Political Science 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.

Fall 2020 Political Science Regular Sessional Positions

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

Please send applications electronically in a single pdf document to polgrad@sfu.ca to the attention to Dr. Alex Moens, Chair, Department of Political Science, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby BC, V5A 1S6.

POL 121 - Political Engagement: From the Streets to the Ballot Box

POL 131 – Politics of Prosperity and Inequality

POL 210 (D100) – Introduction to Political Philosophy

POL 210 (J100) – Introduction to Political Philosophy

POL 252 – Local Democracy and Governance

POL 324 – The Canadian Constitution

POL 347 – Canadian Foreign Policy

Deadline: June 25, 2020

 

Fall 2020 Political Science French-Language Sessional Positions

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

Please send applications electronically, in a single PDF, to fcp_baff@sfu.ca to the attention of David Pajot, Associate Director, Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs (OFFA), Simon Fraser University, 198-8960 University High St, Burnaby, BC, V5A 4Y6. In the body of your email, please specify for which courses you are applying.

POL 359F - Selected Topics in Governance

Deadline: June 25, 2020

POL 150 (Summer 2020) Apply Here

Application Deadline: Thursday July 16, 2020                                        

Appointment Duration: July and August 2020

Additional Qualificatons: A strong background in public policy, and preferably experience in writing policy briefs and in an area of science, technology, or energy policy.

Instruction in Fall 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. This may entail different modes of instruction, interaction with students, and marking practices than is normally the case. It is the instructor's responsibility to adapt their teaching accordingly.   

Fall 2020 TA Positions

Application Deadline: Monday July 13, 2020 (POL 100-310) and July 23, 2020 (POL 359F)

Appointment Duration: September 8 – December 24, 2020

Apply Here

Course #

Course Title

Location

 Instructor

TA/TM

 Additional Qualifications:

100

Introduction to Politics and Government

Remote

S. Jeram

TA

 

121

Political Engagement: From the Streets to the Ballot Box

Remote

TBA

TA

 

131

Politics of Prosperity and Inequality

Remote

TBA

TA

 

132

From Dictatorship to Democracy: Political Regimes in the 21st Century

Remote

TBA

TA

 

141

War, International Cooperation, and Development

Remote

A. Moens

TA

 

151

Justice and Law

Remote

 C.    
 McGovern

TA

 

200W

Investigating Politics: Research Design and Qualitative Methods

Remote

 S. Jeram

TA

Basic knowledge of epistemology, research design and methodology for political analysis is required.

201

Introductory Quantitative Methods in Political Science

Remote

M. Pickup

TA

Successful applicants shall be comfortable using the statistical program R and have taken POL 802.

210

Introduction to Political Philosophy

Remote

TBA

TA

 

232

US Politics

Remote

TBA

TA

 

 

252

Local Democracy and Governance

Remote

TBA

TA

 

253

Introduction to Public Policy

Remote

A. Hira

TA

 

310

Identity Politics

Remote

E. de Rooij

TA

 

359F Selected Topics in Governance Remote V. Vézina Marker Marking duties only. Proficiency in French required. Apply Here.

 

Courses and tutorials are subject to change. Some may be cancelled due to low enrollment.

Note: Before applying for TA/TM positons please be sure that the courses you are applying for do not conflict with your own course and/or work schedule. TAs must be available for the lecture and tutorials they are assigned to (students are typically assigned 3 tutorial sections). TM positions may require onsite exam invigilation. Course schedules can be found via goSFU under Class Search.

French Cohort Program Linguistic Support TA Positions

The Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs will be hiring a Teaching Assistant for Summer 2020 to offer French-language support for all students enrolled in the French Cohort Program in Public and International Affairs (FCP)—a multidisciplinary program in Political Science, French and History, which is taught primarily in French. The workload includes consultations with students to offer linguistic support as well as language corrections for writing assignments for Political Science courses taught in French.

Duration:

  • September 8 – December 24, 2020

Application deadline:

  • Monday July 13, 2020
  • A letter of motivation and CV, in French, should be sent to the attention of David Pajot, Associate Director, Office of Francophone and Francophile (OFFA) Affairs via e-mail (fcp_baff@sfu.ca).

Qualifications:

  • Successful applicants must possess an excellent proficiency in oral and written French, and pedagogical skills as assessed by means of an interview. MA or higher degree preferred.

 

FCP Posting  

Resources for TAs/TMs/Sessionals

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