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/Marker Appointments

For more information on the positions (including duration and qualifications), TA/TM appointment priority, and the application instructions, please go to the department's website at: TA/TM positions

Teaching Assistant/Marker Positions





# of TAs and Groups

Base Units


Tutor/Marker Positions for Distance Education courses





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.

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

Course Number
& Section

Course Title Desig. Campus Closing Date
SA 100W Perspectives on Canadian Society SA Burnaby Oct 24, 2018
SA 255 Introduction to Social Research SA HC Oct 24, 2018
SA 301 Contemporary Ethnography A Burnaby Oct 24, 2018
SA 331 Politics of the Family S HC Oct 24, 2018

Distance Education Course Supervisor


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

Centre for Online and Distance Education (CODE)

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.