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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 Salish Art Practices

Tenure Track Position (Assistant or Associate Professor)
Application Deadline: November 1, 2023

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Instructional positions

Undergraduate Term Lecturer

EDUC 400
Application Deadline: June 9, 2023

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Sessional Instructors

Undergraduate Sessional Instructor

Various courses
Application Deadline: June 12, 2023

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Undergraduate Sessional Instructor

EDUC 376-3
Application Deadline: June 23, 2023

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Graduate Sessional Instructor

EDUC 806-5
Application Deadline: June 20, 2023

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EDUC 807-5
Application Deadline: June 23, 2023

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GDE Sessional Instructor

EDPR 508-2
Application Deadline: June 23, 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)

Adjunct Faculty Associates

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


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.


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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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

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)

There are currently no open 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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Staff Positions

Administrative CUPE and APSA

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

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