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.


Earth Sciences Teaching Assistant/Tutor Marker Hiring Priorities

Application period:  June 27 - July 11, 2022

Appointment period:  August 29 - December 23, 2022

EASC 101 Dynamic Earth
Burnaby TA Cameron
EASC 101 Dynamic Earth
Surrey TA Hansen
EASC 103 The Rise and Fall of the dinosaurs
Burnaby TA Hansen
EASC 202 Introduction to Mineralogy
Burnaby TA Cameron
EASC 206 Field Geology I Burnaby*
TA Thorkelson
EASC 207 Introduction to Applied Geophysics
Burnaby TA Calvert
EASC 209W** Environmental Geoscience
Burnaby* TA Pilarczyk
EASC 210 Evolving Earth
Burnaby TA van der Flier-Keller
EASC 301 Igneous Petrology
Burnaby TA Thorkelson
EASC 302 Sedimentary Petrology
Burnaby TA MacEachern
EASC 304 Hydrogeology
Burnaby TA Flowers
EASC 310W** Paleontology
Burnaby TA Dashtgard
EASC 315W** Geochmistry of Natural Waters
Burnaby TA Allen
EASC 402 Sedimentology
Burnaby* TA Dashtgard
EASC 404 Structural Geology II
Burnaby* TA Gibson
EASC 413 Resource Geotechnics
Burnaby* TA Sepulveda

Duties, Responsibilities and Term of the Appointment

TA/TM duties  and scheduled hours will vary from course to course.

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

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 sufficient 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. 

*TA must be available to travel on evenings/weekends/overnight, possess valid BC Class 5 (or equivalent) Driver's license, submit a current Drivers Abstract and valid First Aid Level One (minimum).  EASC 206 (Merritt), EASC402 (Salt Spring) and EASC404 (Harrison Lake) will involve out of town travel

**Additional:  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. 

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)

Questions contact Tarja Vaisanen, Department Manager by email.

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

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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