Job Posting

Faculty of Education
Preservice Professional Studies
Faculty Associate Position

SFU's teacher education program invites experienced teachers to apply for the position of faculty associate. This is an 8-month appointment commencing on September 1, 2023, with the possibility of renewal for up to a total of three years.


Working in pairs, faculty associates (FA) have two primary responsibilities:

  • The development of their module's program in partnership with a faculty member; and
  • The supervision of student teachers during the placement and practicum assignments.

FAs also provide individual and group instruction in theory and practice with their module (a small group of up to 34 student teachers) and maintain effective liaison between SFU's Faculty of Education and the public schools.


Supervising student teachers during the placement and practicum stages of the PDP (EDUC 401 and 405) is the shared responsibility of faculty associates (FA) and school associates (SA).

The FA assumes the role of mentor and guide, rather than inspector and judge. Under such supervisory guidance, student teachers are helped to take major steps in their professional development. FAs also help to clarify the responsibilities of the SA who plays a pivotal role in the preparation of student teachers.

FAs are expected to visit schools regularly, deal with a range of challenging supervisory situations and develop open and collegial relationships with teachers and SAs.


At SFU, we are dedicated to the development of outstanding teachers-ethically responsible, competent professionals who are committed to preparing children to live as decent informed knowledgeable participants in a democratic and pluralistic society.

To support this, the Faculty of Education's Preservice Professional Studies hires approximately 10-12 faculty associates each year. This includes a mix of English and French-speaking faculty associates.

The Faculty of Education welcomes applicants who are from a variety of backgrounds that reflect the diversity of Canadian society.

Applications are available online at:

Please submit your completed application to Amy Wiebe Lau, Manager at

Posting closes Sunday, November 6th @ 11:59pm

Interviews will be held in January/February 2023

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to people who are eligible for employment in Canada at the time of application. Simon Fraser University is committed to the principle of equity in employment and offers equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants. Information collected on application documents is obtained under the authority of the University Act (R.S.B., c.468, s.27 (4)(a), applicable federal and provincial employment regulations and requirements and the University policy, Collection of Personal Information, (1.10.5). The information collected is directly related to and needed by the University to process applications for teaching positions and for offers of employment to qualified applicants. The information will be used by the Chair of the Department, or designate, to conclude appointments. If you have any questions about the collection and use of information provided by you, please contact the Director of Professional Programs, Faculty of Education. If you have questions about Freedom of Information, please contact Craig Neelands, the Information and Privacy Officer, at 778.782.5465.