candidate > job search > job search results > job details

job details

Simon Fraser University

Industrial Research Chair in Energy Systems for Smart Cities

Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver


Company Information

In the Faculty of Applied Sciences, we are shaping tomorrow's technology leaders in computing science and engineering. We offer challenging ares of study complemented by unique learning experiences to foster a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship, professional growth and leadership ability.

Job Description

Industrial Research Chair in Energy Systems for Smart Cities



The Faculty of Applied Sciences at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada in partnership with the City of Surrey and Powertech Labs Inc. invites applications for a prestigious Senior Industrial Research Chair in Energy Systems for Smart Cities.


The Chair is expected to establish a Centre of Excellence in Energy Systems for Smart Cities at the SFU Surrey Campus, jointly with the funding partners, and lead world-class applied research and HQP training, contribute to teaching, participate in service activities and lead innovation in sustainable energy technology. The research mission of the Centre will be shaped by the Chair in collaboration with SFU’s Schools of Mechatronic Systems Engineering and Computing Science, Powertech Labs Inc. and the City of Surrey. Research can focus on one or more of the following areas: energy generation, transportation, conservation, recapture, storage and utilization within cities, including electrical and thermal energy, as well as any other renewable energy sources and related technology in alignment with the development of Smart Cities. A key duty will be building links to other Canadian universities, government agencies, municipalities, and local and international industry, including a broad range of technical and funding partnerships to launch a major research initiative.


Candidates are expected to have extensive research experience and all the qualifications for a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor. The ideal Chair candidate should be an engineer or a computer scientist from industry or academia with substantial experience and an exceptional track record in conducting and managing R&D in energy systems. A PhD is normally required and registration as a P.Eng. is preferred.  


This position is contingent upon the applicant being accepted by NSERC under the Industrial Research Chair Program ( The Chair appointment will be for an initial five-year term, which may be renewed every five years, subject to available funding and a review.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.


Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for Academic Appointment Competition will be collected. The position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University and funding partners. For further details see:


This competition will remain open until the position is filled.  Review of applications will commence on March 1, 2017.


To apply, provide a curriculum vitae with details of industry experience, applied R&D/teaching/training contributions, technology commercialization experience and the names and email addresses of six recognized experts in the area who would serve as referees. All applications should be submitted via:


Any additional inquiries may be directed to

Contact Information

Simon Fraser University
Posting Date: 16-Jan-2017Engineering Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
Share this Job

Email addresses won't be used for marketing purposes, they will only be used for sending this opportunity.