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Assistant Professor in Quantitative Fisheries Science

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Position/Rank: Assistant Professor in Quantitative Fisheries Science

Department/School/Program: Resource & Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University 

Term: Tenure-track

Start Date: November 1, 2023

Compensation: $89,65 - $123,272 annually

Ad Closing Date: June 3, 2023


About the Program and Job Description

Simon Fraser University’s School of Resource and Environmental Management respectfully and with gratitude acknowledges that we work on the shared Unceded Traditional Territories of the Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm (Musqueam), səl̓ ilw̓ ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), q̓ íc̓ əy̓ (Katzie), qʼʷa:n̓ ƛʼən̓ (Kwantlen), Qayqayt and numerous Stó:lō Nations in Vancouver, Burnaby, and Surrey. We acknowledge and support the self-governance and rights of Indigenous nations over their lands.

The School of Resource and Environmental Management (REM) is an applied graduate and undergraduate school in which both social and natural scientists apply inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to research in resource and environmental management. Our mission is to inspire leadership and improve decision-making in environmental management through internationally recognized research, education, professional practice, and community engagement to support a socially just and ecologically sustainable world.

We seek to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Quantitative Fisheries Science at the Assistant Professor rank. We invite applications from Ph.D. scientists who have a strong background in fisheries science and management and/or fisheries stock assessment, with expertise in applied statistics, mathematical modelling, applied marine and/or freshwater ecology, and decision analysis. The successful candidate will contribute to developing a nationally and internationally recognized program of research, teaching, and knowledge mobilization aimed at advancing fisheries decision-making to support sustainable and equitable fisheries. The successful applicant will help to deliver inclusive education in quantitative resource management at graduate and undergraduate levels (in topics such as fisheries stock assessment and/or management, simulation modelling, quantitative methods and software, and applied statistical modelling), and supervise both graduate and undergraduate student research. Interest and experience working across the natural and social sciences will be considered a strong asset, as would an interest in engaging with and including Indigenous knowledge, perspectives, and approaches to fisheries science.


  1. A Ph.D. and demonstrated research experience in fields such as quantitative fisheries management, risk and decision sciences, applied marine and/or freshwater ecology, fisheries conservation, population, community and ecosystem dynamics, survey design, climate change, or similar;
  2. Expertise in quantitative approaches, methods, and analyses in fisheries and aquatic sciences;
  3. The ability to collaborate with both natural and social scientists within academia, as well as with policy makers, practitioners, and communities.

The expected start date is November 1, 2023.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit:

  • A cover letter summarizing their application,
  • A Curriculum Vitae,
  • A list of 3 reference contacts,
  • Two samples of relevant publications, and
  • A brief (4-6 page) statement of their research vision, perspectives on knowledge mobilization, and teaching/mentoring philosophy.

Reference letters will only be requested from short-listed candidates.

Applications must be received no later than June 3, 2023. Please submit your application as a single PDF formatted document to, addressed to:

Dr. Sean Markey

Director, School of Resource and Environmental Management

Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, B.C., CANADA V5A 1S6

TEL: 778-782-3074

For more information about REM, visit the web site:

We recognize the unceded traditional territories of the Sḵwx̱w 7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl F lwətaɬ (Tsleil- Waututh), Katzie, and Kwikwetlem Nations, on which Simon Fraser University's three campuses stand. We are committed to reconciliation through dialogue and collaborative research in support for Indigenous-led initiatives.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to SFU’s excellence as an engaged university. SFU pledges to foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect and to celebrate diversity among its students, faculty, staff and our community. SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. SFU is dedicated to building a diverse faculty by advancing the interests of underrepresented groups, including women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and sexual and gender diverse communities. We strongly encourage individuals from these groups to apply. We are especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated history of advocating for equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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 required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see:



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