Sessional Instructor Positions

Sessional positions are generally posted in February for Summer semester, June for Fall semester, and October for Spring semester. Please note that sessional positions are subject to budgetary approval and contingent on enrollment.

Sessional Application Form

Course Supervisor Application Form


Please submit an electronic application with the following: 

1) Application Form, 2) Two Letters of Reference, 3) Curriculum Vitae, 4) List of Previously Taught Courses, 5) Course Outlines, 6) Statement of Teaching Pedagogy and 7) Additional materials as applicable to individual courses


Submit email applications to crimsec@sfu.ca to:

Sessional Application
c/o The Director, School of Criminology
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC  V5A 1S6





Teaching Assistant/Tutor-Marker Positions

In order to be appointed a person must have sufficient knowledge in the discipline of the course to interpret the course material, competency in oral and written English, and willingness to undertake some specific course designation training sessions.  Students interested in Teaching Assistant or Tutor-Marker positions should inquire about training sessions. 

Students must complete and submit the TA/TM application form by the posted deadline to be considered for a position. 

All positions are contingent on enrollment and budgetary approval.

TA/TM Appointment Priorities

In allocating Teaching Assistant/Tutor-Marker positions, the School of Criminology will also take into account any or all of the following:

1. Suitability for particular courses (e.g. discipline of prior degree(s), publications, experience, instructor preference);

2. Applicant’s preferences.

If an assignment within a priority group requires a selection between applicants, the graduate student without financial support from merit based scholarships or merit based fellowships during the semester of appointment will have priority for the appointment.

In accordance with the Collective Agreement, the assignment given a Teaching Assistant/Tutor-Marker will not normally be fewer than three (3) or more than seven (7) base units, although it is not possible for the School of Criminology to guarantee applicants an appointment to a particular course and/or to a particular number of tutorials in any given semester.

Summer 2018 (1184) TA/TM Appointments

Appointment Duration: May 1-August 31, 2018

Application Deadline: 12:00pm on Thursday, April 12, 2018

To Apply: Email crimgrad@sfu.ca 

Reminder: Before applying for TA/TM positions please be sure that the courses you are applying for don't conflict with your own course and/or work schedule.  TAs must be available for the lectures, tutorials and exam invigilation.  TM positions may require onsite exam invigilation.

Note: TA/TM positions are dependent on course enrollments and are subject to budgetary approval.

Please note that TM positions (CODE courses) can be less than 5BU

Course schedules can be verified via the Student Information System.

s - Surrey campus    c - CODE (distance)

Course #

Course Title



# of TA



Human Rights & Civil Liberties

Tamara O’Doherty





Research Methods in Criminology
Research Methods in Criminology


The University is committed to the principle of equity in employment. (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.b 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.