Simon Fraser University (SFU) is located on unceded, traditional territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), and kwikwəƛ̓ əm (Kwikwetlem) First Nations.
We are actively building a diverse, inclusive community and invite applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Geographies of Racialization and Environment in the Department of Geography with an effective start date of Fall 2020.
Racialized communities (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) disproportionately struggle with profound environmental change at multiple scales.
The successful candidate will be a leader in the geographical study of racialization and its environmental manifestations.
We seek an empirically grounded and theoretically sophisticated scholar with a PhD in Geography or a related discipline.
The successful candidate’s research program will extend existing strengths of the Department of Geography and of SFU more widely.
addressing environmental concerns and creating a sustainable future; and engaging in community-based research. Knowledge mobilization to the scholarly community, professional groups, the general public, and other stakeholders, as appropriate, is expected.
Interdisciplinary work is encouraged, and cross-appointments are possible.
Experience mentoring equity-seeking faculty and students is an asset. Demonstrated collegial governance and teaching excellence is expected.
Although teaching relief will be provided to the Tier 1 CRC, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the Department of Geography, including securing financial support for graduate students.
Tier 1 Chairs are intended for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. Please see the CRC website for details and consult that website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.
This appointment opportunity is limited to candidates at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, or equivalent.
This position is contingent upon the applicant receiving a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair; therefore, only senior investigators with outstanding research outputs (e.
g. publication record, patents, prototypes, knowledge mobilization activities, performing arts activities, non-traditional forms of scholarship) relevant to their discipline, will be considered.
The position is subject to the availability of funding and to final approval by the University Board of Governors and the Tri-Agency Institutional Programs Secretariat (TIPS).
This Tier 1 CRC is tenable for seven years and may be renewed for a second term. Interested applicants are invited to review the initial appointment and renewal details of the CRC Program.
Applicants should submit a single PDF containing :
Applications should be submitted here.
The competition will remain open until the position is filled. Screening of applications will commence on 1 October 2019.
Any general inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to Tracy Brennand, Search Committee Chair, tabrenna sfu.ca.
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 candidate’s current 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.
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.