Sessional Instructor at Simon Fraser University

Building a Sustainable World: Concepts and Cases

Location: Harbour Centre Campus

Lecture: Thursdays 5:30-9:20pm


  1. Graduate degree, PhD preferred; ABD candidates will be considered.
  2. Knowledge of the following topics: Exploration of how to cultivate a more sustainable world. Provides a foundation for understanding sustainable development at the global scale. Explores cases of governance, programs and policies in the Global South that foster the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 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 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 to the REM office or 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).

DURATION: August 26 – 21 December 2019

Closing Date: July 31, 2019


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


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.

Hiring Priorities: TA hiring priority will be determined as per Article XIIIF3a i through IV of TSSU’s Collective Agreement. Additional criteria relate to ability to teach broad, interdisciplinary courses that emphasize effective communication skills. Graduate students should consult with their faculty advisors before submitting their applications.

Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. Offers are subject to enrollment and budgetary approval.

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