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 Suman Jiwani, Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at suman_jiwani@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

Assistant/Associate Professor

The Department of Economics at Simon Fraser University is inviting applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The expected start date is July 1, 2020. Preference will be given to candidates in the area of macroeconomics. However, strong candidates in all fields will be given serious consideration.

Excellence in research and teaching are the primary criteria for this position. The candidate must hold a PhD in economics or a closely related field by the employment start date and be well qualified to teach at the PhD level although teaching at all levels is expected.

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, 2019. Email inquiries should be directed to econhire@sfu.ca.

Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the appointment 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.

Term Lecturer Position – Fall Semester 2019 (1197) - 1

The Department of English at Simon Fraser University is inviting applications for a .125 FTE Term Teaching Faculty position at the rank of Lecturer. This position is for one semester starting September 1, 2019. The Lecturer will be expected to teach one undergraduate course in contemporary literature and culture. 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 English team of faculty, the Lecturer will also be expected to participate in the life of the unit.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in English;
  • Three years of teaching experience in contemporary literature and culture as documented in a current CV and example course outline;
  • Knowledge of teaching methods relevant to contemporary literature and culture;
  • Knowledge of relevant teaching methods;
  • Experience supervising Teaching Assistants.

Documents Required:

  • Cover letter and current CV;
  • A list of past courses taught at SFU and/or another University or College, and a supervisor’s evaluation of the applicant’s performance when teaching those courses;
  • A sample of a detailed (week-by-week) course outline;
  • 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 English;
  • The letters of reference should be sent separately, preferably by email, by the respective referees.

Applications will be reviewed starting June 15, 2019

Please address applications to the attention of: Dr. Paul Budra, Chair, Department of English, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Dr., Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6.
Materials can be sent electronically to: englsec@sfu.ca.

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.

Term Lecturer Position – Fall Semester 2019 (1197) - 2

The Department of English at Simon Fraser University is inviting applications for a .125 FTE Term Teaching Faculty position at the rank of Lecturer. This position is for one semester starting September 1, 2019.

The Lecturer will be expected to teach one undergraduate course in children’s literature. 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 English team of faculty, the Lecturer will also be expected to participate in the life of the unit.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in English;
  • Three years of teaching experience in children’s literature in English as documented in a current CV and example course outline;
  • Knowledge of teaching methods relevant to a sub-discipline of children’s literature in English;
  • Knowledge of relevant teaching methods.

Documents Required:

  • Cover letter and current CV;
  • A list of past courses taught at SFU and/or another University or College, and a supervisor’s evaluation of the applicant’s performance when teaching those courses;
  • A sample of a detailed (week-by-week) course outline;
  • 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 English;
  • The letters of reference should be sent separately, preferably by email, by the respective referees.

Applications will be reviewed starting June 15, 2019.

Please address applications to the attention of: Dr. Paul Budra, Chair, Department of English, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Dr., Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6. Materials can be sent electronically to: englsec@sfu.ca.

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

Tenure-Track position at Assistant Professor - Department of French and Department of First Nation Studies

The Department of French and the Department of First Nations Studies invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting July 1, 2020. The position will be a joint appointment (50% French/50% First Nations Studies) with an administrative home in French. Specific areas of focus in scholarship may include but are not limited to: Canadian Indigenous literatures in French, French Curriculum Writing.

Ideal candidates will show promise in research in the area of Indigenous literatures in French. They will have teaching and/or practical experience in Indigenous issues in the Canadian context and extensive knowledge of historic and contemporary Indigenous issues. They will bring relevant teaching methods to teaching lower and upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate courses in the Department of French as well as First Nations Studies lower and upper-level undergraduate courses. Our preference will be for candidates with strong Indigenous cultural knowledge, experience working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, and a background in establishing and maintaining trusting relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations. In the Department of French, the language of instruction is normally French; in the Department of First Nations, the language of instruction is English.

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, and to implementing the 94 Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

For more information about the Department of French or the Department of First Nations Studies, please visit our respective websites.

Applicants should have a PhD by the time of appointment. Applications should include: a cover letter addressing qualifications as stated here, a curriculum vitae, research statement, and statement of teaching philosophy. 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 at frensech@sfu.ca.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 20. Incomplete applications will not be considered. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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

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.

