Teaching Assistant Job Opportunities

Summer 2017 TA/TM Offerings:  Re-Post, HSCI 305-3

The Faculty of Health Sciences will be accepting TA applications for HSCI 305-3 (re-post) for the Summer Semester 2017 from April 21 to April 28, 2017 at 12:00 noon.

Course subject matter can be found described in the SFU calendar: http://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/2017/spring.html

Important Details:

The Teaching Assistant for HSCI 305 – The Canadian Health System will be involved in the organization, preparation, supervision, and evaluation of students in this course. The TA will be leading tutorials, including facilitating small group discussion and comparisons between small groups, reacting and giving feedback on the spot to student discussion, and summarizing key aspects of the tutorial. The candidate must have sufficient knowledge of major issues in the Canadian health care system and major analytic frames used in health policy analysis. Completion of HSCI 305 or HSCI 827 is an asset. The candidate must be able to both orally and in writing explain the Roberts et al. control knobs framework, path dependence, and the 3 Is (ideas, interests, and institutions).  The candidate must also be able to apply all these analytic frameworks to major issues in the Canadian health care system both orally and in writing. Ideally the candidate should have recent graduate experience with Canadian health policy analysis. The successful candidate will be expected to be able to grade and give effective feedback on student writing and on student health policy analysis.

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.  CAS authentication is required.

Note: If you list your preference(s), please ensure that your preference indicates HSCI 305.

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 Summer 2017 Course Schedule to check that you don't have time conflicts between courses in which you are enrolled and HSCI 305.

The successful applicant will be notified by email. Because of short time lines, only the successful applicant 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.