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Make a difference to students, our community, and the world at one of Canada’s most community-engaged research universities.

Since the creation of Canada's first Executive MBA in 1968, SFU Beedie School of Business has championed lifelong learning, productive change, and innovation. Our mission is to develop innovative and socially responsible business leaders with a global perspective, supported by education that’s inspired by research and grounded in practice.

We are looking for people who share our passion and commitment to delivering experiential and transformative learning opportunities, and making SFU Beedie an outstanding business school.

We post opportunities as they become available. Please check back often, and learn more about working at SFU. 

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The Beedie School of Business (Beedie) invites applications for a one-year Term Lecturer position. This position is temporary and will run from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023.

This will be a full-time position, and the workload will include up to 7 courses in Strategy in the Undergraduate Program.

The responsibilities, terms and conditions of employment of term lecturers are listed in the SFU-SFUFA collective agreement (

The successful candidate must have the following qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. degree (completed or near completion) in Business Strategy or a closely related field.
  • Outstanding teaching experience in related courses.
  • Demonstrated ability to connect course concepts to business issues and applications.
  • Be able to foster student-centered, inclusive learning environments.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching approaches and course design.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills. These skills include but are not limited to strong listening skills, valuing and respecting diverse perspectives, and a collaborative disposition.

The candidate will have full responsibility for teaching the following courses: BUS 478: Strategy. Further detail on course learning goals can be viewed here:

We anticipate the course load to be distributed as follows:

  • Spring 2023 (2-3 sections)
  • Summer 2023 (2 sections)
  • Fall 2023 (2 sections)

Course assignment will be based on course availability for a total of 7 sections; however, minor adjustments are possible given scheduling constraints.

We provide a variety of support systems for our instructors including mentoring by senior faculty, resources to enhance teaching skills through our Teaching and Learning Center, technical support in using online tools, and a collegial and supportive work environment.

About Beedie

Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business is a dynamic teaching and learning setting with a reputation for producing global-class research. Located on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), qiqéyt (Qayqayt), qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓ (Kwantlen), Səmyámə (Semiahmoo), and sc̓əwaθən (Tsawwassen) Peoples, SFU is actively building a diverse and inclusive community.

As a top ranked research school, SFU Beedie has the distinction of being among only one per cent of business schools worldwide with double accreditation by AACSB and EQUIS. SFU Beedie is a signatory to Principles for Responsible Management Education and offers programs at the undergraduate, master’s, PhD, and executive levels. Its MSc in Finance is considered one of the top master programs for financial economists. We pioneered Canada’s first Executive MBA, Management of Technology MBA, and the first EMBA in Indigenous Business Leadership in North America. SFU Beedie prides itself on innovation and entrepreneurship and we are home to the RADIUS social innovation lab and venture incubator.

SFU is the top university in the world for entrepreneurial spirit and the top university in Canada for innovation. With three award-winning British Columbia campuses located in Burnaby, Surrey, and downtown Vancouver, SFU offers a strong research environment and is recognized as one of Canada’s top 100 and top family-friendly employers.

How to Apply

Candidates should address their applications to Dr. Karen Ruckman, Area Coordinator, Strategy Area. Application should be submitted through the Beedie School's online application system.

Applications should include:

  • A concise cover letter (maximum two pages) highlighting evidence that the candidate meets the job qualifications and can effectively and enthusiastically perform the listed job duties.
  • A complete up-to-date curriculum vitae that lists the candidate’s education and employment history, teaching experience, and evidence of impact. Please also note whether the candidate is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, or eligible to work in Canada.
  • A teaching statement (maximum 2 pages) that describes the candidate’s teaching philosophy/approach and summarizes their evidence of effective teaching including a discussion of case analysis approach. Additional documents as supporting evidence of teaching effectiveness may be attached to this statement.
  • A statement (maximum one page) describing past or potential contributions to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion. Candidates should discuss their experience with and/or understanding of inclusive teaching and mentoring, and how the candidate would meet the needs of underrepresented students.
  • We recognize that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g., parental leave, leave due to illness) can impact achievements. Candidates are welcome to add up to half a page to their cover letter to highlight how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them.
  • The names, titles, and email addresses of 3 referees, at least two of whom are qualified to assess the candidate’s teaching capabilities. Referees will be contacted by SFU for candidates advancing to the later stages of the selection process.

All application materials should be submitted through the Beedie application page here:

Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 12, 2022. Applications received after this deadline may be reviewed if the position is still open.

SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. parental leave, leave due to illness) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them in their application. SFU also recognizes the value of mentoring and research training, outreach, professional service, and nontraditional areas of research and/or research outputs; demonstrated experience and willingness in increasing diversity in the previous institutional environment, and in curriculum, is also an asset.

Simon Fraser University encourages applications from all qualified applicants, however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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, 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 that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at creating a more inclusive and accessible campus community for faculty, please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact the Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.

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:

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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