First Nations Studies

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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 website:

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Postings/Useful Links

This webpage features the Department's available postings and hiring appointments. Advertised postings may include, but are 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.

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):

FALL 2018 

The Department of First Nations Studies is currently accepting applications for the fall term.

For posting and details, visit the Department of First Nations Studies' Employment website: Posting - FNST           Application deadlines will vary. Please be sure to check the deadling posted below.

First Nations Studies 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
Introduction to First Nations Studies D100 1187 Teaching Assistant #1
Burnaby Campus
Monday, July 9th, 2018 CLOSED
FNST 101
Introduction to First Nations Studies D100 1187 Teaching Assistant #2
Burnaby Campus
Monday, July 9th, 2018 CLOSED
FNST 101
Introduction to First Nations Studies C100
1187 Tutor Marker
Monday, July 9th, 2018 CLOSED

FNST 401

Aboriginal Peoples and Public Policy

1187 Tutor Marker


Monday, July 23rd, 2018


Sessional Instructors

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

Comp. Appl. & Comp. Status
FNST 101 Introduction to First Nations Studies D200
1187 SI-1 Surrey Campus
Friday, July 6th, 2018 CLOSED

Additional Information:

All FNST 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,  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). "1181" means 21st Century, year 2018, and Term #4 for the Summer Academic Term; thus the term number "1184" refers to "Summer 2018".   (1181 refers to Spring 2018 and 1187 refers to Fall 2018.)


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 (web link) 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:

July 11, 2018