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SFU's people are central to the university's academic mission and success. By sustaining our campuses, delivering and supporting leading-edge research and teaching the leaders of tomorrow, our faculty and staff are shaping minds and communities.

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Simon Fraser University is a Canadian university recognized around the world for academic excellence, innovation, and sustainability. We employ more than 7,000 faculty and staff that support the institution, facilities, programs and teams to equip the university’s 37,000 students with the knowledge, skills and experiences that prepare them for life in an ever-changing and challenging world. 

Guided by our shared vision—to be a leading research university, advancing an inclusive and sustainable future—we are committed to meeting the changing needs of both the world around us and the people and communities we serve.

Why Choose SFU?

With campuses located in Burnaby, Vancouver and Surrey, British Columbia, SFU is ranked among Canada’s best places to work given our work environment, which includes hybrid work options, health and family-friendly benefits, vacation and personal-time off, and support for professional and career development. To ensure we remain a top choice for current and prospective faculty and staff, we are putting our commitments into action through the People Plan and Equity Compass, two institutional-wide strategies to transform the people experience at the SFU and advance opportunities that foster an environment where people can do their best work.  


Ranked among Canada’s top research-intensive universities, SFU is a world leader in research, knowledge development and sustainability. We are also consistently recognized as a top employer in BC and in Canada.


We are proud to offer hybrid work and modified schedules for eligible positions across the university in support of a healthy work-life balance. 


We believe that continued growth and development is integral to the success of individuals, teams and our organization. We provide:

  • Leadership and employee development programs 
  • Tuition waiver for employees and eligible dependents
  • Access to numerous funds for courses, workshops, conferences and other learning opportunities


SFU faculty, students and staff help shape a better future for British Columbia and Canada through innovative partnerships, initiatives and research. Our community aims to build solutions to improve public health, flight climate change, promote democracy and create new economic opportunities.


Our employee benefits are designed to support the physical health, mental wellbeing and financial security of our staff. Benefit plans* include:

  • 100% Employer paid defined benefit pension plan
  • Extended health and dental plan
  • Generous paid days off
  • Maternity & parental leave top-up reimbursement
  • Employee & family assistance program
  • Access to campus amenities

*Benefit plans and eligibility vary based on employment status, position, and union/association affiliations.

Find the Role for You 

There are numerous career opportunities at SFU to discover. Check our postings regularly to find the role that's right for you.

Looking for something short-term or flexible? Join our Temporary Pool! Our in-house temporary support service provides short-term clerical, secretarial, and technical support for all 3 campuses. Working in the Temporary Pool is an excellent way to gain experience, meet new people and learn about the university.

Clerical, Technical & Support Staff

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3338 represents employees in clerical, support, library and technical positions. Job opportunities include Office Clerks, Administrative/Program Assistants, and Technicians.

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Teaching Support Staff

Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) represents our non-faculty teaching support staff employed as Teaching Assistants, Tutor Markers and Sessional Instructors.

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Administrative & Professional Staff

The Administrative & Professional Staff Association (APSA) represents a range of administrative and professional positions not covered by a collective agreement. Job opportunities include Administrative/Program Coordinators, Analysts, Managers and Directors.

Administrative Professional Excluded (APEX) staff members are administrative professionals that cannot be part of a bargaining unit or association due to the nature of their work.

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Academic Positions

SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) represents a range of academic appointments covered by the SFU/SFUFA Collective Agreement.  Job opportunities include Department Chairs/School Directors, tenured/tenure-track faculty, teaching faculty, practitioners, librarians, archivists and other academic staff. 

Academic administrators including Dean, Associate Dean, and other Provost-level appointments cannot be part of a bargaining unit or association due to the nature of their work. 

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Maintenance & Trade Staff

Poly Party is made up of 8 trade unions representing the maintenance and trades staff at SFU. Job opportunities include Electricians, Mechanics, Plumbers, Painters, Labourers, Carpenters, Machinists and more.

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Simon Fraser University respectfully acknowledges the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples on whose unceded traditional territories our three campuses reside.