Sessional Instructor and Course Supervisor Positions

Sessional Instructor and Course Supervisor positions are generally posted in January for Summer term, May for Fall term, and September for Spring term.  Please note that all positions are subject to budgetary approval and contingent on enrollment.

Sessional Instructor Positions for Fall 2020

Course Supervisor Positions for Fall 2020

Application Form

Application deadline: July 10 at 12:00 noon, 2020.

Please email complete applications, including the Application Form, to crimjobs@sfu.ca, attention of the Director, School of Criminology.


Teaching Assistant/Tutor-Marker Positions

In order to be appointed a person must have sufficient knowledge in the discipline of the course to interpret the course material, competency in oral and written English, and willingness to undertake some specific course designation training sessions.  Students interested in Teaching Assistant or Tutor-Marker positions should inquire about training sessions. 

Students must complete and submit the TA/TM application form by the posted deadline to be considered for a position. 

Fall 2020 (1207) TA/TM Post

Appointment Dates: September 8, 2020 to December 24, 2020

TA/TM Course List - Repost (August 5)

To Apply: Complete this websurvey.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59pm, Monday, August 10.

Important Notes for Fall 2020

  • All teaching at SFU in summer term will be conducted through remote methods, which will entail different modes of instruction, interaction with students and marking practices than is normally the case.
  • As usual, work will be assigned using the Time Use Guidelines and TA/TMs are expected to track and report their hours in the normal manner.
  • TAs and TMs must be available for all remote lectures, all tutorials and all exam invigilation. 


  • All TA/TM positions are dependent on course enrollments and are subject to budgetary approval.
  • TM (CODE) positions can be less than 5BU.
  • Course schedules can be verified via the Student Information System.
  • Do not double-book yourself by applying to positions that conflict with courses that you will enroll in.



TA/TM Appointment Priorities

In allocating Teaching Assistant/Tutor-Marker positions, the School of Criminology will also take into account any or all of the following:

1. Suitability for particular courses (e.g. discipline of prior degree(s), publications, experience, instructor preference);

2. Applicant’s preferences.

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 will have priority for the appointment.

In accordance with the Collective Agreement, the assignment given a Teaching Assistant/Tutor-Marker will not normally be fewer than three (3) or more than seven (7) base units, although it is not possible for the School of Criminology to guarantee applicants an appointment to a particular course and/or to a particular number of tutorials in any given semester.