Tenure-Track position at Assistant Professor - Department of French and Department of First Nation Studies

The Department of French and the Department of First Nations Studies invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting July 1, 2020. The position will be a joint appointment (50% French/50% First Nations Studies) with an administrative home in French. Specific areas of focus in scholarship may include but are not limited to: Canadian Indigenous literatures in French, French Curriculum Writing.

Ideal candidates will show promise in research in the area of Indigenous literatures in French. They will have teaching and/or practical experience in Indigenous issues in the Canadian context and extensive knowledge of historic and contemporary Indigenous issues. They will bring relevant teaching methods to teaching lower and upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate courses in the Department of French as well as First Nations Studies lower and upper-level undergraduate courses. Our preference will be for candidates with strong Indigenous cultural knowledge, experience working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, and a background in establishing and maintaining trusting relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations. In the Department of French, the language of instruction is normally French; in the Department of First Nations, the language of instruction is English.

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, and to implementing the 94 Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

For more information about the Department of French or the Department of First Nations Studies, please visit our respective websites.

Applicants should have a PhD by the time of appointment. Applications should include: a cover letter addressing qualifications as stated here, a curriculum vitae, research statement, and statement of teaching philosophy. 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 at frensech@sfu.ca.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 20. Incomplete applications will not be considered. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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

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.

Associate Professor - Global Asia Program

Applications are being sought by the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) at Simon Fraser University for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Associate Professor, to be housed in GSWS with dedicated workload in the Global Asia Program, starting July 1, 2020. Discipline and methodological approach is open. The preferred candidate will be engaged in interdisciplinary research that crosses geographic borders within Asia and/or across the global Asian diasporas. Candidates should have a strong background in scholarship on gender and/or sexuality and demonstrate an excellent research and teaching record that approaches Asia from global or comparative perspectives. Periodization is open but expertise in modern or contemporary is preferred. Possible research areas include but are not limited to interdisciplinary scholarship on religion and spirituality; Asian or Trans-Asian Indigeneity; cultural, material or media flows; migration and mobility; climate justice and environment.

Candidates must demonstrate administrative experience and are expected to take on a leadership role in developing and institutionalizing an emerging interdisciplinary Global Asia Program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Candidates will be expected to develop and teach an interdisciplinary course in Global Asia (GA 101) and to develop appropriate undergraduate program curriculum. Innovative pedagogy and a commitment to community outreach and engagement is an advantage.

Applicants will electronically submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a one-page vision statement for the Global Asia program (including plans for community outreach), a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, selection of course evaluations, and sample syllabi for GA 101 and an upper division course in GSWS), and a sample of written work. Each candidate must arrange for three academic reference letters to be forwarded to the search committee, one of which must address administrative experience. Only those eligible to appointed at the Associate Professor rank will be considered. The position is subject to the availability of funding.

All materials should be addressed to the GSWS/GA search committee and sent to: gswspost@sfu.ca

Applications will be reviewed starting November 2, 2019. Preference will be given to applications received by December 2, 2019.

Simon Fraser University is Canada’s leading comprehensive university with 30, 000 students, and 6500 faculty and staff. Simon Fraser is on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tseil-Waututh Nations

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.

Part-Time Lecturer (.25FTE) September 1, 2019

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a part-time (.25FTE) term teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer beginning September 1, 2019 and concluding April 30, 2020.

Area of speciality is intersectional approaches to gender, sexuality, and popular culture. The candidate must have a completed PhD in the field of gender, sexuality, or women’s studies or cognate field and evidence of exemplary teaching activity in these areas. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses: GSWS 210 in Fall 2019 and GSWS 318 (with graduate add-on) in Spring 2020. As a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) and GSWS faculty, the Lecturer may also be expected to participate in the life of the unit.

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 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.

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 three potential courses in the area of feminist science studies (a lower-division reproductive technologies/rights and an upper division in either Fat Studies or Non-Human Technologies). Applicants should arrange for three confidential letters to be sent directly to the search committee.

Please send application materials electronically by June 17, 2019 to Roberta Neilson at gswsmgr@sfu.ca

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.

Part-Time Lecturer (.25FTE) September 1, 2019

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a part-time (.25FTE) term teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer beginning September 1, 2019 and concluding April 30, 2020.

