TA and TM Job Postings

Application Form  You will be notified only if you have been granted a position

Contact: Sadika Jungic, Manager, Academic and Administrative Service (sjungic@sfu.ca)

Fall 2017- TA/TM Postings

Timetable and Course Outline

What is a Base Unit?

Appointment Dates: September 01, 2017 through December 22 ,2017

Closing Date: July 10, 2017

The Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science is seeking applications for the following positions:




SW BURNABY TA supports as subset of courses: STAT 100, 101,201,203,270,305
ACMA 210
ACMA 355
STAT 285 SURREY TA      
STAT 330  BURNABY TA      
STAT 342/642 BURNABY TA      
STAT 350  BURNABY TA      
STAT 430  BURNABY TA      
STAT 450  BURNABY TA      
STAT 452/652 BURNABY TA      
STAT 485/685 BURNABY TA      

Distance Education

STAT 101C   TM      
STAT 201C   TM      
STAT 203C   TM      
STAT 270C   TM      

Qualifications for TA/TM Positions in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science:

  • Expertise specific to the course(s) to interpret the course material and ability to explain course concepts.  For Statistics Workshop appointments, this means demonstrable familiarity with the methods and concepts in the courses supported by the Workshop in the semester of the appointment.  These may include any of STAT 100, 101, 201, 203, 270, 302, and 305.
  • Competence in oral and written English
  • For undergraduate applicants, a grade of B- or better in STAT 330 is preferred
  • For External applicants: Candidates from other disciplines should provide evidence of successful completion of sufficient course work in Statistics for the position they are applying for. Evaluation of the adequacy of this qualification is at the Course Instructor/Workshop Coordinator's discretion.

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.

Duties, Respnsibilities and Term of the Appointment:

TA/TM duties and scheduled hours will vary depending on the type of the assignment.

Appointment dates are January 3 - April 26, 2017. First day of classes is January 4th. Applicants are expected to be available for the entire term of the contract. Appointees must discuss in advance any planned absences with the course instructor or the Workshop Coordinator who will determine if an exception is possible. In the case of taking courses potentially conflicting with TA/TM's responsibilities or having any other restrictions on the work time, appointees have to contact the course instructor or the Workshop Coordinator immediately upon becoming aware of the potential conflict to ensure a full understanding of the requirements of the TA/TM-ship.

We thank all applicants on their interest to work in our department. However, only successful applicants will be contacted


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.