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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

Salish Weave Chair in Indigenous Arts Practices and Pedagogies

Tenure Track Position (Assistant or Associate Professor) (Revised)
Review of applications will begin February 15, 2024. Position is open until filled.

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Indigenous Education and Pedagogies

Continuing Lecturer
Application Deadline: March 3, 2024

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Counselling Psychology

Limited Term Lecturer (2 positions)
Application Deadline: March 3, 2024

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Surrey Community Counselling Clinic

Director
Application Deadline: March 3, 2024

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Educational Psychology

Assistant Professor
Application Deadline: March 25, 2024

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Instructional Positions

Undergraduate Sessional Instructor

There are no postings at this time.

Graduate Sessional Instructor

EDUC 710-5
Application Deadline: February 22, 2024

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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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Visiting Faculty

A visiting faculty member must be a person who holds a position at the rank of Instructor, Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in a recognized university, or who holds an equivalent position in another appropriate organization.

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Adjunct Professors

Distinguished, qualified persons whose professional work leads them into a close working association or a community of professional interest with the research or other academic pursuits of some faculty members or of an academic unit at the University may be appointed as Adjunct Professors/Adjunct Professors of Clinical Practice.

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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)

Program Coordinators

The Program Coordinator in Professional Programs has both administrative and instructional responsibilities that include maintaining a cooperative liaison with school districts, assisting in specific teaching tasks, such as in-service workshops for school and faculty associates, as well as contributing to program modules as a member of the instructional team. Specific responsibilities include:

Program Design: working with colleagues and the Director in initiating and modifying program initiatives and designing professional development activities.

Instruction: assisting in organizing and providing workshops for school associates and new faculty associates, and make contributions to program modules as a member of the instructional team.

Student Supervision: when appropriate, work closely with faculty and school associates to determine student progress toward attainment of program standards.

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SFU is an equity employer and fervently encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, Indigenous Peoples, visible minorities, individuals of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, persons with disabilities, and others who might contribute to the university's rich diversity.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team 
  • Demonstrated willingness to examine and refine one's practice 
  • Strong understanding of curriculum and the instructional needs of the program 
  • Minimum five years of teaching experience in the K-12 system
  • Demonstrated understanding of and sensitivity to issues of equity, diversity and inclusion in education 
  • Work experience with adult learners (recommended) 
  • Previous school associate experience (recommended)
  • Experience with computer technology (recommended)
  • Previous faculty associate experience at Simon Fraser University (required)

Application Deadline

Completed applications and supporting documents are due through our online system by no later than, Monday June 26, 2023. 

Adjunct Faculty Associates

We are now accepting Adjunct Faculty Associate applications for the Fall 2023 term.

General Responsibilities

Adjunct Faculty Associates (Adjunct FAs) in the Preservice Professional Studies' teacher education programs at Simon Fraser University work closely with a small group of student teachers (maximum 4) in the supervision of their EDUC 405 certifying practicum. Adjunct FAs also maintain effective liaison between SFU's Faculty of Education and the public schools. Adjunct FAs are generally non-seconded teachers, but they may also be retired teachers or other experienced educators.

Please note that Adjunct FAs may be required to drive considerable distances as the program uses placements throughout the lower mainland.

Supervision of Student Teachers

Supervising student teachers during the EDUC 405 certifying practicum is the shared responsibility of Adjunct Faculty Associates (Adjunct FA) and School Associates (SA). Adjunct FAs also help to clarify the responsibilities of the SA, who plays a pivotal role in the preparation of student teachers. Adjunct FAs are expected to visit schools regularly, deal with a range of challenging supervisory situations and develop open and collegial relationships with teachers and SAs.

Preservice Professional Studies is currently recruiting Adjunct Faculty Associates to supervise up to 4 student teachers during their EDUC 405 certifying practicum semester (September-December).

