Earth Sciences Postings

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Course:          EASC 308 Field Geology III

Location:        Vancouver Island

Salary:            $11,138 * (pro-rated to $5200)

Qualifications: A master's degree or equivalent qualification in Earth Sciences.  Applicants require practical experience in Quaternary stratigraphy, surficial geology mapping and terrain analysis. Candidate must provide evidence of teaching ability commensurate with the responsibility of teaching the assigned credit course and to carry out the duties related to the effective conduct of that course.

*Course Dates:

The course is team taught, this position (1/3) will cover the exercises on August 22nd  to August 26th  , 2024 (full days).

Application Open:  March 5, 2024

Deadline/Closing Date:   March 20, 2024 4:30pm

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement and contact information for three references as a single .pdf file (~7MB maximum size) addressed to Dr. Glyn Williams-Jones, Chair Earth Sciences.  Application submitted online at

Qustions, please contact the Department Manager at


SUMMER 2024 Teaching Assistant Positions

Application Period:  February 26 - March 11, 2024

Appointment Period:  April 29 - August 23, 2024 *

Course Course Name Instructor Needed Estimated BUs
EASC101 * Dynamic Earth (B)     K. Cameron  TA 3.67
EASC3061    Field Geology II   R. Staples
 TA 5.17
EASC3082 Field Geology III  S. Dashtgard
 TA 5.17

* Summer Semester 2024 (1224):  April 29th - August 23, 2024.  All clasess are held at the Burnaby campus uless otherwise indicated.  Offerings are contingent upon final budgetary authorization and enrolment numbers.

1 EASC 306 (Intersession):  On campus exercises April 26th-28th (full days).  Field school is held off-campus in South Okanagon, April 29th-May 9th

2 EASC 308 (Summer Session): On campus field exercises August 17th-21st (full days).   Field school is held off-campus on Vancouver Island, August 22nd - August 30th

Teaching Assistant Pay Rates:

  • Teaching Assistant salary per Base Unit (BU) -- $1219
  • Associated Scholarship  per Base Unit (BU)  - does not apply to the 0.17
  1. GTA 1 (M.Sc.) $181
  2. GTA 2 (Ph.D.) $411

How To Apply:

Login to the Earth Sciences TA Appication website using your SFU computing ID.  If you are not a SFU EASC grad student, please upload a CV, and academic transcript

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 TRIPS/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).  EASC306 and EASC308 will involve overnight out of town travel.    

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 by application closing date.  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.



Resources for TAs/TMs/Sessionals

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