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

DURATION:  May 10, 2021 - August 26, 2021

APPLICATION DEADLINE:   Monday, March 15th

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 face-to-face instruction are noted In Person Delivery 

Course Title Instructor Location Position
EASC101 Dynamic Earth Cameron Burnaby TA
EASC103 The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs Donald Burnaby TA
EASC206* Field Geology I Thorkelson Burnaby In-Person Delivery TA
EASC306* Field Geology II Thorkelson Off Campus In-Person Delivery  TA
EASC308** Field Geology III Dashtgard Off Campus In-Person Delivery  TA

Duties, Responsibilities and Term of the Appointment
TA/TM duties and scheduled hours will vary from course to course.

*Intersession: Field Geology I runs April 30-May 8, 2021 and Field Geolgy II runs May 11-May 24, 2021 (Oliver, BC)

**Summer Session:  Field Geology III runs August 20-September 3, 2021 (Vancouver Island)

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.  

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

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, Departent Manager by email at tvaisane(at)

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only successful applicants will be contacted and shall receive written confirmation no later April 9th.

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.)

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