English Postings

These postings are updated by SFU's departments. Applicants should make sure that they can meet the departments' requirements and application deadlines. Please apply directly to the department where the job posting is located. Please check your department's job posting website as well.

Sessional Instructor Postings

Information about Sessional Instructor postings, practices, and timelines

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

For Fall Semester, sessional instructor positions will be posted in the preceding May and advertised for two weeks. For Spring Semester, sessional instructor positions will be posted in the preceding October and advertised for two weeks. For Summer Semester, sessional instructor positions will be posted in the preceding January and advertised for two weeks.

Salary - Pay Transparency Act

The Sessional Instructor of the posted position will receive a salary of $10,442. Salaries are determined based on the total number of weekly contact hours (including the 1.25 contact hours for initial and ongoing preparation). For a more comprehensive understanding of the compensation structure, please consult the TSSU Collective Agreement for detailed information on wage schedules.

Sessional Instructor Postings - Fall 2024 (1247)

Please address applications to the attention of Prof. Carolyn Lesjak, Chair, Department of English, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6. Please send your complete application package (containing your cover letter and all required documents as listed in the job posting) by email in a single PDF document to englgen@sfu.ca and put Sessional Application Fall 2024 in the email’s subject line. Please be sure to specify which courses you are applying to teach.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 12th, 2024, by 4:30 PM

Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Tutor Markers (TMs)

Information about Teaching Assistant and Tutor Marker postings, practices, and timelines

For all TA/TM positions, postings shall occur on the Monday of the tenth (10) week prior to the commencement of the semester; when the Monday falls on a statutory holiday or when the University is closed, the next working day shall be used. 

Duties and responsibilities of Tutor Markers can be found on Article XV: Distance Education Tutor/Marker in the TSSU Collective Agreement. Please also note that Tutor Markers are expected to invigilate all scheduled exams. Exam schedules can be found on the Centre of Distance Education website.

Please note: TA/TM appointments for the Summer 2024 (1244) semester run from May 6th, 2024 to August 31st, 2024.  Summer term classes run from May 6th, 2024 to August 16th, 2024. Please note you may be required to invigilate exams during the exam period. The exam period for the summer term is August 6th, 2024 - April 16th, 2024. 

Salary Range - Bill 13 Pay Transparency Act:

The salary range for TA positions varies from GTA 1, which includes a salary of $6303 and a $905 scholarship, to GTA 2, which comprises a $6303 salary and a $2055 scholarship. Salaries are determined based on the TA's level of education and assigned term workload (base units). For a more comprehensive understanding of the compensation structure, please consult the TSSU Collective Agreement for detailed information on wage schedules.

Questions? Please contact englgrad@sfu.ca

The Summer 2024 TA Application (Websurvey) can be accessed here: 

http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/463392257

The survey will close on Monday, March 11th, 2024. No responses will be collected after this date. 

Application Deadline: Monday March 11th, 2024 at 11:59 PM

Resources for TAs/TMs/Sessionals

The following links will help you get your medical coverage and other benefits, as well as help you learn how to become a better teacher.

 

Policies

Equity
The University is committed to the principle of equity in employment. (See Policy GP 19.)

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.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. Telephone 778-782-3237.