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.

Spring 2022 Political Science 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 of Dr. Alex Moens, Chair, Department of Political Science, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby BC, V5A 1S6.

POL 132 - From Dictatorship to Democracy: Political Regimes in the 21st Century 

POL 151 - Justice and Law 

POL 221 - Introduction to Canadian Government

POL 253 - Introduction to Public Policy

POL 317 - Migration, Identity, and Citizenship

POL 325 - Language and Politics 

POL 346 - International Organization

 

Deadline: November 4, 2021 (excluding POL 132). Deadline to apply for POL 132 is November 12, 2021.

Spring 2022 Political Science TA Positions

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Spring 2022

Application Deadline:  November 15th

Appointment Duration: January 4th - April 30th, 2022

Courses and tutorials are subject to change. Our ability to offer them is contingent upon final budgetary auhorization and enrolment numbers. Please keep this in mind when you apply. 

Course #

Course Title

Location

 Instructor

TA/TM

 Additional Qualifications:

100 Introduction to Politics and Government Burnaby S. Prest TA  
121 Political Engagement: From the Streets to the Ballot Box  Burnaby S. Prest TA  
132 From Dictatorship to Democracy: Political Regimes in the 21st Century Burnaby Staff    
141 International Relations Burnaby E. Villasi TA  
151 Justice and Law  Burnaby C. McGovern TA  
151 Justice Law Burnaby Sessional TA  
200W Investigating Politics: Research Design and Qualitative Methods  Burnaby S. Prest TA Basic knowledge of epistemology, research design and methodology for political analysis is required.
201 Introductory Quantitative Methods in Political Science Burnaby Mark Pickup TA Successful applicants shall be comfortable using the statistical program R.
210 Introduction to Political Philosophy  Burnaby C. Camcastle TA  
221 Introduction to Canadian Government Burnaby Sessional TA  
222 Introduction to Canadian Politics Burnaby Andrew Heard TA  
253 Introduction to Public Policy  Burnaby Sessional TA  

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.

Priority System for TA Allocation 

French Cohort Program Linguistic Support TA Positions

The Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs (OFFA) will be hiring a Teaching Assistant for Spring 2022 to offer French-language support to 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 and History courses taught in French.

Consult posting here:  FCP Posting

Application Deadline:  November 15, 2021

Appointment Duration: January 4th - April 30th, 2022

  • A letter of motivation and CV, in French, should be sent to the attention of Rémi Marien, Associate Director of Operations, Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs (OFFA) via e-mail (offaops@sfu.ca).

Qualifications:

  • Successful applicants must possess native or near-native proficiency in both oral and written French, as well as pedagogical skills in French language (FSL/FLE) as assessed by means of an interview. Experience in editing is an asset. MA or higher degree preferred.

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.