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.

Summer 2020 Political Science Regular Sessional Positions

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 417 Human Rights Theories

Deadline: March 30, 2020

Summer 2020 TA Positions

Application Deadline: Wednesday March 17, 2020

Appointment Duration: May 8, 2020 to August 28, 2020 (POL 100, 151, and 221) and June 30, 2020 – August 28, 2020 (POL 150)

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Course #

Course Title




 Additional Qualifications:


Introduction to Politics and Government


S. Kaya



150 Science, Policy, and Innovation  Burnaby A. Hira TA  


Justice and Law






Introduction to Canadian Government 






Courses and tutorials are subject to change. Some may be cancelled due to low enrollment.

Note: Before applying for TA/TM positons please be sure that the courses you are applying for do not conflict with your own course and/or work schedule. TAs must be available for the lecture and tutorials they are assigned to (students are typically assigned 3 tutorial sections). TM positions may require onsite exam invigilation. Course schedules can be found via goSFU under Class Search.

French Cohort Program Linguistic Support TA Positions

The Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs will be hiring a Teaching Assistant for Spring 2020 to offer French-language support for all students enrolled in the French Cohort Program in Public and International Affairs (FCP)—a multidisciplinary program in Political Science, French and History, which is taught primarily in French. The workload includes consultations with students to offer linguistic support as well as language corrections for writing assignments for Political Science courses taught in French.


  • January 3 – April 30, 2020

Application deadline:

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • A letter of motivation and CV, in French, should be sent to the attention of David Pajot, Associate Director, Office of Francophone and Francophile (OFFA) Affairs via e-mail (fcp_baff@sfu.ca).


  • Successful applicants must possess an excellent proficiency in oral and written French, and pedagogical skills as assessed by means of an interview. MA or higher degree preferred.


FCP Posting  

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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