Academic Careers

Find administrative, faculty and Canada Research Chair (CRC) career opportunities below.

If you are considering an academic position at Simon Fraser University, check out the Faculty Relations website, or, if you have general questions regarding the appointment process for academic appointments, email Faculty Relations at


Find all available senior academic and administrative appointments here, including Dean and Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President searches.

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Find all available faculty positions, including lecturer and assistant and associate professor positions.

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The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program provides universities the opportunity to recruit world-class scholars across all research disciplines. Find all available CRC positions.

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Personal information which is included with an application for an academic appointment is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, University Policies A10.01 Academic Appointments, A10.02 Technical Appointments and Procedures, and A10.06 Appointment of Specially Funded University Chairs, University Professors and Research Fellows, and the SFU Faculty Association/SFU Collective Agreement. 

The information is related directly to and needed by the University to operate its academic personnel management program and appointment competitions. The information will be used to process applications for academic appointments, assess an applicant's qualifications, determine if a recommendation to appoint an applicant has the demonstrated support of the department and make a final appointment decision. Some information will be carried forward to the successful applicant’s personnel file.

Each academic unit has its own internal search procedures which means the information may be disclosed to some or all of the following groups within a department: Deans, Associate Deans, Division Heads, Chairs, Directors, Search Committee members, all faculty members, students, and administrative staff.

If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information please contact the Director of Faculty Relations, Office of the Provost and Vice President, Academic, If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information by the unit to which you have applied, please be in touch with the identified contact person for the search.