Arts and Social Sciences

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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.

Tenure Track Assistant Professor (2) - Criminology

The School of Criminology is inviting applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to start July 1, 2020.

DUTIES:

To undertake research, teaching (at the undergraduate and graduate levels) and service in the School of Criminology.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Preference will be given to exceptional applicants with research and teaching interests in 1) Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, or Legal theory or 2) Policing, Corrections, Research Methods, or Criminological Theory, however, we will consider applicants indicating wider criminological interests. Both positions require applicants that can demonstrate excellence in research and teaching. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Criminology or a related discipline completed by the employment start date, or shortly thereafter. Applicants to the position in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, or Legal Theory must have a J.D./LL.B. in addition to a research-based doctorate (Ph.D., J.S.D., S.J.D.), completed by the employment start date, or shortly thereafter. Successful candidates are expected to develop the ability to conduct innovative research at the highest international level, and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. Ideal applicants will have or demonstrate the potential for a strong, evolving publication record, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. Further support can be provided by publications that make a recognized contribution to the literature, 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, and successful applicants will be expected to participate in innovative course delivery options that provide alternatives to traditional, ‘face-to-face’ classroom experiences, including online and other learning environments and settings. This is an entry-level position. Only those holding or those eligible to be appointed to or promoted to the rank will be considered. Both positions are subject to the availability of funding.

APPLICATIONS:

Review of applications will begin November 28, 2019. Applications will be treated in confidence and should be sent with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, and a sample publication to crimjobs@sfu.ca. Please contact Bryan Kinney, Acting Director, bkinney@sfu.ca with any questions.

The school has a well-established undergraduate program with over 900 majors and minors. It also offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of M.A. and Ph.D. There are exceptional research opportunities which include access to key research centres and institutes including the International Cyber-Crime Research Centre, the Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies, the Mental Health, Law and Policy Institute, the Centre for Forensic Research, the Centre for Restorative Justice, and the Institute on Violence, Terrorism and Security. The faculty is multi-disciplinary and, at present, consists of 30 regular full-time members.

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

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 academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

Lecturer - Criminology

The School of Criminology is inviting applications for one continuing faculty position at the rank of Lecturer to start July 1, 2020.

DUTIES:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate must have earned a Ph.D. in Criminology or a related field, completed by the employment start date, or shortly thereafter and demonstrate excellence in teaching through their submission of a teaching portfolio that includes their teaching philosophy and highlights their experience and teaching accomplishments as part of the application. The area of specialization is open. Preference will be given to applicants with a specialization in Policing, Courts, Cybercrime, or Criminological Theory. Ideal applicants will have experience teaching and developing undergraduate criminology curricula and be prepared to assist with the school's development of innovative course delivery options to provide alternatives to traditional, ‘face-to-face’ classroom experiences, including online and other learning environments and settings.

APPLICATIONS:

Review of applications for the Lecturer position will begin November 28, 2019. Applications will be treated in confidence and should be sent with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, names and contact information of three references, and a writing sample, to crimjobs@sfu.ca. Please contact Bryan Kinney, Acting Director, bkinney@sfu.ca with any questions.

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.

The School has a well-established undergraduate program with over 900 majors and minors. It also offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of M.A. and Ph.D. There are exceptional research opportunities which include access to key research centres and institutes including the International Cyber-Crime Research Centre, the Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies, the Mental Health, Law and Policy Institute, the Centre for Forensic Research, the Centre for Restorative Justice, and the Institute on Violence, Terrorism and Security. The faculty is multi-disciplinary and, at present, consists of 30 regular full-time members.

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

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 academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

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.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Ethnoecology, Indignous Knowledge & Land

The Department of First Nations Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Ethnoecology, Indigenous Knowledge, and Land at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting July 2020. Specific areas of focus in scholarship may include but are not limited to: environmental management, Indigenous science, ecological knowledge and ethnobiology, material culture studies, Indigenous community practice.

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

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

Qualifications:

The Department of First Nations Studies is seeking a candidate who will bring a deep understanding of Indigenous cultures, traditions, languages and practices as well as an understanding of Indigenous knowledge systems, methodologies, and epistemologies. A PhD completed by the appointment start date or shortly thereafter is required. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and in research and/or an active and recognized engagement with Indigenous knowledge. Long-term ethical engagement with Indigenous communities, organizations, and institutions and evidence of understanding the importance of consensus-building relationships would be an asset.

