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.

Sessional Instructors

There are currently no positions available for sessional instructors.

Teaching Assistants/Tutor-Markers


The Department of Chemistry is accepting TA/TM applications for the courses listed in the table below.

Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019

All interested applicants are encouraged to apply; number of base units already received does not affect eligibility criteria.  

Late applicants may contact Jen Jackson <> after the application deadline. Should positions still be available, late applications will be considered after those submitted by the deadline.

Applicants are expected to be available for the entire term of the contract: January 2 to April 29, 2020

  • You must discuss any planned absences with the course instructor in advance, who will determine if an exception is possible.
  • If you are taking courses or have other restrictions on your time, please be sure to contact the course instructor before applying to ensure you understand the requirements of the TAship and are available when the job requires.
  • TAs and TMs must be available to invigilate exams and TMs must be able to collect exams and course work for marking, and return (once marked) to the appropriate campus.
  • In addition, applicants should provide details of any merit based scholarships or merit based fellowships for which they are expecting to receive in the upcoming term.

Applications are to be submitted using the online application system: <>.

To access the system, you will need an SFU computing ID. If you are a new student or external applicant, contact Jen Jackson <> for access.  

  • CVs and transcripts can be uploaded during the online application process.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only successful applicants will be contacted.

This posting is subject to change and positions may be conditional on final enrollments.

Course Course Name Instructor Needed
Introductory Chemistry Rebecca Goyan
Introductory Chemistry and Laboratory (LAB) Rebecca Goyan   TA
CHEM121 General Chemistry and Laboratory I John Canal   TA
CHEM121_L General Chemistry and Laboratory I (LAB) .Faculty   TA

General Chemistry and Laboratory I; Surrey Campus

.Faculty   TA
CHEM121_SL General Chemistry and Laboratory I; Surrey Campus (LAB) .Faculty   TA
CHEM122 General Chemistry II Charles Walsby
CHEM122_S General Chemistry II; Surrey Campus Gurpreet Mund   TA
CHEM126 General Chemistry Laboratory II Julie Lunniss   TA
CHEM126_S General Chemistry Laboratory II; Surrey Campus Gurpreet Mund   TA
CHEM215 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry Rajendra Sharma   TA
CHEM266 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I Gary Leach
CHEM281 Organic Chemistry I .Faculty   TA
CHEM281_L Organic Chemistry I (LAB) Uwe Kreis   TA
CHEM282/3/4 Organic Chemistry II Nabyl Merbouh   TA
CHEM286 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II Uwe Kreis   TA
CHEM316 Introductory Instrumental Analysis Byron Gates   TA
CHEM317 Analytical Environmental Chemistry Rebecca Goyan   TA
CHEM332 The Chemistry of Transition Metals Jeffrey Warren
CHEM336 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory John Canal   TA
CHEM381 Intermediate Organic Chemistry Peter Wilson   TA
SCI300 Science and its Impact on Society Erika Plettner   TA

All classes are held at the Burnaby campus unless otherwise indicated.

Qualifications for TA/TM positions in the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry includes 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, as demonstrated by either having above average performance in an equivalent or related course from an undergraduate or graduate degree, or through graduate-level research in the subject area.

Classes begin on Monday, January 6, 2020. Refer to the student calendar for a list of important dates.

For more information, contact Jen Jackson, Manager, Academic & Administrative Services, Department of Chemistry <>.

The University is committed to the principle of equity in employment. (See Policy GP 19.)

Teaching Assistant (TA)/Tutor-Marker (TM) Hiring Priorities

Priority for appointment/reappointment as a Teaching Assistant is in accordance with Article XIII of the Collective Agreement with the Teaching Support Staff union (TSSU).

Priority for appointment/reappointment as a Tutor Marker is in accordance with Article XV of the Collective Agreement with the Teaching Support Staff union (TSSU).

In allocating Teaching Assistant/Tutor-Marker positions, the department will also take into consideration the following:

  • Suitability for particular courses (e.g. discipline of prior degree(s), publications, experience)
  • Requests for a position in a specific course or at a preferred campus
  • Number of base units already received to ensure sufficient teaching-related experience in his/her field of study
  • Employment evaluations
  • Instructor requests

If an assignment within 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 with a value equal to at least a 5.17 appointment, will have priority for the appointment.

For further information about the Chemistry Department priority system, please contact one of the following:

Jen Jackson, Manager, Academic & Administrative Services
SFU Chemistry Department
t: 778.782.3531  e:


Dr. Vance Williams, Associate Professor and Chair
SFU Chemistry Department
t: 778.782.4884  e:

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.)

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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.

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