Area of speciality is sexuality studies with a focus on queer genders and comparative approaches to sex work. The candidate must have a completed PhD in the field of gender, sexuality, and women’s studies, evidence of exemplary teaching activity in these areas, and demonstrable knowledge of current laws and non-governmental organizations related to sex work in Canada. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses: GSWS 331 in Fall 2019, and GSWS 320 in Spring 2020. GSWS 320 will include a graduate add-on component. As a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) and GSWS faculty, the Lecturer may also be expected to participate in the life of the unit.

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 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.

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 potential courses in Queer Genders and Sex Work. Applicants should arrange for three confidential letters to be sent directly to the search committee.

Please send application materials electronically by June 17, 2019 to Roberta Neilson at gswsmgr@sfu.ca.

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.

A Jointly Appointed Term Lecturer in Canadian Women's History - The Departments of History and Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies - September 2019

The Departments of History and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) at Simon Fraser University invite applications for a one-year full time term teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer, 75% in the Department of History; 25% in GSWS, with an administrative home in History. This is a position in Canadian History, with a specialization in gender and women’s history. Periodization open but must be able to teach both pre-and post-Confederation Canadian and Canadian Women’s History.

The position starts September 1, 2019. The successful candidate will teach eight courses over three semesters (SFU operates year-round, with Fall, Spring, and Summer terms). Six courses will be taught in the History Department and the remaining two in GSWS. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both halves of the surveys in Canadian history (HIST 101 and HIST 102W) and Canadian women’s history (GSWS 201 and GSWS 311). Additional courses will be assigned by the chair of the History Department to be determined by the successful candidate's areas of specialization. A full list of the courses offered by the History Department can be found here. As a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) and the Department of History team of faculty, the Lecturer may also be expected to participate in the life of the unit.

The ideal candidate will have a completed Ph.D. in Canadian history or a related field and university teaching experience.

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 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.

Review of applications will begin on Monday, June 17, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching materials, and course evaluations), and full course outlines for either HIST 101 or HIST 102W, either GSWS 201 or GSWS 311, and one upper-division History seminar of the candidate’s choice. They should also arrange for three letters of recommendations. All application materials should be sent to:

Professor Jennifer Spear
Chair, Department of History

Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive,
Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6

Applications may be submitted electronically to histcsec@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.

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.

A Jointly Appointed Term Lecturer in Canadian Women's History - The Departments of History and Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies - September 2019

The Departments of History and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) at Simon Fraser University invite applications for a one-year full time term teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer, 75% in the Department of History; 25% in GSWS, with an administrative home in History. This is a position in Canadian History, with a specialization in gender and women’s history. Periodization open but must be able to teach both pre-and post-Confederation Canadian and Canadian Women’s History.

The position starts September 1, 2019. The successful candidate will teach eight courses over three semesters (SFU operates year-round, with Fall, Spring, and Summer terms). Six courses will be taught in the History Department and the remaining two in GSWS. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both halves of the surveys in Canadian history (HIST 101 and HIST 102W) and Canadian women’s history (GSWS 201 and GSWS 311). Additional courses will be assigned by the chair of the History Department to be determined by the successful candidate's areas of specialization. A full list of the courses offered by the History Department can be found here. As a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) and the Department of History team of faculty, the Lecturer may also be expected to participate in the life of the unit.

The ideal candidate will have a completed Ph.D. in Canadian history or a related field and university teaching experience.

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 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.

Review of applications will begin on Monday, June 17, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching materials, and course evaluations), and full course outlines for either HIST 101 or HIST 102W, either GSWS 201 or GSWS 311, and one upper-division History seminar of the candidate’s choice. They should also arrange for three letters of recommendations. All application materials should be sent to:

Professor Jennifer Spear
Chair, Department of History

Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive,
Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6

Applications may be submitted electronically to histcsec@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.

Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar in History for 2020-21

The Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for the Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar in History for the 2020-21 academic year.

The Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar is dedicated to the teaching of history, 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:

(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 5, 2019.

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. See The Collection Notice.  

Lecturer (.875 FTE) - South Asian History

The Department of History at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a one year .875 FTE term teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer in South Asian history, specialization and periodization open, to start September 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will teach seven courses over three semesters (SFU operates year-round, with Fall, Spring, and Summer terms). These courses will include

  • Fundamentals in World History (HIST 130)
  • A Brief History of Modern India (HIST 243)
  • Colonialism and Nationalism in South Asia (HIST 244)
  • Islamic India (HIST 252) and,
  • Development, Aid and Difference in Historical Perspective (HIST 358).

