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 - Spring 2020 -  All positions filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only successful applicants will be contacted.  Successful applicants shall receive written nofication no later than December 6th, 2019.  

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



Earth Sciences Teaching Assistant/Tutor Marker Hiring Priorities

DURATION: January 2, 2020 - April 29, 2020


EASC 101 Dynamic Earth (B) Hansen TA
EASC 103 Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs (B)
Donald TA
EASC 104 Geohazards - Earth i nTurmoil (B)
Ward TM
EASC 201 Stratigraphy and Sedimentation
MacEachern TA
EASC 204 Structural Geology I Gibson TA
EASC 205 Introduction to Petrology Cameron TA
EASC 208 Introduction to Geochemistry (Q) Sessional TA
EASC 210 Evolving Earth (B)
EASC 301 Igneous Petrology Thorkelson TA
EASC 306 Field Geology II *
Thorkelson TA
EASC 311 Metamorphic Petrology Dyck TA
EASC 313 Intro to Soil and Rock Engineering
Sessional TA
EASC 314 Principles of Glaciology (Q) Flowers TA
EASC 403 Quaternary Geology Ward TA
EASC 405 Water, Environment and Climate Change Allen TA
EASC 408 Regional Geology of Western Canada
Gibson TA
EASC 415 Groundwater Modelling
Allen TA
EASC 420 Petroleum Geology
Dashtgard TA
SCI 192 Science for Teaching K-8 ** Allen, M. TA
SCI 301 Science Communication van der Flier-Keller

All classes are held at Burnaby campus unless otherwise indicated.  * EASC 306 Field School, Oliver, 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.  **SCI 192 position requires a degree in Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Earth Sciences or Integrated Science.

Additional:  Field School and courses with field components, 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.

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 December 9, 2019.   

Access the Earth Sciences Teaching Assistantship Application Form here (SFU email account required)

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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