Faculty of Environment

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

Assistant Professorship in Remote Sensing of Global Environmental Change

The Department of Geography invites applications for a tenure-track position in Remote Sensing of Global Environmental Change. This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin July 1, 2020.

We seek a candidate who is pursuing transformative research in global environmental change through innovation in remote sensing. The ideal candidate will build an externally funded research program in remote sensing that complements and contributes to our research strengths in geographic information science and global environmental change. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in research, an openness to interdisciplinary collaboration, and will establish a vibrant graduate research group. They will show the clear promise of excellence in teaching cutting-edge undergraduate and graduate courses in remote sensing. The ability to teach Physical Geography courses is an asset. We seek candidates who will contribute positively and constructively to the department work environment and will participate in collegial governance and community building.

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. in Geography or a related discipline at the time of appointment. Candidates should submit a single pdf including a one-page cover letter (with explicit statement of citizenship and/or residency status) explaining their interest in the position, a two-page research statement outlining their experience, interests and future directions as they relate to the position and departmental research strengths, a full curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and a one-page diversity statement explaining their experiences and commitments to diversity. They should arrange for three letters of reference to accompany their application.

Applications should be submitted by webform. References should be submitted by webform. The deadline for applications is August 30, 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.

Term Lecturer Position - Urban Studies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Applications should be sent to:
Ms. Terri Evans, Program Manager
Urban Studies Program
SFU Vancouver
2nd Floor, 515 W. Hastings St.,
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3.

Materials can be sent electronically to: urban@sfu.ca. Candidates should not send any additional materials with their applications at this time.

Review of applications will begin on April 23, 2019.

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

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

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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