Two additional courses will be assigned by the chair to be determined by the successful candidate's areas of specialization. View a full list of the courses offered by the Department here. As a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) and the Department of History team of faculty, the Lecturer may also be expected to participate in the life of the unit.

The ideal candidate will have a completed Ph.D., in South Asian history or a related field and university teaching experience.

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 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.

Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.   Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching materials, and course evaluations), and full course outlines for at least three of the courses listed above, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:

Professor Jennifer Spear
Chair, Department of History

Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6

Submit applications electronically to histcsec@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

Lecturer - World Literature Program

The World Literature Program in affiliation with the Department of Humanities at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a continuing teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer to start as early as July 1, 2019.

The World Literature Program is a rigorous and innovative undergraduate program offering a major, minor, and Honours degree in the cross-cultural study of world literature. All literatures are taught in English translation and all courses are designed to feature a cross-cultural selection of world literature. Critical theory and academic writing in the discipline are also strong foci of the Program.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in hand by the appointment start date, with preference given to candidates with a specialization in comparative literature, national literature(s) or other relevant field; in subfields of World Literature such as ecocriticism and/or performance studies; and expertise in two non-English languages such as French and Afrikaans. The World Literature Program prides itself on an excellent quality of instruction, so the preferred candidate will show promise of educational leadership and have demonstrated excellence in teaching literature from a cross-cultural/comparative perspective. The successful candidate can expect to teach eight undergraduate World Literature courses a year at the lower and upper divisions. Service is also a priority of the Program, and the successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate an appropriate level of involvement in the academic profession, the University, or in the community.

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 will electronically submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and selection of course evaluations), a statement on service and community engagement experience, and a writing sample. Each candidate must also arrange for three academic reference letters to be forwarded separately to the Department. All materials should be sent to: Dr. Melek Ortabasi, Director, World Literature Program. Email: melek_ortabasi@sfu.ca

Complete applications will be reviewed in the order they are received starting May 17, 2019. All applications and reference letters must be received by June 17, 2019.

Simon Fraser University is Canada’s leading comprehensive university with 30,000 students, 6500 faculty and staff. Details about the Program and its current research and degree programs can be found here.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. This position is subject to the availability of funding.

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.

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 - .5 FTE

The Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby Campus) is seeking applications for a .5 FTE Term Lecturer position, with appointment for a 24-month period from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in the Department’s TESL Certificate program, including management of a supervised teaching practicum. The normal teaching load for a .5 position is 4 courses per year.

Applications will be considered from specialists in applied linguistics with qualifications in the teaching of English as a second or additional language (TESL/TEAL) to adults and demonstrated experience in teacher training.

Please consult the Department’s website for general departmental information and the TESL Certificate Program for specific details.

Additional qualifications are as follows:

  • PhD (completed or ABD) in applied linguistics or a closely-related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in the training of adult ESL/EAL teachers.
  • Ability to teach Linguistics courses in second language acquisition, second language pedagogy, and English pedagogical grammar.
  • Knowledge of the TESL/TEAL teaching environment in British Columbia and the ability to supervise tutors.

In addition to a cover letter, the application must include the following:

  • A current CV
  • A dossier of sample supporting materials, such as course outlines and lecture materials, teaching evaluations, instructional workshops and training
  • A 1 to 2-page statement of post-secondary teaching abilities and interests, including an explanation of how the applicant’s background and experience have prepared them for teacher training and informed their teaching philosophy

Candidates selected for interviews will be asked to arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent to the Department. 

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 closing date for applications is March 31, 2019.

Submit applications electronically to lingasst@sfu.ca or send to:
Faculty Search, Department of Linguistics
Simon Fraser University

8888 University Drive
Burnaby, B. C. V5A 1S6, Canada.

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, SFU 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.

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.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy - Tenure Track

The Department of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Philosophy, beginning July 1, 2020.

Area of specialization (AOS): Non-European philosophy (including, but not limited to: African, Asian, Indian, Indigenous, Islamic, and Latin American philosophy). Area of competence (AOC): open, but ability to teach a range of courses in our curriculum is desirable. Duties include research, both undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervision of MA students, and administrative service. The teaching load is 4 courses per year on a trimester system (two courses per semester for two semesters and one research semester). For more information about the Philosophy Department at SFU please visit our website at: www.sfu.ca/philosophy.

