Job Postings for TAs, TMs, Sessional Instructors and Graduate Facilitators

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.

SFU is an equity employer and strongly encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, Indigenous Peoples, visible minorities, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

We are committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants. If you require any assistance or accommodations, please contact

For TAs and TMs:

  • Positions posted: On the Monday of the tenth (10) week prior to the commencement of the term. 
  • Postings close: Postings shall remain open at least two (2) weeks. 
  • Offers by: Successful applicants shall receive written notification of the employment offer between six (6) and four (4) weeks prior to the commencement of the term.

For Sessional Instructors:

  • Positions posted: At least six (6) weeks prior to the commencement of the term. 
  • Offers by: At least three (3) weeks prior to the commencement of the term. 

For the purposes of postings and offers, the commencement of term dates are as follows:

  • Spring 2024 - January 3, 2024
  • Summer 2024 - May 6, 2024
  • Fall 2024 - September 3, 2024
  • Spring 2025 - January 6, 2025
  • Summer 2025 - May 12, 2025

Salary Scales

Website Change Monitors

There are website tools which will help you watch a website for changes. A few are listed below for your convenience. Please note: SFU has no relationship to these tools and installing them on your equipment and/or providing your contact information to online services is at your own risk.

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.)

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.b 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.