Computing Science Postings - Spring 2021

TA/TM Employment Opportunities:

No current opportunities. The application portal is now closed

Sessional Employment Opportunities:

No current opportunities. 

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
  • Teaching at SFU in Fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases.  TAs will be expected to be available for the duration of their appointment and maybe requested for some in person components throughout the semester.

Inquiries: cmptappl @

TA/TM Required Resources

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

Summer 2021 Course Outlines - please review to ensure that you understand all requirements
Summer 2021 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:

Computing Science Remote (Burnaby and Surrey Campus)

We are currently looking to hire for the following courses:

CMPT 105W Social Issues and Communication Strategies in Computing Science 
CMPT 115 Exploring CS
CMPT 120  Introduction to Computing  Science and Programming 
CMPT 125 Introduction to Computing Science and Programming II 
CMPT 127 Computing Laboratory 
CMPT 213 Object Oriented Design in Java
CMPT 225  Data Structures & Programming
CMPT 276 Special Topics in Computing Science
CMPT 295 Introduction to Computer Systems
CMPT 300 Operating Systems I
CMPT 307 Data Structures + Algorithms
CMPT 310 Artificial Intelligence Survey
CMPT 320 Social Implications - Computerized Society
CMPT 340 Biomedical Computing
CMPT 353 Computational Data Science
CMPT 354 Database Systems I
CMPT 363 User Interface Design
CMPT 365 Multimedia Systems
CMPT 371 Data Communications/Networking
CMPT 376W Technical Writing and Group Dynamic
 CMPT 379 Principles of Computer Design
CMPT 383 Programming Languages
CMPT 409 Special Topics/Theoretical Comptunig
CMPT 431 Distributed Systems
CMPT 454 Database Systems II
CMPT 459 Special Topics in Database Systems
CMPT 470 Web Based Info Systems
CMPT 471 Networking II
CMPT 479
C/L 982
Special Topics/Software Engineering
CMPT 489 C/L 980 Special Topics/Programing Language
CMPT 741 Data Mining
CMPT 982 Special Topics in Networks and Systems (Area II)
CMPT 982/479 Special Topics / Web Engineering

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.