Earth Sciences Postings
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SUMMER 2023 (1234) TEACHING ASSISTANT (TA) POSITIONS
DURATION: May 1 - August 25, 2023
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 13, 2023
|EASC 101||Dynamic Earth||Burnaby
|EASC 101||Dynamic Earth||Surrey||TA||Cameron|
|EASC 103||The Rise and Fll of the Dinosaurs
|EASC 306*||Field Geology II||Off Campus1||TA||Gibson/Staples|
|EASC 308*||Field Geology III||Off Campus2||TA||Dashtgard/Ward/Williams-Jones
1Intersession May 8-June 30, 2023: Field Geology II runs April 26 to May 10th (Okanagan)
2Summer Session July 3-Augut 25, 2023: Field Geology III runs August 20 - September 1st (Vancouver Island)
Earth Sciences Teaching Assistant/Tutor Marker Hiring Priorities
Duties, Responsibilities and Term of the Appointment for Teaching Assistants (TA) and Sessional Instructors
All successful aplicants must demonstrate completion of the required safety training prior to the start of the course. Safety training requirements for each course are listed here. Retraining is not required if certification is still valid.
TA/TM duties and scheduled hours will vary from course to course.
Applicants are expected to be available for the entire term of the contract.
Qualifications for TA/TM positions in the Department of Earth Sciences: A bachelor's or master's degree in Earth Sciences, or equivalent. The Department of Earth Sciences includes a wide range of specializations and, in order to be appointed, a person must have sufficient knowledge in the discipline of the course to interpret the course material, as demonstrated by either having taken the course or equivalent, or through graduate‐level research in the subject area.
*FIELD SCHOOLS: TA must be available to travel on evenings/overnight/weekends, possess valid BC Class 5 (or equivalent) Driver's license, submit a current Drivers Abstract and valid First Aid Level One (minimum). EASC 306, and EASC308 will involve overnight out of town travel.
***Additional: W Courses: applicants must have above average technical writing skills and be able to critique and assess written assignments and reports.
TAs and TMs must be available to invigilate exams and TMs must be able to collect exams and course work for marking from, and return (once marked) to the SFU Burnaby Campus.
Note: All external applicants (non‐EASC) must email a statement of interest, and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by application closing date.
Access the Earth Sciences Teaching Assistantship Application Form here https://advance.science.sfu.ca/easc/ta_applications (SFU email account required)
Questions contact Tarja Vaisanen, Department Manager by email.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only successful applicants will be contacted and shall receive written confirmation.
The University is committed to the principle of equity in employment. (See Policy GP 19.)
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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.