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Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs in Stem Cell Biology - Posted June 25, 2019

Simon Fraser University, Canada’s leading comprehensive university, is investing in research programs that highlight the power of transformational research that impacts society. As part of a strategic initiative, SFU now seeks to appoint two Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs (CRC)1, research-intensive faculty positions, in stem cell biology with a potential start date of September 2020.

One chairholder will work in the area of developmental neuroscience or neurodegeneration, while the other is open, with a preference for cancer, cardiac, or immunological stem cell research. This CRC appointment opportunity is intended for emerging scholars in stem cell biology, at the rank of assistant or associate professor (or those who possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed to these levels). We seek candidates who engage in basic stem cell biology and investigate mechanisms with translational research opportunities relevant to disease. The successful candidates will join a vibrant and growing community of neuroscientists, and cell and molecular biologists conducting fundamental to translational research across multiple departments. Successful candidates are expected to be highly collaborative with SFU faculty, regional hospitals, and industry partners, such as StemCell Technologies (Burnaby, BC). They are also expected to bring innovative experimental approaches or novel modes of exploiting existing methods to complement and expand existing strengths at SFU. Candidates with experience, or an interest, in applying automated high-throughput screening and/or analysis to stem cells are preferred. See the Centre for High-Throughput Chemical Biology webpage for more information.

Faculty appointed to these positions are expected to gradually assume leadership roles in bridging existing research strengths in molecular, cellular, and systems-level biology at SFU. Though teaching relief will be provided during the course of the Tier 2 Chair, successful applicants will also be expected to contribute to the teaching mission of their home department. These positions are contingent upon the applicants receiving a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair; therefore, investigators with outstanding publication records will be considered. The positions are subject to the availability of funding and to final approval by the University Board of Governors and the CRC Secretariat. Each 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.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants should submit a single PDF containing a cover letter, a CV including a list of publications, the names of 3 referees, a 1 page teaching statement, and a 3-4 page document summarizing their qualifications and vision for a 5-year research program. This latter document should also indicate how their research program would capitalize on and enhance existing research strengths at Simon Fraser University. Candidates will be evaluated based on their ability to bring diversity to Simon Fraser University, research merit and potential, and their fit to stem cell biology in basic and health research.

Applications should be submitted here.
For inquiries, please contact:
Dr. Michael Silverman Chair,

Stem Cell Search Committee Associate Dean of Research | Faculty of Science
Simon Fraser University
Email: sciadr@sfu.ca

Screening of applications will commence on October 15, 2019.

The competition will remain open until the positions are filled. The successful candidates could be appointed as early as September 2020. The Search Committee will recommend candidates for ratification by the appropriate home department; each candidate’s home department will be determined based on the candidate’s research program and interests, and likely will be Biological Sciences, Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Chemistry, and/or Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. Cross-departmental appointments among these and other departments, e.g., Engineering Science, are also possible.

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 in their application how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them. 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.

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, specifically 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.

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. 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.

SFU respectfully acknowledges that it is located on the unceded ancestral and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl ̓ ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓ ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), and kʷikʷəƛ ̓ əm (Kwikwetlem) Nations.

1Tier 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 the office for Institutional Strategic Awards.

Teaching Faculty Position - Plant Biology & Plant Physiology 

The Department of Biological Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a continuing teaching faculty appointment at the rank of Lecturer.

The successful applicant will be a dedicated and innovative teacher, responsible for instructing courses in plant biology and plant physiology. Individuals must have the ability to instruct both lecture and laboratory courses, across all years, using modern, evidence-based teaching approaches. Areas of expertise should include the biology of plants and algae, from structural and physiological perspectives. Additional expertise in biology of fungi and/or developmental biology of plants would be an asset. All lecturers in the department also contribute to our first-year laboratory courses (for majors and non-majors), and there may be opportunities to develop and teach additional courses, depending on personal interest and departmental needs. Excellent communication and relevant laboratory skills are essential. Leadership in curriculum development, training and supervision of teaching assistants, and contributions to department and university service are expected. Applicants should be collaborative and able to work well in a team that includes other faculty members, graduate student teaching assistants, and technical support staff.

The successful applicant will join a large, congenial, community-engaged department that has a broad teaching and research mission with 43 faculty, including 9 teaching faculty. We teach and train about 600 undergraduate majors in three concentrations (Cells, Molecules & Physiology; Ecology, Evolution & Conservation; Open), have close teaching collaborations with other life science departments in the Faculty of Science, and also serve many students from other Faculties.

