Teaching Assistant Job Opportunities

Spring 2017 TA/TM Offerings

The Faculty of Health Sciences will be accepting TA/TM applications for the Spring Semester 2017 from October 24 to November 7, 2016 at 23:59.

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: https://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/2016/fall/courses/hsci.html

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

To apply visit https://taapp.fhs.sfu.ca/apply

As part of the online application process you will be required to upload your cover letter/CV, transcript, and study/work permit (if applicable) as PDF documents. Please have these documents ready before starting the application process. Once your application has been finalized you will be notified by email to confirm that we have received it.

Important! Please review the Spring 2017 Course Schedule to check that you don't have time conflicts between courses in which you are enrolled and those you wish to TA.

Listed below are courses that will have tutorials and the courses that might require marking support. All courses will take place on the Burnaby campus unless otherwise noted.

HSCI courses with tutorials that will need TA support: 100 (BBY and SUR), 130, 211, 212, 305, 307, 319W, 416, and 803

Lab HSCI courses that will need TA support: 441 and 442

HSCI courses that might need TM (marking) support: 120, 140, 160 (SUR), 199 Special Topics: Introduction to Health Care Systems, Innovation, and Technology  (VCR), 312, 321, 324, 327, 330, 333, 340, 402, 403, 410, 412, 424, and 431

Online HSCI courses that will need TM support: 304 and 458  

TA and Marking offers will be made on November 29th and 30th, 2016. Successful applicants will be notified by email. Because of short time lines, only successful applicants will be contacted.

 

Policies

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.

Equity

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

Privacy

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.

Policies

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.

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

Privacy
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.