Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

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Sessional Postings

No current postings.

TA/TM Postings   

Intersession 2020 (1204)

The following is a list of courses requiring a TA. Please note:

  • Classes run from May 12-June 5th, 2020. There are no exams.
  • Classes are on the Burnaby campus.
  • The appointment dates for the Intersession 2020 semester are May 8-July 3, 2020
  • Please be available to attend all lectures throughout the course.
  • Please consult the timetable in SIS for lecture and tutorial times and please be sure to check that the courses you’re applying for do not conflict with your other commitments.
  • Employment will be offered in accordance with the TSSU Collective Agreement and the Department’s Hiring Priorities.
  • Postings close Monday, March 16th, 2020 at 4pm.

Teaching Assistant Positions

FASS 206-1 Creating Effective Teams 4.17 BU
Explores how teams require a self-awareness, awareness of others and the ability to communicate expectations and norms. This course will use a selection of articles, tools and current events to develop an awareness of individual strengths, weaknesses and the impact on the team environment. Classes will be discussion and activity based. Students in the course complete a mandatory Core Strengths assessment.

Required experience 

  • Experience with SDI 2.0 Assessment or equivalent and the application of such assessments in a work or classroom setting
  • Experience as an Instructor/Facilitator/TA working with multiple teams in a classroom   environment

FASS 208-1 Introduction to Personal Financial Planning for Students 4.17 BU
Introduces students to how to optimize their financial resources.  Some of the topics which will be covered are debt avoidance and management, saving vs investing, creating and maintaining a budget, tax planning strategies, passive income and side hustles, and the importance to networking. The goal is to help students learn and develop the habits needed to reach their financial goals.

Required Experience

  • Demonstrated teaching experience in a variety of settings, including small-group facilitation.
  • Experience instructing personal finance courses

 *Base Units for tutorials as outlined in the TSSU Collective Agreement.

Positions may be dependent on enrollment and funding.

You must return the FASS TA application form, CV, and statement of interest to Jennifer Chutter (AQ6172 or jac24@sfu.ca) by Monday, March 16 2020; 4:00 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.


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

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