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)


The deadline for applications is noon, Thursday, April 18th 2019.

Applicants should submit an online application and a cover letter, CV and statement of teaching philosophy. The supporting documents should include three  current letters of reference, including at least one from a department/school/program for which courses have been taught, unless the applicant recently taught for the Department of Geography.

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 100     (Our World – Introducing Human Geography)


Burnaby Campus


May 3 – August 22, 2019


1x3 hour lecture (Wednesdays, 14:30-17:20) and TA supervision; 3 contact hours


Applicants should have a graduate degree; preferably a PhD in geography or a 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

Qualifications include extensive knowledge of the discipline of Human Geography, and its core concepts and perspectives, and proficiency in introducing students to the scope of human geography across a range of contexts (e.g. the city, population, nature, economy, culture, politics) while introducing them to the particular perspectives that human geographers bring to these topics.