Political Science Employment Opportunities

Sessional Instructor Postings

Please note that all Sessional Instructor positions are in the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU); and are subject to sufficient enrollment, and FINAL budgetary authorization. The Department of Political Science follows Article XIV (E.2) of the TSSU-SFU Collective Agreement, when hiring Sessional Instructors.

Please send applications electronically in a single pdf document to polgrad@sfu.ca to the attention to Dr. Alex Moens, Chair, Department of Political Science, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby BC, V5A 1S6. 

Spring 2018 Political Science Sessional Positions: 

Appointment Duration: Regular Summer Semester Courses: May 1, 2018- August 30, 2018 
                                      Intersession Semester Courses (POL 141, 339):  May 1, 2018- June 30, 2018.

Application Deadline: Wednesday February 21, 2018

POL 100 Introduction to Politics and Government
POL 141 War and Cooperation
POL 200 Investigating Politics
POL 201 Introduction to Quantitative Methods
POL 222 Introduction to Canadian Politics
POL 232 US Politics
POL 311 Contemporary Perspectives on Ancient Political Thought
POL 325 Language and Politics
POL 339 Selected Topics in Comparative Government and Politics- Media & Politics
POL 348 Theories of War, Peace, Conflict Resolution
POL 349 Selected Topics in International Relations

Teaching Assistant/Tutor-Marker Postings


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*Courses and tutorials are subect to change. Some may be cancelled due to low enrollment*


Note: Before applying for TA/TM positons please be sure that the courses you are applying for do not conflict with your own course and/or work schedule. TAs must be available for the lecture and tutorials they are assigned to (students are typically assigned 3 tutorial sections). TM positions may require onsite exam invigilation. Course schedules can be found via the Student Information System under class search. 



The University is committed to the principle of equity in employment. (See Policy GP 19.)

The information submitted with your application is collected under the authority of the University Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c.468, s. 27(4)(a)), applicable federal and provincial employment regulations and requirements, the University's non-academic employment policies and applicable collective agreements.

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.