Faculty of Environment

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Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) - Surface Water Hydrology

The Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University, in Burnaby, British Columbia, invites applications for a tenure-track position in surface water hydrology. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and will begin 1 August 2019.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in surface water hydrology that integrates field hydrology with numerical modelling, Earth observation, and/or statistical hydrology.  Their research focus could range from small-basins to big-river scale and may include ecohydrology. They will build an externally-funded research program that complements and contributes to our research strengths in the water sciences and global environmental change. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in research, and the clear promise of excellence in teaching, and will pursue collaboration across campus and beyond. They will develop an effective graduate training program, teach graduate and undergraduate courses in hydrology and other courses in the Physical Geography program. We seek candidates who will contribute positively and constructively to the department work environment and will participate in community building and collegial governance.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University, located in Metro Vancouver, 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 positions are subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. at the time they apply for the position. Candidates should submit a single pdf including a cover letter (with explicit statement of citizenship and/or residency status) explaining their interest in the position, a research statement outlining their achievements and a future research plan as they relate to the position and departmental research foci, a curriculum vitae, and a one page statement of teaching experience and philosophy. They should arrange for three letters of reference to accompany their application.

Submit applications and references by webform.  The deadline for applications is 15 February 2019. If you have any questions, please contact the Search Committee’s secretary at geogsec@sfu.ca.

Search Committee chair:
Professor Tracy Brennand
Department of Geography
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6

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

Assistant Professorship (Tenure-Track) in Urban Social Change

The Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University, in Burnaby, British Columbia, invites applications for a tenure-track position in urban social change. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and will begin 1 September 2019.

The ideal candidate will be a geographer whose work addresses the dynamics of urban social change across the following axes of social difference: ability, age, class, ethnicity, gender, health, Indigeneity, immigration status, race and/or sexuality.

They will have expertise in the critical analysis of urban life, including but not limited to one or more of the following: decolonization; governance and planning; housing, home and belonging; marginalization and stigmatization; social movements; social reproduction; and urban crises and transformations.

They will build an externally-funded research program that complements and contributes to our research strengths in The City and strengthens SFUs contributions to public discourse and policy. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence, or the clear promise of excellence, in research and teaching, and will pursue collaboration across campus and beyond.

They will demonstrate the capacity to develop an effective graduate training program, teach graduate and undergraduate courses in urban and social geography and other courses in the Human Geography program. We seek candidates who will contribute positively and constructively to the department work environment and will participate in community building and collegial governance.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University, located in Metro Vancouver, is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including persons with disabilities, people of colour, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All positions are subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in geography or a related discipline at the time they apply for the position. Candidates should submit a single pdf including a cover letter (with an explicit statement of citizenship and/or residency status) outlining their research strengths and future research plans as they relate to the position and departmental research clusters, a curriculum vitae, and a one page statement of teaching experience and philosophy. They should arrange for three letters of reference to accompany their application.

Submit applications by webform and references by webform.  The deadline for applications is 1 February 2019. If you have any questions, please contact the Search Committee’s secretary at geogsec@sfu.ca.

Search Committee chair
Professor Tracy Brennand
Department of Geography
Simon Fraser University,
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6

Lecturer - Geography and Environmental Science

The Department of Geography and the Environmental Science Program invite applications for a Lecturer with teaching responsibilities in both programs. The academic home for the appointment will be the Department of Geography.

This position is a continuing teaching (non-research) appointment, preferably starting 1 January 2019. Applicants should have a PhD and training in the natural sciences relevant to this position. They should demonstrate excellence, or the promise of excellence, in teaching, and demonstrate a commitment to apply experiential learning and innovative pedagogy.

In Geography, the successful candidate will mainly teach large enrolment geography courses that integrate science and social science perspectives, and courses that develop professional communication skills and facilitate career development. The ability to teach core physical geography courses will be an asset. In Environmental Science, the successful candidate will teach core environmental science courses and a course within the program in their area of specialization. The ability to teach quantitative skills will be an asset.

Preference will be given to candidates who can successfully teach students from a range of science and non-science backgrounds. We seek candidates who will contribute positively and constructively to our work environments and participate in community-building and collegial governance.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University, located in Metro Vancouver, 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 positions are subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Candidates should submit a single pdf including a cover letter (with indication of citizenship and/or residency status), a curriculum vitae, and a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, teaching evaluations, and actual and potential course outlines relevant to the position). They should arrange for three letters of reference to accompany their application.

Submit applications by webform. Submit references by webform. The deadline for applications is 1 September 2018. If you have any questions, please contact the Search Committee’s secretary at geogsec@sfu.ca.

Search Committee chair:
Professor Tracy Brennand
Department of Geography
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6

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 in Watershed Sciences

The School of Environmental Sciences at Simon Fraser University, in Burnaby, British Columbia, invites applications for a faculty position in watershed sciences. The appointment will likely be at the Associate Professor level, but exceptional candidates at the Assistant Professor level will be considered.

The ideal candidate is a physical scientist interested in watershed-scale research questions, with an ability and interest in working collaboratively with other water scientists, such as those interested in biology and ecology. We welcome applications from highly motivated individuals in a broad range of fields related to physical watershed processes. Potential topics of study could include ecohydrology, ecogeomorphology, watershed-scale geomorphology, watershed management, and restoration science. The successful applicant will contribute to a diverse research and teaching community at SFU, joining a group of physical and biological water scientists, spread across Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Geography, and Resource and Environmental Management.

The successful candidate should have demonstrated research excellence through the development of a vigorous, high-profile, and externally-funded research program. The candidate will help build an integrated water sciences group within the new School of Environmental Science. Associate member status with other units on campus will facilitate diverse opportunities for graduate student training. Teaching responsibilities will include delivering select courses in support of the interdisciplinary Environmental Science undergraduate program and the Masters of Ecological Restoration program.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University, located in Metro Vancouver, 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 positions are subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Candidates, please submit a single pdf to EVSCHire@sfu.ca that includes:

1. A one-page cover letter (include a statement of citizenship and/or residency status)

2. A two-page statement of research experience, interests, and future directions

3. A full CV that includes a list of publications, teaching experience, and graduate/post-doc supervision

4. Names and contact information of three references

The deadline for applications is May 1, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Ho, Manager, Environmental Science at EVSC_Mgr@sfu.ca.

Search Committee chair:
Dr. Jeremy Venditti, Director 
School of Environmental Sciences
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6

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

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