Assistant Professor in International Studies

The School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver campus) invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin September 2021. We invite applications from historians and anthropologists with expertise in colonialism, decolonization, and postcolonial legacies. We are particularly interested in scholars with expertise in the Middle East, South or Southeast Asia, or scholars with a global/comparative scope.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree by the appointment start date, demonstrated excellence in research, and strong teaching potential. Experience with applied research or translating research for policy or public audiences will also be considered an asset.

The School for International Studies is an interdisciplinary unit with research and teaching programs focused on peace and security; international development; human rights and international law; and governance and civil society. The normal teaching load for this full-time position is four courses per year, taught in two of three terms, with the third for research.

Simon Fraser University is a leading Canadian public university (consistently ranked #1 by Maclean’s Magazine for best comprehensive university in Canada). We earn top marks for our world-class social science research, award winning students and faculty, and new library acquisitions.

Applications should include: a letter of application, statements of research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 29, until the position is filled.

Materials should be sent in a single pdf file via email to (letters of reference should be sent directly by the letter writers). In the subject line of the email, indicate the following information: “2020 Assistant Professor Application, (Applicant Name).” Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Tamir Moustafa, at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. 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.

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