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Teaching Assistant Job Opportunities

The Faculty of Health Sciences will be accepting TA/TM applications for the Summer Semester 2021 from March 1 to March 15, 2021 at 23:55.

Many departments include a wide range of specializations and, in order to be appointed, a person must have sufficient knowledge in the discipline of the course to interpret the course material. Qualifications for the TA/TM positions in HSCI courses include experience with course subject matter obtained either via successful coursework completed in the area or direct practical experience. Course subject matter can be found described in the SFU calendar:

Teaching Assistants shall be competent in oral and written English.

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As part of the online application process you will be required to upload your cover letter/CV, transcript, and study/work permit (if applicable) as PDF documents. Please have these documents ready before starting the application process. Once your application has been finalized you will be notified by email to confirm that we have received it.

Important! Please review the Summer 2021 Course Schedule to check that you don't have time conflicts between courses in which you are enrolled and those you wish to TA.

For Regular Summer session: Appointment dates are May 11 - August 26, 2021. First day of classes is May 11, 2021 and last day of exams is August 20, 2021

For Intersession: Appointment dates are May 11 - July 2, 2021. First day of classes is May 11, 2021 and last day of exams is June 28, 2021.

Please note that instruction, lectures and tutorials, will be conducted through remote methods.

Listed below are courses that will have tutorials and the courses that might require marking support.

HSCI courses with tutorials that will need TA support: 100, 130, and 216 (Intersession)

HSCI courses that might need TA (marking) support: 160, 305, 312, 330, 333, 475/775, and 826 (Intersession)

TA and Marking offers will be made by April 7th, 2021. Successful applicants will be notified by email. Because of short time lines, only successful applicants will be contacted.


Instructions for Sessional Candidates

Please follow the formatting instructions below when emailing your application for each posting.

In the subject line of the email, indicate the following information in the order specified below: Course Number, Last Name, First Name.

All application information must be sent as one PDF document containing a cover letter and CV/resume. Do not send separate attachments for each document.

In the body of the email, copy and paste the following questions and send with your responses:

  1. Do you currently, or have you in the past, worked for or studied at Simon Fraser University? (Respond yes or no. If yes, please provide your SFU ID number, student or employee number if known.
  2. Are you legally entitled to work in Canada? (Respond yes or no).
  3. If you are currently on a work or study permit, please indicate expiry date and all conditions associated with your permit, if applicable.

By submitting an application, you understand and agree that any false or misleading statement may disqualify you from employment; or, after having obtained employment with the University, may result in dismissal.

Hired Sessionals - Click here for Required Forms



New TA Appointments
If you are a newly appointed/returning TA, please view the relevant information (e.g. workload) as well as the forms you will need to fill in here.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ-identified persons.

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

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.
If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information please contact the Executive Director, Human Resources, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6. Telephone 778-782-3237.