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

SUMMER 2018 (1184) SESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR POSITIONS

The Chemistry Department expects to make the following TSSU appointments for the Summer 2018 (1184) term.

Applications are being accepted from now until 4:30pm on Monday, April 9. Applicants are expected to be available for the whole term of the contract— May 3 to August 21, 2018. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only successful applicants will be contacted.

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

Course

Course Name

Campus

Component

CHEM 121

General Chemistry and Laboratory I

Burnaby

Lec

CHEM 121

General Chemistry and Laboratory I

Burnaby

Lab

CHEM 282/283

Organic Chemistry II/IIb

Burnaby

Lec

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.

Course

Course Name

Campus

Component

CHEM 380

Chemical and Instrumental Methods of Identification of Organic Compounds

Burnaby

Lec/Lab

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Chemistry, with experience in the theory and practice of organic spectroscopy (NMR, IR) and mass spectrometry, 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 now closed. Only successful applicants will be notified.

**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

FALL 2018 (1187) 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 July 9, 2018.

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: August 27 to December 21, 2018.

  • 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
CHEM110/111   
Introductory Chemistry Lee Hanlan
  TA
CHEM111_L Introductory Chemistry and Laboratory (LAB) . Faculty
  TA
CHEM120/121_S  
General Chemistry I : Surrey Campus Gurpreet Mund
  TA
CHEM121
General Chemistry and Laboratory I D. Leznoff, J. Warren
  TA
CHEM121_L  
General Chemistry and Labortory I (LAB)
Julie Lunniss
  TA
CHEM121_SL  
General Chemistry and Laboratory I: Surrey Campus (LAB)   Gurpreet Mund
  TA
CHEM122  
General Chemistry II
Andrew Bennet
  TA
CHEM126  
General Chemistry Laboratory II Sophie Lavieri
  TA
CHEM215  
Introduction to Analytical Chemistry Hua-Zhong Yu
  TA
CHEM260  
Atoms, Molecules, Spectroscopy Charles Walsby
  TA
CHEM281  
Organic Chemistry I   Robert Britton
  TA
CHEM281_L  
Organic Chemistry I (LAB) Uwe Kreis
  TA
CHEM282/283/284 Organic Chemistry II Peter Wilson
  TA
CHEM286  
Organic Chemistry Laboratory II . Faculty
  TA
CHEM316 Introductory Instrumental Analysis Byron Gates   TA
CHEM336 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory Lee Hanlan   TA
CHEM366W Physical Chemistry Laboratory II Loren Kaake
  TA
CHEM380 Chemical and Instrumental Methods of Identification of Organic Compounds
Vance Williams   TA
DEMO TA Demo TA . Faculty   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 Tuesday September 4, 2018. 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.