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Tenure Track Position - The Labour Studies Program, SFU

Applications are invited for a full-time tenure track appointment, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence September 1, 2018 in the Labour Studies Program at Simon Fraser University. The Program is in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and is administratively housed with the Department of Sociology & Anthropology. The academic home unit for the successful candidate will be within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and will be determined based on disciplinary expertise and research interests.

The disciplinary background of the applicant is open, but an interdisciplinary approach to labour issues is essential. We will give preference to candidates with demonstrated potential for an active research and teaching program in Canadian and British Columbia labour issues, although an emphasis on links between local and global labour issues is welcome.  We also consider a commitment to innovative pedagogy and cooperative research with trade unions or other labour groups as strong assets. We particularly welcome applications from Indigenous scholars and those with demonstrated experience of collaboration with Indigenous workers and trade unionists, and First Nations.

The person who fills the position will be expected to teach at least two of the core undergraduate courses in our curriculum: LBST 101, LBST 202Q, LBST 230 and LBST 301W (course descriptions can be found at  Experience of teaching social sciences methods is an advantage. Applicants should demonstrate how they will contribute to and shape the expansion of the Program through new course development and participation in administrative and committee work. Applicants must be comfortable working with representatives of trade unions and other organizations in outreach initiatives, and with the Program’s advisory and steering committees.

Applicants must have earned their PhD or be near completion (ABD) at the time of appointment and have a demonstrated publication, research, and teaching record.  Applicants will submit electronically a covering letter and full curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy, evaluations, and one course syllabus; a statement of research interests; samples of written work (no more than 3, one of which should be solely authored), and the names and contact details for three referees.  Please submit the application package as one consolidated PDF. Applications will be reviewed starting 6 April 2018 but accepted until the position is filled.

All materials should be sent to:

Dr Kendra Strauss, Director of Labour Studies,
c/o Jeanne Persoon, Secretary to the Director,
The Labour Studies Program, Simon Fraser University,
8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6


Simon Fraser University, and the Labour Studies Program, are located in unceded Coast Salish Territory - the traditional territories of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), and Kwikwetlem First Nations.


SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. 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 that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further information see the Collection Notice.  

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Sessional Instructors

The Labour Studies Program at Simon Fraser University posts Sessional Instructor positions (Teaching Support Staff Union):

  • May, for fall semester (Sept-Dec);
  • September, for spring semester ( Jan-Apr); and
  • January for summer semester (May-Aug).

If you wish to be notified of upcoming faculty and temporary teaching positions in the Labour Studies Program, email and in the subject line indicate "subscribe to Labour Studies postings."

Teaching Assistants & Tutor Markers

The application deadline for Summer 2018 TA/TM positions has now passed. The Program will be in touch with the applicants directly should further information be required.

For more information, please click here for an updated Program TA/TM Appointment Priority System.

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