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Sustainable Energy Engineering: Teaching Stream Faculty

Simon Fraser University

The School of Sustainable Energy Engineering at Simon Fraser University (SFU), located on unceded Coast Salish Territory - the traditional territories of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), and Kwikwetlem First Nations - is actively building a diverse, inclusive community and invites applications for a Teaching-Stream Faculty position in either of the following areas:

• Area I: Electrical and Power Systems.
• Area II: Materials for Energy Systems.

The successful candidates will report to the Director of the SEE School. Their primary responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) the following.

• Developing course content, and teaching a regular course load, in subjects including:

Area I: Electrical and Power Systems
• Electric Circuits.
• Electronic Devices and Systems.
• Electric Machines.
• Power Electronics.
• Power Generation and Conversion.
• Power Systems Analysis and Design.


Area II: Materials for Energy Systems
• Engineering Materials.
• Statics and Mechanics of Materials.
• Energy Storage.
• Computational Methods.
• Measurement and Analysis.
• Signals and Systems.

• Contributing actively in building a vibrant culture in the SEE School, with service contributions that might include a lead role in an area such as:

o Academic Integrity and Student Conduct.
o Broad-based admissions, recruiting, and outreach.
o Experiential learning and capstone project coordination.
o Curriculum management (undergraduate or graduate) and Accreditation.
o Diversity, equity, and inclusion.
o Library liaison.
o Safety.
o Space allocation.
o Student liaison.

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

• Ph.D. in engineering, with a focus in energy systems, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, materials engineering, mechatronic systems engineering, engineering physics, or other closely related discipline; Ph.D. candidates in these areas who are close to completion will also be considered.
• Proven excellence in developing and teaching engineering courses at the undergraduate and (where applicable) graduate levels.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• Excellent communication skills and commitment to a team-based working culture.
• Demonstrated passion for sustainability in engineering practice.
• Eligibility to register as a Professional Engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia within one year of assuming the position.

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

The competition will remain open until the position is filled. Screening will commence on September 30, 2020.

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

• Curriculum vitae,
• Statement of career objectives,
• 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, and 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.

SFU is an institution whose strength is based on its 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.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University Academic Appointment Competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.