  • Supervision of student teachers will occur throughout the Lower Mainland. 
  • Access to a vehicle is necessary.
  • Travel reimbursement is $.61/km (home to schools and back).
  • Adjunct FAs are paid approximately $150 for a half day (up to 3.5 hours) and $300 (up to 7 hours) for a full day.
  • Adjunct FAs should allow up to 8 half-days per student teacher for supervision throughout the semester.
  • Adjunct FAs may also be required to attend Program Days on campus for training, in-service and workshops throughout the semester.

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SFU is an equity employer and fervently encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, Indigenous Peoples, visible minorities, individuals of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, persons with disabilities, and others who might contribute to the university's rich diversity.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Preference will be given to applicants with recent FA experience.
  • Strong applicants may have also successfully served as teachers, school administrators or school associates.

Contact: If you have any questions regarding this posting, please contact Amy Wiebe Lau, Manager, at pps_manager@sfu.ca.

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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Current Open positions

There are no positions currently open.

Note for Current/Former Mentors: Contact Gina Romeo (aps_general_admin@sfu.ca) 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)

Teaching Assistant (TA) Postings

There are currently no positions.

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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The Ethics Bowl Canada

The Ethics Bowl season is now officially open! We will be hosting at least two events this year---and here is some information about the first one.

Please consider joining us for the 2023 Friendly Ethics Bowl at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue on Saturday, November 25th (9 AM-4:30 PM) for a full day of dialogue by high school students across the Lower Mainland. The Ethics Bowl is a discussion based event, where students try to constructively engage with each other to tackle some of the most important ethical issues facing our society today! This year's theme for the Friendly Ethics Bowl is "Ethics in the Professions and the Sciences."

If you would like to volunteer as a judge or a moderator, please fill out the survey here. If you aren't sure yet, read on to learn more about the event, or email Cem at sfubowl@sfu.ca with any questions.

About the Ethics Bowl
An Ethics Bowl is both a collaborative and competitive event, where teams of highschool students analyze and discuss ethical dilemmas. They imagine, criticize, and compare bold strategies, and may even amend their original positions when faced with convincing arguments. Students have opportunities to pose and respond to probing questions, which results in a deepening awareness of the stakes and principles that animate the discussion. The Ethics Bowl is a great opportunity for students to learn about critical thinking and constructive dialogue.

Time Commitment / Expectations
For this event, we need 15 judges and 5 moderators. It is an approximately 10-hour commitment total:
1 hour to review the cases and to watch the training videos,
1 hour to attend an online training session on November 16th or 21st,
8 hours on the day of the competition, which will run from 9:00am to 4:30pm (this will fly by because you will be having so much fun the entire time!)

If you aren't familiar with the format, don't worry: we have excellent resources to get you up to speed, and there will always be an experienced volunteer in the room who can show you the ropes.

FAQ

What is the difference between a judge and a moderator?
A judge will score the teams' presentations, commentaries and responses, along dimensions of the sophistication of ethical reasoning, arguing well, acknowledging and dealing with complexity, and constructively/critically engaging with other points of view. During the judges' Q&A, a judge will also ask a question to the team.

A moderator will time the teams' presentations and judges' questions, move the teams and judges through the different phases of a match, and announce match results to the room and the organizers. They will also report any rules violations to the organizers.

Do I need to be an ethicist to participate?
Not at all! A lot of our volunteers are not ethicists, and the students are instructed to present their views without a lot of name-dropping. If the competition format sounds interesting at all, you can volunteer!

Can I volunteer for only part of the day?
Yes---for ease of logistical planning, I will prioritize volunteers that can be there the entire day. But if you can only make part of the day, let me know!

What's in it for me?
If you are a student, Ethics Bowl makes an excellent CV line---it is already very popular in the US, and it is spreading like wildfire in Canada. It is a great way to stretch those "outreach" muscles. Also, you will get lunch for free on Saturday!

Otherwise, you get to participate in a very cool event, and restore your faith in the future of humanity by watching highschool students intelligently discuss tough topics.

STAFF POSITIONS

Administrative CUPE and APSA

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

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