Faculty of Environment

Posted positions are listed below each department.  If no positions are listed, please check the department's web site.

Assistant Professor (tenure track) position in Museum Practice and Indigenous Archaeology or Indigenous Material Heritage Conservation and Outreach 

The Department of Archaeology at Simon Fraser University seeks to fill one Assistant Professor (tenure track) position in Museum Practice and Indigenous Archaeology or Indigenous Material Heritage Conservation and Outreach that will directly advance Simon Fraser University’s Truth and Reconciliation Plan. Priority will be to fill the Museum Practice and Indigenous Archaeology position.  For the Museum Practice and Indigenous Archaeology candidate we seek a colleague with a research focus on conveying narratives of North American Indigenous history using ancestral belongings (with or without oral history). For the Indigenous Material Heritage Conservation and Outreach candidate we seek a candidate with a research focus on improving conservation methods and data sharing practices and technologies related to North American artifact types and archaeological sites, including laser scanning, 3D-printed replication, virtual realities, and other emergent methods.  Preferred start date of May 1, 2023.

All candidates must have a PhD with an archaeology-related research specialization, museum experience, and an active research program. Applicants should also have expertise or strong interests in:

  • stewardship, curation, effective public presentation of culturally sensitive materials and/or sharing data linked to museum collections;
  • the ability to develop and lead the new Museum Studies Certificate; 
  • collections-based research collaborations with the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Director and other colleagues; 
  • supervising and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students; and 
  • developing and delivering courses in archaeological conservation, management of archaeological collections, cultural property law and ethics, repatriation, museum data management, and related fields.

The deadline for receiving all application materials, including a maximum 2-page cover letter, a 1-page teaching statement, a 1-page research statement, curriculum vitae, and museum experience portfolio, is January 18, 2023. Please submit your application to archasst@sfu.ca Attn: Hugo Cardoso, Chair. Please indicate which position you are applying for in your cover letter. Candidates who are selected for an interview will be required to submit a teaching portfolio and three reference letters.

We especially encourage individuals 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 to apply.

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

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

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, refer to the Collection Notice

Assistant Professor of Indigenous Geographies

The Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Indigenous Geographies. Simon Fraser University is one of British Columbia's leading research universities with campuses located on the unceded traditional territories of the səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples.  The tentative start date for this position is July 15, 2023.

This position will enhance or expand the current research and teaching strengths of the Geography Department in feminist political ecology, climate science, environmental change, water sciences, anti-colonial and critical geographies of race, spatial science, health geographies and/or urban geographies. We seek candidates who have research expertise in Indigenous geographies and centre Indigenous knowledge, epistemologies and methods in their research and teaching. We are especially interested in candidates whose research:

  • Explores the spatial dimensions of Indigenous ecological or environmental knowledge, resistance, resurgence, legal orders, and/or relations to land

and/or

  • Addresses issues of climate crisis and/or climate justice, situating climate change in the context of longer-standing formations, including colonialism, racial capitalism, environmental racism, and colonial hetero-patriarchy, to shed light on the uneven distribution of climate change’s drivers and consequences

Candidates should have a PhD in Geography or a related discipline in hand at the time of the employment. PhD candidates with solid indication of imminent completion may be hired at the rank of Instructor and will be promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor upon completion of the PhD. We seek candidates with outstanding potential for excellence in research, in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, and in collegial service. Experience practicing land-based scholarship is an asset.

The Department of Geography values diversity, equity, and inclusion and we are committed to reconciliation and hiring faculty who will work to advance these objectives. We strongly encourage people who identify as Indigenous, are accepted by a present-day Indigenous community and who have historic ties to that Indigenous community to apply.

Applications should include:

  • a cover letter summarizing the applicant’s experience, qualifications, and interest in the position
  • a complete CV
  • the name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact information of three academic references.
  • a 1–2 page research statement (outlining experience, interests, and future directions as they relate to departmental research strengths and potential contributions to reconciliation through research and service to the community)
  • two samples of relevant publications or manuscripts, and
  • a 1-2 page teaching statement (including past and/or potential contributions to reconciliation through teaching and mentoring)

Please submit your application as a single PDF formatted document electronically to geogsec@sfu.ca, addressed to:

Tracy Brennand, Chair, Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, B.C., CANADA V5A 1S6

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled, with priority given to completed applications received prior to February 3, 2023.

For more information about Geography, visit the web site: http://www.sfu.ca/geography.html.

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

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

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

Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Environmental Data Analysis

THE POSITION:

The School of Environmental Science at Simon Fraser University seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Data Analysis at the assistant professor rank. We seek a scholar with a quantitative background in Applied Environmental Statistics, with preference for interests in quantitative aspects of Marine Science and Restoration Ecology.  Candidates using computational and statistical tools to help study and manage anthropogenic stresses on marine and biological systems are preferred.  As part of their teaching requirements, this individual will teach a lower division course on quantitative skills (statistics, coding, numerical modeling) for Environmental Scientists along with an upper division/graduate level course in Environmental Data Analysis. In addition, all SES faculty are expected to be able to teach core courses for our undergraduate major when needed. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in environmental science, statistical ecology, applied statistics, or a closely related field, by the employment start date. Anticipated start date is September 2023.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and graduate supervision.  Excellence in research can be demonstrated through publications in top venues as well as demonstration of broader impact of research outcomes as shown through, for example, research citations, research awards, and successful development of a funded research program. Excellence in teaching can be demonstrated through successful teaching experiences with quantitative courses, demonstrated commitment to teaching, and the creation of inclusive classrooms.  Excellence in graduate supervision can be demonstrated through an existing track record of successful graduate student mentorship, other mentorship activities, and demonstration of supervisory potential.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:

