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As SFU transitions back to campus, the majority of courses in the French Department will resume in-person, with a few exceptions continuing remotely.  Remote classes may entail different modes of instruction, interaction with students, and marking practices than is normally the case. It is the instructor's responsibility to adapt their teaching accordingly.

All applicants must have a valid SIN and, if necessary, a valid work permit.

Faculty Positions

No Current Position

Sessional Instructor Positions 

Sessional positions are generally posted in October for Spring semester, February for Summer semester, and June for Fall semester.

All Sessional Instructor positions involve membership in the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU); and are subject to both sufficient enrollment in the course, and budgetary authorization.  The Department of French follows Article XIV (E) of the TSSU-SFU Collective Agreement when hiring Sessional Instructors.

Application for Spring 2023 are now closed

FREN 122 Introductory French
FREN 210 Intermediate French I
FREN 211 Intermediate French II
FREN 215 Intermediate French: Oral and Practice
FREN 221 French Writing I
FREN 301W Advanced Writing

Applications may be sent electronically to frensech@sfu.ca.

Please note that only shortlisted and/or selected applicants will be contacted.

Teaching Assistant/Tutor Marker Positions

TA/TM positions will be posted on the Monday, or next working day, of the tenth week prior to the commencement of the semester (Article XVI.2.a).

All Teaching Assistant/Tutor Marker positions involve membership in the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU); and are subject to both sufficient enrollment in the course, and budgetary authorization.  The Department of French follows Article XIII (F) of the TSSU-SFU Collective Agreement when hiring Teaching Assistants/Tutor Markers.

Postings for Spring 2023

Course

Title

Location

Term

Closing Date

TA/TM

FREN 120 French for Beginners                Burnaby Spring 2023 November 7, 2022

TA

FREN 210 Intermediate French I Burnaby Spring 2023 November 7, 2022 TA
FREN 300 Advanced French-Oral Practice Burnaby Spring 2023 November 7, 2022 TA
FREN XX Tutoriat Burnaby Spring 2023 November 7, 2022 TA

 

 

Qualifications:  Applicants must possess an appropriate level of proficiency in oral and written French and English, including an in-depth knowledge of French grammar and sound patterns and appropriate pedagogical skills to teach French, commensurate with the course level.  Applicants must demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline of the course to interpret the course material.

Non-citizen/non-permament resident applicants must be in possession of a valid work permit for the duration of the term they are applying for.

Interview Process for New Applicants: Selected applicants* will be observed and evaluated by one or more faculty members while doing 30 minutes of micro-teaching and will be notified of the results in writing.

*Please note that only selected applicants will be contacted.

Questions? Please contact frensech@sfu.ca

DEPARTMENT OF FRENCH TA/TM APPOINTMENT PRIORITIES

Priority for appointment/reappointment as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of French is in accordance with Article XIII of the Collective Agreement with the Teaching Support Staff Union.

Priority for appointment/reappointment as a Tutor-Marker in the Department of French is in accordance with Article XV of the Collective Agreement with the Teaching Support Staff Union.

In addition to the above-noted priority provisions, qualified applicants must possess a high level of proficiency in oral and written French and English, including an in-depth knowledge of French grammar and French sound patterns and appropriate pedagogical skills to teach French, both oral and written. 

In assigning qualified Teaching Assistants/Tutor-Markers to positions, the Department will also take into account the following:

  • Overall qualifications for specific courses at each level;
  • Instructor requests;
  • Applicant’s availability and course preferences;
  • Students who have received a TAship as part of a funding package;
  • Amount of financial support offered on admission to the graduate program;
  • Employment evaluations.

If an assignment within a priority group requires a selection between applicants, the graduate student without financial support from merit based scholarships or merit based fellowships during the semester of appointment with a value equal to at least a 5.17 appointment, will have priority for the appointment.

For specific information, please refer to the TSSU-SFU Collective Agreement.

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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Equity

The University is committed to the principle of equity in employment. (See Policy GP 19.)

Privacy

The information submitted with your 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 you, evaluate your qualifications and complete the employment process by making a hiring decision. Applicant information may also be disclosed to the Teaching Support Staff Union 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.