Computing Science Postings - Summer 2020

TA/TM Employment Opportunities:

Applications Open: Monday, Mar 2, 2020

Application Deadline:  Monday, Mar 16, 2020

Apply here: Computing TA/TM Jobs Portal
TA Minimum Requirements

Sessional Employment Opportunities:

Application Deadline: Monday, Feb 24, 2020

Sessional Instructor Requirements

TA/TM Appointment Priority Ranking:

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 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.

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.  For specific information please refer to the TSSU Collective Agreement.

Application Requirements:  

  • Please use your SFU computing ID/password to login to the  application system
  • Students must review and understand TA Minimum Requirements for all courses 
  • Students must submit a current C/V and unofficial transcript at the time of application
  • Students will be asked to indicate their top 5 course preferences at time of application 

Inquiries: Janet Morton - cmptappl @

TA/TM Required Resources

TA/TM Minimum Requirements by course - please review requirements before submitting your application.

Spring 2020 Course Outlines - please review to ensure that you understand all requirements
Spring 2020 Course Schedules - please review to ensure you are available for labs as required

Computing Science TA/TM On-line Application

For CURRENT information on course and lab times, course instructors, etc., please go to:

Burnaby, Surrey & Vancouver Campuses

Course # Course Name TA/TM CAMPUS
CMPT 120  Introduction to Computing Science and Programming I TA
CMPT 125 Introduction to Computing Science and Programming II TA Y      
CMPT 127 Computing Laboratory
CMPT 165 Introduction to the Internet and the World Wide Web TA
CMPT 225 Data Structures and Programming TA
CMPT 276 Introduction to Software Engineering TA
CMPT 300 Operating Systems I TA
CMPT 307 Data Structures and Algorithms TA
CMPT 310 Artificial Intelligence Survey TA
CMPT 320 Social Implications - Computerized Society
TA Y      
CMPT 353 Computational Data Science TA Y      
CMPT 354 Database Systems I TA Y      
CMPT 363 User Interface Design TA Y      
CMPT 365 Multimedia Systems
TA Y      
CMPT 371 Data Communications + Networking TA Y      
CMPT 376W Technical Writing and Group Dynamics TA  Y      
CMPT 379 Principles of Compiler Design TA Y      
CMPT 383
Comparative Programming Languages TA Y      
CMPT 409 ST: Theoretical Computing
TA Y      
CMPT 419/983 ST: Artificial Intelligence - Affective Computing TA Y      
CMPT 454
Database Systems II
TA Y      
CMPT 470 Web-based Information Systems TA Y      
CMPT 471 Networking II TA Y      
CMPT 475 Requirements Engineering
TA Y      

Resources for TAs/TMs/Sessionals

The following links will help you get your medical coverage and other benefits, as well as help you learn how to become a better teacher.


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

The information submitted with your application is collected under the authority of the University Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c.468, s. 27(4)(a)), applicable federal and provincial employment regulations and requirements, the University's non-academic employment policies and applicable collective agreements.

The information is related directly to and needed by the University to initiate the employment application process. The information will be used to contact references supplied by you, evaluate your qualifications and complete the employment process by making a hiring decision. Applicant information may also be disclosed to the Teaching Support Staff Union in accordance with Article XIII F.3.1.b of the Collective Agreement.

If you have any questions about the collection, use and disclosure of this information please contact the Associate VP, Human Resources, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6. Telephone 778-782-3237.