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Political Science Sessional Instructor Positions

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

Applications for Summer 2024 are open. 

Application deadline: March 20, 2024 at 11:59 PM

POL 121 - Political Engagement: From the Streets to the Ballot Box 

POL 132 - From Dictatorship to Democracy in the Global South

POL 141 - International Relations 

POL 151 - Justice and Law

POL 210 - Introduction to Political Philosophy

POL 253 - Introduction to Public Policy 

POL 349 - Selected Topics in International Relations

POL 421W - Rights, Equality, and the Charter 

POL 446W - International Relations in East Asia 


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


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