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  March 11, 2019.

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.

1.        

COURSE:

GEOG 100 Our World: Introducing Human Geography

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

May 3 – August 30, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Marking and consultation - partial

Qualifications: Familiarity with a broad range of human geography foci. Ideally, an undergraduate degree in Geography. Experience in online education settings, familiarity with Canvas program. Organized and an excellent communicator.

 

2.

COURSE:

GEOG 100 Our World: Introducing Human Geography

LOCATION:

Centre for Online and Distance Education

DURATION:

May 3 – August 30, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Tutor Marker. If you require further information about Tutor Marker duties please contact the Centre for Online and Distance Education at 778-782-4768 or email codehelp@sfu.ca. All Distance Education courses are subject to minimum enrollment targets.

Qualifications: Familiarity with a broad range of human geography foci. Ideally, an undergraduate degree in Geography. Experience in online education settings, familiarity with Canvas program. Organized and an excellent communicator.  

 

3.

COURSE:

GEOG 104 Climate Change, Water and Society

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

May 3 – August 30, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Marking and consultation.

Qualifications: knowledge of the physical and social dimensions of climate change and its impact on water resources.

 

4.

COURSE:

GEOG 255 Geographic Information Science I

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

May 3, 2019 – June 24, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Labs.

Qualifications: Advanced knowledge of the ArcGIS 10.x Desktop software environment. Knowledge of Microsoft Excel 2016 including data conversion formats and functions. Knowledge of Microsoft Powerpoint 2016 for lab demo presentations. Knowledge of vector GIS methods and techniques at an intermediate level. Knowledge of cartographic map design principles. Knowledge of database normalization techniques. Practical experience with the complete workflow for analyzing geographic data. Ability to locate, assemble and process geographic data for use in lab demos. Ability to communicate and explain vector GIS concepts in a clear manner. Ability to manage time such that tasks are completed within the agreed time allocations. Available time to meet face-to-face with the instructor on multiple days of the week.

 

 

5.

COURSE:

GEOG 322 World Resources

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

May 3 – August 30, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Tutorials.

Qualifications: sound grasp of writing composition, very good technical English-language skills, and ability to assess written work (for W course); experience in economic geography, economics and/or business required.

 

6.

 

COURSE:

GEOG 386 Health Geography

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

May 3 – August 30, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Tutorials - partial

Qualifications: Applicants must have health geography or human geography background, critical thinking skills and discussion facilitation abilities.  Applicants should have essay marking experience and good organizational skills.

 

7.

COURSE:

GEOG 387 Geography and Gender

LOCATION:

Vancouver Campus

DURATION:

May 3 – August 30, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Tutorials - partial

Qualifications: At least an undergraduate degree in a social sciences discipline and, preferably in human geography and relevant demonstrated ability to teach in the classroom to students with a wide range of backgrounds in social science. Ability to provide an introduction to geographical perspectives on gender, sexuality and society at a number of scales.  Knowledge of gendered aspects of: the body and health; public and private space; domesticity; caregiving; the workplace; the built environment; food and consumption; global migration and tourism; virtual space are desirable. Able to help students make connections between gender and other forms of identity (e.g., class, race, and ethnicity). Candidates who can speak about examples from various parts of the world will be favoured.