Cognitive Science Postings

These postings are updated by SFU's departments. Applicants should make sure that they can meet the departments' requirements and application deadlines. Please apply directly to the department where the job posting is located. Please check your department's job posting website as well.

Useful Links - for additional information:   

Sessional Instructor Positions in Cognitive Science for FALL 2019 Semester

(August 28, 2019 to December 24, 2019)

COGS 100 - Exploring the Mind - Surrey Campus

View Sessional Instructor Position posting at the link below:

Applications deadline for the above SI position is Friday, March 29, 2019.


Teaching Assistant Positions in COGS for SUMMER 2019 Semester (May 1, 2019 to August 27, 2019)

COGS 100 – Exploring the Mind - Burnaby Campus
COGS 110 – Learning & Every Day Life - Burnaby Campus

Please see the Teaching Assistant application information for Summer 2019 Semester at the link below:

To apply for TA positions in COGS for Summer Semester 2019,  submit your information online to the link below:

Applications deadline for the above TA positions:  Monday,  March 11, 2019




Priority System for TA/TM Appointments
Department of Psychology & Cognitive Science Program
September 26, 2016

Priority of qualified applicants to TA and TM positions in the Department of Psychology & the Cognitive Science Program is in accordance with Article XIII and Article XV of the Collective Agreement.  In hiring Teaching Assistants (or TM), priority shall be given to applicants in the following order:


In hiring teaching assistants, priority for appointment will be given to applicants in the following order:

a.  Graduate students registered in the department .

b. Qualified Graduate students registered in other departments.

c.  Currently registered Honors students.

d.  External and/or Undergraduate applicants.


Note:  Graduate students new to SFU, admitted to either the PSYCH MA or Ph.D. program will have priority for Introductory Psychology TA assignments.


Detailed Priority System:

a.  Applicant & Instructor Preference

b.  Expertise in the subject matter/area

c.  Dollar value of financial support offered at the time of admission

d. Number of base units already received to ensure sufficient teaching-related experience in her/his field of study.

e.  Past TA ratings from employment evaluations

f.  Previous teaching experience

g.  Funding for RAships , practica & internships


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




Cognitive Science Programme website

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.


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

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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.