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The Faculty of Health Sciences is posting the following TA position for HSCI 849 for the Spring Semester 2019. The posting closes on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Course Details:
HSCI 849 - Regression Modeling for Public Health
Instructor: Dr. Scott Venners
Course schedule: Monday, 2:30-5:20 PM, in Computer Lab BLU 11660

General Requirements
- Sufficient knowledge in the discipline of the course to interpret the course material
- Teaching Assistants shall be competent in oral and written English

Additional Requirements
A master’s degree or enrollment in a PhD program in Health Sciences; demonstrated teaching ability as an instructor or teaching assistant in post-secondary health sciences courses preferred


This is a hands-on graduate level course in which students will develop and test their own hypotheses in the counterfactual regression framework using SAS statistical software and real data Teaching assistant should have demonstrated ability (from past performance) to:
- evaluate and debug students’ SAS code,
- evaluate the technical completeness of directed acyclic graphs,
- evaluate student performance in cleaning data and recoding variables,
- evaluate student performance in structuring linear and logistic regression models relative to a hypothesis,
- evaluate student interpretations of the parameters in linear and logistic regression models, and
- evaluate student descriptions of potential biases in their regression models.


Successful completion of HSCI 849, or equivalent graduate level course.


To Apply
To apply please email Brad Mladenovic at with the subject line “HSCI 849 TA Posting”. Please include your cover letter/CV, current transcript, and study/work permit (if applicable) as PDF attachments to your email.

The deadline is Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Successful applicants will be notified by email. Because of short time lines, only successful
applicants will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ-identified persons.

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

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2018 TA Appointments
If you are a newly appointed/returning TA for the 2018 Fall semester please view the relevant information (e.g. workload) as well as the forms you will need to fill in here.

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