The Labour Studies Program at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a two-year Limited Term Lecturer position (renewable, subject to funding, for a maximum of 1 year), commencing September 1, 2017. (

Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Labour Studies or a related discipline (such as Sociology, Labour Law, Political Science, History, Geography, Gender or Women’s Studies, or Economics) at the time of appointment. We seek a candidate who has an established record as an outstanding instructor and is enthusiastic about teaching at Simon Fraser University.  We welcome applications from those engaged in research and teaching with Indigenous workers and First Nations, as well as applicants who are experienced working with labour organizations or unions. The expected course load is 8 courses per academic year, over 3 semesters. We are particularly interested in candidates with demonstrated research and teaching expertise related to the following courses:

  • LBST 101 - Introducing Labour Studies
  • LBST 230 - Special Topics in Labour Studies: The Politics of Labour
  • LBST 301W - Labour Movements: Contemporary Issues and Images

Course descriptions can be found here:

Demonstrated experience of teaching research methods, and of developing and implementing new courses, will be looked on favorably. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development of one new lower division and one new upper division course.

Applicants must submit electronically: a covering letter; a curriculum vitae; at least 2 full course outlines (1 from the list above, plus 1 for a new course of the candidate’s choice); a statement of teaching pedagogy (please detail how your teaching relates to your research interests); recent teaching evaluations, along with grade distributions for evaluations; and the names and contact details of three academic referees.  All materials should be sent to:

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

The deadline is 4:30 p.m., 8 June 2017.

The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; 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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