The Department of Geography invites applications for the following position(s):
Sessional Instructors
Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU)

All positions have a closing date of July 29, 2019 at 9:00 am.

Applicants should submit an online application and supporting documents (cover letter, CV and statement of teaching philosophy, references).

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 geogsec@sfu.ca or contact the Manager, Academic and Administrative services at 778.782.2558 or geogmgr@sfu.ca.

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. 

1.

COURSE:

GEOG 104  - Climate Change, Water & Society

LOCATION:

Vancouver Campus

DURATION:

August 28 – December 24, 2019

DETAILS:

1x3 hour lecture (Tuesdays, 17:30 – 20:20); 3 contact hours

QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants should have a graduate degree; preferably a PhD, in geography or related discipline and expertise and relevant demonstrated ability teaching with student-centred, active learning pedagogy in order to engage students from a range of science and social science backgrounds and help build their understanding around climate change.

Qualifications include knowledge of the physical and social dimensions of climate change and its impact on water resources demonstrated experience teaching climate change from an interdisciplinary perspective demonstrated ability to equally cover climate change science, climate change impacts on natural systems and society, and human responses to climate change (governance, mitigation, adaption) demonstrated experience teaching both science and social science courses

This course has both Breadth Social Science (https://www.sfu.ca/ugcr/for_faculty/wqb_criteria_and_definitions/breadth.html) and Breadth Science (https://www.sfu.ca/ugcr/for_faculty/wqb_criteria_and_definitions/breadth.html)

designations; course content must fulfill these requirements.

2.

COURSE:

GEOG 312 – Geography of Natural Hazards

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

August 28 – December 24, 2019

DETAILS:

1X2 hour lecture (Thursdays, 12:30 – 14:20) 1x2 hour lab; TA supervision; 4 contact hours

QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants should have a graduate degree, preferably a PhD, in geography or related discipline, and demonstrated expertise in natural hazards from both natural science and social science perspectives. Applicants for this physical geography course should also have relevant, demonstrated ability to teach in face-to-face classroom and tutorial settings to students with a wide range of academic backgrounds in science and social science.

Qualifications include a background in the geophysical mechanisms for natural hazards and an understanding of how society engages with risk, vulnerability, and resiliency. Applicants should have a solid grasp of statistical probability and be prepared to lead students in critical discussion about how societies cope with and prepare for natural hazards in the face of dynamic environmental change.