Faculty Job Postings


The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a full-time position as Lecturer, beginning September 1, 2017. We specifically seek candidates with an active interest and demonstrated effectiveness in teaching Statistics at an undergraduate level, especially those who have enthusiasm for pedagogical innovation such as exploring techniques and technologies for improving teaching.

The primary responsibilities of the position include

  • teaching courses covering a range of topics in Statistics and, optionally, Actuarial Science;
  • course preparation;
  • curriculum development, at both the course and program level;
  • TA training and supervision;
  • outreach activities;
  • additional department or university service as assigned by the Department Chair.

The Lecturer will be based on the Burnaby Campus, but may be assigned to teach courses at any SFU Campus (Burnaby, Surrey, Vancouver).

Candidates for this position must have a PhD in Statistics, Actuarial Science, or a related field at the time of appointment, and experience teaching at the university level. Exceptionally, a candidate with a Master’s in one of these fields and strong experience with teaching may be considered. Excellent communication skills are required. Comfort with new technologies and statistical computing packages is essential.

Applicants should apply electronically by sending the following items to the Chair’s Secretary, Kelly Jay, at stchsec@sfu.ca: a cover letter detailing qualifications for the position; a CV; a statement of teaching philosophy or a teaching dossier containing a teaching philosophy; and the names and email addresses of at least three references.   Please use the subject, “Application for Lecturer.” Applicants should also arrange to have confidential letters from their references to be sent to the same address. These letters should explicitly address the candidate’s interest in and capacity for teaching.  Questions about the position can be directed to the same address. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by March 3, 2017.

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is comprised of 22 faculty and four staff members. Courses are taught year-round, with 15-20 sections each Fall and Spring term, and 3-6 each Summer. For more information about the department and its teaching, see www.stat.sfu.ca.

Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, persons of aboriginal heritage, persons with disabilities,  and LGTBQ-identified persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors. Please note that under the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected.

For further details see the Collection Noticeat www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/Collection_Notice.html