SIAT - SFU - Limited Term Lecturer Positions - Various

April 17, 2014

School of Interactive Arts & Technology

Position Type: Limited Term, Teaching Faculty

Closing Date: Applications review will start on May 15, 2014 and will continue until positions are filled

We have openings for several Limited term Lecturer positions in various disciplines including digital media, electronic entertainment/games, graphics/animation, design methods and evaluations, programming, and interactive technologies. Ideally, this person combines strong discipline skills together with programming and scripting skills. Versatility is a plus as we seek an individual broadly experienced in digital media, electronic entertainment and/or graphics/animation. 

We are looking for lecturers that can teach multiple courses listed in the table below. The grouping provided in the table is for information only; the final grouping will be determined by the skillsets of successful applicants. We are open to make partial FTE appointments (between 50 to 100 percent commitments) with a 100% FTE teaching load equal to 6-8 courses per year depending on course size (2-3 courses per semester). Applicants should clearly indicate how their skills and experience prepared them for teaching any courses they wish to apply for, and the scope of their preferred appointment (full or partial). Preference is given to one-year long appointments. The past outlines of the courses can be found at






Interactive Systems


FALL 2014

IAT 100


 IAT 432

IAT 267

IAT 210


IAT 443



IAT 351






IAT 455



IAT 100

IAT 320

IAT 334

IAT 267

IAT 210


IAT 202


IAT 343

  IAT 381*



IAT 244


IAT 432




IAT 100


IAT 334

IAT 167

IAT 210


IAT 110


IAT 343

IAT 265

IAT 312


IAT 244

IAT 443





*IAT 381 = Special Topics: Mobile Computing (see course description in Fall 2013)

Applicants will normally have a graduate degree in fields such as design, new media, computing science, or electronic games. The successful candidate will have strong teaching skills based in a robust background in commercial or academic practice. For media and design courses he or she will have studio-based design practice focus, able to do effective critique and student mentoring. For Interactive Systems courses a strong programming knowledge is expected combined with experience in programming at the technology level. Candidates should be strong in teaching written English for academic work and able to inspire good writing among lower division students. 

The successful candidate will have undergraduate teaching experience, and should be familiar with several instructional formats, including team-based, computer-mediated and interdisciplinary approaches. All SIAT faculty must have a high degree of technological literacy regardless of their particular disciplinary background. 

The School of Interactive Arts + Technology (SIAT) is a vibrant, multidisciplinary program that integrates the arts, design, science, and technology. Its teaching and research draw upon fields ranging from media arts, electronic games, design, and information technology. SIAT offers degrees at the bachelor, master and doctoral level.  The School currently enrolls about 800 undergraduates and 120 graduate students, with approximately half at the doctoral level. SIAT is located in purpose-built, state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories at SFU’s Surrey campus. 

Simon Fraser University at Surrey, the University’s newest campus, is located in the greater Vancouver region of British Columbia. The area is home to Canada’s cultural and entertainment industry and much of its digital media production. The region’s rich cultural, natural and intellectual resources make it one of the world’s most desirable places to live and work. 

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 encourages applications from all qualified men and women, including visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. 

Applications review will start on May 15, 2014 and will continue until positions are filled.  

The successful candidates will begin work on September 1, 2014. The initial appointment is until August 31, 2015.

All appointments are subject to funding. 

Applicants should seek additional information, about the School at  to understand better the character of SIAT and their possible contributions within it. 

To apply, candidates should send a recent curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching philosophy, a description of their teaching innovations and the complete names, addresses (including email), institutional affiliation and telephone numbers of three academic teaching referees to: 

Dr. Marek Hatala

Director, School of Interactive Arts & Technology 

Simon Fraser University 

250-13450 102nd Avenue 

Surrey, BC CANADA V3AT 0A3 


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

Last Updated:  April 17, 2014

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