English 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.

Sessional Instructors

Sessional Instructor positions are generally posted end of September for Spring semester, end of January for Summer semester, and end of May for Fall  semester. 

Please note that all Sessional Instructor positions are in the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU); and are subject to sufficient enrollment, and FINAL budgetary authorization. The Department of English follows Article XIV (E.2) of the TSSU-SFU Collective Agreement, when hiring Sessional Instructors.

Sessional Instructor Positions for SUMMER 2018 (1184)

ENGL Sessional Ads Undergraduate Courses Summer 2018 (1184)

ENGL Sessional Ad Graduate Course Summer 2018 (1184)

Please submit email applications to englgen@sfu.ca (in a single pdf only) or hardcopy applications to:

Sessional Instructor Application

Dr. Paul Budra, Chair, Department of English

Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive

Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

Application Deadline: Friday, February 23, 2018, by 4:30pm

TA/TM positions (Spring 2018) 

The appointment dates (duration) for the Fall semester are

January 1, 2018 - April 29, 2018.

Course #  Course     Title Location Closing Date
ENGL 111W Literary Classics in English
Burnaby Nov 7 TA
ENGL 112W Literature Now Burnaby
Nov 7 TA
ENGL 113W Literature and Performance Burnaby Nov 7 TA
ENGL 114W Language and Purpose Burnaby Nov 7 TA
ENGL 115W Literature and Culture
Burnaby Nov 7 TA
ENGL 203 Early Modern Literature
Burnaby Nov 7 TA
ENGL 206 Nineteenth Century Literatures in English
Burnaby Nov 7
ENGL 207 Twentieth Century Literatures in English Burnaby Nov 7 TA
ENGL 208 21st Century Literatures in English Burnaby Nov 7 TA




Literature and Culture Surrey Nov 7 TA
ENGL 114W Language and Purpose
DE Nov 7 TM
ENGL 199W Introduction to University Writing DE Nov 7 TM
ENGL 313 Late Shakespeare
DE Nov 7 TM
ENGL 327 Studies in Romantic Literature DE Nov 7 TM
* 1181GraduateStudentCourseInfoWithTMshipsAndSurrey.pdf
Spring 2018 Graduate Student Course Information
* 1181 TATM Application Form_rev.pdf
Spring 2018 TA/TM Application Form

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.)

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.