All SFU Department of English positions for Sessional Instructors, Teaching Assistants (TAs), and Tutor Markers (TMs) will also be posted on the SFU Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Central Job Postings Site.
Sessional Instructor Postings
Information about Sessional Instructor postings, practices, and timelines
Please note that all Sessional Instructor positions involve membership in the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU); and are subject to sufficient enrollment in the course, and budgetary authorization. The SFU Department of English follows Article XIV (E.2) of the TSSU-SFU Collective Agreement, when hiring Sessional Instructors.
For Fall Semester, Sessional Instructor positions will be posted in the preceding May and advertised for two weeks. For Spring Semester, sessional instructor positions will be posted in the preceding September and advertised for two weeks. For Summer Semester, sessional instructor positions will be posted in the preceding January and advertised for two weeks.
OTHER INFORMATION: The SFU Department of English may interview a short list of candidates. Some qualifications/documents may be waived for graduate students enrolled in the SFU Department of English graduate program.
EQUITY: The University is committed to the principle of equity in employment. (See Policy GP 19.)
The information submitted with an 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 an applicant, evaluate an applicant’s qualifications, and complete the employment process by making a hiring decision. Applicant information may also be disclosed to the TSSU 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.
Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Tutor Markers (TMs)
Information about Teaching Assistant and Tutor Marker postings, timelines, and priorities
For all TA/TM positions, postings shall occur on the Monday of the tenth (10) week prior to the commencement of the semester; when the Monday falls on a statutory holiday or when the University is closed, the next working day shall be used.
Duties and responsibilities of Tutor Markers can be found on Article XV: Distance Education Tutor/Marker in the TSSU Collective Agreement. Please also note that Tutor Markers are expected to invigilate all scheduled exams. Exam schedules can be found on the Centre of Distance Education website.
Please note: TA/TM appointment dates (duration) for the Summer semester are
May 8, 2020 - August 28, 2020.
Please complete the Summer 2020 TA/TM Application (WebSurvey) by going to this link and logging in:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020 AT 4:30 P.M.
GRADUATE STUDENT COURSE INFORMATION SUMMER 2020
Priority System for Teaching Assistant and Tutor Marker Allocations
In hiring Teaching Assistants and Tutor Markers, the Department shall give priority to the applicants in the following order:
- Graduate students registered in the Department with priority under XIII F.4.
- Graduate students registered in the Department without priority under XIII F.4.
- Graduate students registered in other departments with priority under XIII.F.4.
- Graduate students registered in other departments without priority under XIII.F.4.
The following detailed priority system for Departmental use in any selection between applicants as outlined in Article XIII, Fand H, will be used to decide which students should get an assignment:
- Full-time MA students not beyond their first four semesters of full-time study who have previously had only one or no TA position.
- Ph.D. students in their first nine semesters of full-time study.
- Full-time MA students not beyond their first six semesters of full-time studies.
- Students with positive student and Instructor TA evaluations. Satisfactory performance as a TA/TM.
- Students with experience in a particular field of study.
- Instructor requests.
- Students in the final phase of degree completion who would benefit from TA/TM funding in completing their degree requirements.
- Students in extreme financial need.