Teaching Assistants

**1174 Teaching Assistant / Tutor-Marker Appointments - SUMMER Semester 2017**

**Summer 2017 - 1174**

**TA/TM Application Period**

~ February 27th - March 12th ~

~ February 27th - March 12th ~

**Term Appointment Dates**

TBA

TBA

**Payroll Dates**

April 24th - Aug 18th

April 24th - Aug 18th

#### 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).**

**- 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.

http://www.sfu.ca/math/workshops/workshop-open-lab-general-info.html

SFU Calendar

http://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/2017/spring/courses.html

Course Outlines

http://www.sfu.ca/outlines.html

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 | 3-12-17 | TBA |

Applied Calculus Wksp - ACW |
TA | Burnaby | 3-12-17 | TBA |

Calculus Wksp - CW |
TA | Burnaby | 3-12-17 | TBA |

Q Wksp - QW |
TA | Burnaby | 3-12-17 | TBA |

Calculus Support Session - CSS | TA | Burnaby | 3-12-17 | TBD |

MACM 316 | TA | Burnaby | 3-12-17 | TBA |

Math 150C | TM | Burnaby | 3-12-17 | Veselin Jungic |

Math 190C | TM | Burnaby | 3-12-17 | Petra Menz |

Math 254 | TA | Burnaby | 3-12-17 | TBA |

Math 310 | TA | Burnaby | 3-12-17 | TBA |

Math 338 | TA | Burnaby | 3-12-17 | Imin Chen |

Math 342 | TA | Burnaby | 3-12-17 | Matt DeVos |

Math 470 | TM |
Burnaby | 3-12-17 | Ralf Wittenberg |

Applied Calc & Algebra Wksp - ACAW |
TA | Surrey |
3-12-17 | TBA |

**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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