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Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellowship in the Humanities

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

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

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: October 5, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

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

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

Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar in History

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

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

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

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

Review of applications will begin on June 22, 2020.

SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

Applications should be submitted electronically to farley@sfu.ca

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further information see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html.

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.

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Aging and Health  Date Posted: January 29, 2020

The Department of Gerontology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU), located on unceded Coast Salish Territory - the traditional territories of the Squamish peoples, is actively building a diverse, inclusive community and invites applications for a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Aging and Health to begin as early as January 1, 2021. This CRC appointment opportunity is intended for exceptional emerging scholars in Gerontology who possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Appointment to a continuing faculty position in the Department of Gerontology requires a PhD completed by the time of appointment.

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

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

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

The position requires an individual who will promote a trans-disciplinary team approach to problem-solving aging and health issues facing a rapidly aging population through research, teaching and service. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated excellent teaching performance, and the potential to attract, supervise and mentor graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Appointment to this position is contingent upon the applicant receiving a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair; therefore, only investigators with strong publication records will be considered. The position is subject to the availability of funding and to final approval by the University Board of Governors and the CRC Secretariat. The Canada Research Chair is tenable for five years and may be renewed once. Interested applicants are invited to review the initial appointment and chair renewal details of the CRC Program (http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/renewrenouvellement-eng.aspx). SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. maternity leave, leave due to illness) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them in their application. SFU also recognizes the value of mentoring and research training, outreach, professional service, and nontraditional areas of research and/or research outputs; demonstrated experience in increasing diversity in the previous institutional environment, and in curriculum, is also an asset.

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

To apply, applicants should provide:

  • an up-to-date, full curriculum vitae (include details of research and teaching, scholarly record, funding, and list of collaborations/partnerships); 
  • two examples of refereed published scholarly work; 
  • the proposed program of research (include an outline of the proposed CRC research program over five years, an explanation of how the proposed research aligns with and advances SFU’s 2016-2020 Strategic Research Plan, and a discussion of how this Chair would strengthen graduate training at SFU (2-6 pages single spaced); and 
  • confidential references from four (4) academic referees, sent under separate cover 

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

The competition will remain open until the position is filled, with priority given to completed applications received prior to June 30, 2020. Screening of applications will commence on July 9, 2020. Any general inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to Dr. Andrew Wister, Chair, CRC Search Committee at andrew_wister@sfu.ca.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University Academic Appointment Competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

Term Lecturer in Global Asian Studies

The Global Asia Program and the Department of History at Simon Fraser University invite applications for a part-time one-year term appointment in Global Asian studies at the rank of Lecturer. Specialization is open. There is a possibility for an extension of the appointment for a second year, subject to budget availability.

The position starts September 1, 2020. The successful candidate will annually teach four courses over three semesters (SFU operates year-round, with Fall, Spring, and Summer terms). Three courses will be taught in the Global Asia Program, including the Introduction to Global Asia (GA101) survey; the fourth course will be in Middle Eastern or Asian history. Courses beyond GA101 will be assigned according to the successful candidate's areas of specialization.

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

As a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) and the Global Asia Program, the Lecturer may also be expected to participate in the life of the units. The ideal candidate will have a completed Ph.D. in a field related to Global Asia studies and experience teaching at the university level to a broadly diverse student body.

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 appointed to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding.

Review of applications will begin on June 16, 2020, 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 GA101. They should also arrange for three letters of recommendations. All application materials should 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.

Term Assistant Professor in Canadian and Indigenous History

The Department of History at Simon Fraser University invite applications for a two-year full-time term Assistant Professor position with the possibility of renewal for up to one additional year, subject to budget availability. This is a position in Canadian History with a specialization in Indigenous history. The position starts September 1, 2020. The successful candidate will teach four courses over two semesters annually (SFU operates year-round, with Fall, Spring, and Summer terms). The successful candidate will be expected to teach the first half of the Canadian history survey (HIST 101) and both halves of the History of Aboriginal Peoples in North America (HIST 325 and HIST 326). Additional courses will be assigned by the chair of the 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 at https://www.sfu.ca/ students/calendar/2020/spring.html. As a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) and the Department of History team of faculty, the Assistant Professor may also be expected to participate in the life of the unit.

The ideal candidate will have a completed Ph.D. in Canadian history with a focus on Indigenous history or a related field and have experience teaching at the university level to a broadly diverse student body.