Candidates must have completed their PhD in Philosophy or equivalent by the start date of appointment or shortly thereafter. 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.

The Philosophy Department would like to acknowledge that SFU is located on the 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.

The Department will begin reviewing applications on November 15.

Applicants should submit: a cover letter, c.v., writing sample, and teaching portfolio. Applicants should also arrange for a minimum of three confidential letters to be sent directly to the search committee. Application materials should be sent as separate pdf documents via email to: philosophy@sfu.ca. Inquiries about the search may be directed to Evan Tiffany (chairphi@sfu.ca).

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 (One-Year Full-Time Term)

The Department of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a one-year full-time term teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer beginning Sept. 1, 2019 and concluding August 31, 2020. Area of specialization (AOS): open.  Area of competence (AOC): metaphysics and epistemology.  The successful candidate will teach 8 courses over three terms (fall, spring, summer), including: a first-year course “Knowledge and Reality,” a second-year core course in metaphysics, and a second-year core course in epistemology.

The ideal candidate will have a completed PhD, and must have evidence of exemplary teaching ability in these areas. Ability to teach a first-year course in introductory logic is desirable. As a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) and the Department of Philosophy team of faculty, the Lecturer may also be expected to participate in the life of the unit.

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 evidence of exemplary teaching ability, including: 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.

Send application materials 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).

Direct inquiries about the search to Evan Tiffany (chairphi@sfu.ca). Check here for more information about the Philosophy Department at SFU.

The Department will begin reviewing applications on April 1, 2019.

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

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 (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.

Political Communication or Media and Politics, with an Emphasis on Big Data

The Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University is inviting applications for a continuing full-time research faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor starting as early as July 2020.

The successful candidate will have evidence of high-quality scholarly output and excellence in research in Political Communication or Media and Politics, with an emphasis on big data. They will be expected to carry out an independent research program yielding significant peer-reviewed publications, and to compete successfully for external funding to support this research program. Research that aligns with SFU’s Strategic Research plan will be a strength. This includes: rigorous data collection and analysis; interdisciplinary projects; and community-based policy research. Ideal candidates may also conduct research that aligns with SFU’s core research challenges to understand our origins and strengthen civil society by advancing justice, equality and social responsibility.

The successful candidate will also demonstrate strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. At the undergraduate level, the appointee would be expected to teach introductory courses in quantitative methods or computational social science as well as more advanced courses in media and politics and political communications. At the graduate level, the appointee will teach courses as part of the Masters in Political Science and the PhD program in Political Science, and be expected to supervise graduate students in their areas of research expertise.

The person who fills this position is expected to contribute to the department’s supportive and collegial working environment, and to make substantive contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community.

For more information about the Department, please visit our website.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to SFU’s excellence as an engaged university. In keeping with SFU’s strategic vision which pledges to foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect and to celebrate diversity among faculty, SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. SFU is dedicated to building a diverse faculty by advancing the interests of underrepresented groups, specifically women, Indigenous people, persons with disability, visible minorities, and sexual and gender diverse communities. We strongly encourage individuals from these groups to apply. We are especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated history of advocating for equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in political science, political communications or an aligned field in hand on the appointment start date or soon thereafter.

Complete applications will consist of:

  1. Cover letter;
  2. Curriculum Vitae;
  3. Statement of research;
  • Statement of contributions and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion – addressing past, ongoing, and/or potential contributions through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service;
  • Evidence of teaching excellence;
  • Academic writing sample;
  • Three current letters of reference sent directly by the respective referees.

Applications will be reviewed starting November 9, 2019. Preference will be given to applications received by December 9, 2019.

All materials should be sent electronically in one pdf document to: pol_apply@sfu.ca. Questions should be directed to polchair@sfu.ca.

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.

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.

Political Science Term Lecturer Position

The Department of Political Science is inviting applications for a one-year .875 FTE term teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer in Defence and International Security Policy, Canadian Armed Forces, and NATO, starting 1 January 2020. The Lecturer will be expected to teach 7 courses: three courses in Spring 2020, one course in Summer 2020, and three courses in Fall 2020 (subject to enrollment). As a member of the SFU Faculty Association and the Department, the Lecturer will also be expected to be actively involved in service to the unit.

