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Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) – Alternative Energy Conversion Systems

The School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering (MSE) at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Alternative Energy Conversion Systems. The individual will have a broad perspective of analysis, design, and testing emerging materials and advanced energy conversion systems including fuel cell technologies, battery systems, cooling systems, and energy storage. This is an appointment at the Full Professor level with tenure, with a home appointment in MSE. We are seeking a chairholder with a prominent international profile and an excellent record of research achievements, publication, grants acquisition, as well as teaching and training of highly qualified personnel (HQP). The successful candidate will also have a track-record of national and international collaboration. SFU also recognizes the value of mentoring, professional service, and nontraditional areas of research and research outputs. Demonstrated experience in increasing diversity in the institutional environment is also an asset.

In coordination with the MSE and SFU’s Strategic Research Plan, the successful applicant will immediately prepare a research program proposal compliant with CRC requirements. This proposal, and applicant qualifications, will be vetted by the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat. The CRC position is tenable for seven years.

This position is limited to current tenured faculty members at SFU. All SFU faculty members who meet the stated requirements are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. 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 workforce, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, 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 who belong to underrepresented groups in engineering fields are particularly encouraged to apply.

The position is subject to final approval by the University Board of Governors and the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat. 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.

To apply, provide a full Curriculum Vitae with details of research, teaching, HQP training, scholarly record, research funding, and collaborations; an outline of research and expertise as it applies specifically to requirements identified in the position description; and the names and email addresses of three referees who are experts in the field, and who are compliant with established CRC criteria.

Submit applications to:

Dr. Farid Golnaraghi
Director, School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering
Simon Fraser University
Surrey, BC

Submit by 4:00 pm, January 10, 2018. This competition will remain open until the position is filled. Review of applications will commence on January 15, 2018. Applications and inquiries may be directed to Dr. Farid Golnaraghi at