The School of Criminology is inviting applications for one continuing faculty position at the rank of Lecturer to start July 1, 2020.


DUTIES: To undertake teaching (at the undergraduate level) and service in the School of Criminology including the development and delivery of courses in online as well as traditional formats.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must have earned a Ph.D. in Criminology or a related field, completed by the employment start date, or shortly thereafter and demonstrate excellence in teaching through their submission of a teaching portfolio that includes their teaching philosophy and highlights their experience and teaching accomplishments as part of the application.  The area of specialization is open. Preference will be given to applicants with a specialization in Policing, Courts, Cybercrime, or Criminological Theory. Ideal applicants will have experience teaching and developing undergraduate criminology curricula and be prepared to assist with the school's development of innovative course delivery options to provide alternatives to traditional, ‘face-to-face’ classroom experiences, including online and other learning environments and settings.


APPLICATIONS: Review of applications for the Lecturer position will begin November 28, 2019.

Applications will be treated in confidence and should be sent with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, names and contact information of three references, and a writing sample, to crimjobs@sfu.ca.  Please contact Bryan Kinney, Acting Director, bkinney@sfu.ca with any questions.

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

The School has a well-established undergraduate program with over 900 majors and minors. It also offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of M.A. and Ph.D. There are exceptional research opportunities which include access to key research centres and institutes including the International Cyber-Crime Research Centre,  the Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies, the Mental Health, Law and Policy Institute, the Centre for Forensic Research, the Centre for Restorative Justice, and the Institute on Violence, Terrorism and Security. The faculty is multi-disciplinary and, at present, consists of 30 regular full-time members.

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

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.  We acknowledge the Squamish, Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie and Kwikwetlem peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses stand.  By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create a space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

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: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html


Sessional Instructor and Course Supervisor Positions

Sessional Instructor and Course Supervisor positions are generally posted in January for Summer term, May for Fall term, and September for Spring term.  Please note that all positions are subject to budgetary approval and contingent on enrollment.

Sessional Instructor Positions for Summer 2020

Course Supervisor Positions for Summer 2020

Application Form

Application deadline: February 3, 2020.

Please email complete applications, including the Application Form, to crimjobs@sfu.ca, attention of the Director, School of Criminology.


Teaching Assistant/Tutor-Marker Positions

In order to be appointed a person must have sufficient knowledge in the discipline of the course to interpret the course material, competency in oral and written English, and willingness to undertake some specific course designation training sessions.  Students interested in Teaching Assistant or Tutor-Marker positions should inquire about training sessions. 

Students must complete and submit the TA/TM application form by the posted deadline to be considered for a position. 

Summer 2020 (1204) TA/TM Post

Appointment Dates: May 8, 2020 to August 28, 2020

To Apply: No applications at this time.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59pm on Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Important Notes for Summer 2020

  • All teaching at SFU in summer term will be conducted through remote methods, which will entail different modes of instruction, interaction with students and marking practices than is normally the case.
  • As usual, work will be assigned using the Time Use Guidelines and TA/TMs are expected to track and report their hours in the normal manner.
  • TAs and TMs must be available for all remote lectures, tutorials and/or exam invigilation. 


  • All TA/TM positions are dependent on course enrollments and are subject to budgetary approval.
  • TM (CODE) positions can be less than 5BU.
  • Course schedules can be verified via the Student Information System.
  • Do not double-book yourself by applying to positions that conflict with courses that you will enroll in.
  • TAs must be available for all lectures, all tutorials and exam invigilation(s).  
  • TM positions require onsite exam invigilation.



TA/TM Appointment Priorities

In allocating Teaching Assistant/Tutor-Marker positions, the School of Criminology will also take into account any or all of the following:

1. Suitability for particular courses (e.g. discipline of prior degree(s), publications, experience, instructor preference);

2. Applicant’s preferences.

If an assignment within a priority group requires a selection between applicants, the graduate student without financial support from merit based scholarships or merit based fellowships during the semester of appointment will have priority for the appointment.

In accordance with the Collective Agreement, the assignment given a Teaching Assistant/Tutor-Marker will not normally be fewer than three (3) or more than seven (7) base units, although it is not possible for the School of Criminology to guarantee applicants an appointment to a particular course and/or to a particular number of tutorials in any given semester.