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Sustainable Energy Engineering: Tenure-Track Faculty Positions
Simon Fraser University

Date Posted Feb. 1, 2023
Title Sustainable Energy Engineering: Tenure-Track Faculty Positions
University Simon Fraser University
Surrey, BC, Canada
Department School of Sustainable Energy Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Sustainable Engineering
    Energy Technology
    Electrical and/or Electronics

The School of Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at all levels (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor). Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in a relevant engineering discipline and research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas:

  • Sustainable and energy-efficient built environments: smart buildings, sustainable building design, adaptable building design, building energy management systems, resilient building design for climate change
  • Electrical energy storage systems: batteries and battery systems (for applications such as EVs, BEES, BTM, FTM, eVTOLs and eCTOLs), battery management systems, supercapacitors
  • Application of power electronics: renewables, microgrids, clean transportation, power converters, flexible AC transmission systems

SEE is based out of a brand-new research and teaching facility at SFU's Surrey campus, located on unceded Coast Salish Territory - the traditional territories of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), and Kwikwetlem First Nations. SEE is actively building a diverse, inclusive community. The successful candidate will report to the school Director, and their primary responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Developing a world-class research program in areas strategic to the overall SEE initiative, demonstrating excellence and leading a team of research trainees.
  • Developing and teaching a regular course load comprising core SEE undergraduate courses, senior-level technical electives, and graduate courses in focus areas related to the candidate’s areas of training and expertise.
  • Contributing actively to building a vibrant culture in SEE through participation in undergraduate or graduate program committees and other service and liaison roles as assigned by the school Director.

The ideal candidate is expected to possess and demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in an engineering discipline related to the above recruitment areas.
  • Demonstrated capacity for research excellence, including a focus on sustainability in energy systems.
  • Proven track record of developing and teaching engineering courses at undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Excellent communication skills and commitment to a thoughtful and engaged working culture.
  • Demonstrated record of experience with sustainability practices in engineering.
  • Eligibility to register as a Professional Engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia within one year of assuming the position.

The School will consider applications at the ranks of assistant, associate, and full professor, with the following expectations:

  • Assistant Professor: excellent research achievements demonstrated by publications at top venues with the candidate being the main contributor, strong reference letters, and broader impact of the research outcomes.
  • Associate Professor: outstanding research achievements demonstrated by sustained publications at top venues for several years, strong reference letters from leaders in their area, and broader impact of the research outcomes. It is also expected that the candidate has a strong research funding record, visibility in their research community, and leadership skills. Further, it is expected that the candidate provides evidence for effective supervision of graduate students as well as high-quality teaching of graduate and undergraduate courses.
  • Full Professor: outstanding research achievements demonstrated by sustained publications at top venues over their career, strong reference letters from top leaders in their area, and broader impact of the research outcomes. It is also expected that the candidate has a strong research funding record and has managed multiple large-scale research projects. The candidate should be an established leader in their research community, and they should have made significant contributions to graduate student supervision and high-quality teaching of graduate and undergraduate courses.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Screening of applications will commence on April 3rd, 2023, however the competition will remain open until the positions are filled.

To apply, submit the following to our online application system:

  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Proposed research program (four pages maximum),
  • Statement of teaching interests and philosophy (two pages maximum),
  • EDI statement (one-page maximum),
  • Names and contact information of three referees.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS) at Simon Fraser University is expanding. With over 4000 undergraduate students, 650 graduate students, and 120 faculty members, the Faculty is embarking on an exciting growth period. We fully expect the next five years will place the disciplines within our Faculty among the best in the world.  Core drivers for the Faculty include a commitment to excellence at the highest level possible, engagement with industry, a responsibility to drive social change, and empowering our students, staff, and faculty to embrace diversity and collaboration to increase innovation.

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 employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the workforce, including 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.

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

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Contact Information

  • Faculty Search Committee
    School of Sustainable Energy Engineering
    Simon Fraser University
    5118 - 10285 University Drive
    Surrey, BC V3T 0N1
  • 778-782-7227


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