Teaching Assistants

1171 Teaching Assistant / Tutor-Marker Appointments - SPRING Semester 2017

Spring 2017  - 1171

TA/TM Application Period

Term Appointment Dates
January 3rd - April 26th, 2017

Payroll Dates
Dec 26th, 2016 - Apr 21st, 2017

You will be notified ONLY if you are being offered a position.

Contact: Ms. Dale Yamaura, Department Manager math_manager@sfu.ca

*If you are offered a TA Position in the Department of Mathematics and it is your first time being on SFU Payroll, please go to our Payroll Information Page  for instructions on how to be set up on payroll.

To apply for a TA/TM Position in the Mathematics Department, please complete the on-line Mathematics TA/TM application form (see links below) by the application deadline date (November 7th, for positions in the Spring 2017 term).  

- Math TA/TM Application Form -
(log-in required)

Qualifications for TA/TM positions in the Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics includes a wide range of specializations. In order to be appointed, a person must have demonstrated knowledge and expertise specific to the discipline of the course to interpret the course material; ability to explain course concepts; demonstrated competence in English oral and written communication skills.

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. 

Calculus Support Session TA - Must be a Graduate Student with prior workshop experience. Must have deep knowledge of precalculus and calculus concepts and material, and an aptitude to convey these concepts to students with weak mathematical background.Must encourage questions, and possess outstanding communication and presentation skills.

Please refer to the following resources:
    SFU Mathematics Workshops http://www.sfu.ca/math/workshops.html.
    Demonstrated knowledge is required for all courses serviced by each workshop.

SFU Calendar  

Course Outlines 

Please note that priority will be given to Department of Mathematics’ qualified graduate (Master’s and PhD) students.

Current TA/TM Positions

Course # TA/TM Campus Closing Date Instructor
Algebra Wksp - AW
TA Burnaby 11-07-16 Jamie Mulholland
Applied Calculus Wksp - ACW
TA Burnaby 11-07-16 Petra Menz
Calculus Wksp - CW
TA Burnaby 11-07-16 Brenda Davison
Q Wksp - QW
TA Burnaby 11-07-16 Malgorzata Dubiel
Calculus Support Session - CSS TA Burnaby 11-07-16 TBD
MACM 203 TM Burnaby 11-07-16 Cedric Chauve
MACM 316 TA Burnaby 11-07-16 Brenda Davison
MACM 401 TM Burnaby 11-07-16 Michael Monagan
Math 150C TM Burnaby 11-07-16 Veselin Jungic
Math 190C TM Burnaby 11-07-16 Petra Menz
Math 242 TA Burnaby 11-07-16 Weiran Sun
Math 252 TA Burnaby 11-07-16 John Stockie
Math 303 TA Burnaby 11-07-16 Nathan Ilten
Math 308 TA Burnaby 11-07-16 Luis Goddyn
Math 314 TA Burnaby 11-07-16 John Stockie
Math 320 TA Burnaby 11-07-16 Stephen Choi
Math 341 TA Burnaby 11-07-16 Nathan Ilten
Math 381W TA Burnaby 11-07-16 Veselin Jungic
Math 440 TM
Burnaby 11-07-16 Nils Bruin
Math 445 TM Burnaby 11-07-16 Ladislav Stacho
Math 467 TM Burnaby 11-07-16 Steven Ruuth
Math 495 TM Burnaby 11-07-16 Razvan Fetecau
Math 496 TM Burnaby 11-07-16 Tom Archibald
Applied Calc & Algebra Wksp - ACAW
TA Surrey
11-07-16 Natalia Kouzniak
Introductory Math Wksp - IMW TA Surrey 11-07-16 Natalia Kouzniak
Pure Calculus Wksp - PCW TA Surrey 11-07-16 Natalia Kouzniak
Calculus Support Session - CSS TA Surrey 11-07-16 TBD
Math 208W TA Surrey 11-07-16 Tamon Stephen
Math 309 TA Surrey 11-07-16 Zhaosong Lu
Math 402W TM Surrey 11-07-16 Tamon Stephen

TA Position Listings can also be found on the Dean Of Graduate Studies Website - CLICK HERE

Teaching Assistant /Tutor-Marker Hiring Priorities   (revised July 7, 2016)

Priority for appointment/reappointment as a Teaching Assistant is in accordance with Article XIII of the Collective Agreement with the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU).

Priority for appointment/reappointment as a Tutor-Marker is in accordance with Article XV of the Collective Agreement with the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU).

In hiring Teaching Assistants, the Mathematics Department gives priority to applicants in the following order:
1.  Qualified graduate students registered in the Mathematics Department.
2.  Qualified graduate students registered in other departments.
3.  Qualified Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (UTA) or qualified External Teaching Assistants (ETA).

In allocating Teaching Assistant/Tutor-Maker positions, the department will also take into account the following:
  -  instructor requests;
  -  applicant’s preferences;
  -  amount of financial support offered on admission to the graduate program;
  -  suitability for particular courses (e.g. discipline of prior degree(s), publications, experience);
  -  employment evaluations;
  -  number of base units already received to ensure sufficient teaching related experience in her/his field of study can be acquired.

If an assignment within a priority group requires a selection between applicants, the graduate student without financial support from merit based scholarships or merit based fellowships during the semester of appointment with a value equal to at least a 5.17 appointment, will have priority for the appointment.

Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to those who are eligible at the time of the application for employment in Canada.

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