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 appointed to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding.

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

Review of applications will begin on June 30, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching materials, and course evaluations), a full course outline for one of the courses noted above (HIST 101, HIST 325, or HIST 326), and one sample publication. They should also arrange for three letters of recommendations to be available upon request. 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.

Term Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern and Islamic History

The Department of History at Simon Fraser University invite applications for a two-semester half-time (50%) term Assistant Professor position, starting September 1, 2020, and concluding April 30, 2021, with the possibility of renewal for up to one additional year, subject to budget availability. This is a position in Middle Eastern and Islamic History. The successful candidate will teach one course each semester, to be assigned by the chair of the History Department based on the successful candidate's areas of specialization. A full list of the courses offered by the History Department can be found at https://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/2020/spring.html. As a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) and the Department of History team of faculty, the Assistant Professor may also be expected to participate in the life of the unit.

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

The ideal candidate will have a completed Ph.D. in Middle East or Islamic history or a related field and have experience teaching at the university level to a broadly diverse student body.

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 June 30, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching materials, and course evaluations), and one sample publication. They should also arrange for three letters of recommendations to be available upon request. 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

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

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

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

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

Review of applications will begin on June 22, 2020.

SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

Applications should be submitted electronically to farley@sfu.ca

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further information see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html.

Term Lecturer in World War II History - May 2020

The Department of History at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a two-term 0.375 teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer (May 1-December 31, 2020). The successful candidate will teach three courses: two iterations of HIST 338 (World War II) in an online environment (see the attached syllabus) and one iteration of an upper-division seminar to be determined by the successful candidate's areas of specialization and in consultation with the chair. A full list of the courses offered by the History Department can be found here.

The Lecturer will be a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA). As a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) and History faculty, the Lecturer will be expected to provide service and is expected to participate in the life of the unit.

The successful candidate will have a PhD completed or near completion by the appointment start date, in twentieth-century history or a related field and university teaching experience. Previous experience with innovative course delivery as alternatives or complements to traditional, ‘face-to-face’ classroom experiences, including online and other learning environments, settings and to a broadly diverse student body, will be considered an asset.

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 Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 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 a full course outline for one upper-division History seminar of the candidate’s choice. They should also arrange for three letters of recommendations to be available upon request. 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.

Term Lecturer Position - Fall 2020 & Spring 20201

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

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

Qualifications:

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

Documents required:

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

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

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

Applications will be reviewed starting June 22, 2020.

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

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

Each position is subject to the availability of funding.

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

SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

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

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, starting 1 September 2020. The Lecturer will be expected to teach 7 courses in the 2020-2021 academic year (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.

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

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

Qualifications:

  • The chosen candidate must hold a PhD or be PhD-ABD (currently enrolled) in Political Science or in a related field, specializing in Defence and International Security.
  • We are interested in candidates with academic expertise on NATO, but we are open to candidates with specialization in other topics: for example, weapons of mass destruction; cyber, information warfare, and artificial intelligence; hybrid forms of conflict; alliances and multilateral security cooperation; and Canadian security policy.
  • Among those satisfying the above qualifications, 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
  • Teaching portfolio (including teaching philosophy, course evaluations if applicable, etc.)
  • 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 15 July 2020 until a chosen candidate has been identified. The Search Committee will notify applicants who are short-listed.

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.

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. Alexander Moens
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 

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

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

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

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

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

SFU is consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada. The psychology department at SFU has a positive, collegial atmosphere and is strongly supportive of faculty members’ strengths, interests, and career progress. More information about the department and the university can be found on our website here. The campus is located on Burnaby Mountain in Greater Vancouver. Vancouver is a scenic waterfront city located minutes from the mountains and a wide range of outdoor activities. It has a reputation as a clean, safe, multicultural and ethnically diverse city and is one of the very top cities in the world in which to live and work.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. This is an entry-level position. Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding.

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

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled, with priority given to completed applications received prior to October 1, 2020.

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

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CRC (Tier 2) Tenure-Track Position in Behavioural Neuroscience Date posted: November 08, 2019

The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University seeks an exceptional scholar and researcher for a tenure-track Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Neuroscience, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin as early as October 1, 2020. Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e. candidate must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, including maternity leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 CRC assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process; please see the CRC website for eligibility details or contact SFU’s Institutional Strategic Awards office. Appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology requires a Ph.D. completed by the time of appointment.

