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.

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


TA Position

Instruction in Summer 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 401 Sustainable Development Goals Studio
Appointment Dates: May 10, 2021 to August 31, 2021
Lectures: Wednesday – 5:30 pm to 9:20 pm
Course Description:
Engages students in creating innovative solutions to real-world challenges of sustainability and development, using studio-based approaches. Explores the Sustainable Development Goals as a mechanism for effective governance and develops policies and strategies for implementing the Goals at local and global scales.


  1. Graduate degree, PhD preferred.
  2. Knowledge of the following topics: sustainable development at the global scale; how to cultivate a more sustainable world; cases of governance, programs and policies that foster the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in areas 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 of 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)

To Apply:

Please submit your formal application (including the documents listed below) by the deadline via e-mail to

  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.

Closing Date: April 9, 2021

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