Sociology-Anthropology 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.

TA/TM Appointments

Posted: March 2, 2020

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is now accepting applications for TA/TM positions in Summer 2020. Please follow the link for application information HERE.

Application Deadline: March 16, 2020

For details on the appointment priority system follow the link here.

Teaching Assistant/Marker Positions





# of TAs and Groups

Base Units

SA 100W

Perspective on Canadian Society

D. Dergousoff


1 TA; 2 grps x 2hr tutorials



SA 150

Introduction to Sociology

M. Kihika


2 TAs; 3 grps x 2hr tutorials

1 TA; 2 grps x 2hr tutorials

5.84 each


*SA 302W

Global Problems & the Culture of Capitalism

A, Watson


1 TA Marking Only (W)


SA 356W

Ethnography & Qualitative Methods

N. Ferenczi


1 TA Marking Only (W)


*SA 302W is an Intersession course, with classes running from May 8 – June 22, 2020.


Tutor Marker Positions for Distance Education(C100) courses




SA 101

Introduction to Anthropology

N. Ferenczi

SA 201W

Anthropology of Contemporary Life

N. Ferenczi

SA 316

Tourism and Social Policy


SA 345

Race, Immigration & the Canadian State

P. Dossa

SA 355

Quantitative Methods

S. Crage

SA 358

The Philosophy of the Social Sciences

D. Dergousoff

Note: If a course requires students to submit assignments the traditional way, i.e. in person or by mail, the TM is required to make their own arrangements to pick up and return assignments in a timely manner and to cover any courier costs if the TM is located out of town. TMs are normally required to invigilate the midterm and/or final exam and, as per the Collective Agreement, TMs are required to attend the TM orientation.

Base unit assignment dependent upon number of students enrolled.

Sessional Instructor Positions

For more information regarding sessional positions and the application process, please go to the department's webpage: sessional teaching positions.

Application Deadline: 

Campus: BBY=Burnaby; HC=Vancouver, Harbour Centre; SUR=Surrey

Course Number
& Section

Course Title Desig. Campus Closing Date

Course Supervision for the Centre for Online and Distance Education is now provided by the Centre for Educational Excellence (CEE).


For more information regarding the application process, please go to the department's webpage: here

Course Number
& Section

Course Title
Desig. Closing Date


Department of Sociology & Anthropology
TA/TM Appointment Priority System

Teaching Assistant Appointments (including tutor marker, marker and lab assistant positions) will follow the procedures laid out in the TSSU/University Collective Agreement and are subject to availability.  

In addition, the Department considers the following: 

1)      TA/TM position as part of admission agreement

2)      base unit accumulation

3)      TA/TM preference as indicated on the application form

If an assignment with a priority group requires a selection between applicants, the graduate student without financial support from merit based scholarships or merit based fellowships during the semester of appointment will have priority for the appointment.

SFU is committed to the principle of equity in employment

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.