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



Teaching Assistants/Tutor-Markers


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

Applications will be accepted until July 12, 2022

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

Fall 2022 course delivery: All appointments will require face-to-face instruction. If you have concerns about the safety measures in place for face-to-face instruction, please review Safety and Risk Services Work & Research Safety.

Applicants are expected to be available for the entire term of the contract: August 29 to December 23, 2022.

  • 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: <>.

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

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

Late applicants may contact Jen Jackson <> 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 Name



CHEM 110/111

Introductory Chemistry and Laboratory

James Zhou


CHEM 111_L

Introductory Chemistry and Laboratory (LAB)

Dev Sharma


CHEM 120/121_S

General Chemistry and Laboratory I; Surrey Campus

Garry Mund


CHEM 121/125_SL

General Chemistry and Laboratory I; Surrey Campus (LAB)

Garry Mund


CHEM 121

General Chemistry and Laboratory I

Daniel Leznoff/Jeffrey Warren


CHEM 121/125_L

General Chemistry and Laboratory I (LAB)

Julie Lunniss


CHEM 122

General Chemistry II

Andrew Bennet


CHEM 126

General Chemistry Laboratory II

M Khaled Arafeh


CHEM 210

Introduction to Analytical Chemistry

Hua-Zhong Yu


CHEM 216

Introduction to Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

Dev Sharma


CHEM 230

Inorganic Chemistry

Tim Storr



Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

John Canal


CHEM 260

Atoms, Molecules, Spectroscopy

Loren Kaake


CHEM 281

Organic Chemistry and Laboratory I

Robert Britton


CHEM 281/285_L

Organic Chemistry and Laboratory I (LAB)

Patty Somers


CHEM 282/283/284

Organic Chemistry II

Nabyl Merbouh


CHEM 286

Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

Uwe Kreis


CHEM 316

Introductory Instrumental Analysis

Byron Gates


CHEM 340

Materials Chemistry

Zuo-Guang Ye


CHEM 364

Quantum Chemistry

Gary Leach



Physical Chemistry Laboratory II

Carla Pretorius


CHEM 371

Chemistry of the Aqueous Environment

George Agnes


CHEM 380

Chemical and Instrumental Methods of Identification of Organic Compounds

Uwe Kreis


NUSC 341

Introduction to Radiochemistry



NUSC 344

Nucleosynthesis and Distribution of the Elements

Krzysztof Starosta


SCI 300

Science and its Impact on Society

John Canal


All classes are held at the Burnaby campus 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.

FALL 2022 (1227) Classes begin on Tuesday, September 7, 2022. Refer to the student calendar for a list of important dates.

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

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:


Dr. Charles Walsby, Associate Professor and Chair
SFU Chemistry Department
t: 778.782.4884  e:

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.)

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.