Employment Opportunities

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Teaching Assistants

Summer 2020 (1204) TEACHING ASSISTANT (TA)/TUTOR-MARKER (TM) POSITIONS

The Department of Chemistry is accepting TA/TM applications for the courses listed in the table below.

Applications will be accepted until Monday, March 16, 2020

All interested applicants are encouraged to apply; number of base units already received does not affect eligibility criteria.  

Late applicants may contact Jen Jackson <chemmgr@sfu.ca> after the application deadline. Should positions still be available, late applications will be considered after those submitted by the deadline.

Applicants are expected to be available for the entire term of the contract: April 30 to August 26, 2020

  • You must discuss any planned absences with the course instructor in advance, who will determine if an exception is possible.
  • If you are taking courses or have other restrictions on your time, please be sure to contact the course instructor before applying to ensure you understand the requirements of the TAship and are available when the job requires.
  • TAs and TMs must be available to invigilate exams and TMs must be able to collect exams and course work for marking, and return (once marked) to the appropriate campus.
  • In addition, applicants should provide details of any merit based scholarships or merit based fellowships for which they are expecting to receive in the upcoming term.

Applications are to be submitted using the online application system: <https://advance.science.sfu.ca/chemistry/ta_applications/>.

To access the system, you will need an SFU computing ID. If you are a new student or external applicant, contact Jen Jackson <chemmgr@sfu.ca> for access.  

  • CVs and transcripts can be uploaded during the online application process.

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

This posting is subject to change and positions may be conditional on final enrollments.

Course

Course Name

Instructor

Needed

CHEM120_S General Chemistry I; Surrey Campus Gurpreet Mund  TA
CHEM121 General Chemistry and Laboratory I Rebecca Goyan  TA
CHEM121_L General Chemistry and Laboratory I (LAB) Rebecca Goyan  TA
CHEM121_S General Chemistry and Laboratory I; Surrey Campus (LEC) Gurpreet Mund  TA
CHEM121_SL General Chemistry and Laboratory I; Surrey Campus (LAB) Gurpreet Mund  TA
CHEM122 General Chemistry II Hua-Zhong Yu  TA
CHEM126 General Chemistry Laboratory II .Sessional  TA
CHEM215 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry Rajendra Sharma  TA
CHEM230 Inorganic Chemistry John Canal  TA
CHEM236W Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory John Canal  TA
CHEM281 Organic Chemistry I Nabyl Merbouh  TA
CHEM281_L Organic Chemistry I (LAB) Nabyl Merbouh  TA
CHEM282/3/4 Organic Chemistry II Uwe Kreis  TA
CHEM286 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II Uwe Kreis  TA
CHEM360 Chemical and Instrumental Methods of Identification of Organic Compounds .Sessional  TA
SCI300 Science and its Impact on Society .Faculty  TA

All classes are held at the Burnaby campus unless otherwise indicated.

Qualifications for TA/TM positions in the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry 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 above average performance in an equivalent or related course from an undergraduate or graduate degree, or through graduate-level research in the subject area.

Classes begin on Monday, May 11, 2020. Refer to the student calendar for a list of important dates.

For more information, contact Jen Jackson, Manager, Academic & Administrative Services, Department of Chemistry <chemmgr@sfu.ca>.

Equity
The University is committed to the principle of equity in employment. (See Policy GP 19.)

Teaching Assistant (TA)/Tutor-Marker (TM) Hiring Priorities

Priority for appointment/reappointment as a Teaching Assistant is in accordance with Article XIII of the Collective Agreement with the Teaching Support Staff union (TSSU).

Priority for appointment/reappointment as a Tutor Marker is in accordance with Article XV of the Collective Agreement with the Teaching Support Staff union (TSSU).

In allocating Teaching Assistant/Tutor-Marker positions, the department will also take into consideration the following:

  • Suitability for particular courses (e.g. discipline of prior degree(s), publications, experience)
  • Requests for a position in a specific course or at a preferred campus
  • Number of base units already received to ensure sufficient teaching-related experience in his/her field of study
  • Employment evaluations
  • Instructor requests

If an assignment within a priority group requires a selection between applicants, the graduate student without financial support from merit based scholarships or merit based fellowships during the semester of appointment with a value equal to at least a 5.17 appointment, will have priority for the appointment.

For further information about the Chemistry Department priority system, please contact one of the following:

Jen Jackson, Manager, Academic & Administrative Services
SFU Chemistry Department
t: 778.782.3531  e: chemmgr@sfu.ca

OR

Dr. Vance Williams, Associate Professor and Chair
SFU Chemistry Department
t: 778.782.4884  e: chemchr@sfu.ca

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.

Policies

Equity
The University is committed to the principle of equity in employment. (See Policy GP 19.)

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. 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.