Limited Term Lecturer

Lectureship in Planning

Position: Limited Term Lecturer
Faculty: Environment
Department/School/Program: Resource and Environmental Management, Planning
Start Date: May 1, 2021
Closing Date: March 22, 2021

About the Position

The SFU School of Resource and Environmental Management (REM) invites applications for a Lectureship in Planning. REM is one of North America’s leading interdisciplinary schools in resource and environmental management. The Resource and Environmental Planning Program is an independent unit housed within REM that is certified by the Canadian Planning Standards Board as an accredited planning school. This is a two-year limited-term teaching (non-research) appointment, from 1 May, 2021 to 30 April, 2023.


We seek a candidate who will teach a range of environmental planning, policy, and sustainable development courses. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching, or the clear promise of excellence, and will teach a mix of online and face-to-face course offerings. Preference will be given to candidates who can successfully teach students with social science, humanities, and science backgrounds. We seek candidates who will contribute positively and constructively to the department work environment and will participate in collegial governance and community building. Experience with online learning and technology would be an asset.


Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Planning or a related discipline at the time of appointment. Applicants must be members or candidate members of the Canadian Institute of Planners and will ideally have at least one degree from an accredited planning school.

Application Instructions and Contact Information

Applications should consist of a single .pdf file containing a one-page cover letter explaining their interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, and a teaching portfolio (including a two-page executive summary of teaching experience, strategy and philosophy, and a sample course syllabus).

Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted directly to REM.
Applications should be submitted by email to
Inquiries about the position should be directed to Andréanne.

The deadline for applications is March 22, 2021
Search Committee Chair: Dr. Mark Jaccard, REM Director


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

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.

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