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.

Qualifications:

  • The chosen candidate must hold a PhD or be PhD-ABD (currently enrolled) in Political Science, specializing in Defence, International Security Policy, Canadian Armed Forces, and NATO by the employment start date.
  • Priority will be given to candidates with teaching experience at the university level in these areas of specialization.
  • A history of publication in the areas of specialization will be considered an asset.

Complete applications will consist of the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Evidence of teaching experience (if applicable)
  • Three current letters of reference to be sent separately by the respective referees, including one from teaching supervisor (if applicable)

Review of complete applications will begin on 16 October 2019 until a chosen candidate has been identified. The Search Committee will notify applicants who are short-listed.

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.

Please submit all application materials to polchair@sfu.ca

Please direct inquiries to:

Dr. Tsuyoshi Kawasaki
Acting Chair
Political Science Department
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada
Phone: 778-782-3279
Email: chairpol@sfu.ca

Tenure-Track Position in Clinical Child Neuropsychology or Clinical Child Psychology

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 or Clinical Child Psychology to begin as early as July 1, 2020. Given program needs, strong preference will be given to applicants with expertise in clinical child neuropsychology, but we welcome strong applicants with expertise in clinical child psychology more broadly.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. with a focus on clinical child neuropsychology or clinical child psychology 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 clinical neuropsychology or clinical child psychology. All candidates should clearly demonstrate the potential to establish a strong research program focused on children, youth, adolescence, and/or developmental issues. A commitment to diversity in research, teaching, and service and to mentoring students who will conduct research with and serve diverse populations also is desirable.

Clinical child neuropsychology candidates should have formal didactic training in normal and abnormal psychological development as well as child/adolescent expertise in neuropsychological evaluation and intervention.

For both clinical neuropsychology and clinical child psychology candidates, 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.

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 psychology or neuropsychology as well as graduate teaching in child neuropsychology and neuropsychological assessment and/or 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. 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 December 16, 2019.

Inquiries should be directed 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.

Continuing Faculty Position – Lecturer in Psychology

The Department pf Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for one continuing faculty position at the rank of Lecturer to begin as early as July 1, 2020. [For more information about SFU’s teaching faculty ranks please see the SFUFA/SFU Collective Agreement].

We are seeking candidates who have an interest and a demonstrated ability in teaching courses at the undergraduate level. The ideal applicant will have experience teaching large classes in Introductory Psychology and in Research Methods. Experience teaching upper-division courses would be an asset. Applicants should be familiar with delivering blended or online courses, and should be knowledgeable about curriculum development and learning outcomes within psychology. They should provide evidence of educational leadership, or the potential for leadership. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at any of SFU’s three metro-Vancouver campuses (Burnaby, Surrey, and downtown Vancouver). Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology (any APA Division) by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. This is an entry-level position. Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered.

Review of applications will commence December 15, 2019, with priority given to applications received by that date. To determine whether applications are still being accepted, please visit the Department of Psychology Job Postings website. The position is subject to the availability of funding.

Applications must include:

  1. a cover letter;
  2. a teaching statement and dossier including course outlines, lecture materials, teaching evaluations, etc.;
  3. a curriculum vitae including details of all previous teaching experience;
  4. the names of three academic referees who will be submitting letters of reference.

Application materials should be submitted via email to psyclec@sfu.ca, citing the candidate’s name and position applied for in the subject line. Please arrange for your referees to email confidential letters of reference directly to psyclec@sfu.ca.

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 website. The main 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.

Inquiries about this position may be directed to:
Dr. V. Gordon Rose
Chair, Lecturer Search Committee

Dept. of Psychology, Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 Canada
vgrose@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 - 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

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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

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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

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Open Rank Search - School for International Studies

The School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver campus) invites applications for a continuing research faculty position at the level of full professor or associate professor, to begin in July 2020.

We are particularly interested in candidates with research that is grounded in one or more regions of the world. Applicants should have a PhD in a social science discipline, with demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven record of leadership and program administration.

The School for International Studies is an interdisciplinary unit with research and teaching programs focused on peace and security; international development; human rights and international law; and governance and civil society. 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. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the leadership and administration of the School.

