SESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS Application – Fall 2019

The Department of Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology is seeking applications for the following positions:

  • Sessional Instructor (Surrey Campus) - BPK 140 Contemporary Health Issues
  • Sessional Instructor (Vancouver Campus) - BPK 140 Contemporary Health Issues
  • Sessional Instructor (Burnaby Campus) - BPK 241 Sports Injuries - Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Distance Education Course Supervisor - BPK 422C ST: Aging Physiology
  • Sessional Instructor (Burnaby Campus) - BPK 481 Musculoskeletal Disorders

Please note: 

Term Appointment Dates: August 28th through December 20th, 2019

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only successful applicants will be contacted.

Course Descriptions:





A related graduate degree or equivalent qualification in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology or a related discipline together with evidence of teaching ability commensurate with the responsibility of teaching the assigned credit course and of carrying out the duties related to the effective conduct of that course.


Additional Qualifications:


BPK 241applicants must be a Sports Medicine Doctor, Physiotherapist or Chiropractor with experience working with a sports team as a therapist.  Further, a current Sports First Responder Certification is required.


BPK 422C – applicants must have extensive research experience in human physiology related to at least one of, and ideally two or more of, the following aspects of aging: theories of aging, cellular aging, systemic aging, reproduction, sarcopenia, bone and joint health, the cardiovascular system, cognition, cancer, and inflammation. The applicant must also have experience leading virtual academic discussions.


For BPK 481, applicants must have the following:

1.  Have a working knowledge of human musculoskeletal anatomy, human physiology, and biomechanics;

2.  Be familiar with common musculoskeletal injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and shoulder impingement syndrome;

3.  Have familiarity with injuries from occupational environments and be able to demonstrate an understanding of task analysis and the systems approach to addressing injuries in the workplace;

4.  Take a kinesiological (i.e., applied anatomy and biomechanics rather than medical) approach to preventing and managing musculoskeletal injuries.

Equity: Simon Fraser 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. 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 778-782-3227.


Application Deadline: 4:30PM on August 2nd, 2019

To apply, please prepare in advance a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement and contact information for three references as a single file in a portable document format (PDF, ~3MB Maximum size). 

When ready, submit your online application HERE.