Minimum qualifications include a Masters degree in a relevant area of biological sciences, plus teaching experience in post-secondary biology courses. Preferred qualifications include experience as a lecturer and/or lab instructor (with primary responsibility for instruction) in a breadth of biology courses, with a focus on plants and physiology. We strongly prefer applicants with demonstrated qualifications and past success in finding innovative solutions to challenges in teaching, course design, and curriculum development. Salary will be commensurate with experience (www.sfu.ca/faculty-relations/salary.html). Anticipated starting date is September 1, 2020.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae including teaching experience and impact, and a one-page statement of teaching approach and accomplishments in a single PDF to Dr. Isabelle Côté, Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, via an online application form here.

Selected candidates will be asked to submit a teaching dossier including evidence of teaching effectiveness and innovation, and to have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. Questions about the application process can be directed to the Chair’s secretary (biscsec@sfu.ca).

Applicants will be considered until the position is filled, but applications received before March 25, 2020 will receive first consideration. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. This position is contingent on final budgetary approval.

Simon Fraser University, located in the greater Vancouver area, 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 appointments are subject to budgetary authorization. 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.

Teaching Faculty Position - Genetics & Microbiology

The Department of Biological Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a continuing teaching faculty appointment at the rank of Lecturer.

The successful applicant will be a dedicated and innovative teacher, responsible for instructing courses in genetics and microbiology. Individuals must have the ability to instruct both lecture and laboratory courses, across all years, using modern, evidence-based teaching approaches. Areas of expertise should include microbiology, genetics, and molecular biology. All lecturers in the department also contribute to our first-year laboratory courses (for majors and non-majors), and there may be opportunities to develop and teach additional courses, depending on personal interest and departmental needs. Excellent communication and relevant laboratory skills are essential. Leadership in curriculum development, training and supervision of teaching assistants, and contributions to department and university service are expected. Applicants should be collaborative and able to work well in a team that includes other faculty members, graduate student teaching assistants, and technical support staff.

The successful applicant will join a large, congenial, community-engaged department that has a broad teaching and research mission with 43 faculty, including 9 teaching faculty. We teach and train about 600 undergraduate majors in three concentrations (Cells, Molecules & Physiology; Ecology, Evolution & Conservation; Open), have close teaching collaborations with other life science departments in the Faculty of Science, and also serve many students from other Faculties.

Minimum qualifications include a Masters degree in a relevant area of biological sciences, plus teaching experience in post-secondary biology courses. Preferred qualifications include experience as a lecturer and/or lab instructor (with primary responsibility for instruction) in a breadth of biology courses, with a focus on microbiology and genetics. We strongly prefer applicants with demonstrated qualifications and past success in finding innovative solutions to challenges in teaching, course design, and curriculum development. Salary will be commensurate with experience (www.sfu.ca/faculty-relations/salary.html). Anticipated starting date is September 1, 2020.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae including teaching experience, and a one-page statement of teaching approach and accomplishments in a single PDF to Dr. Isabelle Côté, Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, via an online application form here.

Selected candidates will be asked to submit a teaching dossier including evidence of teaching effectiveness and innovation, and to have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. Questions about the application process can be directed to the Chair’s secretary (biscsec@sfu.ca).

Applicants will be considered until the position is filled, but applications received before March 25, 2020 will receive first consideration. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. This position is contingent on final budgetary approval.

Simon Fraser University, located in the greater Vancouver area, 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 appointments are subject to budgetary authorization. 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 Professorship in Resource Geoscience and Geotechnics

The Department of Earth Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for an Endowed Chair in Resource Geoscience and Geotechnics at the Associate Professor level, commencing as early as January 2021. A PhD is required as is previous professional (e.g. academic or industry) experience.

The Endowed Chair will provide academic leadership in support of British Columbia’s resource industry, through training and research in geological engineering and engineering geology and geotechnics. The Department has state-of-the-art remote sensing and 3D visualization facilities, and geomechanical software upon which the candidate will ideally capitalize.

Candidates with expertise in soil and rock mechanics, and who currently lead field- and computationally-based research examining geohazards related to the resource sector and natural hazards are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will develop an internationally recognized, externally funded research program, and supervise both Masters- and Doctoral-level graduate students. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate level courses that support the environmental geoscience curriculum, specifically Introduction to Soil and Rock Engineering and Resource Geotechnics.

The candidate is expected to become a registered Professional Engineer or Geoscientist in British Columbia. For additional information about this position, see the Earth Sciences website.

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.

The University acknowledges the potential impact of career interruptions on a candidate’s record of research productivity, and encourages candidates to explain such interruptions.

Applicants are requested to submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and the names, titles, affiliations and contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) of three referees. Electronic applications are mandatory. Review of applications will begin January 20, 2020.

