Indigenous Languages

Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies Global Notes to Prospective Applicants:

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 Indigenous Languages Program

Indigenous Languages (INLP) 

Contact Us:

Postings/Useful Links

This webpage generally features the Department's available postings/hiring appointments. Advertised postings may include, but not exclusive to, temporary instructional appointments such as Sessional Instructor, Teaching Assistant, and/or Tutor/Marker positions.

Temporary instructional appointments are generally for Indigenous/First Nations Community Academic Outreach Programming, namely, Indigenous Language Instruction (INLG), as well as courses from other disciplines.

For postings and details on available positions
(including Work-Study, TA & TM positions) and/or supplementary information regarding the Department's temporary instruction appointments, please visit:

Indigenous Languages Employment Page (with detailed job postings):

A. Faculty/Post-Doctoral positions:

Fall 2023: There are no faculty/post-doctoral positions available.

For posting and details, visit Indigenous Languages Program's website: Employment webpage.

B. Temporary Instruction positions:

Sessional Instructor Positions: SPRING 2024

Temporary SI Search: Indigenous Languages Programs

Batch #1

Position #



Course Title



Competition Status 


INLG 200 A100 Introduction to Grammar in an Indigenous Language Secwepemctsin-Western Dialect Kamloops OPEN
SI-02 INLG 233 A100 Description & Analysis of an Indigenous Language I Secwepemctsin-Western Dialect Kamloops OPEN
SI-03 INLG 234 A100 Description & Analysis of an Indigenous Language II Secwepemctsin-Western Dialect Kamloops


SI-04 INLG 200 A200 Introduction to Grammar in an Indigenous Language Secwepemctsin-Western Dialect Williams Lake OPEN
SI-05 INLG 233 A200 Description & Analysis of an Indigenous Language I Secwepemctsin-Western Dialect Williams Lake OPEN
SI-06 INLG 334 A200 Indigenous Language Intermediate Level Proficiency I Secwepemctsin-Western Dialect Williams Lake OPEN
SI-07 INLG 233 A320 Description & Analysis of an Indigenous Language I Hul'q'umi'num' Nanaimo/ Duncan OPEN
SI-08 INLG 234 A320 Description & Analysis of an Indigenous Language II Hul'q'umi'num' Nanaimo/ Duncan OPEN
SI-09 INDG 101 A320 Introduction to Indigenous Studies Hul'q'umi'num' Nanaimo/ Duncan OPEN
SI-10 LING 160 A320 Language, Culture and Society Hul'q'umi'num' Nanaimo/ Duncan OPEN
SI-11 LING 282W A320 Writing for Linguistics Hul'q'umi'num' Nanaimo/ Duncan OPEN
SI-12 INLG 234 A330 Description & Analysis of an Indigenous Language II Xaad Kil Old Massett OPEN
SI-13 INLG 200 A390 Introduction to Grammar in an Indigenous Language Yukon Indigenous Languages Yukon OPEN
SI-14 INLG 200 A970 Introduction to Grammar in an Indigenous Language hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ SW BC Coast OPEN
SI-15 INLG 233 A970 Description & Analysis of an Indigenous Language I hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ SW BC Coast OPEN
SI-16 INLG 234 A970 Description & Analysis of an Indigenous Language II hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ SW BC Coast OPEN
SI-17 INLG 435/INLG 258 A970 Topics in INL II -ST-Creating stories, games, & songs / combined section INLG 258 hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ SW BC Coast OPEN
SI-18 LING 309W A970 Sociolinguistics hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ SW BC Coast OPEN


For detailed job postings (pdfs) including application details, please visit the INLP Employment webpage.

Please submit one application per position available.


Batch 1 - December 01, 2023 

Teaching Assistants and/or Tutor-Markers 

FALL 2023

There is    1  position available at this time. 

Application Deadlines: October 23, 2023

Posted October 19, 2023

Position Course Number Section Course Language Location Competition Status


4.17 BUs (w/prep)

LING 130 A970 Practical Phonetics for Indigenous Language hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓  Online/Remote OPEN

For details and qualifications, download the 1237 FNEP TA Posting from the INLP Employment website.

Additional Information:

All INLP/FNEP 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; LLEC = Term Lecturer (Limited Term);
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, A or N=FNEP 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). "1237" denotes 21st Century, year 2023, and Term #7 for the Fall Academic Term; thus the Term Number "1237" read as 1-23-7 refers to "Fall 2023". 


TA and T/M Appointments:

INLP 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 (weblink) to the current SFU TSSU 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.


UPDATED: 21 NOV 2023: 1241 SI positions posted. 20OCT2023: TA position # typo corrected. 19OCT2023: TA-02 & TA-03 Added.  10OCT2023: Status update. 01SEP2023 (TA-01 added. Cancelled positions updated): 30AUG 2023 (Batch #3 posted; Batch 1&2 Status updated); 19 AUG 2023 (formatting updated); 18 AUG2023 (added Batch 2 SI postings); 1 AUG2023(Fall SI-G01&G02; SI-01-07posted); 30JUN2023; 15MAY2023; 13FEB2023; previous updates: February 01, 03, 2023;  January 11, 19, 26, 2023; December 06, 23, 24, 2022; October 17, 2022 September 13, 14 16; August 9, 11, 15, 18, 19, 26, 2022.