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Lecturer - Technology & Operations Management

Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University

Metro Vancouver, British Columbia

The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia seeks outstanding candidates for one teaching faculty in Technology and Operations Management, beginning July 1, 2024 (Rank Lecturer).


The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level in business statistics and/or operations management. Teaching experience at an AACSB/EQUIS accredited Business School and applied work experience in a business environment or a community organization is an asset. An ability to engage students in the classroom and motivate them to pursue careers in operations management is valued. Finally, the ability to supervise and guide a team of teaching assistants to ensure quality of instruction and grading consistency is essential. Teaching experience consistent with Beedie’s vision and strategic priorities of innovation, social responsibility, and a global perspective will be prioritized. The successful candidate must have a PhD (or close to completion) in operations mangement/industrial engineering or a related field.


A lecturer is expected to teach 8 course sections per year in areas such as business statistics, operations management and related areas. Teaching faculty members are expected to contribute to Beedie’s teaching excellence, actively participate in Beedie’s collegial self-governance and offer assistance and guidance to students, peers and the academic community through activities such as committee work, mentorship and experiential learning opportunities.

About Beedie

Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business is a dynamic teaching and learning setting with a reputation for producing global-class research. Located on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), qiqéyt (Qayqayt), qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓ (Kwantlen), Səmyámə (Semiahmoo), and sc̓əwaθən (Tsawwassen) Peoples, SFU is actively building a diverse and inclusive community.

As a top ranked research school, SFU Beedie has the distinction of being among only one per cent of business schools worldwide with double accreditation by AACSB and EQUIS. SFU Beedie is a signatory to Principles for Responsible Management Education and offers programs at the undergraduate, master’s, PhD, and executive levels. We pioneered Canada’s first Executive MBA, Management of Technology MBA, and the first EMBA in Indigenous Business Leadership in North America. SFU Beedie prides itself on innovation and entrepreneurship and we are home to the RADIUS social innovation lab and venture incubator.

SFU is the top university in the world for entrepreneurial spirit and the top university in Canada for innovation. With three award-winning British Columbia campuses located in Burnaby, Surrey, and downtown Vancouver, SFU offers a strong research environment and is recognized as one of Canada’s top 100 and top family-friendly employers.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted directly to our in-house application tracking systemvia the link here: . Full consideration will be given to applications submitted by December 15th, however, we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

A complete application must include:

· a cover letter

· an up-to-date, full curriculum vitae

· a teaching dossier including teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching experience in business statistics/operations management and related courses, prior syllabi, and evidence of your commitment to improving your teaching practice

· names and email addresses of 3 referees who are willing to write reference letters in support of your application

· a diversity, equity and inclusion statement

Faculty salaries at SFU are based on the salary scales bargained between the University and the SFU Faculty Association. A reasonable estimate of the salary range for this role at the Lecturer Rank is $135,000-$145,000, dependent on experience and inclusive of a market differential.

SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. parental 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 previous institutional environment, and in curriculum, is also an asset.

Simon Fraser University encourages applications from all qualified applicants, however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically 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.

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. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact the Faculty Relations Advisor in Faculty Relations.

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 notice from our Provost and VP Academic:

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