Earth Sciences 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.



Appointment dates are January 2 - April 27, 2017

EASC306 Field School south Okanagan, BC

Earth Sciences Teaching Assistant Hiring Priorities (July 20, 2016)

Refer to for additional information.

Qualifications for TA/TM positions in the Department of Earth Sciences:

The Department of Earth Sciences 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 taken the course or equivalent, or through graduate-level research in the subject area. 

Additional Qualifications:   EASC 204, EASC 306, EASC 313 and EASC 403 -- applicants must have/submit a valid BC Class 5 (or equivalent) Driver's License, valid First Aid Level One (minimum) and submit a Drivers Abstract. 

W Courses:  Applicants must have above average technical writing skills and be able to critique and assess written assignments and reports.

SCI 301:  Applicants  will need a broad science background (e.g. integrated science), with courses in Earth Science, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and if possible science literacy. Preference will be given to students with experience in communicating science through public talks, science writing or other science outreach experience.

TAs and TMs must be available to invigilate exams and TMs must be able to collect exams and course work for marking from, and return (once marked) to, the SFU Burnaby campus. 

Access the Earth Sciences Teaching Assistantship Application Form here (SFU email account required).  If you are a new student or external applicant, contact Tarja Vaisanen <> for access. 

All external applicants (non-EASC) must email a statement of interest, contact info and CV to by application closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only successful applicants will be contacted.   Successful applicants can expect to be notified no later than December 5th, 2017.  


(postings closed)  

Course:  EASC 403 Quaternary Geology

Location: Burnaby Campus

Duration: January 2, 2018 - April 27, 2018

Course:  EASC 313 Introduction to Soil and Rock Engineering

Location:  Burnaby Campus

Duration: January 2, 2018 - April 27, 2018 

For further details see here.

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.


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