Sessional Instructor Postings

The Beedie School of Business invites applications for the following Sessional Instructor position(s) for Spring 2018:

BUS 494 (3) Selected Topics in Business Administration

Date of Posting: October 10, 2017

Position: Sessional Instructor

Reserved for Grad Students/Post Docs*: No

Duration: January 1, 2018 to April 20, 2018

Course Description:  

This class works as a design and innovation lab, with a strong focus on design thinking as applied to social challenges, particularly in relation to Civic Innovation and Engagement within the City of Vancouver.

This course will focus specifically on the perspective, process and evaluation of identifying hypotheses in your solution, finding ways to creatively communicate your ideas to civic/public audiences, and developing prototypes of the proposed products or services to test with users and stakeholders. Through this process students will be able to more quickly identify where assumptions do or do not align with real world expectations, to iterate on your ideas over the course of the term, and to arrive at both a higher fidelity version of the final solution and solution that is more closely attuned to the needs of those you wish to impact. The Spring 2018 version of this course is situated within the Civic Innovation Change Lab and will work closely with the City of Vancouver and relevant stakeholders to enhance civic participation and the resiliency of the City.

Location(campus): SFU’s Charles Chang Innovation Centre and Offsite at CityStudio Vancouver

Relevant Employment Duties and responsibilities:   

  • Work closely with Director of RADIUS SFU, Co-Director of CityStudio Vancouver, and area coordinator on developing and executing course objectives within Change Lab SFU context.
  • Work closely with City of Vancouver and other relevant stakeholders to develop close partnership related to the Civic Innovation projects, ensure that partners are able to attend dialogues, mid- and final presentations, and create other space for appropriate contact with the student groups.
  • Deliver lectures, facilitate workshops, host dialogues, and coach students on their projects to provide experiential learning opportunities, professional development, and quality outputs relevant to the City of Vancouver stakeholders.
  • Coach student groups regarding the effective communication of ideas, concepts, suggestions, and interventions to enable effective, ethical, and motivational engagement of the City of Vancouver staff, key decision-makers, and the public more generally.
  • Coach individual students on personal goal setting and progress towards those goals.
  • Hold regular meetings with other Instructors, RADIUS and CityStudio representatives, City of Vancouver staff, other local partners, and guest facilitators/experts to ensure a cohesive and effective execution of the course.
  • Oversee the assessment of, and feedback on assignments, student journals, and mid- and end-of-term presentations to ensure that marking standards are appropriate and uniformly applied, while simultaneously providing bespoke coaching support to individuals and groups.
  • Compile the final marks, and submit final marks, for students in the course.

Required Qualifications:

The successful applicant must have a Master’s Degree related to Civic Engagement and/or Communication and/or Design Thinking, and previous successful experience related to community engagement at the local/civic level. Prior teaching/TA experience particularly in the realm of experiential, self-directed learning opportunities is required. Professional related experience is required.

Please include the course number and term in the Subject of your email. Applications should be sent by email to bsb_policy@sfu.ca only. Should you submit your application to any other email address it may not be processed.

  • Complete applications should consist of:a cover letter stating your intent to apply for the position and qualifications for the position,
  • your resume,
  • names and contact information of at least three referees,
  • a comprehensive teaching portfolio, and
  • academic transcripts (only required if this is your first application). 

Closing date for applications: October 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The Beedie School of Business invites applications for the following Sessional Instructor position(s) for Summer 2018:

BUS 321 (3) Financial Accounting: Equities

Date of Posting: October 10, 2017

Position: Sessional Instructor

Reserved for Grad Students/Post Docs*: Yes

Duration: May 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018 (subject to change)

Course Description:  

In-depth coverage of accounting, methods, problems, and limitations, associated with liabilities and owners' equity. Prerequisite: BUS 320; 60 units. Students with credit for COMM 321 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Location(campus): Burnaby Campus

Relevant Employment Duties and responsibilities:   

  • Working closely with the course coordinator, Undergraduate Program Director and teaching assistants
  • Deliver lectures which will provide the essential theory and background information to students
  • Oversees the Teaching Assistants’ duties while adhering to the TA union guidelines.
  • Holds regular meetings with Teaching Assistants to ensure cohesiveness in the course.
  • Oversee the grading of assignments and end-of-term examination to ensure that marking standards are appropriate and uniformly applied.
  • Compile the final- examination and term marks, and submits the final marks, for students in the course. Provides study aids for the students.

Required Qualifications:

The successful applicant must have a minimum of a Masters degree, CPA designation, and experience in the course area or topic and/or distinguished professional experience.

Please include the course number and term in the Subject of your email. Applications should be sent by email to bsb_policy@sfu.ca only. Should you submit your application to any other email address it may not be processed.

  • Complete applications should consist of:a cover letter stating your intent to apply for the position and qualifications for the position,
  • your resume,
  • names and contact information of at least three referees and
  • academic transcripts (only required if this is your first application). 

Closing date for applications: October 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm

BUS 322 (3) Intermediate Managerial Accounting

Date of Posting: October 10, 2017

Position: Sessional Instructor

Reserved for Grad Students/Post Docs*: Yes

Duration: May 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018 (subject to change)

Course Description:  

In-depth examination of important managerial accounting topics introduced in BUS 254 (e.g., transfer pricing, variance analysis) and more advanced topics (e.g., decision making under uncertainty, the value of information), focusing on providing the tools and techniques needed for the generation, analysis and dissemination of management accounting information necessary for making strategic business decisions. The course will also introduce and develop the case approach in order to prepare students for BUS 424. Prerequisite: BUS 254, 60 units

Location(campus): Burnaby Campus

Relevant Employment Duties and responsibilities:   

  • Working closely with the course coordinator, Undergraduate Program Director and teaching assistants
  • Deliver lectures which will provide the essential theory and background information to students
  • Oversees the Teaching Assistants’ duties while adhering to the TA union guidelines
  • Holds regular meetings with Teaching Assistants to ensure cohesiveness in the course
  • Oversee the grading of assignments and end-of-term examination to ensure that marking standards are appropriate and uniformly applied
  • Compile the final- examination and term marks, and submits the final marks, for students in the course. Provides study aids for the students.

Required Qualifications:

The successful applicant must have a PhD (ABD is acceptable) in a releavnt area and outstanding teaching experience in the course area or topic and/or distinguished professional experience.

Please include the course number and term in the Subject of your email. Applications should be sent by email to bsb_policy@sfu.ca only. Should you submit your application to any other email address it may not be processed.

  • Complete applications should consist of:a cover letter stating your intent to apply for the position and qualifications for the position,
  • your resume,
  • names and contact information of at least three referees and
  • academic transcripts (only required if this is your first application). 

Closing date for applications: October 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The Beedie School of Business invites applications for the following Sessional Instructor position(s) for Fall 2018:

Thank you for your interest. There are no current postings for Fall 2018

*Appointments to the Reserve Sessional Instructor positions shall be provided to qualified Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows first; however, in the event that the positions are not filled by either, they will be released for appointment to any qualified applicant.

  • We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to people who are eligible for employment in Canada at the time of application.
  • Simon Fraser University is committed to the principle of equity in employment and offers equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants.
  • Freedom of information and protection of privacy: 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. Applicant information may also be disclosed to the Teaching Support Staff Union in accordance with Article XIII F.3.1.b (iv) of the Collective Agreement. If you have any questions about the collection, use and disclosure of this information please contact the Associate VP, Human Resources, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6. Telephone 778-782-3237.