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.

Sessional Instructor Positions

Please check back in October for Spring 2020 postings


-- all positions filled

Earth Sciences Teaching Assistant/Tutor Marker Hiring Priorities




Course Name Instructor Needed
EASC 101 Dynamic Earth (B) Cameron
EASC 101 (Surrey) Dynamic Earth (B) Sessional TA
EASC 103 The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs
Hansen TA
EASC 104 Geohazards: Earth in Turmoil (B)
Flowers TA
EASC 104C Geohazards: Earth in Turmoil (B) Williams-Jones TM
EASC 202 Introduction to Mineralogy Cameron TA
EASC 206* Field Geology I Donald TA
EASC 207 Introduction to Geophysics (Q) Sessional TA
EASC 209W Environmental Geoscience Pilarczyk TA
EASC 210
Evolving Earth (B)
Hansen TA
EASC 302 Sedimentary Petrology Dashtgard TA
EASC 304 Hydrogeology Allen TA
EASC 309 Global Tectonics Gibson TA
EASC 310W Paleontology Donald TA
EASC 315W Geochemistry of Natural Waters
Sessional TA
EASC 402 Sedimentology MacEachern TA
EASC 421 Volcanology Williams-Jones TA

All classes are held at Burnaby campus unless otherwise indicated.  *EASC206 Field School I field exercies held off-campus (Merritt, BC).

Qualifications for TA/TM positions in the Department of Earth Sciences:  A bachelor's or master's degree in Earth Sciences. The Department of Earth Sciences includes a wide range of specializations and, in order to be appointed, a person must have suficient 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: EASC 206 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 techncial writing skills and be able to critique and assess written assignments and reports.  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).

Note: All external applicants (non‐EASC) must email a statement of interest, 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 four weeks prior to the start of the semester.  

For questions and inquiries, please contact the Manager, Academic and Administrative Services at 778.782.4779 or

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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