Simon Fraser University is a leading Canadian public research university (consistently ranked #1 by Maclean’s Magazine for best comprehensive university in Canada). We earn top marks for our world-class social science research, award-winning students and faculty, and new library acquisitions.

Applications will be treated in confidence and should include: a letter of application, a statement of research and teaching, and a curriculum vitae. Letters of reference will be requested of applicants who are long-listed for the position. Applications will be reviewed beginning September 1, 2019 until the position is filled. This position is subject to the availability of funding and approval by the Board of Governors.

Materials should be sent in a single pdf file via email to intst@sfu.ca. Questions about the position can be directed 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.

Full-Time Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Appointment - Labour Studies

Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Labour Studies Program invite applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence July 1, 2020. Simon Fraser University is located in unceded Coast Salish Territory - the traditional territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, and Kwikwetlem First Nations.

The position is administratively housed in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology with a workload split evenly between the Department and the Labour Studies Program. It is an entry-level position: only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the advertised rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding.

We will give preference to candidates with a PhD in Sociology and active research and teaching programs in Canadian/global labour migration issues, with a particular focus on Africa and/or African diasporas. Applicants must have earned their PhD or have it in hand by the appointment start date or shortly thereafter.

Candidates should also have experience teaching, or demonstrate the potential to teach, a range of Sociology courses (including core courses such as Introduction to Sociology and Classical and/or Contemporary Social Theory) and a range of Labour Studies courses (including core courses such as Introducing Labour Studies, Workers in the Global Economy and Labour Movements). Applicants should also provide examples of new courses they could develop for the Labour Studies Program. Experience with online and flexible learning environments is preferred.

Applicants should demonstrate how they will contribute to and shape the expansion of the Labour Studies Program and the SFU Morgan Centre for Labour Research through their future research plans and through participation in administrative and committee work. Applicants must be comfortable working with representatives of trade unions and other organizations in outreach initiatives, and with the Program’s advisory and steering committees.

Applicants will submit electronically a cover letter and full curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy that addresses the challenges of a diverse student body, evaluations and one course syllabus; a statement of research interests; samples of written work (no more than 2), 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 materials should be sent to:
Dr Kendra Strauss, Director of Labour Studies and Dr Dany Lacombe, Chair of Sociology and Anthropology
c/o Jeanne Persoon, Secretary to the Director and Chair
Email: sachrsec@sfu.ca

Review of complete applications will begin November 15, 2019. Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2019.

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.

Full-Time Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Appointment - Sociology

Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence July 1, 2020. Simon Fraser University is located in unceded Coast Salish Territory--the traditional territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, and Kwikwetlem First Nations.

The department is seeking an emergent scholar with expertise in the area of Practices/Mentalities of Canadian and Indigenous Governance. We are particularly interested in scholars researching Canadian social policy making/policy issues and their relationship with Indigeneity and inequality. We will give preference to candidates with a PhD in Sociology and active research and teaching programs in one or more of the following areas: political sociology, social inequalities, social problems and governance studies. Candidates should also have experience teaching, or demonstrate the potential to teach, a range of Sociology courses, including core courses such as Introduction to Sociology, Canadian Society, and classical and/or contemporary theory.

Applicants must have earned their PhD or have it in hand by the appointment start date or shortly thereafter.

Applicants will submit electronically a cover letter that describes their relationship to Indigenous communities; a full curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy that addresses the challenges of a diverse student body, evaluations and one course syllabus; a statement of research interests; samples of written work (no more than 2), 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:
Dr Dany Lacombe, Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology
c/o Ms Jeanne Persoon, Secretary to the Chair
Email: sachrsec@sfu.ca

Review of complete applications will begin November 15, 2019. Applications will be accepted until December 15, 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.

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 - The Labour Studies Program

The Labour Studies Program at Simon Fraser University, in affiliation with the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, invites applications for a continuing full-time tenure track appointment, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence July 1, 2020. 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.

This position is administratively housed with the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, with 75% of dedicated workload in the Labour Studies Program. It is an entry-level position: only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the advertised rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding.

The successful candidate will have a background in Sociology and a track record of teaching and research on labour and labour movements. We will give preference to candidates with demonstrated potential for an active research and teaching program that connects Canadian and global labour issues. We particularly welcome applications from scholars working in areas related to labour law and employment standards, digital labour, collective bargaining, and worker organizing, including in comparative contexts. Candidates should also have experience teaching, or demonstrate the potential to teach, a range of Sociology courses. Experience teaching quantitative and qualitative methods is an advantage. A commitment to innovative pedagogy and experience of cooperative research with trade unions or other labour groups are strong assets.

