Sessional Instructor Postings

Fall 2024

Department of Archaeology
Sessional Instructor Temporary Teaching Positions


Minimum Qualifications

Completed MA degree and outstanding related teaching experience.


In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to people who are eligible for employment in Canada at the time of application.

Please submit your on-line application with attached course outline proposal and curriculum vitae through the employment opportunities section of the Department website which can be accessed at the following address:

Application Deadline:  N/A



Appointment priority is in accordance with the TSSU Collective Agreement and the Sessional Instructor Seniority List provided by the University. Evaluation of qualifications is at the Chair’s discretion and appointments are subject to sufficient enrollment and final budgetary authorization.

Please note that all Sessional Instructor positions are in the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU).



Sessional Instructors are compensated per contact hour (CH), plus 1.25 CH. The contact hours offered to an SI are the same as the course’s credit hours, which is found following the course number and including the 1.25 CH.

Using the May 1, 2023 salary scale, compensation per CH is $1,782, therefore for 4.25 CH the compensation is $7,574.  Further information, including the Collective Agreement, may be found here 




Simon Fraser University is committed to the principle of equity in employment and offers equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants. (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.a (iv) 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.