Teaching Assistants

1184 Teaching Assistant / Tutor-Marker Appointments - SUMMER Semester 2018

1184 TA/TM Application Period Information!

Summer 2018  - 1184

TA/TM Application Period
~ Monday Feb 26th - Mon March 12th~

Term Appointment Dates
May 3rd - Aug 20th, 2018

Payroll Dates
April 23rd - Aug 17th , 2018

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.

Application Period Is NOW CLOSED!
You will be notified ONLY if you are being offered a position. 
Thank you for your applications!

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)

Current TA/TM Positions can be found on the Dean Of Graduate Studies Website


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 have demonstrated knowledge of precalculus and calculus concepts and material, at a level commensurate with advanced training in mathematical sciences.  Other qualifications include: an aptitude to convey these concepts to students with weak mathematical background,  an ability to encourage questions, and 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.

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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