First Nations Studies

Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies Global Notes to Prospective Applicants:

These postings are updated by SFU's departments. Applicants should make sure that they can meet the departments' requirements and application deadlines. Please apply directly to the department where the job posting is located. Please check your department's job posting website as well.

About First Nations Studies

First Nations Studies (FNS)

First Nations Community Academic Outreach (FNEP)

Contact Us:

Postings/Useful Links

This webpage generally features the Department's available postings/hiring appointments. Advertised postings may include, but not exclusive to, temporary instructional appointments such as Sessional Instructor, Teaching Assistant, and/or Tutor/Marker positions.

Temporary instructional appointments are generally for First Nations Studies (FNST) courses and for Community Academic Outreach Programming-FNEP courses (including First Nations Language Instruction (FNLG), First Nations Studies (FNST), and courses from other disciplines.

For postings and details on available positions (including Work-Study positions) and/or supplementary information (including TA & T/M positions job postings) regarding the Department's temporary instruction appointments, please visit:

First Nations Studies Employment Page (with detailed job postings):

2018 Limited Term Faculty Appointments in FNS

The Department of First Nations Studies is accepting applications for two one year (0.5 FTE) Term Lectureships in the calendar year 2018. (Lectureships begin January 01, 2018. )

For posting and details, visit: Department of First Nations Studies'

Postings - Temporary Lecturer website


FNST 1181 - Sessional and/or Teaching Assistants and/or Tutor Marker Positions: TBA


FNEP-First Nations Community Academic Outreach Employment Page

1177 Posting(s) - One SI position. (See table below.)


Application deadlines:

Application deadlines will vary. Please be sure to check deadline posted below.

-----------CONTINUE BELOW------------

First Nations Studies (FNST) Temporary Instruction Postings

Teaching Assistants and/or Tutor-Markers

Course No. Course Title
Position Available Course

(if not Burnaby)
Application  Closing Comp. Appl. & Comp.

FNST 101-3 Introduction to First Nations Studies
1181  TBA   TBA

First Nations Studies (FNST) Temporary Instruction Postings

Sessional Instructors

Course No. Course Title
Position No. Course Location
(if not Burnaby)
Closing Date

Comp. Appl. & Comp. Status




† See Additional Information section below.

First Nations Studies Community Academic Outreach (FNEP) Temporary Instruction Postings

!!! See also: !!!
POSTINGS - FNEP for full details on FALL 2017 FNEP SI OR TA Postings.

Position No. Course
Position Available Course Location
Closing Date Comp.


Skeetchestn Cohort/ FNLG 335-3 ST-Advance Conversation in Secwepemctsin 1177


Skeetchestn 4pm, October 19, 2017 OPEN.









FNEP Temporary Instruction:
  See also:  

POSTINGS - FNEP webpage for detailed posting and additional details.

Additional Information:

All FNST and FNEP temporary appointments are subject to budget approval and satisfactory enrollment.

Please also refer to the Department's Employment Webpage for appointment postings (including advertisements and full details).

Sample/Past one-page course outlines maybe found at the
new SFU online Course Outline System:


Code Key

Temporary Instruction Appointment Positions Acronyms
SI = Sessional Instructor, TA = Teaching Assistant; and T/M (or T-M)=Tutor-Marker.

CODE = denotes Centre for Online and Distance Education. CODE course section are denoted by 'C100.' Unless otherwise indicated, non-C100 are in-person sections. Some CODE sections may require in-person on-campus invigilation of midterm and final exams. 

Section Numbers: D=Daytime sections, E=Evening, A or N=FNEP sections, J=SFU NOW sections. (Eg. D100 denotes a day time primary section component such as a Lecture. E101 denotes an evening non-primary section such as a Tutorial or a Lab.)

The SFU Term Number: This number shows the century, year, and the term (Spring=1 , Summer=4, Fall=7). "1177" means 21st Century, year 2017, and Term #7 for the Fall Term; thus the term number "1177" refers to "Fall 2017".   (1171 refers to Spring 2017 and 1174 refers to Summer 2017.)


TA and T/M Appointments:

The Department of First Nations Studies appointment and hiring criteria are consistent with the appointment priorities and hiring criteria of the Collective Agreement (version 2010-2014) between the Board of Governors of Simon Fraser University (SFU) and Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU).

Please visit Part A. of Temporary Instruction Hiring: Supplemental Information webpage,, for Departmental Detailed Priority System for Teaching Assistant and Tutor/Marker Appointments.

The URL (weblink) to the current Collective Agreement (version 2014-2019) is:


Resources for TAs/TMs/Sessionals

The following links will help you get your medical coverage and other benefits, as well as help you learn how to become a better teacher.



The University is committed to the principle of equity in employment.


The information submitted with your application is collected under the authority of the University Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c.468, s. 27(4)(a)), applicable federal and provincial employment regulations and requirements, the University's non-academic employment policies and applicable collective agreements.

The information is related directly to and needed by the University to initiate the employment application process. The information will be used to contact references supplied by you, evaluate your qualifications and complete the employment process by making a hiring decision.

If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information please contact the Executive Director, Human Resources, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6. Telephone 778-782-3237.


Webpage Last Updated:

October 15, 2017  (Previous update: August 21, 2017)