Computing Science Postings - Fall 2018

Sessional Employment Opportunities:

Application Dates: July 4 - 18, 2018
Appointment Dates: Sept 1 - Dec 22, 2018

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.

Fall 2018 Course Outlines - please review to ensure that you understand all requirements
Fall 2018 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:

Course # Course Name TA/TM CAMPUS
CMPT 102 Introduction to Scientific Computer Programming TA Y      
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 128 Introduction to Computing Science and Programming for Engineers TA Y      
CMPT 130 Introduction to Computer Programming I
TA   Y    
CMPT 165 Introduction to the Internet and the World Wide Web TA
CMPT 166 An Animated Introduction to Programming
TA   Y    
MACM 101 Discrete Mathematics I TA Y Y    
CMPT 225 Data Structures and Programming TA
Y Y    
CMPT 275 Software Engineering
TA Y      
CMPT 276 Introduction to Software Engineering TA
CMPT 295 Introduction to Computer Systems
TA Y      
CMPT 300 Operating Systems I TA
CMPT 307 Data Structures and Algorithms TA
Y Y    
CMPT 310 Artificial Intelligence Survey TA
CMPT 318 ST: Cybersecurity Concentration Area: Computer Systems TA Y      
CMPT 320 Social Implications - Computerized Society TA Y      
CMPT 354 Database Systems I TA Y Y    
CMPT 363 User Interface Design
TA Y      
CMPT 371 Data Communications and Networking TA   Y Y  
CMPT 376W Technical Writing and Group Dynamics TA  Y      
CMPT 379 Principles of Compiler Design TA Y Y    
CMPT 383 Comparative Programming Languages   TA Y      
CMPT 384 Symbolic Computing
TA Y      
CMPT 405/705 Design and Analysis of Computing Algorithms
TA Y      
CMPT 409/701 
Theoretical Computing Science
TA Y      
CMPT 412 Computing Vision
TA Y      
CMPT 413/825 Computational Linguistics TA Y      
CMPT 417/827 Intelligent Systems TA Y      
CMPT 419/726 ST: Machine Learning TA
CMPT 441/711 Computational Biology TA Y      
CMPT 454 Database Systems II TA Y Y    
CMPT 459 ST: Data Mining TA Y      
CMPT 466/888 Computer Animation TA Y      
CMPT 470 Web-Based Information Systems
TA     Y  
CMPT 475 Software Engineering I
TA Y      
CMPT 479/886 Automated Software Analysis & Security
TA Y      
CMPT 732 Programming for Big Data I TA Y      
CMPT 742 Visual Computing Practice 1
TA Y      
CMPT 767 Visualization TA Y      
CMPT 822 Computer Vision
TA Y      
CMPT 880 ST: Medical Imaging Meets Machine Learning
TA Y      
CMPT 882 ST: Deep Neural Networks
TA Y      
CMPT 884 ST: Machine Learning in the Life Sciences
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.