Assistant Professor – Tenure Track

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The Department of Gerontology is inviting applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment
at the rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of Mental Health and Aging, and/or Ethnicity and
Aging. The expected start date is September 1, 2018. The Department of Gerontology and the
Gerontology Research Centre (GRC) at Simon Fraser University are internationally reputed for
education, research and knowledge dissemination on multiple areas of individual and population
aging. We seek candidates who complement existing departmental strengths and have capacity
and interest in interacting with other research groups both within and outside the department.
Details about the Department and its current research and degree programs are available
at http://www.sfu.ca/gerontology.html.
QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate must hold a PhD in a related field, in addition to having
demonstrated excellence in research and teaching in the field of Gerontology. They will be
expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, effectively teach
undergraduate and graduate courses in gerontology, successfully supervise graduate students,
and participate in departmental activities. Applicants must have a strong publication record
demonstrated by publications that make a significant contribution to the literature. Effective
teaching can be demonstrated by highlights of teaching accomplishments, teaching evaluations
and evidence of strong communication skills.
This is an entry-level position (Assistant Professor) open to candidates with the equivalent of up
to approximately 10 years of relevant experience as a faculty member in a continuing research
faculty appointment. Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be
considered. The position is subject to availability of funding.
APPLICATIONS: Review of applications will begin April 1, 2018. Applications will be treated
in confidence and should include a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a summary of
research interests including a one-page outline of a potential five-year research program, a
statement of teaching philosophy, up to three recent publications (pdf format), and the names and
contact details of three individuals from whom the search committee can request letters of
reference.
Email applications and attachments (a single PDF document is preferred) to geradmin@sfu.ca
and mail a hard copy to:
Dr. Habib Chaudhury
Chair, Department of Gerontology
Simon Fraser University
#2800 – 515 W. Hastings
Vancouver, BC
V6B 5K3
NOTE:
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; however, Canadian citizens and permanent
residents will be given priority.
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 http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

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