Formed in 2019, the School of Environmental Science is a growing department within the Faculty of Environment at Simon Fraser University, committed to training the next generation of interdisciplinary scientists prepared to tackle global environmental problems. Simon Fraser University is recognized globally for academic and research excellence. It is ranked as Canada’s top comprehensive university and its vision is to be Canada’s most engaged university. SFU has three vibrant campuses located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, on whose traditional territories its campuses stand, in British Columbia’s largest municipalities - Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver - and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world. By recognizing these unceded territories, SFU aspires to create space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit your application as a single PDF file document which contains the following:

  • A concise cover letter that addresses: 1) candidate’s legal status to work in Canada, 2) reasons for applying to the position, and 3) a narrative description highlighting evidence that the candidate meets the job qualifications and can effectively perform the listed job duties.
  • A complete up-to-date curriculum vitae that lists the candidate's education and employment history, publications and conference presentations, funding and awards, student supervision, collaborations/partnerships, teaching experience, and service activities.
  • A research statement (maximum two pages) that describes the candidate's research experience, goals, and a five-year plan for their research program.
  • A teaching statement (maximum one page) that describes the candidate's teaching philosophy, experience, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  • A statement (maximum one page) describing past and potential contributions to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion within research, service, and teaching.
  • Two samples of relevant peer-reviewed publications.
  • The names, titles, and email addresses of 3 or 4 referees. Referees will be contacted by SFU for candidates advancing to the later stages of the selection process.

Reference letters will only be requested from short-listed candidates. Applications must be received no later than Monday, December 19th, 2022 and sent to ses_grad@sfu.ca, addressed to:

Dr. Karen Kohfeld, Director
School of Environmental Science, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, B.C., CANADA V5A 1S6
TEL: 778-782-5613

For more information about the School of Environmental Science, visit our website: http://www.sfu.ca/evsc.html

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

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

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 in Indigenous Law & Environmental Planning

About the Program and Job Description

Simon Fraser University’s School of Resource and Environmental Management respectfully and with gratitude acknowledges that we work on the shared Unceded Traditional Territories of the Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm (Musqueam), səl̓ ilw̓ ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), q̓ íc̓ əy̓ (Katzie), qʼʷa:n̓ ƛʼən̓ (Kwantlen), Qayqayt and numerous Stó:lō Nations in Vancouver, Burnaby, and Surrey. We acknowledge and support the sovereignty and rights of Indigenous nations over their lands.

The School of Resource and Environmental Management (REM) is an applied graduate and undergraduate school in which both social and natural scientists apply inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to research in resource and environmental management. Our mission is to inspire leadership and improve decision-making in environmental management through internationally recognized research, education, professional practice, and community engagement to support a socially just and ecologically sustainable world.

We seek to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Indigenous Law and Environmental Planning at the Assistant Professor rank and invite applications from Ph.D. (or Ph.D. near completion) or L.L.M. holders who will develop a nationally and internationally recognized program of research, teaching, and knowledge mobilization in this field. We especially encourage individuals who can demonstrate lived Indigenous experience, including connections to and engagement with Indigenous communities, organizations, and/or institutions, with emphasis in Canada and/or the United States to apply.

Qualifications

(1)   Candidates will have a strong background in Indigenous and settler governance/legal systems and/or environmental and planning law and policy.

(2)   Candidates will have experience working across disciplines, collaborating with both natural and social scientists, and engaging with sectors outside academia. Candidates will have experience disseminating and/or mobilizing their research findings to diverse audiences outside the academy such as policy makers, practitioners, and communities.

We encourage applications from

(3)   Candidates with research expertise in Indigenous governance/law, Aboriginal law, environmental planning, resource management, and/or environmental and social impact assessment.

(4)   Candidates with a law degree or demonstrated expertise in Indigenous or environmental and planning law/legal considerations.

(5)   Candidates with intent on conducting research in British Columbia as a component of their research program, in collaboration with Indigenous communities.

The successful candidate will conduct research, supervise graduate students, and practice inclusive teaching in graduate and undergraduate courses such as environmental and planning law, environmental and social impact assessment, Indigenous governance, and policy (all inclusive of Indigenous perspectives and approaches). The expected start date is July 1 or November 1, 2023.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit:

  • A cover letter summarizing their application,
  • A Curriculum Vitae,
  • Two samples of relevant publications, and
  • A brief (2-4 page) statement of their research vision, perspectives on knowledge mobilization, and teaching/mentoring philosophy.

Reference letters will only be requested from short-listed candidates. Applications must be received no later than December 7, 2022. Please submit your application as a single PDF formatted document to remdir_assist@sfu.ca, addressed to:

Dr. Andréanne Doyon

Director Planning Program, School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, B.C., CANADA V5A 1S6

TEL: 778-782-3074

For more information about REM, visit the web site: http://www.sfu.ca/rem.html.

We recognize the unceded traditional territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil- Waututh), Katzie, and Kwikwetlem Nations, on which Simon Fraser University's three campuses stand. We are committed to reconciliation through dialogue and collaborative research in support for Indigenous-led initiatives.

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

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/collection_notice.html