Job posting: Term Lecturer Position – Fall Semester 2018

April 20, 2018

The Urban Studies Program at Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre campus, is inviting applications for a .125 FTE term teaching faculty position at the rank of lecturer in the area of urban sustainable development. This position is for one semester starting September 1, 2018.

This lecturer will be expected to teach one graduate course in urban sustainable development. A short description of our course offerings can be found in SFU’s Academic Calendar, located at:

As a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) and the Urban Studies Program’s team of faculty, the lecturer will also be expected to participate in the life of the unit.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. by the appointment start date or equivalent professional experience. We seek a candidate who has an established record as an outstanding teacher at the graduate level in the field of urban studies.

Complete applications should consist of a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of at least three referees.

Please include

  • a sample two-page course outline for 12 class meetings of four hours, listing topic headings for each meeting
  • an example of the readings for one class meeting, and
  • the evaluation / grade breakdown.

Applications should be sent to

Ms. Terri Evans, Program Manager, Urban Studies Program, SFU Vancouver, 2nd Floor, 515 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3. Materials can be sent electronically to: Candidates should not send any additional materials with their applications at this time.

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2018.

This is an entry-level term position. Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Simon Fraser University is committed to an equity employment program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; people of colour; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. 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 details see:

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