About the Department:

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

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

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

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

Application:

Review of completed applications will begin on November 29 until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of the applicant’s Indigenous teaching philosophy, and a writing sample. In addition, three confidential 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 to fnstsec@sfu.ca; Hard copies can be mailed to:

Dr. Rudy Reimer, Chair
Department of First Nations Studies-SWH 9091
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
rudyr@sfu.ca

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

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

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

Tenure-Track 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 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.

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.

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 - .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.

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.

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

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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

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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

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

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 and the Urban Studies 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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Tenure-Track Associate Professor or Professor- Simons Chair in International Law and Human Security

The School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University seeks an established scholar for a full-time, tenure track position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor to fill the Simons Chair in International Law and Human Security, a position endowed by The Simons Foundation Canada. The start date could be as early as July 1, 2020.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a social science discipline, or an SJD in law, and an outstanding record of research and teaching. The chairholder will be expected to carry out a vigorous program of research and teaching focused on the nexus of international law and human security, broadly defined. The chairholder will create new curriculum, provide intellectual leadership, and foster public understanding through conferences and symposia. The Chair is endowed with a research grant and a reduced teaching load of normally two courses per year. Appointment will be made at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, depending on qualifications.

Simon Fraser University is a leading Canadian public research university (consistently ranked #1 by Maclean’s Magazine for best comprehensive university in Canada). 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 School is based at SFU’s Vancouver campus in the heart of downtown.

This is a senior level position. Only those holding a faculty position at the Associate Professor or Professor rank will be considered. Applications will be treated in confidence and should include: a letter of application, a statement of research and teaching, one representative publication, and a curriculum vitae. Applicants should also provide the names, addresses and phone/e-mail of six academic referees of high standing. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 8, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. The position is subject to the availability of funding.

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.

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.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - 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 - 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 and the Urban Studies 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.

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 Continuing Faculty Lecturer: Spanish Language Lecturer (Amended posting)

The Department of World Languages and Literatures in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University is inviting applications for a full-time continuing faculty position in Spanish language acquisition at the rank of Lecturer starting as early as November 1, 2020.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in hand by the appointment start date, preferably in a field related to learning technology and design, and the pedagogy of language acquisition. In addition to a proven record teaching Spanish as a foreign language, preference will be given to candidates with expertise in educational technologies, instructional pedagogy and design. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years full-time experience teaching language and culture at the post-secondary level. While excellence in teaching and service are the primary criteria for this position, the preferred candidate will be able to engage students in concert with Simon Fraser University’s ongoing commitment to the development of new learning technologies. In addition, applicants should demonstrate their potential contribution to student recruitment, retention, and success with respect to the university’s highly diverse campus environment.

Responsibilities include:

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in a related field, preferably with a focus on educational technologies and design, or the pedagogy of teaching Spanish as a foreign language.
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and fluency in English.
  • Documented evidence of excellence and enthusiasm in teaching language and culture at the post-secondary level.
  • Expertise in educational online technology tools and applications for language acquisition.
  • Expertise in developing innovative approaches (flipped classroom, hybrid learning, etc.) that support and enhance student learning and success.
  • Evidence of successful mentoring at all levels.
  • Documented evidence of expertise in testing for CEFR levels and/or ACTFL assessments.

World Languages and Literatures is a newly established department located at the university’s Burnaby campus. Alongside modern language education in Arabic, Chinese, German, Persian, and Japanese, the department offers undergraduate degrees in the cross-cultural study of World Literature.

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.

Applications will be reviewed starting March 5, 2020 until the position is filled, with preference given to applications received by April 5, 2020.

Submission Method:

Applicants will submit electronically:

  • A cover letter
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A one-page teaching philosophy
  • A Teaching Dossier containing samples of course outlines and syllabi, teaching evaluations, evidence of Professional Development, commitment to service, and pedagogical engagement, as well as familiarity with the development of new learning technologies
  • The names and contact details of three referees (formal letters of reference may be requested at a later date).

Please submit the application package as one consolidated PDF.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please do not ask referees to send letters of reference; they will be contacted directly as needed.

Please address your application to the Chair of the Search Committee and send it to the Secretary to the Chair of the Department of Humanities, Ms. Carolyn Richard, humusec@sfu.ca. Email enquiries may be likewise addressed.

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