Health Sciences Postings

These postings are updated by SFU's departments. Applicants should make sure that they can meet the departments' requirements and application deadlines. Please apply directly to the department where the job posting is located. Please check your department's job posting website as well.

Sessional Instructors

There are no sessional instructor positions available at this time.


Teaching Assistants and Tutor Markers

The Faculty of Health Sciences is re-posting the following TA position for HSCI 319W for the Summer Semester 2018. The posting closes on Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Important! Please review the Summer 2018 Course Schedule to check that you don't have time conflicts between courses in which you are enrolled and the HSCI 319W course and tutorial schedule.

Course / Tutorial Details:

HSCI 319W D100 (BBY) - Applied Health Ethics
Instructor: Dr. Diego Silva

Lecture Schedule:
Tu 2:30 PM-4:20 PM

Tutorial Schedule:
D102 - Tu 4:30 PM-5:20 PM
D104 - We 8:30 AM-9:20 AM
D105 - We 9:30 AM-10:20 AM

Many departments include a wide range of specializations and, in order to be appointed, a person must have sufficient knowledge of the course to interpret the course material. Qualifications for the TA/TM positions in HSCI courses include experience with course subject matter obtained either via successful coursework completed in the area or direct practical experience.  Course subject matter can be found described in the SFU calendar:

Qualified TAs/TMs will also have demonstrated proficiency in English communication skills, both oral and written. 

To apply please email Brad Mladenovic at with the subject line “HSCI 319W TA Posting”. Please include your cover letter/CV, transcript, and study/work permit (if applicable) as PDF attachments to your email.

The deadline is Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Successful applicants will be notified by email. Because of short time lines, only successful applicants will be contacted.

Resources for TAs/TMs/Sessionals

The following links will help you get your medical coverage and other benefits, as well as help you learn how to become a better teacher.


Please follow the formatting instructions below when emailing your application information for each posting.

In the Subject Line of the email, indicate the following information in the order specified below: Course Number, Last Name, First Name

All application information must sent as one PDF document containing a cover letter and CV/resume. Do not send separate attachments for each document.

In the body of the email, copy and paste the following questions and send with your responses:

1) Do you currently work for, or have you worked in the past for, Simon Fraser University? (Response: Yes or No). If yes, please provide your SFU ID number (Student or Employee number) if known.

2) Are you legally entitled to work in Canada? (Response: Yes or No).

3) If you are currently on a work or study permit, please indicate expiry date and all conditions associated with your permit, if applicable.

By submitting an application, you understand and agree that any false or misleading statement may disqualify you from employment; or, after having obtained employment with the University, may result in dismissal.


In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to people who are eligible for employment in Canada at the time of the application. Simon Fraser University is committed to the principle of equity in employment and offers equal opportunities to qualified applicants.

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.

If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information please contact the Executive Director, Human Resources, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6. Telephone 778-782-3237.

Teaching Assistant/ Tutor-Marker Appointment Priorities

Priority for appointment/reappointment as a Teaching Assistant is in accordance with Article XIII of the Collective Agreement with the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU).

Priority for appointment/reappointment as a Tutor-Marker is in accordance with Article XIII.F.3.1.a  of the Collective Agreement with the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU).

In allocating Teaching Assistant/Tutor-Marker positions, the department will also take into account the following:

  1. Incoming graduate students who, in their admission letters, have been offered TAships in their first year of enrollment. However, if, subsequent to our admission offer, an incoming student receives a scholarship or research assistantship approaching or exceeding the value of a full TAship, TAships are no longer guaranteed. Exception: scholarships or prizes awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies which tie these awards to a departmental offer of a TAship or RAship;
  2. Course and instructor evaluations from previous TA positions held (e.g. superior evaluations);
  3. Instructor requests and/or assessment of applicant’s suitability and experience for a particular course;
  4. Amount of graduate student financial support already received from the Department and/or University;
  5. Applicant preferences;
  6. Students enrolled in semesters 1 to 3 will have priority over students enrolled in the 4th semester and beyond.

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 with a value equal to at least a 5.17 appointment, will have priority for the appointment.