Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 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.

No sessional instructor position available for Spring 2024. 

MBB Teaching Assistantships – Summer 2024

The online application is now closed. Applicants are expected to be available for the entire term of the contract which is April 29 – August 23, 2024. We thank all applicants for their interest however, only successful applicants will be contacted.

Qualifications for TA positions in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry include 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. Course instructors will receive a list of applicants interested in TAing their course and will have access to any CV or transcript you upload. Instructors will rank applicants based on their qualifications. Individual instructors may require an interview via telephone, email and/or in person in order to assess your qualifications. Note: If an MBB graduate student applies to TA they are considered to have applied to all available TA positions in MBB for the given term. If you only wish to be considered for particular courses, please state this in the comments section.

If you have questions about applying for an MBB TAship, please contact Christine Beauchamp at 778-782-3991 or email to  If you have questions about the online application system, please contact

Teaching Assistant Pay Rates:

  • Salary per BU:  $1219
  • Associated scholarship per Base Unit (BU) - does not apply to the 0.17
    • GTA1 (MSc): $181 
    • GTA2 (PhD): $411 

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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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.