Assistant Professor - Tenure Track position with the Department of Gerontology at SFU

Simon Fraser University
British Columbia
Posting Date:
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Closing Date:
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 9:20pm

The Department of Gerontology is inviting applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of Mental Health and Aging, and/or Ethnicity and Aging. The expected start date is September 1, 2018. The Department of Gerontology and the Gerontology Research Centre (GRC) at Simon Fraser University are internationally reputed for education, research and knowledge dissemination on multiple areas of individual and population aging. We seek candidates who complement existing departmental strengths and have capacity and interest in interacting with other research groups both within and outside the department. Details about the Department and its current research and degree programs are available at


The candidate must hold a PhD in a related field, in addition to having demonstrated excellence in research and teaching in the field of Gerontology. They will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses in gerontology, successfully supervise graduate students, and participate in departmental activities. Applicants must have a strong publication record demonstrated by publications that make a significant contribution to the literature. Effective teaching can be demonstrated by highlights of teaching accomplishments, teaching evaluations and evidence of strong communication skills.

This is an entry-level position (Assistant Professor) open to candidates with the equivalent of up to approximately 10 years of relevant experience as a faculty member in a continuing research faculty appointment. Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding.


Review of applications will begin April 1, 2018. Applications will be treated in confidence and should include a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a summary of research interests including a one-page outline of a potential five-year research program, a statement of teaching philosophy, up to three recent publications (pdf format), and the names and contact details of three individuals from whom the search committee can request letters of reference.

Email applications and attachments (a single PDF document is preferred) to and mail a hard copy to: Dr. Habib Chaudhury Chair, Department of Gerontology Simon Fraser University #2800 – 515 W. Hastings Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3


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