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The Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures at Simon Fraser University invites applications for an appointment as Associate Director of the Centre at the rank of Lecturer. This is a half-time administrative position, although the individual may arrange to teach a course within specific departments in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The position has a term of two years. The successful candidate will have the responsibility for implementing the strategic reorientation of the Centre under the authority of the Director, facilitating faculty and community communications, and developing his/her own research interests in Muslim Studies.

Preferred qualifications include a completed PhD in some area of the study of Muslim societies and cultures, knowledge of a relevant language, an active research record, administrative and outreach experience, and demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and ideas.

The position will begin in September 2014 and will be made at the Lecturer level at a salary that matches qualifications. The half-time salary scale ranges from $29,755 to $38,974, plus benefits, depending on qualifications.

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. This position is subject to approval by the University Board of Governors and final budgetary authorizations.

The deadline for complete applications is 1 July 2014. Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and three letters of reference to:

Derryl N. MacLean, PhD

Director, Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures

Simon Fraser University

8888 University Drive

Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6 

The Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures was established at Simon Fraser University in 2006 to encourage the academic discussion and public understanding of the cultures and societies of Muslim peoples in the past and the present.  It is located within the Department of History for the purpose of facilitating and communicating collaborative research mainly based on the resources of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, but it supports research and communication at the University, among British Columbian academics and the larger public, and increasingly at the international level. For further information, consult

The information requested is collected under the authority of the University Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 468, s. 27(4) (a)), and the University’s policy on Collection of Personal Information. (I 10.05). The information is directly related to processing your application for a Senior Lecturer appointment and to offers of employment for successful applicants. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information, please contact Derryl MacLean at the above address.

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