Sessional Instructor Positions in Cognitive Science for FALL 2019 Semester (August 28, 2019 TO December 24, 2019)

COGS 100 - Exploring the Mind - Surrey Campus

View Sessional Instructor Position posting at the link below:

Applications Deadline for the above SI position is Friday, March 29, 2019.


Teaching Assistant Positions in Cognitive Science for SUMMER 2019 Semester (May 1, 2019 to August 27, 2019)

COGS 100 – Exploring the Mind - Burnaby Campus
COGS 110 – Learning & Every Day Life - Burnaby Campus

Please see the Teaching Assistant application for Summer 2019 Semester at the link below:

To apply for TA positions in COGS for Summer Semester 2019 you need to submit your information online to the link below:


Applications deadline for the above TA positions: Monday, March 11, 2019











Normal Posting Practices and Timelines for Sessional Instructor Positions

The Department of Psychology posts sessional instructor positions approximately 8 months before the start of the semester whenever possible, although occasionally positions are posted closer to the start of the semester when last minute teaching changes occur. 

Priority System for TA/TM Appointments
Department of Psychology & Cognitive Science Program
September 26, 201

Priority of qualified applicants to TA and TM positions in the Department of Psychology & the Cognitive Science Program is in accordance with Article XIII and Article XV of the Collective Agreement.  In hiring Teaching Assistants (or TM), priority shall be given to applicants in the following order:


In hiring teaching assistants, priority for appointment will be given to applicants in the following order:

a.  Graduate students registered in the department .

b. Qualified Graduate students registered in other departments.

c.  Currently registered Honors students.

d.  External and/or Undergraduate applicants.


Note:  Graduate students new to SFU, admitted to either the PSYCH MA or Ph.D. program will have priority for Introductory Psychology TA assignments.


Detailed Priority System:

a.  Applicant & Instructor Preference

b.  Expertise in the subject matter/area

c.  Dollar value of financial support offered at the time of admission

d. Number of base units already received to ensure sufficient teaching-related experience in her/his field of study.

e.  Past TA ratings from employment evaluations

f.  Previous teaching experience

g.  Funding for RAships , practica & internships


If an assignment within a priority group requires a selection between applicants, the graduate student without financial support from merit based scholarships or fellowships with a value equal to at least 5.17 base units, will have priority for the appointment.