Statistics and Actuarial Science Postings

These postings are updated by SFU's departments. Applicants should make sure that they can meet the departments' requirements and application deadlines. Please apply directly to the department where the job posting is located. Please check your department's job posting website as well.

TA and TM Job Postings

Application Form  You will be notified only if you have been granted a position

Contact: Sadika Jungic, Manager, Academic and Administrative Service (

Summer 2018 

Appointment Dates: May 01, 2018 through August 24, 2018

Closing Date: March 12, 2018 

The Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science is seeking applications for the following positions:




SW - supports subset of these courses (STAT 100,201,203,270)
STAT 300W - Analysis of Experimental and Observational Data BBY TA  

Distance Education

STAT 201C TM  
STAT 203C TM  
STAT 205C TM  
STAT 270C TM  
STAT 302C TM  

Qualifications for TA/TM Positions in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science:

  • In all requested courses, sufficient knowledge to properly interpret course material and ability to explain course concepts.  For Statistics Workshop appointments, this means demonstrable familiarity with the methods and concepts in the courses supported by the Workshop in the semester of the appointment.  These may include any of STAT 100, 101, 201, 203, 270, 302, and 305.
  • Competence in oral and written English
  • For undergraduate applicants, a grade of B- or better in STAT 330 is preferred
  • For External applicants: Candidates from other disciplines should provide evidence of successful completion of sufficient course work in Statistics for the position they are applying for. Evaluation of the adequacy of this qualification is at the Course Instructor/Workshop Coordinator's discretion.

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.

Duties, Respnsibilities and Term of the Appointment:

TA/TM duties and scheduled hours will vary depending on the type of the assignment.

Appointment dates are January 3 - April 26, 2017. First day of classes is January 4th. Applicants are expected to be available for the entire term of the contract. Appointees must discuss in advance any planned absences with the course instructor or the Workshop Coordinator who will determine if an exception is possible. In the case of taking courses potentially conflicting with TA/TM's responsibilities or having any other restrictions on the work time, appointees have to contact the course instructor or the Workshop Coordinator immediately upon becoming aware of the potential conflict to ensure a full understanding of the requirements of the TA/TM-ship.

We thank all applicants on their interest to work in our department. However, only successful applicants will be contacted

Sessional Job Postings

Summer 2018 

Appointment Dates: May 01, 2018 - August 24, 2018

Closing Date: March 12, 2018

The Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science is seeking applications for the following positions:



STAT 203 - Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences

Although qualified applicants who are graduate students or postdoctoral fellows in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science will receive preference for this course, all qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.


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.