Computing Science Postings - Spring 2019

TA/TM Employment Opportunities:

Application Dates: Oct 22 - Nov 5, 2018
Appointment Dates: Jan 2 - Apr 30, 2019

Apply here: Computing TA/TM Jobs Portal

TA Minimum Requirements

Sessional Employment Opportunities:

Applications open until Nov 4, 2018
Appointment Dates: Jan 2 - Apr 30, 3019

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 2019 Course Outlines - please review to ensure that you understand all requirements
Spring 2019 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 Introduction to Computing Science Programming Lab
CMPT 129 Introduction to Computing Science and Programming for Mathematics & Statistics TA Y      
CMPT 135 Introduction to Computer Programming II
TA   Y    
CMPT 165 Introduction to the Internet and the World Wide Web TA
Y Y    
CMPT 166 An Animated Introduction to Programming
TA   Y    
MACM 101 Discrete Mathematics I TA Y Y    
CMPT 213 Object Oriented Design in Java TA   Y    
CMPT 225 Data Structures and Programming TA
CMPT 276 Introduction to Software Engineering TA
Y Y    
CMPT 295 Introduction to Computer Systems
TA Y      
CMPT 300 Operating Systems I TA
CMPT 307 Data Structures and Algorithms TA
CMPT 310 Artificial Intelligence Survey TA
CMPT 318 ST:  TA Y      
CMPT 354 Database Systems I TA Y      
CMPT 361 Introduction to Computer Graphics TA Y      
CMPT 363 User Interface Design
TA Y      
CMPT 365 Multimedia Systems TA Y      
CMPT 371 Data Communications and Networking TA Y      
CMPT 373 Software Development Methods TA   Y    
CMPT 376W Technical Writing and Group Dynamics TA  Y      
CMPT 384 Symbolic Computing
TA   Y    
CMPT 404 Cryptography + Cyptrographic Protocols TA Y      
CMPT 405/705 Design and Analysis of Computing Algorithms
TA Y      
CMPT 431 Distributed Systems TA Y      
CMPT 454 Database Systems II TA Y      
CMPT 459 ST Database Systems: Data Mining TA Y      
CMPT 464/764 Geometric Modelling in Computer Graphics TA Y      
CMPT 471 Networking II
TA Y      
CMPT 473 Software Quality Assurance TA   Y    
CMPT 475 Software Engineering I
TA Y      
CMPT 479/886 ST Computing Systems: Large Scale Graph Processing
TA Y      
CMPT 706 Design + Analysis of Algorithms for Big Data TA Y      
CMPT 733 Programming for Big Data II TA Y      
CMPT 740 Database Systems TA Y      
CMPT 741 Data Mining TA Y      
CMPT 743 Practices in Visual Computing II TA
CMPT 756 Systems for Big Data TA Y      
CMPT 757 Frontiers of Visual Computing TA Y      
CMPT 771 Internet Architecture + Protocols TA Y      
CMPT 820 Multimedia Systems
TA Y      
CMPT 843 Database + Knowledge-base Systems TA Y      
CMPT 880 ST Computing Science: Deep Learning 
TA Y      
CMPT 881 ST Theoretical Computing Science: Approximation and Randomized Algorithms TA Y      
CMPT 882 ST Artificial Intelligence: Principles of Robotic Decision Making
TA Y      
CMPT 886 ST Operating Systems: Cyber Security 
TA Y      
CMPT 888 ST Computer Graphics, HCI, Vision & Visualization; Human-Computer Interactions TA Y      
CMPT 888 Computational Colour Imaging 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.