1-Year Limited Term Lecturer - Centre for English language Learning, Teaching and Research (CELLTR)

The Centre of English Language Learning, Teaching, and Research advocates for and supports EAL students in SFU's multilingual and multicultural environment at the curricular and co-curricular levels across the university. The Centre also partners with faculties and support units to coordinate existing and future EAL supports, and conceptualizes and delivers instructional and professional development to faculty, staff, instructors, and TAs in the area of best practices in academic language and literacy development, and sociocultural engagement. We value inclusion, student success, and a positive student experience that recognizes students' diverse backgrounds and unique academic and linguistic needs.

CELLTR and the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University are seeking applications for a full-time 1-year Limited-term Lecturer position, with a possibility for renewal, starting May 1, 2018.

Duties: The position involves an equivalent of teaching 8 courses per year, including:

- team-teaching, workshops for students, and 1-on-1 student support in collaboration with CELLTR faculty partners at the curricular level
- coordinating TA support within and across course sections (i.e. overseeing TAs, holding regular meetings for orientation, feedback, and assessment sessions)
- the equivalent hours of work for 3-4 courses in the planning and delivery of projects relating to instructional and curriculum design, faculty development and collaboration, materials development, language assessment, as well as research and evaluation projects in relation to multilingual/EAL learning support.
- coordinating and communicating with campus partners on collaborative projects
- teaching assignments in the Foundations of Academic Literacy (FAL X99) course every year.
- service duties at CELLTR, including attendance at regular meetings, participation in CELLTR activities and workshops, and input into newsletter and other CELLTR communications and reports

Teaching and CELLTR activities will be primarily situated in the Burnaby campus, but may involve duties at the Surrey or Harbour Centre campuses.


• Completed Master’s in Education or Applied Linguistics (doctoral degree preferred), in an area related to English for Academic Purposes in higher education, or English as a Second/Additional language, Academic Literacies, or related discipline
• A minimum of 3 years’ experience in teaching academic literacies and English for Academic Purposes to learners making the transition from high school to post-secondary level studies
• Familiarity with content and language-integrated learning/content-based instruction, disciplinary literacy, and multiiteracies
• Facility with instructional and curriculum materials/ resource development for teaching in face-to-face and technologically-mediated environments, as well as current instructional and curriculum design approaches across the disciplines
• Experience in faculty development and collaboration projects
• Proven ability to work with faculty, instructors, and TAs across the disciplines
• Experience in working in/collaborating with Writing Centres, Teaching and Learning Centres, and other campus partners who support multilingual/international students
• Familiarity/work experience in Business/Management faculties, and the ability to work with subject-matter experts in these areas
• Familiarity with qualitative and quantitative research approaches, action research/practitioner inquiry, and program evaluation
• Excellent communication skills and ability to work well in a team

Exceptional candidates without a doctoral degree in the above-mentioned areas may be considered, provided they:
a) hold an undergraduate or graduate degree related to business
(b) have extensive experience and interest in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in either of the two disciplines.

SFU is a university that serves students of diverse ethnic, cultural, linguistic and international origins. Therefore, interest and/or experience in working in multicultural and international settings with students of diverse backgrounds is a desired attribute of all applicants.

Applicants are asked to email separate files (Word or PDF) to
1. A signed application letter that includes the description of the applicant’s scholarly interests, teaching experience, and potential contributions to the faculty, as well as names and contact information of three referees. (If unable to send an application letter with a scanned signature, mail a signed original to:
Chair, Appointments Committee
Faculty of Education
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC, Canada, V5A 1S6

2. A current curriculum vitae; and
3. A scholarly paper, if available.

Deadline for applications is March 31, 2018.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please do not ask referees to send letters of reference; they will be contacted directly as needed. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority consideration. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women, men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University Academic Appointment Competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

Tier 1 or Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (Learning Analytics and Learning Design)

The Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University (SFU) is actively building a diverse, welcoming community and invites applications for a Tier 1 or Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Learning Analytics and Learning Design with an effective start date of either September 1, 2018 or January 1, 2019.  

The successful candidate will play an instrumental role in creating a synergy that can propel leading-edge research initiatives to identify and meet the challenges of enhancing student experience and retaining undergraduate students, and with the potential to contribute to the educational experience of students in the K–12 school system. The Chair will significantly enhance the Faculty of Education’s research strengths in learning design, educational technology, and learning science.

The Chair’s expertise in learning analytics will capitalize on in-hand and ambient big data generated throughout SFU’s present and future systems. The Chair will also contribute strong leadership to dedicated research and development of specialized online and blended delivery courses, transforming student experience, improving the learning environment, tailoring learning supports and interventions, and fostering academic success.

Applicants must present a profile of field-leading scholarship that is highly regarded nationally and internationally. The appointee is expected to make significant contributions to research, teaching, graduate student supervision and publicizing results of learning analytics and learning design research to the scholarly community, professional groups and the public. SFU also recognizes the value of mentoring, professional service, and nontraditional areas of research and/or research outputs. Demonstrated experience in increasing diversity at the previous institutional environment is also an asset.

This position is contingent upon the applicant receiving a Tier 1 or Tier 2 Canada Research Chair. To meet the criteria of the CRC program, a Tier 1 nominee must be a full professor (or associate professors who are expected to be promoted to the full professor level within one or two years of the nomination) with an outstanding publication record. Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidate must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, including maternity leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibiilty for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair assessed through the program's Tier 2 justification process; please see the CRC website (1)for elibilitity details or contact the Major Projects Office.

The Tier 1 Canada Research Chair is tenable for seven years and may be renewable for a second term. The Tier 2 Canada Research Chair is tenable for five years and may be renewable for a second term. Interested applicants are invited to review the initial appointment and chair renewal details of the CRC Program (2).

To apply, applicants should provide a completed curriculum vitae with details of research and teaching; scholarly record, funding and collaborations; two examples of refereed published scholarly work; and a concise research proposal (2-6 pages) along with the names and email addresses of six referees*. SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions can impact research achievements; candidates are encouraged to highlight how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them in their application. All applications should be submitted in separate files (Word or PDF) to

Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

The position is subject to the availability of funding and to final approval by the University Board of Governors and the CRC Secretariat.

The competition will remain open until the position is filled. Screening of applications will commence on May 10, 2018.

*Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University Academic Appointment Competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

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