CHEMISTRY 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.

Sessional Instructors

SPRING 2021 (1211) SESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR POSITIONS

The Chemistry Department expects to make the following TSSU appointments for the Spring 2021 (1211) term.

Applications are being accepted from now until 4:30pm on Monday, November 23, 2020. Applicants are expected to be available for the whole term of the contract: Jan 4 to April 30, 2021.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only successful applicants will be contacted.

This posting is subject to change and is conditional on final enrollments.

Course

Course Name

Campus

Component

*CHEM 266

Physical Chemistry Laboratory I

Burnaby

Lec/Lab

Qualifications: Qualified applicants will possess a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry or at least 3+ years of experience in a graduate doctoral program in Physical Chemistry and have direct experience and familiarity with the instruction of the CHEM 266 physical chemistry laboratory. This includes experience in the theory and practice of atomic and molecular spectroscopy and structure, including experience with the collection and interpretation of UV-Vis, photoluminescence, and Earth's field NMR spectra, as well as the fundamental principles and practical application of laser induced fluorescence, and scanning tunneling microscopy. Qualified applicants must have instructional experience commensurate with the responsibility of teaching CHEM 266 and of carrying out the duties related to the effective conduct of CHEM 266.

*This appointment requires face‐to‐face instruction on the Burnaby campus. If you have concerns about the safety measures in place for face‐to‐face instruction, please review Safety and Risk Services Work & Research Safety. A University approved, department specific, safety plan will be in place.

Simon Fraser University is committed to an equity employment program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff. We therefore particularly encourage applications from qualified women, aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

How to apply:

Applications are to be submitted using the on-line application form:  https://advance.science.sfu.ca/chemistry/application/

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointments will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

Teaching Assistants/Tutor-Markers

Spring 2021 (1211) TEACHING ASSISTANT (TA)/TUTOR-MARKER (TM) POSITIONS

The Department of Chemistry is accepting TA/TM applications for the courses listed in the table below.

Applications will be accepted until  Tuesday, Nov 10, 2020 – Deadline extended to Dec 7, 2020.

All interested applicants are encouraged to apply; number of base units already received does not affect eligibility criteria.  

Some appointments will require face-to-face instruction. If you do not wish to be considered for these appointments, you must indicate that in the comments section of your application. If you have concerns about the safety measures in place for face-to-face instruction, please review Safety and Risk Services Work & Research Safety.  A University approved, department specific, safety plan will be provided to all those required to work on campus.

Applicants are expected to be available for the entire term of the contract: January 4, 2021 to April 30, 2021

  • You must discuss any planned absences with the course instructor in advance, who will determine if an exception is possible.
  • If you are taking courses or have other restrictions on your time, please be sure to contact the course instructor before applying to ensure you understand the requirements of the TAship and are available when the job requires.
  • TAs and TMs must be available to invigilate exams and TMs must be able to collect exams and course work for marking, and return (once marked).
  • In addition, applicants should provide details of any merit based scholarships or merit based fellowships for which they are expecting to receive in the upcoming term.

Applications are to be submitted using the online application system: <https://advance.science.sfu.ca/chemistry/ta_applications/>.

To access the system, you will need an SFU computing ID. If you are a new student or external applicant, contact Jen Jackson <chemmgr@sfu.ca> for access.  

  • CVs and transcripts can be uploaded during the online application process.

Late applicants may contact Jen Jackson <chemmgr@sfu.ca> after the application deadline. Should positions still be available, late applications will be considered after those submitted by the deadline.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only successful applicants will be contacted.

This posting is subject to change and positions may be conditional on final enrollments.

Course

Course Name

Instructor

Needed

CHEM110 Introductory Chemistry Rebecca Goyan  TA
CHEM120 General Chemistry I Rebecca Goyan  TA
CHEM122 General Chemistry II Andrew Bennet  TA
CHEM125 General Chemistry Laboratory I Gurpreet Mund  TA
*CHEM126 General Chemistry Laboratory II Gurpreet Mund  TA
CHEM210

Introduction to Analytical Chemistry

Bingyun Sun  TA
*CHEM216 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry Laboratory Rajendra Sharma  TA
CHEM260 Atoms, Molecules, Spectroscopy Krzysztof Starosta  TA
*CHEM266 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I  Faculty  TA
CHEM280 Organic Chemistry I Faculty  TA
CHEM282/3/4 Organic Chemistry II Peter Wilson  TA
*CHEM286 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II Uwe Kreis  TA
*CHEM316 Introductory Instrumental Analysis Byron Gates  TA
CHEM332 The Chemistry of Transition Metals Jeffrey Warren  TA
*CHEM336 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory John Canal  TA
CHEM 360 Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics Faculty  TA
NUSC342 Nucleosynthesis and Distribution of the Elements Corina Andreoiu  TA
SCI300 Science and its Impact on Society Erika Plettner  TA

*face-to-face instruction on the Burnaby campus required.

All classes are taught remotely, unless otherwise indicated.

Qualifications for TA/TM positions in the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry includes 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, as demonstrated by either having above average performance in an equivalent or related course from an undergraduate or graduate degree, or through graduate-level research in the subject area.

Spring 2021 (1211) Classes begin on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Refer to the student calendar for a list of important dates.

For more information, contact Jen Jackson, Manager, Academic & Administrative Services, Department of Chemistry <chemmgr@sfu.ca>.

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

Teaching Assistant (TA)/Tutor-Marker (TM) Hiring Priorities

Priority for appointment/reappointment as a Teaching Assistant is in accordance with Article XIII of the Collective Agreement with the Teaching Support Staff union (TSSU).

Priority for appointment/reappointment as a Tutor Marker is in accordance with Article XV of the Collective Agreement with the Teaching Support Staff union (TSSU).

In allocating Teaching Assistant/Tutor-Marker positions, the department will also take into consideration the following:

  • Suitability for particular courses (e.g. discipline of prior degree(s), publications, experience)
  • Requests for a position in a specific course or at a preferred campus
  • Number of base units already received to ensure sufficient teaching-related experience in his/her field of study
  • Employment evaluations
  • Instructor requests

If an assignment within a priority group requires a selection between applicants, the graduate student without financial support from merit based scholarships or merit based fellowships during the semester of appointment with a value equal to at least a 5.17 appointment, will have priority for the appointment.

For further information about the Chemistry Department priority system, please contact one of the following:

Jen Jackson, Manager, Academic & Administrative Services
SFU Chemistry Department
t: 778.782.3531  e: chemmgr@sfu.ca

OR

Dr. Vance Williams, Associate Professor and Chair
SFU Chemistry Department
t: 778.782.4884  e: chemchr@sfu.ca

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.