Employment Opportunities

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Sessional Instructors


The Chemistry Department expects to make the following TSSU appointments for the Summer 2021 (1214) term.

Applications are being accepted until Friday, March 12, 2021. Applicants are expected to be available for the whole term of the contract: May 10, 2021-Aug 26, 2021.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only successful applicants will be notified.

This posting is subject to change and is conditional on final enrollments.


Course Name



CHEM 285

STT-Organic Chemistry Laboratory



Qualifications: Qualified applicants will possess a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and must also have direct experience and familiarity with teaching Organic Chemistry Laboratories at the 200 and/or 300 level. This includes experience in spectral interpretation (including IR and NMR), identification and analysis of organic compounds (including GC), standard organic lab techniques (including extraction and distillation), familiarity with microscale equipment and experimentation, and a strong background in reactions and synthesis of organic compounds. Qualified applicants must have instructional experience commensurate with the responsibility of teaching CHEM 285 and of carrying out the duties related to the effective conduct of CHEM 285.

*Face-to-face (in-person) instruction on the Burnaby campus required. If you have concerns about the safety measures in place for face-to-face instruction, please review Safety and Risk Services Work & Research Safety.  A University approved, department specific, safety plan will be provided to all those required to work on campus.

Simon Fraser University is committed to an equity employment program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff. We therefore particularly encourage applications from qualified women, aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

How to apply:

Applications are to be submitted using the on-line application form  https://advance.science.sfu.ca/chemistry/application/

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