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Simons Chair in International Law and Human Security

Simon Fraser University

The School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University seeks an established scholar for a full-time, tenure track position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor to fill the Simons Chair in International Law and Human Security, a position endowed by The Simons Foundation Canada. The start date could be as early as July 1, 2020.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a social science discipline, or an SJD in law, and an outstanding record of research and teaching. The chairholder will be expected to carry out a vigorous program of research and teaching focused on the nexus of international law and human security, broadly defined. The chairholder will create new curriculum, provide intellectual leadership, and foster public understanding through conferences and symposia. The Chair is endowed with a research grant and a reduced teaching load of normally two courses per year. Appointment will be made at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, depending on qualifications.

Simon Fraser University is a leading Canadian public research university (consistently ranked #1 by Maclean’s Magazine for best comprehensive university in Canada). The School for International Studies is an interdisciplinary unit with research and teaching programs focused on peace and security; international development; human rights and international law; and governance and civil society. The School is based at SFU’s Vancouver campus in the heart of downtown.

This is a senior level position. Only those holding a faculty position at the Associate Professor or Professor rank will be considered. Applications will be treated in confidence and should include: a letter of application, a statement of research and teaching, one representative publication, and a curriculum vitae. Applicants should also provide the names, addresses and phone/e-mail of six academic referees of high standing. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 8, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. The position is subject to the availability of funding.

Materials should be sent in a single pdf file via email to Questions about the
position can be directed to Dr. Tamir Moustafa, at

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.

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: