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 November 13, 2018, 9:00am

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:

January 2 – April 29, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Marking and consultation.

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 102 World Problems in Geographic Perspective

LOCATION:

Surrey Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Marking and consultation - partial.

Qualifications: Completed introductory human geography course or equivalent. Good grasp of historical, economic, social/urban, political geography and ability to relate and clearly explain geographical concepts and themes at an appropriate level. Organized (incl. time management).

 

3.

COURSE:

GEOG 104 Climate Change, Water and Society

LOCATION:

Surrey Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 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 111 Earth Systems

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Labs.

Qualifications: Completed introductory physical geography course or equivalent. Good grasp of basic principles of weather and climate, hydrology, geomorphology, and biogeography. Experience using ArcGIS online.

 

5.

COURSE:

GEOG 162 Canada

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Marking and consultation

Qualifications: Completion of Geography 162 or equivalent course in Regional Geography of Canada. Completed Geography 111 or equivalent in Physical Geography or Geosystems. Good knowledge of Canada across a range of geographical realms (e.g., physical, historical, economic, social/urban, political geography). Ability to synthesize and connect current Canadian events and issues with geographical concepts and themes.

 

6.

COURSE:

GEOG 213 Introduction of Geomorphology

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Labs.

Field trip.

Qualifications: BSc in Physical Geography at least in progress, Environmental Science or Earth Sciences; Excellent plotting and analysis skills in Excel; ability to use Google Earth, PowerPoint; knowledge of regression analysis and differential and integral calculus; air photo interpretation skills.

 

7.

COURSE:

GEOG 214 Weather and Climate

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Labs.

Qualifications: background in atmospheric science, including understanding of the fundamental processes that govern the atmosphere (energy balance, humidity, stability); familiarity with basic instrumentation to measure atmospheric variables (humidity, temperature, wind speed); proficiency in MS Excel.

 

8.

COURSE:

GEOG 215 Biogeography

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Labs.

Qualifications: background in geosciences; fieldwork experience; good knowledge of MS Excel; knowledge of BC vegetation native species preferred.

 

9.

COURSE:

GEOG 221 Economic Geography

LOCATION:

Centre for Online and Distance Education

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Tutor Marker.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a background in human geography, and some background in economics or economic geography, or community economic development.

 

10.

COURSE:

GEOG 241 Social Geography

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Tutorials - partial.

Qualifications: Applicants must have an understanding of the main research questions, theories, empirical foci, as well as methods and methodologies that comprise contemporary human geography.  Applicants should also have a background in quality teaching (or related experience) in terms of running tutorials including giving presentations, and the design and grading of exams.

 

11.

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. 

 

12.

COURSE:

GEOG 253 Introduction to Remote Sensing

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Labs - partial.

Qualifications: Applicants should have knowledge of the ENVI software and its image processing functions; knowledge of the image data model at an introductory and intermediate level; practical experience with the complete workflow for analyzing satellite images; ability to locate, assemble and process satellite image data for use in lab demos; ability to communicate and explain image analysis concepts in a clear manner; and good time management skills.

 

13.

COURSE:

GEOG 255 Geographic Information Science I

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Labs - partial.

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.

 

14.

COURSE:

GEOG 261 Introduction to Urban Geography

LOCATION:

Vancouver Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Tutorials - partial.

Qualifications: background in social science, preferably with an interest and background in urban issues, broadly defined; ability to help students learn how urban spaces and social processes are mutually constituted; experience in or at least an aptitude for facilitating small group discussions and able to speak about examples from Canada and from various other parts of the world. 

 

15.

COURSE:

GEOG 310 Physical Geography Field School

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Field school.

Qualifications: experience working in the field and basic field map reading and interpretation skills (e.g., latitude/longitude, plotting a bearing on a map, using a compass in the field, etc.). Experience with GIS or fieldwork in hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, or sedimentology is an asset. Valid full driver's license (ability to drive with several passengers) and confident driving non-paved roads. First Aid preferred.

 

16.

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.

 

17.

COURSE:

GEOG 313 River Geomorphology

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Labs.

Qualifications: at least a BSc in Physical Geography, Environmental Science or Earth Science; knowledge of river hydrology, hydraulics and sediment transport; expertise with plotting and analysis in Excel and aerial photograph interpretation; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to use PowerPoint; practical experience in river measurements for weekend field trip preferred.

 

18.

COURSE:

GEOG 321 Geographies of Global Capitalism

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Tutorials.

Qualifications: human geographer with training in economic geography, political economy or economics; have some familiarity with economic history and basic experience reading quantitative academic material; TA experience in GEOG 221 is an asset.

 

19.

COURSE:

GEOG 325 Geographies of Consumption

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Tutorials.

