The Department of Geography invites applications for the following position(s):
Sessional Instructors
Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU)
Fall Semester (August 28 – December 24, 2020)

All positions have a closing date of 9 am, Monday, June 22nd, 2020.

All courses posted for Fall 2020 will be delivered remotely. Please note that outlines and basic remote design decisions (asynchronous vs synchronous for lectures and labs) will need to be in place by July 2, 2020, to allow undergraduate students to make an informed decision upon enrollment.

Applicants should submit an online application and supporting documents (cover letter, CV and statement of teaching philosophy, 3 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 162   - Canada

LOCATION:

Remote Instruction

DURATION:

August 28 – December 24, 2020

DETAILS:

1x3 hour lecture (Mondays, 14:30-17:20) unless course design will be asynchronous and TA supervision; 3 contact hours

QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants should have a graduate degree, preferably a PhD, in geography or related discipline, and relevant demonstrated ability to teach.

Qualifications include extensive knowledge of Canada across a range of geographical realms (e.g., physical, historical, economic, social/urban, political geography) and must have the ability to synthesize and connect current Canadian events and issues with geographical concepts and themes.    

Experience in online teaching is an asset; support will be available through SFU’s Centre for Educational Excellence.

This course has a Breadth Social Science (https://www.sfu.ca/ugcr/for_faculty/wqb_criteria_and_definitions/breadth.html) designation; course content must fulfill this requirement.

2.

COURSE:

GEOG 214  - Weather and Climate

LOCATION:

Remote Instruction

DURATION:

August 28 – December 24, 2020

DETAILS:

1x2 hour lecture (Thursdays, 12:30-14:20) unless course design will be asynchronous and 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 weather and climate as well as relevant demonstrated ability to teach in the classroom and lab to students with a wide range of backgrounds in science and social science.

Qualifications include a background in atmospheric science including an understanding of the fundamental processes that govern the atmosphere (energy balance, humidity, stability) as well as proficiency with instrumentation to measure atmospheric variables (humidity, temperature, wind speed).

Experience in online teaching is an asset; support will be available through SFU’s Centre for Educational Excellence.

This course has a Quantitative designation (https://www.sfu.ca/ugcr/for_faculty/wqb_criteria_and_definitions/quantitative.html); course content must fulfill this requirement.

3.

COURSE:

GEOG 215 - Biogeography

LOCATION:

Remote Instruction

DURATION:

August 28 – December 24, 2020

DETAILS:

1x2 hour lecture (Tuesdays, 14:30-16:20) unless course design will be asynchronous and 1x2 hour lab; TA supervision; 4 contact hours

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Qualifications include a background in biogeography, landscape ecology and/or biological sciences, including an ability to teach students so that they become familiar with the basic properties of and processes in the biosphere, and with environmental issues related to the biosphere.

Experience in online teaching is an asset; support will be available through SFU’s Centre for Educational Excellence.

4.

COURSE:

GEOG 317 – Soil Science

LOCATION:

Remote Instruction

DURATION:

August 28 – December 24, 2020

DETAILS:

1X2 hour lecture (Wednesdays, 12:30 – 14:20) unless course design will be asynchronous and 1x2 hour tutorial; TA supervision; 4 contact hours

*This is a reserve sessional instructor position.

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Qualifications include the ability to provide students with an understanding of the study of soils: physical, chemical and biological properties of soils; soil formation, description, classification, survey and use.  Applicants should be familiar with field and laboratory techniques of soil analysis and be able to instruct students in these techniques.

Experience in online teaching is an asset; support will be available through SFU’s Centre for Educational Excellence.

5.

COURSE:

GEOG 351 – Multimedia Cartography

LOCATION:

Remote Instruction

DURATION:

August 28 – December 24, 2020

DETAILS:

1X2 hour lecture (Thursdays, 8:30 – 10:20) unless course design will be asynchronous and 1x2 hour tutorial; TA supervision; 4 contact hours

*This is a reserve sessional instructor position.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants should have a graduate degree, preferably a Phd in GIScience work with relevant demonstrated ability to teach.

Qualifications include advanced knowledge and experience in GIScience focusing on fundamentals in Multimedia Cartography and Web GIS; the ability to provide students with a knowledge in cartographic principles, and technical understanding of how both paper and digital maps are designed and delivered. In addition, applicants should be conversant in geospatial data collections and web programming environments to be able to customize digital and online mapping solutions. 

Experience in online teaching is an asset; support will be available through SFU’s Centre for Educational Excellence.

This course has a Quantitative designation (https://www.sfu.ca/ugcr/for_faculty/wqb_criteria_and_definitions/quantitative.html); course content must fulfill this requirement.

6.

COURSE:

GEOG 355 - Geographical Information Science II

LOCATION:

Remote Instruction

DURATION:

August 28 – December 24, 2020

DETAILS:

1x2 hour lecture (Mondays, 8:30-10:20) unless course design will be asynchronous and 1x2 hour lab; TA supervision; 4 contact hours

*This is a reserve sessional instructor position.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants should have a graduate degree; preferably a PhD and relevant demonstrated ability to teach.

Qualifications include advanced knowledge and experience in GIScience with an understanding of methods, algorithms and the nature of spatial data and its representation. In addition, applicants should be conversant in social implications of ubiquitous spatial data collection and analysis.

Use of PC-based Idrisi Terrset is essential.

Experience in online teaching is an asset; support will be available through SFU’s Centre for Educational Excellence.

This course has a Quantitative designation (https://www.sfu.ca/ugcr/for_faculty/wqb_criteria_and_definitions/quantitative.html); course content must fulfill this requirement.