Sessional Job Opportunities

The Faculty of Health Sciences requires Sessional Instructors to teach the following courses during the Fall 2024 term. The closing date for all posting is Thursday, June 13 at 23:59.





HSCI 207-3

Research Methods in Health Sciences

Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.


HSCI 416-4

Health Services Research

Mondays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.


HSCI 431-3

The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Wednesdays, 2:30 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.


HSCI 481-3

Senior Seminar in Social Health Science

Thursdays, 2:30 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.


HSCI 495-4

Applied Health Science Project

Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.


HSCI 855-3*

Health Promotion in Practice

Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.



While priority will be given to Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows in awarding this RESERVED position, all Sessional Instructors are encouraged to apply. In the event the position is not filled by a Graduate Student or Postdoctoral Fellow, it will be filled by another qualified applicant in accordance with Article XIV E of the Collective Agreement.


For additional course information and application instructions please visit this link here.



Teaching Assistant Job Opportunities

The Faculty of Health Sciences is re-posting the following TA positions for the Summer Semester 2024. Both courses will take place on the Burnaby campus. The postings close on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at 11:59 PM.


HSCI 216 – D100: Ecological Determinants of Human Growth, Development and Health

Intersession course: first day of classes is May 6, 2024, and last day of exams is June 24, 2024.  

  • D101 Tutorial: Tu 5:30 PM-6:20 PM and Th 5:30 PM-6:20 PM
  • D104 Tutorial: Tu 6:30 PM-7:20 PM and Th 6:30 PM-7:20 PM


HSCI 319W – E100: Applied Health Ethics

Summer term course: first day of classes is May 6, 2024, and last day of exams is August 16, 2024.

  • E102 Tutorial: Th 6:30 PM-7:20 PM
  • E103 Tutorial: Fr 12:30 PM-1:20 PM
  • E104 Tutorial: Fr 12:30 PM-1:20 PM
  • E105 Tutorial: Fr 1:30 PM-2:20 PM


The number of Base Units (BU) will depend on the number of tutorials assigned and will range between 2.17 – 5.17 BU.  

For the TA Pay Rates please visit this link here.  

Salary and conditions are determined by the TSSU Collective Bargaining Agreement.


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 here.

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


Course Specific Information

HSCI 319W: This is a writing intensive ethics course. TAs will be responsible for leading tutorials discussing ethical theory and contemporary ethical issues in public health and for marking and providing feedback on written work applying ethical theory to a public health context. TAs should have proficient writing and analytical skills and have familiarity with ethical theory.

To apply visit


Important! If you have already submitted your TA/TM application for the Summer Semester 2024, your application will be considered for the re-post, and you do NOT need to apply again.  

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.

The application deadline is Thursday, April 18, 2024, at 11:59 PM.

Successful applicants will be notified by email. Because of short timelines, only successful applicants will be contacted.



Instructions for Sessional Candidates

Please follow the formatting instructions below when emailing your application for each posting.

In the subject line of the email, indicate the following information in the order specified below: Course Number, Last Name, First Name.

All application information must be sent as one PDF document containing a cover letter and CV/resume. Do not send separate attachments for each document.

In the body of the email, copy and paste the following questions and send with your responses:

  1. Do you currently, or have you in the past, worked for or studied at Simon Fraser University? (Respond yes or no. If yes, please provide your SFU ID number, student or employee number if known.
  2. Are you legally entitled to work in Canada? (Respond yes or no).
  3. If you are currently on a work or study permit, please indicate expiry date and all conditions associated with your permit, if applicable.

By submitting an application, you understand and agree that any false or misleading statement may disqualify you from employment; or, after having obtained employment with the University, may result in dismissal.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ-identified persons.

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.
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.