Applications should be directed to Dr. Brent Ward, Chair, Department of Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC. eascsec@sfu.ca

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Computational Probability

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science and the Department of Mathematics at Simon Fraser University invite applications for a full-time tenuretrack appointment in Computational Probability at the Assistant Professor rank to commence September 1, 2020 (flexible). Any areas of expertise will be considered, but among the areas of particular interest are: applied probability, stochastic processes, high-dimensional inference, stochastic optimization, and modelling. The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment in the two departments.

Candidates must have a PhD in Statistics, Mathematics or a closely related field, outstanding research record or potential, and evidence of excellence in teaching. We encourage applications from candidates who will actively engage in both departments and will collaborate with other scientists who have data and/or work in related research areas. Candidates must also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

The primary responsibilities of the position include developing and maintaining an active, externally funded research program; teaching a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in both departments; and participating in departmental, university, and professional service. The successful candidate will also be expected to supervise students in our Master’s and PhD programs.

Applicants should apply using Mathjobs. The application must include a cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in the position, a full curriculum vitae, a concise description of research area and program, a brief description of teaching experience and philosophy, and the names and addresses of four references. Candidates should arrange to have the reference letters submitted on their behalf. Questions about the position can be directed to the Chair of the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, Dr. Tim Swartz, care of the Chair’s Secretary, Kelly Jay at stchsec@sfu.ca. Screening of applicants will commence on January 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is comprised of 18 continuing faculty members in Statistics, and five in Actuarial Science. The department is recognized internationally for its research strengths in developing methodology for the statistical and data sciences. It is also the new permanent home of the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI). The Department of Mathematics comprises 42 faculty with a broad range of research and teaching interests, with a focus on computational mathematics and growing strength in data science. Both Departments are internationally recognized for their academic excellence.

Simon Fraser University’s main campus is located in Burnaby, BC, a suburb of Vancouver. The campus sits atop a forested mountain in a region renowned for its scenic beauty. The metropolitan area offers tremendous opportunity for outdoor activities, as well as cultural diversity. Vancouver is perennially listed among the world’s most livable cities.

The position is subject to budgetary approval.

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 1 or 2 Canada Research Chair in Quantum Information Science -- Date Posted: June 3, 2019

The Department of Physics at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a Tier 1 or Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Quantum Information Science. This is a tenure or tenuretrack appointment at the Assistant, Associate, or full Professor level, dependent upon qualifications. We are seeking exceptional candidates to join and strengthen the current quantum information science efforts at SFU and to help shape the future activities of the SFU group. Experimentalists and theorists working in quantum information and associated technologies are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be evaluated in relation to their peers at similar career stages.

The successful candidate will be nominated for a Tier 1 or Tier 2 CRC. The CRC component of this position is tenable for five years (Tier 2) or seven years (Tier 1), and is renewable once. Interested applicants are encouraged to review the initial appointment and chair renewal details of the CRC Program.

Tier 1 Chairs are intended for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. 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 the office for Institutional Strategic Awards.

Applicants should submit a full curriculum vitae with details of research, teaching and HQP training, scholarly record, funding and collaborations, and a 1-2 page research proposal. In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be supplied in confidence.

Address applications and reference letters to: Dr. Jeff Sonier, Chair, Department of Physics, submitting via an online application form.

All qualified candidates, both in Canada and outside Canada, are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Government of Canada regulations, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

SFU 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, specifically 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.

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.

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.

This competition will remain open until the position is filled. Review of applications will commence on September 9, 2019. Any inquiries may be directed to the Assistant to the Chair at physcsec@sfu.ca.

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

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Computational Probability

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science and the Department of Mathematics at Simon Fraser University invite applications for a full-time tenuretrack appointment in Computational Probability at the Assistant Professor rank to commence September 1, 2020 (flexible). Any areas of expertise will be considered, but among the areas of particular interest are: applied probability, stochastic processes, high-dimensional inference, stochastic optimization, and modelling. The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment in the two departments.

Candidates must have a PhD in Statistics, Mathematics or a closely related field, outstanding research record or potential, and evidence of excellence in teaching. We encourage applications from candidates who will actively engage in both departments and will collaborate with other scientists who have data and/or work in related research areas. Candidates must also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

The primary responsibilities of the position include developing and maintaining an active, externally funded research program; teaching a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in both departments; and participating in departmental, university, and professional service. The successful candidate will also be expected to supervise students in our Master’s and PhD programs.

