CHEMISTRY 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.

Sessional Instructors

FALL 2018 (1187) SESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR POSITIONS

The Chemistry Department expects to make the following TSSU appointments for the Fall 2018 (1187) term.

Applications are being accepted from now until Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Applicants are expected to be available for the whole term of the contract: August 30 to Dec 20, 2018. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only successful applicants will be notified.

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

Course

Course Name

Campus

Component

CHEM 111

Introductory Chemistry and Laboratory

Burnaby

Lab

CHEM 126

General Chemistry Laboratory II

Burnaby

Lab

CHEM 286

Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

Burnaby

Lab

Qualifications: A graduate degree or equivalent qualification in Chemistry or a related discipline together with evidence of teaching ability commensurate with the responsibility of teaching the assigned credit course and of carrying out the duties related to the effective conduct of that course.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to an equity employment program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff. We therefore particularly encourage applications from qualified women, aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

How to apply:

Applications are to be submitted using the on-line application form  https://advance.science.sfu.ca/chemistry/application/

*Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointments will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

Teaching Assistants/Tutor-Markers

Summer 2019 (1194) CODE COURSE SUPERVISOR POSITIONS

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

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Late applicants may contact Jen Jackson <chemmgr@sfu.ca> 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: May 1 to August 27, 2019.

  • CODE Course Supervisors are expected to invigilate scheduled exams.

To apply email your cover letter and CV to chemmgr@sfu.ca

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

CHEM110

Introductory Chemistry (Online Distance Education)

TBD

CS

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

Qualifications for 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Course Supervisor shall be responsible to the Department Chair or her/his designate for overseeing the operation of the course during the term of appointment. Course Supervisor responsibilities shall include; but not be limited to the following:

  • assisting Tutor/Markers with the course material and with any problems which arise;
  • consulting with Tutor/Markers regarding instructional information and guidelines for marking assignments and providing feedback to students;
  • responding to inquiries from Tutor/Marker on behalf of students;
  • preparing examinations as requested by the Centre for Online and Distance Education;
  • being responsible for overseeing grading policy and assigning
  • and submitting the final grades for students in the course;
  • endeavoring to consult with the Tutor/Marker before changing marks assigned by the Tutor/Marker.

Classes begin on Monday, May 6, 2019. Refer to the student calendar for a list of important dates.

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

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

Summer 2019 (1194) TEACHING ASSISTANT (TA)/TUTOR-MARKER (TM) POSITIONS

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

Applications will be accepted until Monday, March 11, 2019

Late applicants may contact Jen Jackson <chemmgr@sfu.ca> 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: May 1 to August 27, 2019.

  • 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: <https://advance.science.sfu.ca/chemistry/ta_applications/>.

To access the system, you will need an SFU computing ID. If you are a new student or external applicant, contact Jen Jackson <chemmgr@sfu.ca> 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
CHEM110
Introductory Chemistry
.Faculty
  TA   
CHEM120/121_S
General Chemistry I; Surrey Campus
Gurpreet Mund
  TA   
CHEM121 General Chemistry and Laboratory I Rebecca Goyan   TA
CHEM121_L General Chemistry and Laboratory I (LAB) Rebecca Goyan   TA
CHEM121_SL General Chemistry and Laboratory I; Surrey Campus (LAB) Gurpreet Mund   TA
CHEM122 General Chemistry II Hua-Zhong Yu   TA
CHEM126 General Chemistry Laboratory II Julie Lunniss   TA
CHEM215 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry Paul Li   TA
CHEM281 Organic Chemistry I Nabyl Merbouh   TA
CHEM281_L Organic Chemistry I (LAB) Nabyl Merbouh   TA
CHEM282/3/4 Organic Chemistry II Uwe Kreis   TA
CHEM286 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II   Uwe Kreis   TA
CHEM332 The Chemistry of Transition Metals
Gurpreet Mund   TA
CHEM336 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
Lee Hanlan   TA
SCI300 Science and its Impact on Society John Canal   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, May 6, 2019. Refer to the student calendar for a list of important dates.

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

Equity
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: chemmgr@sfu.ca

OR

Dr. Dipankar Sen, Professor and Chair
SFU Chemistry Department
t: 778.782.4884  e: chemchr@sfu.ca

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.

Policies

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

Privacy
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.