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.
Click here for Spring 2018 TA postings.
(closing date: November 7, 2017)
There are no Sessional Instructor postings in Physics
for the Spring 2018 term.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE SPRING 2018 TERM:
NOVEMBER 7th, 2017.
For all courses
Sufficient knowledge in the discipline of the course to interpret the course material and competency in oral and written English.
Additional requirements for specific courses
All lower division lab and studio courses (100, 101 (Surrey only), 102 (Surrey only), 130, 132, 140, 141, 190, 231, 233)
A bachelor's or master's degree in Physics
A background in physics including successful completion of an upper division undergraduate physics lab course and successful completion of an upper division undergraduate course in quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, or electromagnetism
A background in physics including successful completion of at least two lower division undergraduate physics lab courses AND demonstrated teaching ability as an instructor or teaching assistant in a post-secondary physics course.
Lower division lectures with TA-led tutorials (101, 102, 120, 121, 211, 221)
A bachelor's or master's degree in Physics; demonstrated teaching ability as an instructor or teaching assistant in a post-secondary physics course preferred
A background in physics including successful completion of lower division physics lecture courses covering material through intermediate mechanics and electromagnetism AND demonstrated teaching ability as an instructor or teaching assistant in a post-secondary physics course
Upper division lectures with TA-led tutorials (321, 421)
A background in physics including successful completion of a graduate-level course on electromagnetism comparable in scope, sophistication, and difficulty to those offered by the SFU Department of Physics AND demonstrated teaching ability as an instructor or teaching assistant in a post-secondary physics course
A background in Physics including successful completion of an upper division course in optics or both electrodynamics and quantum mechanics, and an upper division laboratory course with demonstrable knowledge of experimental optics, data analysis, and either MATLAB or Igor; excellent scientific writing skills
Lower division, marking only
A background in physics including successful completion of lower division physics lecture courses covering material through intermediate mechanics and electromagnetism.
Upper division, marking only
A background in physics including successful completion of upper division undergraduate quantum mechanics, mathematical methods and electromagnetism courses.
ESTIMATED TA REQUIREMENTS - SPRING 2018, PHYSICS
Please note that the number of TA appointments, base units, and course component information provided for each course are based on historic enrolment data and subject to change. This information represents the department's best estimate of required TA units at the time of posting.
|Course||Title||Campus||Instructor||Position||Course Components||# TAs
||BUs per TA|
|PHYS 100||Introduction to Physics
||Burnaby||Chen||TA||Active Learning Lab, Open Lab, Head TA
|PHYS 101||Physics for the Life Sciences I
||Burnaby||Kavanagh||TA||Tutorial, Head TA||6||3.17-5.17|
|PHYS 101||Physics for the Life Sciences I
|PHYS 102||Physics for the Life Sciences II
||Burnaby||Johnson||TA||Tutorial, Open Lab, Head TA||4||3.17-5.17|
|PHYS 120||Mechanics & Modern Physics||Burnaby||Girt||TA||Tutorial, Head TA||4||3.17-5.17|
|PHYS 121||Optics, Electricity, & Magnetism||Burnaby||Pogosian/Haljan||TA||Tutorial||3||3.17-5.17|
|PHYS 126||Electricity, Magnetism & Light||Burnaby||Hayden||TA||Marking||1||1.00|
|PHYS 130||Physics for the Life Sciences Laboratory
|PHYS 132||Physics Laboratory I||Burnaby||Johnson||TA||Lab||2||3.17|
|PHYS 133||Physics Laboratory II||Burnaby||Chen
|PHYS 141||Studio Physics - Optics, Electricity & Magnetism||Surrey||Alberding||TA||Lab||3||4.17|
|PHYS 190||Introduction to Astronomy||Burnaby||Trottier||TA||Lab||3||4.17|
|PHYS 233||Physics Laboratory IV||Burnaby||Dodge||TA||Lab||1
|PHYS 285||Introduction to Relativity & Quantum Mechanics||Burnaby||Stelzer||TA||Tutorial||1||3.17
|PHYS 321||Intermediate Electricity & Magnetism||Burnaby||Hayden||TA||Tutorial||1||3.17|
|PHYS 326||Electronics & Instrumentation
|PHYS 344||Thermal Physics||Burnaby||Sivak||TA||Marking||1||2.00|
|PHYS 365||Semiconductor Device Physics||Burnaby
|PHYS 390||Introduction to Astrophysics||Burnaby||Frolov||TA||Marking||1||1.00|
|PHYS 415||Quantum Mechanics II||Burnaby||Mun||TA||Marking||1||1.00|
|PHYS 445||Statistical Physics
|PHYS 465||Solid State Physics
|PHYS 485||Particle Physics||Burnaby||Stelzer||TA||Marking||1||1.00|
TA Appointment Process
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE SPRING 2018 TERM: NOVEMBER 7th, 2017.
All applicants should apply by submitting the on-line Physics TA application form by the application deadline date (November 7th, 2017 for positions in the Spring 2018 term). Note that applicants who are not SFU Physics graduate students must upload a CV, academic transcripts showing all physics courses completed, and a schedule of availability in order for their applications to be considered complete.
TAs MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FULL TERM OF APPOINTMENT. Appointment dates for the Spring 2018 term are January 2 through April 27, 2017.
TAs will be notified of appointments during the week of November 27th, 2017.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only successful applicants will be contacted. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.
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Sessional Instructor Postings
There are no Sessional Instructor postings for the Spring 2018 term.
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