course design is a requirement. In addition, applicants should be able to demonstrate the potential for contributing to student recruitment, retention, and success. We seek a colleague whose professional track record illustrates our shared values of equity and inclusion, and a commitment to respectful interactions with students, faculty and staff.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching four beginning to advanced (4th-year) Italian language courses per academic year.
  • Coordinating multi-section courses and supervising Teaching Assistants.
  • Sharing expertise in a collegial setting.
  • Actively participating in department committees and contributing to department services.
  • Enthusiastically engaging with students and the broader university community through teaching and service.

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in a related field and expertise in educational technologies and design, the pedagogy of teaching Italian as a foreign language.
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Italian and fluency in English.
  • Documented evidence of excellence and enthusiasm in teaching language and culture at the post-secondary level.
  • Expertise in educational online technology tools and applications for language acquisition.
  • Expertise in developing innovative approaches (flipped classroom, hybrid learning, etc.) that support and enhance student learning and success.
  • Documented evidence and/or understanding of inclusive teaching, mentoring, and how the candidate would meet the needs of equity-deserving students

World Languages and Literatures is a newly established department located at the university’s Burnaby campus. In addition to the BA in World Literature (major, minor, honors), there is a minor in Italian Studies, along with modern language education in Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, German, Greek, Persian, Punjabi, and Japanese.

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

Submission Method:

Applicants will submit electronically:

  • A cover letter
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A one-page teaching philosophy
  • A Teaching Dossier containing samples of course outlines and syllabi, teaching evaluations, evidence of professional development, commitment to service, pedagogical engagement/inclusivity, and familiarity with the development of new learning technologies
  • Three reference letters (referees should send their confidential letters directly to the contact below).

Please submit the application package as one consolidated PDF.  Applications will be accepted until end of day, March 15, 2021. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Please address your application to the Chair of the Search Committee and send it to the Secretary to the Program Assistant for the Department of World Languages and Literatures, Ms. Rebecca Lockhart, at wll_admin@sfu.ca. Email enquiries may be likewise addressed.

At Simon Fraser University we live and work on the unceded ancestral and traditional territories of the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, Musqueam, Katzie, and Kwikwetlem Nations. 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.

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.