Computing Science Postings

Spring 2018 - Sessional Employment Opportunities:

Sessional Applications

Opens:  Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017
Closes:  Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017

Link to Posting:  Spring 2018 Sessional Instructor Requirements

Spring 2018 TA/TM Employment Opportunities:

TA/TM Applications

Opens:  Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Closes:  Tuesday, November 7, 2017

To apply, please see the Computing TA/TM jobs portal

TA Minimum 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 2018 Course Outlines - please review to ensure that you understand all requirements
Spring 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:

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/TM
Y 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 218 Special Topics in Computing Science: Introduction to Web Development
TA Y      
CMPT 225 Data Structures and Programming TA
Y   Y  
CMPT 276 Introduction to Software Engineering TA
CMPT 295 Introduction to Computer Systems TA Y      
CMPT 300 Operating Systems I TA
Y Y    
CMPT 307 Data Structures and Algorithms TA
CMPT 310 Artificial Intelligence Survey TA
CMPT 318 ST: Computational Data Science - Concentration Area: Information Systems TA Y      
CMPT 320 Social Implications - Computerized Society TA     Y  
CMPT 322W Professional Responsibilty & Ethics TA   Y    
CMPT 354 Database Systems I TA Y   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 379 Principles of Compiler Design TA Y      
CMPT 383 Comparative Programming Languages TA Y Y    
CMPT 384 Symbolic Computing TA Y      
CMPT 404 Cryptography + Cryptographic Protocols TA Y      
CMPT 409 ST: Computability + Logic TA Y      
CMPT 411/721 Knowledge Representation TA Y      
CMPT 431
Distributed Systems
TA   Y    
CMPT 454 Database Sytems II TA     Y
CMPT 466 Animation
TA Y      
CMPT 469/888 ST: Computational Photography
TA Y      
CMPT 470 Web-Based Information Systems
TA     Y  
CMPT 471 Networking II TA Y      
CMPT 473 Software Quality Assurance TA   Y    
CMPT 475 Software Engineering I
TA Y      
CMPT 489/886 ST: Compiler Technology for SIMD Parallel Programming
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.