The Department of Geography invites applications for the following position(s):
Teaching Assistants | Tutor-Markers
Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU)

All positions have a closing date of December 18, 2018, at 12:00pm.

Applicants should complete the online application on the Department of Geography website. You will be required to upload supporting documents including evidence of qualifications.  Please ensure you complete the correct version of the application: there is one for current graduate students in Geography at SFU (TA  Internal - Application) and another for all other external applicants (TA External - Application).

If you are not able to complete the online application, you may obtain an application form from the Geography Department (RCB 7123) and return the completed hard copy to the attention of Erin Rodgers, Graduate Assistant.

In addition to the listed qualifications for each position, the Department of Geography will define qualification in accordance with Article XIII F of the Collective Agreement with the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU). Evaluation of the adequacy of qualifications is at the Chair’s/Director’s discretion. Departments may interview a short list of candidates.  Department of Geography appointment priorities are on the Geography website and posted outside RCB 7123.

Many departments include a wide range of specializations and, in order to be appointed, a person must have sufficient knowledge of the course to interpret the course material. Qualifications for the TA/TM positions in GEOG courses include experience with course subject matter obtained either via successful coursework completed in the area or direct practical experience.  Course subject matter can be found described in the SFU calendar. Qualified TAs/TMs will also have demonstrated proficiency in English communication skills, both oral and written.

Please check the schedule of classes PRIOR to submitting your application.

For questions and inquiries, please email the Graduate Assistant geoggrad@sfu.ca or contact the Manager, Academic and Administrative Services, at 778-782-2558 or geogmgr@sfu.ca.

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.

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COURSE:

GEOG 251 Quantitative Geography

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Labs.

Qualifications: Applicants must have knowledge of Microsoft Excel and its statistical functions, knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint for lab demo presentations, knowledge of statistical concepts at an introductory and intermediate level, practical experience with the process of mapping geographic data, ability to locate, assemble and process geographic data for use in lab demos, ability to communicate and explain statistical concepts in a clear manner and good time management skills.

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COURSE:

GEOG 312 Geography of Natural Hazards

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Labs.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a basic understanding of plate tectonics, weather and climate, and human interactions with their environment.

3.

COURSE:

GEOG 355 Geographic Information Science II

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Labs - partial
Qualifications: knowledge of Idrisi and its raster GIS analysis functions at an intermediate level; knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint for lab demo presentations; practical experience with the process of mapping geographic data; ability to locate, assemble and process geographic data for use in lab demos; ability to communicate and explain raster GIS concepts in a clear manner; good time management skills.