First Nations Languages

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About First Nations Languages Program

First Nations Languages (FNLP)

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Postings/Useful Links

This webpage generally features the Department's available postings/hiring appointments. Advertised postings may include, but not exclusive to, temporary instructional appointments such as Sessional Instructor, Teaching Assistant, and/or Tutor/Marker positions.

Temporary instructional appointments are generally for First Nations Community Academic Outreach Programming, namely, First Nations Language Instruction (FNLG), as well as courses from other disciplines.

For postings and details on available positions
(including Work-Study positions) and/or supplementary information (including TA & T/M positions job postings) regarding the Department's temporary instruction appointments, please visit:

First Nations Languages Employment Page (with detailed job postings):


First Nations Languages (FNLP-FNEP) Temporary Instruction Postings

Upcoming - Appointments in FNLP:

A. Faculty/Post-Doctoral positions:

There is     ONE    post-doctoral position available.

Deadline for application:  November 30, 2019

For posting and details, visit First Nations Languages Program's website: Employment webpage.

Employment > Posting - FNLP [ ] website

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B. FNLP Sessional Instructor(s), Teaching Assistants, and/or Tutor-Markers positions:


Term 1201 / Spring 2020 Posting(s) for Temporary Position(s) and number of positions available:

Sessional Instructor:   4 positions available

Position        Location                                                 Course & Section           Competition Status
Number        (Region)

SI-2            Squamish Nation (SN) On Reserve      FNLG 233 A900           OPEN
SI-3            SN: On Reserve                                          FNLG 234  A900           OPEN
SI-4            SN:  On Reserve                                         FNLG 258  A900          OPEN
SI-5            SN:  On Reserve                                         FNLG 335 A900           OPEN
Term 1201:  FNLG 335 A900 Topic: ST-Intermediate Interpersonal Communication in Skwxwú7mesh

The above positions, SI-2, 3, 4, & 5 - posted: November 4, 2019


Sessional Instructor Positions Application deadline(s):

SI-2, 3, 4, & 5:  4:00 p.m., Monday, November 18, 2019

SI-1: 4:30 p.m., Monday, October 28, 2019. CLOSED/Pending.

*** For detailed job postings including application details,

        please visit the FNLP Employment webpage***

Please submit one application per position available.

Posted: November 4, 2019

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C.  Teaching Assistants and/or Tutor-Markers

Course No. Course Title
Position Number Course

(if not Burnaby)
Application  Closing Comp. Appl. & Comp.

One of FNLG 233, 234, or 258
FNLG 233 Description and Analysis of a First Nations Language I; FNLG 234 FNLG II; FNLG 258-First Nations Language Immersion II
1201 TA-1 On Reserve (Squamish Nation including W & N Vancouver)
November 18, 2019
(4 p.m.)
One of FNLG 233, 234, or 258 FNLG 233 Description and Analysis of a First Nations Language I; FNLG 234 FNLG II; FNLG 258-First Nations Language Immersion II
1201 TA-2 On Reserve (Squamish Nation including W & N Vancouver)
November 18, 2019
(4 p.m.)


Posted:  November 4, 2019 -  Term 1202:  TA-1, TA-2


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See also:

POSTINGS - Visit the FNLP Employment webpage [ ]
for detailed posting and additional details

Additional Information:

All FNLP (FNLG/FNEP) temporary appointments are subject to budget approval and satisfactory enrollment.

Please also refer to the Department's Employment Webpage for appointment postings (including advertisements and full details).

Sample/Past one-page course outlines maybe found at the
new SFU online Course Outline System:


Code Key

Temporary Instruction Appointment Positions Acronyms
SI = Sessional Instructor; LLEC = Term Lecturer (Limited Term);
TA = Teaching Assistant; and T/M (or T-M)=Tutor-Marker.

CODE = denotes Centre for Online and Distance Education. CODE course section are denoted by 'C100.' Unless otherwise indicated, non-C100 are in-person sections. Some CODE sections may require in-person on-campus invigilation of midterm and final exams. 

Section Numbers: D=Daytime sections, E=Evening, A or N=FNEP sections, J=SFU NOW sections. (Eg. D100 denotes a day time primary section component such as a Lecture. E101 denotes an evening non-primary section such as a Tutorial or a Lab.)

The SFU Term Number: This number shows the century, year, and the term (Spring=1 , Summer=4, Fall=7). "1197" means 21st Century, year 2019, and Term #7 for the Fall Academic Term; thus the term number "1197" refers to "Fall 2019".   (1201 refers to Spring 2020.)


TA and T/M Appointments:

FNLP appointment and hiring criteria are consistent with the appointment priorities and hiring criteria of the Collective Agreement (version 2010-2014) between the Board of Governors of Simon Fraser University (SFU) and Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU).

Please visit Part A. of Temporary Instruction Hiring: Supplemental Information webpage,, for Departmental Detailed Priority System for Teaching Assistant and Tutor/Marker Appointments.

The URL (weblink) to the current SFU TSSU Collective Agreement (version 2014-2019) is:


Resources for TAs/TMs/Sessionals

The following links will help you get your medical coverage and other benefits, as well as help you learn how to become a better teacher.



The University is committed to the principle of equity in employment.


The information submitted with your application is collected under the authority of the University Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c.468, s. 27(4)(a)), applicable federal and provincial employment regulations and requirements, the University's non-academic employment policies and applicable collective agreements.

The information is related directly to and needed by the University to initiate the employment application process. The information will be used to contact references supplied by you, evaluate your qualifications and complete the employment process by making a hiring decision.

If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information please contact the Executive Director, Human Resources, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6. Telephone 778-782-3237.


Webpage Last Updated:

November 04, 2019.