Applicants should apply using Mathjobs. The application must include a cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in the position, a full curriculum vitae, a concise description of research area and program, a brief description of teaching experience and philosophy, and the names and addresses of four references. Candidates should arrange to have the reference letters submitted on their behalf. Questions about the position can be directed to the Chair of the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, Dr. Tim Swartz, care of the Chair’s Secretary, Kelly Jay at stchsec@sfu.ca. Screening of applicants will commence on January 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is comprised of 18 continuing faculty members in Statistics, and five in Actuarial Science. The department is recognized internationally for its research strengths in developing methodology for the statistical and data sciences. It is also the new permanent home of the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI). The Department of Mathematics comprises 42 faculty with a broad range of research and teaching interests, with a focus on computational mathematics and growing strength in data science. Both Departments are internationally recognized for their academic excellence.

Simon Fraser University’s main campus is located in Burnaby, BC, a suburb of Vancouver. The campus sits atop a forested mountain in a region renowned for its scenic beauty. The metropolitan area offers tremendous opportunity for outdoor activities, as well as cultural diversity. Vancouver is perennially listed among the world’s most livable cities.

The position is subject to budgetary approval.

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 Position in Actuarial Science

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Actuarial Science at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank to commence September 1, 2020 (flexible). Any areas of expertise will be considered, but areas of particular interest are: property and casualty (P&C) insurance, and predictive analytics.

Candidates must have a PhD in Actuarial Science or a closely related field, outstanding research record or potential, and evidence of excellence in teaching. We encourage applications from candidates who will engage in collaboration with other scientists who have data and/or work in related research areas. Preference will be given to qualified candidates who are credentialed members—Associate or Fellow—of an actuarial professional organisation such as the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA), the Society of Actuaries (SOA), the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS). Candidates must also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

The primary responsibilities of the position include developing and maintaining an active, externally funded research program; teaching a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in actuarial science; and participating in departmental, university, and professional service. The successful candidate will also be expected to supervise students in our Actuarial Science Masters’ program and in the Department’s PhD program in Statistics with concentration in Actuarial Science.

The application must include a cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in the position, a full curriculum vitae, a concise description of research area and program, a description of teaching experience and philosophy, and the names and addresses of four references. Applications should be submitted to the department Chair, Dr. Tim Swartz, care of the Chair’s Secretary, Kelly Jay, at stchsec@sfu.ca. Candidates should arrange to have the reference letters submitted directly to the same address on their behalf. Questions about the position can be directed to the same address. Screening of applicants will commence on January 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is comprised of 18 continuing faculty members in Statistics, and five in Actuarial Science. The department is recognized internationally for its academic excellence and is the new permanent home of the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI). Simon Fraser University is recognized as a Center of Actuarial Excellence by the SOA and has been a fully accredited program since the implementation of the University Accreditation Program by the CIA.

Simon Fraser University’s main campus is located in Burnaby, BC, a suburb of Vancouver. The campus sits atop a forested mountain in a region renowned for its scenic beauty. The metropolitan area offers tremendous opportunity for outdoor activities, as well as cultural diversity. Vancouver is perennially listed among the world’s most livable cities.

The position is subject to budgetary approval.

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 in Data Science

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Data Science at the Assistant Professor rank to commence September 1, 2020 (flexible). Any areas of expertise will be considered, but among the areas of particular interest are: big data, statistical/machine learning, computational statistics, image and text processing, industrial applications, causal inference, spatial statistics, data visualization, uncertainty quantification, and high-dimensional statistics.

Candidates must have a PhD in Statistics or a closely related field, outstanding research record or potential, and evidence of excellence in teaching. We encourage applications from candidates who will engage in collaboration with other scientists who have data and/or work in related research areas. Candidates must also have excellent interpersonal, computational, and communication skills.

The primary responsibilities of the position include developing and maintaining an active, externally funded research program; teaching a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in our department; and participating in departmental, university, and professional service. The successful candidate will also be expected to supervise students in our Master’s and PhD programs.

The application must include a cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in the position, a full curriculum vitae, a concise description of research area and program, a brief description of teaching experience and philosophy, and the names and addresses of four references. Applications should be submitted to the department Chair, Dr. Tim Swartz, care of the Chair’s Secretary, Kelly Jay, at stchsec@sfu.ca. Candidates should arrange to have the reference letters submitted directly to the same address on their behalf. Questions about the position can be directed to the same address. Screening of applicants will commence on January 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is comprised of 18 continuing faculty members in Statistics, and five in Actuarial Science. The department is recognized internationally for its academic excellence and is the new permanent home of the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI).

Simon Fraser University’s main campus is located in Burnaby, BC, a suburb of Vancouver. The campus sits atop a forested mountain in a region renowned for its scenic beauty. The metropolitan area offers tremendous opportunity for outdoor activities, as well as cultural diversity. Vancouver is perennially listed among the world’s most livable cities.

The position is subject to budgetary approval.

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.