Sustainable Development Postings

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.

The appointment dates (duration) for the Spring semester for all postings are: January 4, 2021 to April 30, 2021 unless otherwise noted.Instruction in Spring 2021 will be conducted through remote methods. This may entail different modes of instruction, interaction with students, and marking practices than is normally the case. It is the instructor's responsibility to adapt their teaching accordingly.

Instruction in Spring 2021 will be conducted through remote methods. This may entail different modes of instruction, interaction with students, and marking practices than is normally the case. It is the instructor's responsibility to adapt their teaching accordingly.

Sessional Instructors

SD 301 Building a Sustainable World: Concept and Cases
Location: 
REMOTE INSTRUCTION
Appointment Dates: 
January 4, 2021 to April 30, 2021
Lectures: 
Wednesday and Friday: 10:30 am to 12:20 pm

Course Description: Exploration of how to cultivate a more sustainable world. Provides a foundation for understanding sustainable development at the global scale. Explores cases of governance, programs and policies in the Global South that foster the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as food and water security, biodiversity, inclusive economies, and clean energy.

Qualifications:

  1. Graduate degree, PhD preferred; ABD candidates will be considered.
  2. Knowledge of the following topics: Exploration of how to cultivate a more sustainable world. Provides a foundation for understanding sustainable development at the global scale. Explores cases of governance, programs and policies in the Global South that foster the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as food and water security, biodiversity, inclusive economies, and clean energy. 
  3. Relevant experience in teaching / research related to the principles, policies and practices Sustainable Development and/or International Development.
  4. Experience with experiential and /or case-based learning preferred. 
  5. Evidence of teaching experience and excellence (i.e., student reviews, other references)

* APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2020 AT 4:30 PM

SD/REM 481 Sustainable Communities Leadership Lab
Location: 
REMOTE INSTRUCTION
Appointment Dates: 
January 4, 2021 to April 30, 2021
Lectures: 
Tuesday and Thursday: 4:30 pm to 6:20 pm

Course Description: Students develop the skills to lead change toward sustainability at the community level. Starting with a process of analyzing a particular social or environmental challenge, and using a collaborative approach, they develop a promising idea into a feasible plan for a project or social enterprise.

Qualifications:

  1. Graduate degree, PhD preferred; ABD candidates will be considered.
  2. Knowledge of the following topics: Community development for sustainability. Leadership approaches and models. Social-enterprises, corporate social/sustainable responsibility, non-for-profit sector, or community campaigns.
  3. Relevant experience in teaching / research related to the principles, policies and practices Sustainable Development and/or International Development.
  4. Experience with experiential and /or case-based learning preferred. 
  5. Evidence of teaching experience and excellence (i.e., student reviews, other references)

* APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2020 AT 4:30 PM

TA Position

Instruction in Spring 2021 will be conducted through remote methods. This may entail different modes of instruction, interaction with students, and marking practices than is normally the case.

SD/REM 281 Sustainable Communities, Sustainable World – 1 TA position (pending enrollment)
Location:
Remote Instruction
Instructor:
Tammara Soma
Qualifications:
Knowledge of the following topics: challenges and opportunities for developing sustainable communities and a sustainable world, through the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); an understanding of strengths and weaknesses of conventional approaches to development and of sustainable development; emphasis on urban areas in the Global North and Global South; experience in leading tutorials and grading undergraduate courses; Background in Sustainable Development, Community Planning, and/or International Development preferred.

DURATION: January 4, 2021 to April 30, 2021

Closing Date: Monday, November 9, 2020 by 4:30pm

To Apply:
Please submit your formal application (including the documents listed below) by the deadline to reminfo@sfu.ca.

  1. Please indicate the course(s) you are most interested in by order of preference.
  2. An application letter outlining your qualifications and interests with specific reference to the course description.
  3. A current curriculum vitae.
  4. A selection of students reviews from previous courses taught.
  5. The names and phone numbers of two references familiar with your professional experience.
  6. If submitting electronically, please include your name in all document names (i.e. jdoe_appl.doc, jdoe_refs.doc, jdoe_cv.doc, jdoe_course.doc).

Evaluation of the adequacy of these qualifications is at the Chair’s/Director’s discretion.

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