The person who fills the position will be expected to teach at least two of the core undergraduate courses in the Labour Studies Program curriculum: LBST 101, LBST 201, LBST 202Q, and LBST 301W (course descriptions can be found here. They will also teach one Sociology course per year. Experience with online and flexible learning environments is preferred. Applicants should demonstrate how they will contribute to and shape the expansion of the Labour Studies Program through new course development and participation in administrative and committee work. Applicants must be comfortable working with representatives of trade unions and other organizations in outreach initiatives, and with the Program’s advisory and steering committees.

Applicants must have earned their PhD or be near completion (ABD) at the time of appointment and have a demonstrated publication, research, and teaching record. Applicants will submit electronically a covering 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 2, one of which should be solely authored), and the names and contact details for three referees. Please submit the application package as one consolidated PDF. The closing date for applications is September 22nd, 2019. Applications received after that date will be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee until the position is filled.

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; 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 information see the Collection Notice.

All materials should be sent to:
Dr Kendra Strauss, Director of Labour Studies
,
c/o Jeanne Persoon, Secretary to the Director
Email: sachrsec@sfu.ca

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.

Associate Professor or Assistant Professor Tenure Track Appointment in Public Economics

The School of Public Policy and Urban Studies Program invite applications for a full-time tenure track joint position at the rank of Associate Professor or Assistant Professor with an expected start date of July 1, 2020. The position will be 75% Public Policy/25% Urban Studies with an administrative home in Public Policy. Preference will be given to candidates in the area of public economics. The successful candidate will hold a continuing faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or have a minimum five years in a continuing faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. They must hold a PhD in economics or a closely related field 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 have an established record of scholarly achievement with publications in leading refereed journals, presentations at significant conferences, and strong letters of reference. The candidate will show educational leadership in the application of public economics to public policy issues, including economic foundations of policy analysis, and for example, social economic policy, urban economics, cost-benefit analysis, or public management in a Canadian context.

This position is subject to availability of funding.

For more information about the School of Public Policy and Urban Studies Program which are both located at SFU’s downtown Vancouver campus, please visit our respective websites here and here.

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.

Application instructions are available on our website. Applications must include a cover letter, a CV, a representative publication, a graduate course syllabus for one course in Public Policy and one in Urban Studies, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a one-page teaching statement, and three confidential letters of reference. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 21 with preference given to applications received prior to December 20. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you have any questions, please contact mpp@sfu.ca.
Search Committee Chair:
Dr. Nancy Olewiler
School of Public Policy

Simon Fraser University
Vancouver, BC, V6B 5K3.

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Term Lecturer Position - Urban Studies

The Urban Studies Program, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, in collaboration with the Department of Geography, Faculty of Environment, at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a 1.0 FTE Term Teaching Faculty position at the rank of Lecturer in the area of urban studies.

While this position is housed in the Urban Studies Program, the candidate will be required to teach two courses per year in the Department of Geography. This position is for two years starting September 1, 2019, with the possibility of a one-year extension.

This lecturer will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in a range of urban studies and urban geography topic areas. Graduate courses to be taught include Global Cities and Great Urban Thinkers, among others. Undergraduate courses to be taught should include two of: Urban Planning and Policy, Geography of Transportation, City and Environment, and Cities, Transportation, Infrastructure. A short description of all course offerings can be found in SFU’s Academic Calendar.

Working with colleagues and with professional staff at SFU, this lecturer will also be expected to develop and run a series of enrichment and professional development activities targeted to graduate students in Urban Studies, including visiting speaker series, career development initiatives, field trips, a podcast series, and other possible engagement work. As a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA), the lecturer will also be expected to participate in the life of both units.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. or late stage ABD in an urban-related discipline by the appointment start date. We seek a candidate who has a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, ideally at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

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. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. This position is subject to availability of funding. This is an entry-level term Lecturer position. Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered.

Complete applications should consist of a cover letter, CV, teaching dossier (including a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, example course outlines, and teaching evaluations). Applicants should arrange for three reference letters to be sent directly by email or hard copy to the address below.

Applications should be sent 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 April 23, 2019.

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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