Teaching Assistants

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

Application Is Now CLOSED

Summer 2017  - 1174

TA/TM Application Period
~ February 27th - March 13th @ noon~

Term Appointment Dates
May 1st - August 22nd

Payroll Dates
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.

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 3-13-17 TBA
Applied Calculus Wksp - ACW
TA Burnaby 3-13-17 TBA
Calculus Wksp - CW
TA Burnaby 3-13-17 TBA
Q Wksp - QW
TA Burnaby 3-13-17 TBA
Calculus Support Session - CSS TA Burnaby 3-13-17 TBD
MACM 316 TA Burnaby 3-13-17 TBA
Math 150C TM Burnaby 3-13-17 Veselin Jungic
Math 190C TM Burnaby 3-13-17 Petra Menz
Math 254 TA Burnaby 3-13-17 TBA
Math 310 TA Burnaby 3-13-17 TBA
Math 338 TA Burnaby 3-13-17 Imin Chen
Math 342 TA Burnaby 3-13-17 Matt DeVos
Math 470 TM
Burnaby 3-13-17 Ralf Wittenberg
Math 495 TA Burnaby 3-13-17 Steve Ruuth
Applied Calc & Algebra Wksp - ACAW
TA Surrey
3-13-17 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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