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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, Linguistics

Simon Fraser University

Department of Linguistics

The Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby Campus) is seeking applications for one full time continuing teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer.

Teaching undergraduate courses in the Department’s TESL Certificate program, management of a supervised teaching practicum, as well as providing service to the Department. Please consult the Department’s website at for general information about the Department and especially for details of the TESL Certificate Program.

The successful candidate must be a specialist in applied linguistics with qualifications in the teaching of English as a second or additional language (TESL/TEAL) to adults. They must also hold a PhD (completed by the appointment start date or shortly thereafter) in applied linguistics or a closely-related field. The successful candidate must have the ability to teach Linguistics courses in second language acquisition, second language pedagogy, English pedagogical grammar as well as introductory courses in general Linguistics.
To be eligible to be considered for appointment at the Senior Lecturer rank, a candidate will need to meet or exceed the appointment requirements listed above, as well as have demonstrated experience in the training of adult ESL/EAL teachers and knowledge of the TESL/TEAL teaching environment in British Columbia and the ability to supervise tutors.

Completed applications will be reviewed starting January 15, 2022, until the position is filled.
SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g., parental leave, leave due to illness, research delays due to COVID-19) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight in their application how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them.
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. 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, racialized persons, 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 who belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply; however, only those holding or those eligible to be appointed to the rank will be considered.

In addition to a cover letter, the application must include the following:
• A current CV
• A dossier of sample supporting materials, such as course outlines and lecture materials, teaching evaluations, instructional workshops and training
• A 1 to 2-page statement of post-secondary teaching abilities and interests, including an explanation of how the applicant’s background and experience have prepared them for teacher training and informed their teaching philosophy.
Candidates selected for interviews will be asked to arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent to the Department. 

Applications should be submitted electronically to in PDF format only.

About SFU:
Simon Fraser University is in the top ten research universities in Canada and has ranked first in Maclean’s Comprehensive category for many years. Located in Metro Vancouver, SFU has three campuses, which are located on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwxwú7mesh (Squamish), sə̱ lild w̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓ícə̓ y̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), qiqéyt (Qayqayt), qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓ (Kwantlen), Səmyámə (Semiahmoo), and scəwa̓ θən (Tsawwassen) Peoples. By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create a space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices. Vancouver is consistently rated among the top ten most livable cities in the world.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. This position is subject to the availability of funding. 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: