Earth Sciences 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 2021 TEACHING ASSISTANT (TA) POSITIONS - all positions filled

Earth Sciences Teaching Assistant/Tutor Marker Hiring Priorities

DURATION:  January 4 - April 30, 2021

APPLICATION DEADLINE:   Monday November 9, 2020

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

Courses requiring some face-to-face instruction are noted Burnaby-In Person Delivery and courses with a field component will note In-Person Field Trip* 

Course Title Location   Position
EASC 101 Dynamic Earth Remote   TA
EASC 103 The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs Remote  


EASC 106 Earth Through Time Remote   TA
EASC 201 Stratigraphy and Sedimentation Burnaby-InPerson Delivery   TA
EASC 204 Structural Geology I Burnaby-InPerson Delivery * TA
EASC 205 Introduction to Petrology Burnaby-InPerson Delivery   TA
EASC 208 Introduction to Geochemistry Burnaby-InPerson Delivery   TA
EASC 210 Evolving Earth Burnaby-InPerson Delivery   TA
EASC 305 Quantitative Methods for the Earth Sciences Remote   TA
EASC 307 Applied Geophysics Remote   TA
EASC 403 Quaternaby Geology Burnaby-InPerson Delivery * TA
EASC 410 Groundwater Contamination and Transport Remote   TA
EASC 411  Terrain Analysis     Burnaby-InPerson Delivery                      *  TA             
SCI 192 The Science Around Us' Interdisciplinary Science for Pre-Service Teachers  Remote ** TA

Qualifications for TA/TM positions in the Department of Earth Sciences:  A bachelor's or master's degree in Earth Sciences, or equivalent. The Department of Earth Sciences includes a wide range of specializations and, in order to be appointed, a person must have suficient knowledge in the discipline of the course to interpret the course material, as demonstrated by either having taken the course or equivalent, or through graduate‐level research in the subject area.  


W Courses: applicants must have above average technical writing skills and be able to critique and assess written assignments and reports.  TAs and TMs must be available to invigilate exams and TMs must be able to collect exams and course work for marking from, and return (once marked) to the SFU Burnaby Campus. 

*Courses with field components TA must be available to travel on evenings/weekends, possess valid BC Class 5 (or equivalent) Driver's license, submit a Drivers Abstract and valid First Aid Level One (minimum).

**SCI 192 position requires a degree in Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Earth Sciences or Integrated Science.

Note: All external applicants (non‐EASC) must email a statement of interest, and CV to by application closing date.  

Access the Earth Sciences Teaching Assistantship Application Form here (SFU email account required)

For questions, please contact T. Vaisanen - Manager, Academic and Administrative Services by email at tvaisane(at)

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, ony successful applicants will be contacted and shall receive written confirmation by December 11.

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.


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