Sessional Job Opportunities

Sessional Instructor - HSCI 841 Spring 2019 (repost)

The Faculty of Health Sciences requires Sessional Instructor(s) to teach HSCI 841 - Qualitative Research and Analytical Methods during the Spring Term 2019.

The duration of employment will be January 3, 2019 to April 30, 2019 inclusive. All courses will be held at the Burnaby campus.

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Please note application instructions further down on this page.


CODE Job Opportunities

There are no CODE job opportunities at this time.


Teaching Assistant Job Opportunities

The Faculty of Health Sciences is posting the following TA for Marking position for HSCI 807 and 835 for the Fall Semester 2018. The posting closes on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Course Details:

HSCI 807 - Theorizing and Researching Health Inequities (BBY)
Instructor: Dr. Maya Gislason

HSCI 835 - Social Determinants of Health (BBY)
Instructor: Dr. Maya Gislason

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The Faculty of Health Sciences will be accepting TA/TM applications for the Spring Semester 2019 fromOctober 22 to November 5, 2018 at 23:59.

Many departments include a wide range of specializations and, in order to be appointed, a person must have sufficient knowledge in the discipline of the course to interpret the course material. Qualifications for the TA/TM positions in HSCI courses include experience with course subject matter obtained either via successful coursework completed in the area or direct practical experience. Course subject matter can be found described in the SFU calendar:

Teaching Assistants shall be competent in oral and written English.

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As part of the online application process, you will be required to upload your cover letter/CV, transcript, and study/work permit (if applicable) as PDF documents. Please have these documents ready before starting the application process. Once your application has been finalized, you will be notified by email to confirm that we have received it.

Important! Please review the Spring 2019 Course Schedule to check that you don't have time conflicts between courses in which you are enrolled and those you wish to TA.

Appointment dates are January 3rd – April 30th.

First day of classes is January 3, 2019 and last day of exams is April 24, 2019.

Listed below are courses that will have tutorials and the courses that might require marking support. All courses will take place on the Burnaby campus unless otherwise noted.

HSCI courses with tutorials that will need TA support: 100 (BBY and SUR), 130, 211, 212, 307, 319W, 345, and 803

Lab HSCI courses that will need TA support: 441 and 442

HSCI courses that might need TA (marking) support: 120, 140, 160, 304, 305, 312, 321, 324, 327, 330, 340, 402, 403, 406, 408, 412, 424, 431 and 827

TA and Marking offers will be made on November 26th, 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by email. Because of short time lines, only successful applicants will be contacted.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ-identified persons.

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.
If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information please contact the Executive Director, Human Resources, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6. Telephone 778-782-3237.

2018 TA Appointments
If you are a newly appointed/returning TA for the 2018 Fall semester please view the relevant information (e.g. workload) as well as the forms you will need to fill in here.

Instructions for Sessional and CODE Candidates

Please follow the formatting instructions below when emailing your application for each posting.

In the Subject Line of the email, indicate the following information in the order specified below: Course Number, Last Name, First Name.

All application information must be sent as one PDF document containing a cover letter and CV/resume. Do not send separate attachments for each document.

In the body of the email, copy and paste the following questions and send with your responses:

  1. Do you currently, or have you in the past, worked for or studied at Simon Fraser University? (Response: Yes or No). If yes, please provide your SFU ID number (Student or Employee number) if known.
  2. Are you legally entitled to work in Canada? (Response: Yes or No).
  3. If you are currently on a work or study permit, please indicate expiry date and all conditions associated with your permit, if applicable.

By submitting an application, you understand and agree that any false or misleading statement may disqualify you from employment; or, after having obtained employment with the University, may result in dismissal.

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