*UPDATE* October 18, 2021: applications are currently open for a TA appointment for Physics 326 (3.17 base units). Candidates will preferably have:
- Familiarity with electronics circuit theory: Kirchoff's Laws, complex impedances, diodes, transistors, and op-amps
- Familiarity with electronics test and measurement equipment: breadboarding, oscilloscopes, multimeters, function generators and power supplies
- Experience giving feedback on assignments a plus
Note that you will need a valid study/work permit and social insurance number to accept a TA appointment. The appointment is for Fall 2021, will begin as soon as possible, and will end on December 24, 2021. If interested, please apply at the link below or email email@example.com for more information:
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.
Please click here for Fall 2021 postings. Application deadline for Fall postings: July 12, 2021.
There are no Sessional Instructor (SI) postings in Physics for the Fall 2021 term.
FALL 2021 (1217) TERM
**UPDATE: APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR PHYS100S, PHYS102, PHYS140S, PHYS233, PHYS385 AND PHYS455---DEADLINE AUGUST 20, 2021**
||Title||Campus||Instructor||Position||Course Components||#TAs||BUs per TA
|PHYS 100S||Introduction to Physics||Surrey||Bagheri Najmi||TA||Tutorial||1||3.17|
|PHYS 102||Physics for the Life Sciences II
|PHYS 140S||Studio Physics - Mechanics & Modern Physics
|PHYS 233||Physics Laboratory III||Burnaby||Frisken||TA||Lab (Python required)||1||4.17|
|PHYS 385||Quantum II||Burnaby||Stelzer||TA||Tutorial||1||2.17|
|PHYS 455||Modern Optics||Burnaby||Haljan||TA||Marking||1||1.0|
For all courses
Sufficient knowledge in the discipline of the course to interpret the course material and competency in oral and written English.
Additional requirements for specific courses
All lower division lab and studio courses (100, 101 (Surrey only), 102 (Surrey only), 132, 133, 140, 141, 190, 233, 234)
A bachelor's or master's degree in Physics
A background in physics including successful completion of an upper division undergraduate physics lab course and successful completion of an upper division undergraduate course in quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, or electromagnetism
A background in physics including successful completion of at least two lower division undergraduate physics lab courses AND demonstrated teaching ability as an instructor or teaching assistant in a post-secondary physics course.
Lower division lectures with TA-led tutorials (101, 102, 120, 121, 211, 255, 285)
A bachelor's or master's degree in Physics; demonstrated teaching ability as an instructor or teaching assistant in a post-secondary physics course preferred
A background in physics including successful completion of lower division physics lecture courses covering material through intermediate mechanics and electromagnetism AND demonstrated teaching ability as an instructor or teaching assistant in a post-secondary physics course
Upper division lectures with TA-led tutorials (321, 344, 384, 385, 395, 421, 445)
A background in physics including successful completion of a graduate-level course on electromagnetism comparable in scope, sophistication, and difficulty to those offered by the SFU Department of Physics AND demonstrated teaching ability as an instructor or teaching assistant in a post-secondary physics course
A background in Physics including successful completion of an upper division course in optics or both electrodynamics and quantum mechanics, and an upper division laboratory course with demonstrable knowledge of experimental optics, data analysis, and Python; excellent scientific writing skills
Lower division, marking only
A background in physics including successful completion of lower division physics lecture courses covering material through intermediate mechanics and electromagnetism.
Upper division, marking only
A background in physics including successful completion of upper division undergraduate quantum mechanics, mathematical methods and electromagnetism courses. PHYS 391 requires Python knowledge.
TA Appointment Process
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE FALL 2021 TERM: JULY 12, 2021
All applicants should apply by submitting the on-line Physics TA application form by the application deadline date (July 12, 2021 for positions in the Fall 2021 term). Note that applicants who are not SFU Physics graduate students must upload a CV, academic transcripts showing all physics courses completed, and a schedule of availability in order for their applications to be considered complete.
Appointment dates for the Fall 2021 term are August 30th through December 24th, 2021. By applying for a TA position you indicate your availability for the entire appointment period. Requests for leaves are covered in the TSSU Collective Agreement Article XXV.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only successful applicants will be contacted. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.
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Sessional Instructor Postings
There are no Sessional Instructor postings for the Fall 2021 term.
The Department of Physics' normal posting dates and timelines for Sessional Instructor postings are as follows:
- Fall term (September to December): Positions posted by June 15th
- Spring term (January to April): Positions posted by October 15th
- Summer term (May to August): Positions posted by February 15th
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