Qualifications: conversant with contemporary theoretical approaches and empirical contexts of human geographical scholarship on the socio-spatial practices, relations, and objects that comprise consumption; able to run 2-hour tutorials that emphasize close readings of journal articles on consumption and creative pedagogical practices; able to grade exams in a timely fashion and attend all lectures.

 

20.

COURSE:

GEOG 327 Geography of Tourism

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Tutorials.

Qualifications: Applicants must have some background in social/economic geography and should have some previous TA (or related) experience.

 

21.

COURSE:

GEOG 351 Multimedia Cartography

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Labs.

Qualifications: Applicants should have advanced knowledge of the ArcGIS software and its spatial analytical functions; knowledge of raster and vector GIS and related analysis functions; knowledge of statistical concepts at an intermediate level; knowledge of Microsoft Excel and its statistical functions; knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint for lab presentations; practical experience with the processing of digital geographic/geospatial data of various formats; ability to locate, assemble and process geographic/geospatial data for assignment preparations and use in lab demos; ability to communicate and explain GIS and spatial analytical methods in a clear manner; and time management skills.  

 

22.

COURSE:

GEOG 353 Advanced Remote Sensing

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Labs - partial
Qualifications: knowledge of the ENVI software and its image processing functions; knowledge of the image data model at an intermediate and advance level; practical experience with the complete workflow for analyzing satellite images; ability to locate, assemble and process satellite image data for use in lab demos; ability to communicate and explain image analysis concepts in a clear manner; ability to manage time such that tasks are completed within the agreed time allocation.

 

23.

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.

 

24.

COURSE:

GEOG 362W Geography of Urban Built Environment

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Tutorials.

Qualifications: sound grasp of writing and ability to assess written work (for W course); ability to provide students with an appreciation of how urban built environments are produced through political, economic, and social processes and how urbanization, development, and planning are socio-spatial processes; able to speak about examples from various parts of the world. 

 

25.

COURSE:

GEOG 363 Urban Planning and Policy

LOCATION:

Vancouver Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Tutorials.

Qualifications: Applicants must have strong writing skills, strong editing and constructive feedback skills, strong communications skills, ability to answer questions in oral and email formats and interest in urban planning and policy.  Applicants should have a background in urban geography, spatial literacy, understanding of Vancouver regional urban issues and current events, understanding of governance system in Canada, BC, Vancouver and knowledge of Vancouver and regional geography.

 

26.

COURSE:

GEOG 389W Nature and Society

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Tutorials.

Qualifications: sound grasp of writing and ability to assess written work (for W course); knowledge of political ecology, or some grounding in environmental justice/politics.

 

27.

COURSE:

GEOG 414 Climate Change

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Lab – partial.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a strong background in climate system science and be familiar with current research in the discipline, particularly in the field of climate-carbon cycle interactions; basic numerical modelling skills; and proficiency in Matlab and/or Python.

 

28.

COURSE:

GEOG 417W Advanced Soil Science

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Lab  – partial

Qualifications: sound grasp of writing and ability to assess written work (for W course); knowledge of soil science including physical, chemical and biological properties of soils, Canadian system of soil classification, soil description, and soil formation; experience in conducting field work and laboratory analyses in soil science; ability to assess student writing in soil science reports.

 

29.

COURSE:

GEOG 451 Spatial Modeling

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Lab – partial.

Qualifications: Advanced knowledge of the Idrisi/TerSet GIS software and its spatial modeling functions. Specific knowledge of implementing cellular automata models within GIS. Familiarity with agent based modeling and familiarity with related software (Repast or NetLogo). Advanced knowledge of ArcGIS software and its grid/raster and other spatial analytical functions. Knowledge of raster and vector GIS and related analysis functions, and spatial analysis concepts at an advanced level. Knowledge of MS-Office Powerpoint - for lab presentations. Practical experience processing digital geospatial data of various formats. Ability to locate, assemble and process geographic/geospatial for practical work, and communicate and explain spatial modeling methods in a clear manner. Time management skills for tasks to be completed within the agreed time allocations.

 

30.

COURSE:

GEOG 457 Geovisualization Interfaces

LOCATION:

Burnaby Campus

DURATION:

January 2 – April 29, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Lab – partial.

Qualifications: Experienced with 3D geovisualization/3D geovisual analysis/simulation in one or more topologically 3D environments and 3D photogrammetry. Comfortable using Unity3D and 360 video.

Experienced at implementing geospatial data in virtual worlds, using one or more VR systems (Vive, Rift), Google Cardboard, Gear VR, Oculus Go, or equivalent, one or more AR ecosystems (Vuforia) and one or more AR solutions (Hololens, MLOne, tablet).