Assistant Professor/Full Time, Tenure-Track Specializing in Racial Equity & Public Policy
Simon Fraser University
Assistant Professor — Full-time, Tenure-track Specializing in Racial Equity and Public Policy
The School of Public Policy in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Simon Fraser University, invites applications for full-time tenure-track faculty position specializing in Racial Equity and Public Policy at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position’s expected start date is July 15, 2023.
The ideal candidate will have:
• A PhD or equivalent credential in a relevant field, including but not limited to Indigenous studies, law, public policy, sociology, Black studies,
gender studies, labour studies, political science and economics;
• Relevant teaching experience;
• Research expertise in race and public policy as it relates to fields such as (but not limited to): public policy to improve the lives of
Indigenous, Black, and racialized peoples; government institutions; refugees and refugee governance; migration; law and criminal justice;
health systems and determinants of health;
• Scholarship grounded in a race and public policy framework, critical race studies, critical feminism, post-colonial studies, anti-oppression,
Black studies, social justice, intersectionality, critical and feminist political economy, or other related theoretical frameworks. We additionally
are open to scholarship grounded in Indigenous knowledge, methodologies and/or epistemologies as well as scholarship that might be
distinct from Western academic tradition and/or follow ethical principles of community direction and governance;
• Demonstrated commitment to anti-colonial perspectives, equity, diversity, and inclusion within academia;
• A strong publication record and outstanding potential for research excellence;
• Evidence of inclusive pedagogy and excellent teaching skills in an interdisciplinary setting;
• The ability to work effectively with colleagues across disciplinary fields in public policy.
The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent credential in hand by the appointment start date or shortly thereafter. They will:
• Enhance and expand the research strengths of the School;
• Work with colleagues to support diverse students and develop the School’s curriculum in race equity and public policy;
• Teach undergraduate and graduate courses within the School of Public Policy;
• Participate in service to the School, the University and the broader community.
Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience relevant to the School’s Master’s in Public Policy required courses and with
experience of public policy engagement and outreach appropriate to a professional school of public policy. The ideal candidate will
demonstrate experience with and/or understanding of inclusive teaching and mentoring, and the ability to meet the needs of equity-
deserving students. Demonstrated experience in increasing diversity in the previous institutional environment, and in curriculum, is an asset.
To apply, applicants must submit:
• a cover letter summarizing the applicant’s qualifications, experience, and interest for the position;
• a complete CV;
• a two-page research statement outlining the applicant’s research program and 5 year plan;
• a 1-page statement of alignment with SFU’s strategic vision and values including its commitment to: equity, diversity, and inclusion; SFU’s
Calls to Action for Reconciliation; and community engaged research with diverse populations;
• a representative publication;
• a one-page teaching statement on the applicant’s teaching philosophy; and
• names and addresses of three references.
These materials should be submitted as a single pdf, and the file name should be the applicant’s name; applications should be sent by email to Dr. Kora DeBeck at firstname.lastname@example.org. Incomplete applications may not be considered.
This is a junior faculty position. Only those eligible to be promoted or appointed to the rank of Assistant Professor will be considered. The position is subject to the availability of funding. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Kora DeBeck (Search Committee Chair) at: email@example.com. Complete applications will be reviewed starting January 30, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Established in 2003, the School of Public Policy at Simon Fraser University is home to the Master's in Public Policy (MPP) graduate program and the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR). The School is based at SFU’s downtown Vancouver campus on the unceded territories of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəyə̓ m), and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. We are privileged to do our work inspired by their histories, customs, and cultures. By recognizing the unceded traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire through dialogue, our teaching, research, and outreach to create space for reconciliation and anti-colonial practices.
Simon Fraser University is one of Canada's leading universities, ranked first amongst comprehensive universities many times by Maclean’s Magazine. For more information about the School of Public Policy please visit our website: https://www.sfu.ca/policy-school.html
SFU 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 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 diverse forms of scholarship.
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 Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion 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 http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/collection_notice.html.