Employment

Faculty Positions

Tenure Track Assistant Professor - Ethnoecology, Indigenous Knowledge, and Land

The Department of First Nations Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Ethnoecology, Indigenous Knowledge, and Land at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting July 2020. Specific areas of focus in scholarship may include but are not limited to: environmental management, Indigenous science, ecological knowledge and ethnobiology, material culture studies, Indigenous community practice.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a strong research plan that engages with Indigenous experience in Canada, drawing on decolonizing and other Indigenous perspectives that are informed by involvement with Indigenous communities, organizations, and institutions.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate commitment to teaching and promise of educational leadership. They will have teaching experience and/or practical experience in Indigenous issues in the Canadian context and will be knowledgeable of relevant teaching methods. Applicants should be able to teach First Nations Studies lower and upper-level undergraduate courses, as well as contribute to a future graduate program, and to engage in teaching practices informed by Indigenous pedagogies.

Qualifications

The Department of First Nations Studies is seeking a candidate who will bring a deep understanding of Indigenous cultures, traditions, languages and practices as well as an understanding of Indigenous knowledge systems, methodologies, and epistemologies. A PhD completed by the appointment start date or shortly thereafter is required. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and in research and/or an active and recognized engagement with Indigenous knowledge. Long-term ethical engagement with Indigenous communities, organizations, and institutions and evidence of understanding the importance of consensus-building relationships would be an asset.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The First Nations Department faculty members impressively fulfill Simon Fraser University’s bifocal strategic vision “to be a world leader in knowledge mobilization, building on a strong foundation of fundamental research” and “to be Canada’s most community-engaged university.” (External Report 2017). Our faculty members engage with communities in Indigenous-informed ways and through diverse mediums, in fields including archaeology, arts, activism, aesthetics, environmental studies, literary criticism, gender studies, ethnobotany, ethnozoology, sociology, and linguistics. More information can be found at http://www.sfu.ca/fns.html.

Simon Fraser University is situated on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. SFU is committed to supporting Indigenous scholars in building community, collaboration, and career success.

SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

This is an entry-level position. Only those holding or eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to the availability of funding.

Application

Review of completed applications will begin on November 29 until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of the applicant’s Indigenous teaching philosophy, and a writing sample. In addition, three confidential letters of reference should be sent under separate cover. Applications in doc, docx, or pdf format can be sent to the attention of the Chair to fnstsec@sfu.ca; Hard copies can be mailed to:

Dr. Rudy Reimer, Chair
Department of First Nations Studies, SWH 9091
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC
V5A 1S6

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

Tenure Track Assistant Professor - Department of French and Department of First Nations Studies

The Department of French and the Department of First Nations Studies invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting July 1, 2020. The position will be a joint appointment (50% French/50% First Nations Studies) with an administrative home in French. Specific areas of focus in scholarship may include but are not limited to: Canadian Indigenous literatures in French, French Curriculum Writing.

Ideal candidates will show promise in research in the area of Indigenous literatures in French. They will have teaching and/or practical experience in Indigenous issues in the Canadian context and extensive knowledge of historic and contemporary Indigenous issues. They will bring relevant teaching methods to teaching lower and upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate courses in the Department of French as well as First Nations Studies lower and upper-level undergraduate courses. Our preference will be for candidates with strong Indigenous cultural knowledge, experience working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, and a background in establishing and maintaining trusting relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations. In the Department of French, the language of instruction is normally French; in the Department of First Nations, the language of instruction is English.

Simon Fraser University is situated on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. SFU is committed to supporting Indigenous scholars in building community, collaboration, and career success, and to implementing the 94 Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

For more information about the Department of French or the Department of First Nations Studies, please visit our respective websites.

Applicants should have a PhD by the time of appointment. Applications should include: a cover letter addressing qualifications as stated here, a curriculum vitae, research statement, and statement of teaching philosophy. Three letters of reference should be sent under separate cover.

Applications in doc, docx, or pdf format can be sent to the attention of the Chair at frensech@sfu.ca.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 20. Incomplete applications will not be considered. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

This is an entry-level position. Only those holding or eligible to be appointed at or promoted to the rank will be considered. This position is subject to availability of funding.

SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

Sessional Instructor Positions

Sessional positions are generally posted in February for Summer semester, June for Fall semester, and October for Spring semester. Please note that all positions are contingent upon enrollment and budgetary approval, and are hired in accordance with the TSSU-SFU Collective Agreement, Article XIV.

Summer 2020 (1204) Sessional Instuctor Positions

None for Summer 2020.

 

Teaching Assistant/Tutor-Marker Positions

Teaching Assistants and Tutor-Markers are hired in accordance with the TSSU-SFU Collective Agreement, Articles XIII and XV, respectively.

In order to be appointed a person must have sufficient knowledge in the discipline of the course to interpret the course material, competency in oral and written English, and willingness to undertake specific course designation training sessions. Students interested in Teaching Assistant or Tutor-Marker positions should inquire about training sessions. 

Applicants must complete and submit the online TA/TM Application Form by the posted deadline to be considered for a position.

Please note that all positions are contingent upon enrollment and budgetary approval.

Summer 2020 (1204) Teaching Assistant/Tutor-Marker Positions

Appointment Duration:

Regular: May 8, 2020 to August 28, 2020

Intersession: May 8, 2020– July 3, 2020  

Application Deadline: March 16, 2020

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

Course

Course Title
Instructor Location Base Units
TA/TM
FNST 101 E100 Introduction to First Nations Studies, Intersession Madeline Knickerbocker Harbour Centre 4.17 TA
FNST 101 C100 Introduction to First Nations Studies Rudy Reimer Distance Ed TBD by enrollment TM
FNST 201W C900 Canadian Aboriginal People's Perspectives on History Deanna Reder Burnaby 5.17 TA

Resources for Sessionals/TAs/TMs

Policies

Equity 
The University is committed to the principle of equity in employment. (See Policy GP 19.)

Privacy 
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. Applicant information may also be disclosed to the Teaching Support Staff Union in accordance with Article XIII F.3.1.b of the Collective Agreement.

If you have any questions about the collection, use and disclosure of this information please contact the Associate VP, Human Resources, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6. Telephone 778-782-3237.