Psychology 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

*Please see the Psychology Department website for additional information.


Sessional Instructor Position - SUMMER 2017 (May 7th to August 31th 2018)

PSYC 391 - Conceptual Issues in Psychology - Burnaby Campus or Surrey Campus (TO BE DETERMINED) 

Application deadline:  Wednesday, December 6, 2017



Teaching Assistant Positions - SPRING 2018 (January 3rd to April 27th 2018)

**Application has been posted on the Department website
Application Deadline:  Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 4pm

*All classes take place at SFU Burnaby Campus unless otherwise indicated

PSYC 100 - Introductory to Psychology I - Marker(s)

PSYC 100@SRY - Introductory to Psychology I - SURREY Campus - Marker

PSYC 102 - Introductory to Psychology II - Marker(s)

PSYC 102@SRY - Introductory to Psychology II - SURREY Campus - Marker

PSYC 201W - Research Methods - Labs

PSYC 201W Dist. Ed. - Research Methods - Distance Education - TM

PSYC 210 - Data Analysis - Labs

PSYC 210@SRY - Data Analysis - SURREY Campus - Labs

PSYC 221 - Intro to Cognition - Marker(s)

PSYC 241 - Intro to Abnormal PSYC - Marker(s)

PSYC 250 - Intro to Developmental PSYC - Marker(s)

PSYC 260 - Intro to Social PSYC - Marker(s)

PSCY 268 - Intro to Law & PSYC - Marker(s)

PSYC 268 Dist. Ed. - Intro to Law & PSYC - Distance Education - TM

PSYC 280 Dist. Ed. - Intro to Biological PSYC - Distance Education - TM

PSYC 300W - Critical Issues in PSYC - Tutorials
*Please note that TA's for PSYC 300W must be available to attend a mandatory meeting on Tuesdays at 11:30am prior to Tuesday 12:30pm lecture

PSYC 301- Intermediate Research Methods - Labs

PSYC 303 - Perception - Partial load Marker

PSYC 308 - History - Marker(s)

PSYC 308@SRY - History - SURREY Campus - Marker

PSYC 325 - Memory - Marker

PSYC 330 - Attention - Marker(s)

PSYC 352 - Culture & Development - Marker

PSYC 355 - Adolescence & Youth - Marker(s)

PSYC 357 - Adulthood & Aging - Marker

PSYC 359 - Developmental Disabilities - Marker

PSYC 362 - Close Relationships - Marker(s)

PSYC 363 - Intergroup Relations - Marker

PSYC 365 - Health PSYC - Marker(s)

PSYC 366 - Environmental Sustainability - Marker(s)

PSYC 371 - Intervention:  Process & Outcome - Marker(s)

PSYC 376 - Dist. Ed. - PSYC & the Law - TM

PSYC 379 - Clinical Forensic PSYC - Tutorials

PSYC 381 - Behavioral Endocrinology - Marker

PSYC 385 - Evolution & PSYC - Marker(s)

PSYC 387 - Human Neuropsychology - Partial load Marker

PSYC 388 - Dist. Ed. - Biological Rhythms & Sleep - TM

PSYC 389@SRY - Motivation & Emotion - SURREY Campus - Marker

PSYC 391 - The Science of Happiness - Marker

PSYC 391/ 715 - Data Communication - Partial load Marker

PSYC 825 - CPC Psychological Testing - Partial load Marker


Cognitive Science TA Positions:

COGS 100 - Exploring the Mind - Marker

COGS 100@SRY - Exploring the Mind - SURREY Campus - Marker

COGS 110 - Learning & Everyday Life - Marker(s)



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.


Please see the Psychology Department website for additional information:



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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