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Since 1965, the Faculty of Education has had a community first approach, focusing on engaging communities and creating opportunities for people from all over the world. Today, we are happy to say that we have touched down in 49 countries worldwide making the Faculty of Education at SFU a truly community first and global leader in teaching and education. of teaching and learning experience

Academic Positions

Faculty positions

No positions currently available 

Instructional positions

Graduate Sessional Positions

Sessional Instructor EDUC 817-3
Summer 2023
Application Deadline: February 13, 2023

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Sessional Instructor EDUC 822-5
Summer 2023
Application Deadline: February 13, 2023

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Sessional Instructor EDUC 904-5 (co-teaching)
Summer 2023
Application Deadline: February 13, 2023

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Visiting Scholars

The Faculty of Education accepts a limited number of visiting scholars to enrich research collaborations with colleagues across Canada and around the world.

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Community Positions

School Associates

At SFU, we're committed to developing outstanding teachers. But we need your help. 

If you're an experienced educator who's willing to collaborate and share your classroom with someone excited to join the profession, consider becoming a mentor and school associate today. 

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Eligibility Criteria

We welcome generalist elementary school teachers (K–7, English and French), as well as secondary school teachers in the following subject areas:

  • Computing science
  • Core French
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • French immersion (all subjects)
  • Language arts
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical and health education
  • Science—biology, chemistry, physics and earth science
  • Social studies
  • Visual arts

Faculty Associates

Faculty associates (FAs) work closely with faculty members to develop module programs for individual and group instruction, as well as maintain effective liaison between SFU's Faculty of Education and the public schools. FAs are generally seconded teachers from school districts, but they may also be retired teachers or other experienced educators.  

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Normally five years of demonstrated excellence in public school teaching
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team
  • Willingness to examine and refine one's practice
  • Curriculum and instructional needs of the program
  • Sensitivity to equity issues
  • Work experience with adult learners (recommended)
  • Previous school associate experience (recommended)
  • Experience with computer technology (recommended)

Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE) Mentors

GDE Mentors are hired during the fall, spring and summer terms. Please check this space regularly for specific postings. If you are interested in mentoring in a GDE program, we encourage you to review the materials below under ‘Information for Applying to a Mentor Program’ and our upcoming programs to see if there is a program theme that meets your area(s) of experience.

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Note for Current/Former Mentors: Contact Gina Romeo ( if you are a current or former Mentor wishing to apply for a Mentor position in another GDE.   

Student Opportunities

Research Assistant (RA), Teaching Assistant (TA), Tutor Marker (TM)

No positions currently available 

Friends of Simon Peer Tutoring

SFU's Friends of Simon Program provides current students with the opportunity to become a Friends of Simon tutor. Tutors serve in multicultural settings and contribute to the school success of newcomers to Canada. Due to the generosity of our sponsors, Friends of Simon tutors earn hourly wages that help them with their own university expenses.

Work & Professional Development

This section is for those looking to expand their work in professional fields with links to job postings and upcoming professional events. We link Simon Fraser University of Education students and alumni to employers.

Note: If you have an education related employment or volunteer opportunity you would like shared on our job board, please submit a job posting.

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Staff Positions

Administrative CUPE and APSA

All administrative CUPE and APSA positions are posted on the main SFU website.

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