Earth 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.


The Department invites applications for a Sessional Instructor -- Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU)  

Course: EASC 413 Resource Geotechnics

Location: Burnaby Campus

Duration:  August 30 - December 20, 2018

Qualifications:   Minimum a Master’s degree, preferably a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences or a closely related discipline with an emphasis on Engineering Geology. Applicants should have practical experience in aspects of resource geotechnics such as engineering geological characterizations, slope failure mechanisms, methods of slope stability analysis (software) and techniques of slope reinforcement, stabilization and monitoring.  Candidate requires evidence of teaching ability commensurate with the responsibility of teaching the assigned upper division credit course at a post-secondary level and to carry out the duties related to the effective conduct of that course.

Closing Date:  Friday, June 29th at 4:00pm

Applications for all positions are to be submitted on oline.  Click here for the Earth Sciences application form.

For questions and inquiries, please contact the Manager, Academic and Administrative Services at 778.782.4779 or


Duration: August 30th-December 20th, 2018

Application Deadline/Closing Date:  July 9, 2018 at 4:00pm

Course Course Name Instructor Needed
Dynamic Earth (B) Williams-Jones TA
EASC101S Dynamic Earth (B) Hansen TA
EASC104C Geohazards: Earth in Turmoil (B) WIlliams-Jones TM
EASC202 Introduction to Mineralogy Cameron TA
EASC206* Field Geology I Donald TA
EASC207 Introduction to Geophysics (Q) Calvert TA
EASC209W Environmnetal Geoscience Ward TA
EASC210 Historical Geology (B) Hansen TA
EASC301 Igneous Petrology Thorkelson TA
EASC302 Sedimentary Petrology MacEachern TA
EASC304 Hydrogeology
Allen TA
EASC309 Global Tectonics Dyck TA
EASC310W Paleontology Doanld TA
EASC315W Geochemistry of Natural Waters Kirste TA
EASC401 Mineral Deposits
Marshall TA
EASC413 Resource Geotechnics Sessional TA

Earth Sciences Teaching Assistant/Tutor Marker Hiring Priorities

*All classes are held at Burnaby campus unless otherwise indicated.  EASC206 Field School exercises held off-campus (Merritt, BC).  

Qualifications for TA/TM positions in the Department of Earth Sciences:

A bachelor's or master's degree in Earth Sciences.  The Department of Earth Sciences includes a wide range of specializations and, in order to be appointed, a person must have sufficient knowledge in the discipline of the course to interpret the course material, as demonstrated by either having taken the course or equivalent, or through graduate-level research in the subject area.  Additional:  EASC 206 Field Geology I; applicants must have/submit a valid BC Class 5 (or equivalent) Driver's License, valid First Aid Level One (minimum) and submit a Drivers Abstract.  W Courses:  applicants must have above average techncial writing skills and be able to critique and assess written assignments and reports.

TAs and TMs must be available to invigilate exams and TMs must be able to collect exams and course work for makring from, and return (once marked) to the SFU Burnay Campus.

Access the Earth Sciences Teaching Assistantship Application Form here (SFU email account required). 

Note:  All external applicants (non-EASC) must email a statement of interest, and CV to by application closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only successful applicants will be contacted.   Successful applicants can expect to be notified no later than July 31, 2018.  


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.


The University is committed to the principle of equity in employment. (See Policy GP 19.)

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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.