The Department of Geography invites applications for the following position(s):
Sessional Instructors
Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU)

All positions have a closing date of 9 am, Monday, October 16, 2017.

Applicants should submit an online application and supporting documents. Further information is available on the Department of Geography Website.  

If you cannot submit an online application, we will accept your application in person at the Department of Geography office (RCB 7123) to the attention of Tiina Klasen.

For questions and inquiries, please email the Chair’s Assistant at geogsec@sfu.ca or contact the Manager, Academic and Administrative services at 778.782.2558 or geogmgr@sfu.ca.

In addition to the listed qualifications for each position, the Department of Geography will define qualification in accordance with the Collective Agreement with the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU). Evaluation of the adequacy of qualifications is at the Chair’s/Director’s discretion. Compensation is based on contact hours and is detailed in the TSSU Collective Agreement salary scales.

Appointment priority is in accordance with the Collective Agreement and the Sessional Instructor Seniority List provided by the University.    Positions marked Reserve Sessional Instructor will be prioritized to Graduate and Post-Doctoral applicants in the Department of Geography. However, all qualified applicants are invited to apply.

The tentative class schedule is available online.  Please check the schedule before applying.

The University is committed to the principle of equity in employment. 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. Applicant information may also be disclosed to the Teaching Support Staff Union in accordance with Article XIII F.3.1.a (iv) 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.

Offers are subject to enrollment and budgetary approval.

1.

COURSE: GEOG 162 Canada
LOCATION: Centre for Online and Distance Education
DURATION: January 1, 2018 – April 29, 2018
DETAILS: Course supervisor.  Supervisor duties include but are not limited to: invigilate exam, submit final grades, complete TUG and workload review with TM.  If you require further information about Supervisor duties please contact the Centre for Online and Distance Education - email codehelp@sfu.ca.  All Distance Education courses are subject to minimum enrollment targets.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a graduate degree, preferably a PhD, in geography or related discipline, and relevant demonstrated ability to teach. Qualifications include extensive knowledge of Canada across a range of geographical realms (e.g., physical, historical, economic, social/urban, political geography) and must have the ability to synthesize and connect current Canadian events and issues with geographical concepts and themes.  

2.

COURSE: GEOG 213   Introduction to Geomorphology
LOCATION: Burnaby Campus
DURATION: January 1, 2018 – April 29, 2018
DETAILS: 1x2 hour lecture (Tuesdays, 10:30-12:20) and 2-day field trip supervision; TA supervision; 4 contact hours *This course has a weekend field trip.  Include a field trip plan and budget.  Course fees collected as part of tuition are $63.67 per student.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a graduate degree, preferably a PhD, in geography or related discipline and relevant demonstrated ability to teach in the classroom, lab and field settings to students with a wide range of backgrounds in science and social science.   Qualifications include the ability to provide students with an appreciation of how the landscape around them formed and its continued evolution with particular focus on landscapes of British Columbia, western North America and Canada. Commitment to incorporate qualitative and quantitative approaches and deductive reasoning.

3.

COURSE: GEOG 215 Biogeography
LOCATION: Burnaby Campus
DURATION: January 1, 2018 – April 29, 2018
DETAILS: 1x2 hour lecture (Mondays, 12:30-14:20) and 1x2 hour lab; TA supervision; 4 contact hours
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a graduate degree, preferably a PhD, in geography or related discipline, and relevant demonstrated ability to teach in the classroom, lab and field settings to students with a wide range of backgrounds in science and social science. Qualifications include a background in biogeography, landscape ecology and/or biological sciences, including an ability to teach students so that they become familiar with the basic properties of and processes in the biosphere, and with environmental issues related to the biosphere.  

  4.

COURSE: GEOG 241 Social Geography
LOCATION: Burnaby Campus
DURATION: January 1, 2018 – April 29, 2018
DETAILS: 1x2 hour lecture (Thursdays, 12:30-14:20) and 2x1 hour tutorials; TA supervision; 4 contact hours
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a graduate degree, preferably a PhD, in geography or related discipline, and relevant demonstrated ability to teach students with a wide range of backgrounds in social science.    Qualifications include an understanding of the main research questions, theories, empirical foci, as well as methods and methodologies that comprise contemporary human geography.  

5.

COURSE: GEOG 255  Geographical Information Science
LOCATION: Burnaby Campus
DURATION: January 1, 2018 – April 29, 2018
DETAILS: 1x2 hour lecture (Tuesdays, 16:30-18:20) and 1x2 hour lab; TA supervision; 4 contact hours *This is a reserve sessional instructor position
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a graduate degree, preferably a PhD, in geography or related discipline, and relevant and demonstrated ability to teach. Qualifications include knowledge and experience in GIScience with an understanding of methods, algorithms and the nature of spatial data and its representation. In addition, applicants should be conversant in social implications of ubiquitous spatial data collection and analysis. Use of PC based Desktop ArcGIS 10.x is essential.

6.

COURSE: GEOG 323   Industrial Location
LOCATION: Burnaby Campus
DURATION: January 1, 2018 – April 29, 2018
DETAILS: 1x2 hour lecture (Mondays, 12:30-14:20) and 1x2 hour tutorial; TA supervision; 4 contact hours
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a graduate degree, preferably a PhD, in geography or related discipline and relevant demonstrated ability to teach. Qualifications include knowledge of location theories pertaining to economic activities, the geographic evolution of business firms, implications of business structures and behaviour for regional and local development, geography of firm-supplier relations and value chains, cluster theories and applications, and methods of regional analysis. Knowledge of Canadian examples is an asset.