Employment Opportunities

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All Global Humanities Faculty, Sessional Instructor (SI), and Teaching Assistant (TA) positions will be posted on this page. SI and TA employment opportunities are also posted on the SFU Human Resources website.

Staff Posting

Coordinator, Communications

Employment Duration: Temporary Full Time
Burnaby (Hybrid)
Closing Date:
July 31, 2023

The Coordinator, Communications develops, implements, and maintains the communications profile of the Department of Humanities, the Graduate Liberal Studies (GLS) program, and the Institute for the Humanities through print, web, electronic, and other media. The incumbent works collaboratively with the Department Chair, the Directors of GLS program and the Institute for the Humanities, and the JS Woodsworth Endowed Chair, as well as other faculty and staff to conceive, develop, and distribute communications highlighting the activities and achievements of faculty, students, alumni, and staff. The incumbent conceptualizes and organizes events and conferences that aim at recruiting new students, raising the public profile and supporting the objectives of the Department of Humanities, the GLS program, and the Institute for the Humanities. The incumbent works in cooperation with University Communications and FASS Communications to ensure consistency in identifying and communicating key messages and engaging relevant audiences with regular communication updates.

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Faculty Posting

No position available. Please check back later.

Sessional Instructor Postings

Please note that all Sessional Instructor positions involve membership in the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU); and are subject to both sufficient enrollment in the course and budgetary authorization. The Humanities Department follows Article XIV (E.2) of the TSSU-SFU Collective Agreement when hiring Sessional Instructors.

Available positions are generally posted on the Human Resources website in mid-October for the Spring term, mid-February for the Summer term, and mid-May for the Fall term.

Fall 2023 SI Posting

No position available. Please check back later.

Teaching Assistant Postings

Please note that "W" courses entail an increased workload and receive an extra base-unit remuneration to reflect this. All posted positions are subject to both sufficient enrollment in the course and budgetary authorization.

Priority of qualified applicants to TA positions in the Department of Global Humanities is in accordance with Article XIII and Article XV of the TSSU-SFU Collective Agreement. Graduate students new to SFU, admitted to either the HUM MA or PhD programs, will have priority for introductory Humanities TA assignments. 

Fall 2023 TA Posting (New)

Course Code Section Course Title Location Closing Date
HUM 231 D100 Daily Life in Ancient Greece and Rome Burnaby August 21, 2023
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Fall 2023 TA Posting

Course Code Section Course Title Location Closing Date
HUM 101W D100 Introduction to Global Humanities Burnaby July 10, 2023
HUM 102W OL01 Classical Mythology Online July 10, 2023
HUM 130 D100 Introduction to Religious Studies Burnaby July 10, 2023
HUM 130 OL01 Introduction to Religious Studies Online July 10, 2023
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TA Hiring Priority

In addition to the hiring priority listed in the TSSU Collective Agreement, the Department of Global Humanities prioritizes applicants in the following order:

  1. Graduate students registered in the Department.
  2. Qualified SFU graduate students registered in other departments.
  3. Qualified external and/or undergraduate student application.

Detailed Priority Criteria

  1. Applicant and instructor preferences.
  2. According to Article XIII of the TSSU Collective Agreement, section B: In order to be appointed, a person must have sufficient knowledge in the discipline of the course to interpret the course material.
  3. Dollar value of financial support offered at the time of admission.
  4. Number of base units already received to ensure sufficient teaching-related experience in the field of study.
  5. Past ratings from TA evaluations.
  6. Other previous teaching experience.
  7. Funding for RAships, practicums, and internships.

Note: If an assignment within a priority group requires a selection between applicants, the graduate student without financial support from merit-based scholarships or fellowships with a value equal to at least 5.17 base units, will have priority for the appointment.


The University is committed to the principle of equity in employment. See Policy GP 19 for details.


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.b 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.

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