We seek a scientist with an exceptional track record in empirical research and clear potential to develop a highly productive, theory-based research program in behavioural neuroscience -- at the cellular and/or systems level and using vertebrate or invertebrate models -- that will be attractive to grad students and postdocs, and strongly competitive for external grant support. The successful candidate will join the Cognitive and Neural Sciences area within the Psychology Department, which currently has research strengths in cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology, behavioural endocrinology and chronobiology. In addition to their research program, the successful candidate will be expected to make significant contributions to departmental needs for service and teaching, such as delivering courses in the neurobiology of learning and memory and/or psychopharmacology.

Appointment to this position is contingent upon successful nomination to a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair; therefore, only investigators with outstanding publication records will be considered. The Canada Research Chair is tenable for five years and may be renewed once. Interested applicants are encouraged to review the initial appointment and chair renewal details of the CRC Program. Simon Fraser University is committed to providing the candidate with the support required to make a strong application for the CRC. The successful candidate will have a reduced teaching load during the term of the CRC. The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

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, and 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 considered one of the top cities in the world in which to live and work.

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. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact the Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.

Application materials should be submitted electronically, via email to psyccrc@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. SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. maternity leave, leave due to illness) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them in their application. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled, with priority given to completed applications received prior to January 1, 2020.

Any general inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to:
Dr. Deborah Connolly
Chair, Department of Psychology
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 Canada
debc@sfu.ca

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

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.

Assistant Professor - Behavioural Neuroscience (Tenure-Track)

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

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

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

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. This is an entry-level position. Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

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

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

Direct inquiries to:
Dr. Deb Connolly
Chair, Department of Psychology

Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6   Canada
debc@sfu.ca

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

Term Lecturer - School for International Studies

The School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a two semester 0.5 FTE Term Lecturer position (4 courses) starting 1 September 2020 (Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms).

International Studies offers undergraduate concentrations in International Security and Conflict; Comparative World Politics, Culture and Society; and International Development, Economic and Environmental Issues. View a complete list of existing IS courses here: www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/courses/is.html

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

Applicants should have a doctoral degree, a strong track record of effective teaching, and be able to teach in more than one concentration at the undergraduate level. A strong grounding in one or more regions is also desirable.

Applications should include a letter of application with a statement of interest, a curriculum vitae, and a complete teaching portfolio (brief statement of teaching philosophy, full syllabi and evaluations of courses taught, and a description of courses that you are able to teach). Applicants should also arrange for one electronic reference letter to be sent independently.

All materials should be sent in one pdf file, via email only to intst@sfu.ca, to the attention of Director, School for International Studies, by June 30, 2020. In the Subject Line of the email, indicate the following information in the order specified: Term Lecturer Application, Applicant Name.

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

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor 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.

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.

Term Assistant Professor Position

The Department of World Languages and Literatures, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University, invites applications for a 1.0 FTE Term Research Faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of World Literature. The candidate will be expected to undertake research, teaching, and service in the Department of World Languages and Literatures. This position is for one year starting Sept 1, 2020, with the possibility of extension subject to budget availability.

Ideal candidates will show research promise in the area of World/Comparative literature, national literature(s), or other relevant field; in subfields of World Literature such as translation studies or film studies; and expertise in two non-English languages, at least one of which will ideally support the language offerings in the department (such as Mandarin or Spanish).

The Department of World Languages and Literatures offers a rigorous and innovative undergraduate program offering a major, minor, and Honours degree in the cross-cultural study of World Literature. The successful candidate will be required to teach four courses per year, which will be a range of lower and upper division undergraduate courses serving the World Literature curriculum. 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 curriculum. A short description of all course offerings can be found in SFU’s Academic Calendar, located here.

Service is also a priority, and the successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate an appropriate level of involvement in our newly formed department, which also offers foreign language study in Chinese, Japanese, German, Spanish, and Italian.

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

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, national literature, or related discipline by the appointment start date. We seek a candidate who has a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. This is an entry-level position. Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered.

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.

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

Applications should be sent to:
Rebecca Lockhart
Program Assistant
Department of World Languages and Literatures
Email: wll_admin@sfu.ca.

Candidates should not send any additional materials with their applications at this time.

The deadline for applications is end of day, June 28.

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.