Canada Research Chair of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Simon Fraser University invites applications for the position of Research Chair. 

Together, the Beedie School of Business and Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) are actively building a diverse, welcoming and
transformative community and invite applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in the newly-emerging diverse and
interdisciplinary field of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship beginning in September 2019 or as soon as possible
thereafter. SFU seeks an exceptional emerging scholar for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate
Professor with demonstrated potential for leadership and international recognition. SFU requires the successful candidate
to have a PhD in a relevant field and applicants should bring an original program of research, a commitment to transfer
knowledge, capacity to receive external funding as well as the potential for building successful research teams.
The Chair will take a significant role in furthering the social innovation mandate of SFU, the Beedie School and FHS in
research and experiential learning. The Chair will conduct research and guide graduate and undergraduate students in social
innovation and entrepreneurship research and practice. Social Innovation in the two faculties refers to strategies and
services that address social needs, and include processes and products of innovation that enhance social well-being writ

The Chair will be located in either the Beedie School or FHS, or as a joint appointment. This position is contingent upon the
applicant receiving a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair. Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e.
candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants
who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, including maternity
leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification
process. Please see the CRC website for eligibility details or contact the office for Institutional Strategic Awards. This position
is subject to the availability of funding and to final approval of the University Board of Governors and the CRC Secretariat.
The Canada Research Chair Program sponsorship of this position is for five years and renewable once, after which the
university is responsible. Interested applicants are invited to review the appointment and renewal details of the CRC
program at:

To apply, please provide a cover letter, an up-to-date and full curriculum vitae, four examples of refereed published
scholarly work, a proposed program of research (an outline of the proposed CRC research program over five years, an
explanation of how the proposed research aligns with and advances SFU’s 2016-2020 Strategic Research Plan and a
discussion of how this Chair would strengthen graduate training at SFU (2-6 pages single spaced)) and the names of four
referees (with contact information) to Applications will be accepted until the position is

To learn more an about this exciting and challenging opportunity, please contact either Maureen Geldart or Cameron
Geldart at 604.926.0005.

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