The Department of Geography invites applications for the following position(s):
Sessional Instructors
Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU)
Summer Semester (May 3 – August 22, 2019)


All positions have a closing date of 4 pm, Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

Applicants should submit an online application and supporting documents. Further information is available on the Department of Geography Website.

If you cannot submit an online application, we will accept your application in person at the Department of Geography office (RCB 7123) to the attention of Tiina Klasen.

For questions and inquiries, please email the Chair’s Assistant at or contact the Manager, Academic and Administrative services at 778.782.2558 or

In addition to the listed qualifications for each position, the Department of Geography will define qualification in accordance with the Collective Agreement with the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU). Evaluation of the adequacy of qualifications is at the Chair’s/Director’s discretion.

Compensation is based on contact hours and is detailed in the TSSU Collective Agreement salary scales.

Appointment priority is in accordance with the Collective Agreement and the Sessional Instructor Seniority List provided by the University.   

Positions marked Reserve Sessional Instructor will be prioritized to Graduate and Post-Doctoral applicants in the Department of Geography. However, all qualified applicants are invited to apply.

The tentative class schedule is available online.  Please check the schedule before applying.

The University is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

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.a (iv) 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.

Offers are subject to enrollment and budgetary approval. 


GEOG 387 Geography and Gender


Vancouver Campus


May 3 – August 22, 2019


1x2 hour lecture (Mondays, 12:30-14:20) and 1x2 hour tutorial; TA supervision; 4 contact hours


Applicants should have a graduate degree, preferably a PhD, in geography or related discipline, and relevant demonstrated ability to teach in the classroom to students with a wide range of backgrounds in social science.  

Qualifications include the ability to provide an introduction to geographical perspectives on gender, sexuality and society at a number of scales. Desired topics would include gendered aspects of: the body and health; public and private space; domesticity; caregiving; the workplace; the built environment; food and consumption; global migration and tourism; virtual space. Ideally, the instructor will be able to help students make connections between gender and other forms of identity (e.g., class, race, and ethnicity). Candidates who can speak about examples from various parts of the world will be favoured.