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 Monday, November 4, 2019 at 9:00am.

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 213 Introduction to Geomorphology

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2020

DETAILS:

1x2 hour lecture (Thursdays, 10:30-12:20 pm) and 2-day field trip supervision; TA supervision; 4 contact hours

*This course has a weekend field trip. Include a field trip plan and budget. Course fees collected as part of tuition are $66.24 per student.

*This is a reserve sessional instructor position

QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants should have a graduate degree, preferably a PhD in geography or a 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 appreciation of how the landscape around them formed and its continued evolution with particular focus on landscapes of British Columbia, western North America and Canada. Commitment to incorporate qualitative and quantitative approaches and deductive reasoning.

This course has both Quantitative

(https://www.sfu.ca/ugcr/for_faculty/wqb_criteria_and_definitions/quantitative.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 355 - Geographical Information Science II

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2020

DETAILS:

1x2 hour lecture (Tuesdays, 8:30-10:20) 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 in geography or a related discipline 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.

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 382    World on the Move

LOCATION:

Burnaby

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2020

DETAILS:

1x2 hour lecture (Mondays, 4:30-6:20) and 1x2 hour tutorial; TA supervision; 4 contact hours

QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants should have a graduate degree, preferably a PhD in geography or a 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 migration, including voluntary and forced migration. Desired topics would include: contemporary migration debates and crises; economic migration; asylum-seekers and refugees; climate-related migration; border security regimes; local, nongovernmental, and charitable responses to migration, and the lived experience and legacies of migration. Ideally, the instructor will be able to help students make connections between migration and other forces shaping the contemporary world. Candidates who can speak about examples from various parts of the world will be favoured.

4.

COURSE:

GEOG 449    City & Environment

LOCATION:

Vancouver Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2020

DETAILS:

1x2 hour lecture (Mondays, 8:30-10:20) and 1x2 hour tutorial; 4 contact hours  *This is a reserve sessional instructor position

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Qualifications include theoretical expertise in the understanding of cities as human-natural systems, practical and theoretical understanding of the physical, policy, social and institutional infrastructure of contemporary cities, and policy as well as theoretical expertise in the major environmental challenges facing cities, including climate change adaptation and resilience, reconciliation and reparations in reference to displaced peoples, ecological shocks and shortages, and ecological approaches to human health. Being conversant in a pedagogical repertoire of urban case studies from both within Canada and internationally is ideal. 

5.

COURSE:

GEOG 455 Theoretical & Applied GIS

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2020

DETAILS:

1x2 hour lecture (Thursdays, 8:30-10:20 am) and 1x2 hour lab; 4 contact hours  *This is a reserve sessional instructor position

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Qualifications include knowledge and experience in GIScience with an understanding of methods, algorithms and the nature of spatial data and its representation. The qualified candidate must have a thorough understanding of social implications of ubiquitous spatial data collection and analysis as well as a detailed knowledge of critical GIScience.

Use of PC based Desktop ArcGIS 10.x is essential.

6.

COURSE:

GEOG 162 Canada

LOCATION:

Centre for Online and Distance Education

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2020

DETAILS:

Course supervisor. Supervisor duties include but are not limited to: invigilate exam, submit final grades, complete TUG and workload review with TM. If you require further information about Supervisor duties please contact the Centre for Online and Distance Education - email codehelp@sfu.ca. All Distance Education courses are subject to minimum enrollment targets.

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.