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Lecturer in the Department of Humanities

Simon Fraser University

The Department of Humanities in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a 1.0 FTE continuing teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer, to begin as early as July 15, 2021.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. with a focus on Humanities by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter.

We seek a versatile lecturer who can teach across time periods, including Medieval and Italian Renaissance Literature, Culture & Art, and in particular Classical Mythology. This person will lead the conversion of the Department’s most highly enrolled course, HUM102W Classical Mythology, to a new, online, interactive, and instructor-led model. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in departmental activities and service, and to fill a wide range of undergraduate teaching needs.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching and experience or promise in engaging undergraduate students through both interdisciplinary course work and activities such as student conferences and field schools. The successful candidate will bring expertise in educational online technology tools and applications, as well as expertise in developing innovative approaches to teaching (flipped classroom, hybrid learning, etc.) that support and enhance student learning and success. We seek a colleague whose professional track record illustrates the shared values of equity and inclusion, and a commitment to respectful interactions among students, faculty and staff.

SFU, located on the unceded ancestral and traditional territories of the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, Musqueam, Katzie, and Kwikwetlem Nations, is consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada. The Department of Humanities at SFU has a positive, collegial atmosphere and is strongly supportive of faculty members’ strengths, interests, and career progress. More information about the department, including its course offerings, and the university can be found on our website at http://www.sfu.ca/humanities.html. The campus is located on Burnaby Mountain in Metro Vancouver. Vancouver is a scenic, waterfront city located minutes from the mountains and offers a wide range of outdoor activities. It has a reputation as a clean, safe, multicultural, and ethnically diverse city and is one of the very top cities in the world in which to live and work.

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. This is an entry-level position. Only those holding or those eligible to be appointed to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding.

Application materials should be submitted electronically, via email to humusec@sfu.ca Please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching dossier, and arrange for three referees to submit confidential letters of reference.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled, with priority given to completed applications received prior to May 31, 2021.

Inquiries and applications should be directed to:

Dr. David Mirhady
Chair, Department of Humanities
Simon Fraser University

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University as part of academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html.