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) 

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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 2021: 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

Position Cohort/Language

Course Location

(On Reserve)

Course Competition Status
SI-13 Dene/Athapasken & Tlingit  Yukon Territory INLG 130 A390:  Practical Phonetics for Indigenous Languages  Closed/pending
SI-14 Dene/Athapasken & Tlingit  Yukon Territory INLG 335 A390:  Topics in Indigenous Languages I -
ST-Indigenous Language Teaching Method I
SI-15 Dene/Athapasken & Tlingit  Yukon Territory INLG 335 YUK: Topics INL I - 
ST-Indigenous Language Curriculum & Materials Development I
SI-16 Dene/Athapasken & Tlingit  Yukon Territory INLG 335 YUK Topics INLG I  -
ST-Indigenous Language Revitalization
SI-17 Hul'q'umi'num' Remote INLG 200 A320/325: Introduction to Grammar in an Indigenous Language Closed/pending

Sessional Instructor Positions Application deadline(s):   

SI-1 through SI-16: 12 NOON, Friday, August 27, 2021.

SI-17: 4:00PM, Monday August 30th, 2021.

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

Please submit one application per position available.

Teaching Assistants and/or Tutor-Markers 

Course No. Course Title
Position Number Course

(if not Burnaby)
Application  Closing Comp. Appl. & Comp.

TA-1 TBA          
TA-2 TBA          

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). "1217" denotes 21st Century, year 2021, and Term #7 for the Fall Academic Term; thus the term number "1217" read as 1-21-7 refers to "Fall 2021".   (Term '1217' = 'Fall 2021'.)


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: 10/22/2021