Simons Research Fellow in International Law and Human Security
Simon Fraser University
School for International Studies

The School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University invites applications for the Simons Research Fellow in International Law and Human Security for the 2018–2019 academic year (September 1–August 30). 

The Simons Research Fellow will be expected to participate in School activities during the term of their appointment, will deliver at least one presentation of their work to the School, and will undertake limited teaching responsibilities with the possibility that they might teach one undergraduate course in their area of expertise. The Fellow may also be asked to contribute to the organization of a workshop in the Spring 2019 term. 

Compensation for the Simons Research Fellow is $40,000 CAD plus benefits, with an additional $2,000 CAD in research support. Selection will be based on the qualifications of applicants in the areas of International Law and Human Security and the nature of the work they propose to undertake during the duration of the award. 

Application deadline is March 30, 2018. Applications should consist of a cover letter (including detailed research proposal), graduate transcripts, a CV, and three letters of recommendation. Referees should e-mail their letters directly to intst@sfu.ca. Please e-mail inquiries to the attention of Professor Tamir Moustafa at tmoustafa@sfu.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ communities. The position is subject to availability of funding.

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the collection notice at


Term-Based Positions


Sessional Instructor
IS 315 J100 Introduction to Middle East Politics (4 units)

Sessional Instructor
IS 451 D100 Seminar in Core Texts in International Studies (4 units)

Application deadline: March 7, 2018

Criteria for awarding TAships in the School for International Studies

Sessional Instructor positions are posted for a minimum of two weeks around:

a) late August-early September for the Spring term b) late December-early January for the Summer term c) late April-early May for the Fall term

Please note that sessional positions are subject to budgetary approval and contingent on enrollment.