Political 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.

Spring 2020 Political Science Regular Sessional Positions

Application Deadline: Friday October 18, 2019

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 Political Science follows Article XIV (E.2) of the TSSU-SFU Collective Agreement, when hiring Sessional Instructors.

Please send applications electronically in a single pdf document to polgrad@sfu.ca to the attention to Dr. Tsuyoshi Kawasaki, Acting Chair, Department of Political Science, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby BC, V5A 1S6.

POL 131 Spring 2020 

POL 252 Spring 2020 

POL 317 Spring 2020 

POL 322 Spring 2020 

POL 344 Spring 2020 

POL 475W Spring 2020 


Spring 2020 Political Science French-Language Sessional Positions

POL 210F-244F-459F-472F*

*Taught in French. Successful applicants shall have native or near-native proficiency in French.


Please send all applications to David Pajot, Associate Director, OFFA, fcp_baff@sfu.ca.

Application Deadline: Monday, October 28, 2019



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.


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