Indigenous Studies

Formerly First Nations Studies

Sessional Instructor Positions

Sessional positions are generally posted in February for Summer semester, June for Fall semester, and October for Spring semester. Please note that all positions are contingent upon enrollment and budgetary approval, and are hired in accordance with the TSSU-SFU Collective Agreement, Article XIV.

Summer 2020 (1204) Sessional Instuctor Positions

None for Summer 2020.


Teaching Assistant/Tutor-Marker Positions

Teaching Assistants and Tutor-Markers are hired in accordance with the TSSU-SFU Collective Agreement, Articles XIII and XV, respectively.

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 specific course designation training sessions. Students interested in Teaching Assistant or Tutor-Marker positions should inquire about training sessions. 

Applicants must complete and submit the online TA/TM Application Form by the posted deadline to be considered for a position.

Please note that all positions are contingent upon enrollment and budgetary approval.

Summer 2020 (1204) Teaching Assistant/Tutor-Marker Positions

Appointment Duration:

Regular: May 8, 2020 to August 28, 2020

Intersession: May 8, 2020– July 3, 2020  

Application Deadline: March 16, 2020



Course Title
Instructor Location Base Units
FNST 101 E100 Introduction to First Nations Studies, Intersession Madeline Knickerbocker Harbour Centre 4.17 TA
FNST 101 C100 Introduction to First Nations Studies Rudy Reimer Distance Ed TBD by enrollment TM
FNST 201W C900 Canadian Aboriginal People's Perspectives on History Deanna Reder Burnaby 5.17 TA

Resources for Sessionals/TAs/TMs


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