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.

Sessional Instructors


Fall 2024

Appointment Dates: August 26, 2024 to December 20, 2024
Payroll Dates: August 26, 2024 to December 20, 2024
Term dates (first day of classes to last day of final exams): September 4, 2024 – December 17, 2024
Closing date for applications: July 3, 2024

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



STAT 450-Statistical Theory
Burnaby Campus

Positions are subject to budgetary and enrollment constraints.


Complete the on-line Statistics Sessional Instructor application form below in red. 

  • In the application system, you will be asked to submit a cover letter.  Please state clearly why you are qualified for the assignment.
  • You will also be asked to submit 1 PDF ONLY containing: *Cover Letter, *CV (4 pages maximum), and any information you can provide about the quality of your teaching ~ 7MB Maximum Size. (Preferred naming format: LASTNAME_Firstname-SI-1244.pdf).

You will be notified ONLY if you are being offered a position.

All successful applicants must demonstrate completion of the required safety training prior to the start of the course. Safety training requirements for each course are listed here. Retraining is not required if certification is still valid.

Statistics & Actuarial Science Sessional Instructor Application Form


  • Please refer to the course links for required qualifications.

Sessional Instructor Salaries

Weekly Contact Hours 1 2 3
Sessional Salary (including 4% vacaction pay) $4,086 $5,902 $7,718
Contact Hours Paid 2.25 3.25 4.25

Teaching Assistant Postings


There are no positions available at this time, please check back last week of June for Fall job postings.

Qualifications for TA Positions 

  • Sufficient knowledge to interpret and explain course material clearly. For Statistics Workshop appointments, "sufficient knowledge" means demonstrable familiarity with the methods and concepts in the courses supported by the Workshop in the semester of the appointment. These courses could include any of STAT 100, 201, 203, 270, 302, and 305.
  • Competence in oral and written English
  • Availability to invigilate exams
  • For undergraduate applicants, a grade of B- or better in STAT 330 (preferred)
  • For external applicants: Candidates from other disciplines should provide evidence of successful completion of course work in statistics. Evaluation of the adequacy of their qualifications is the responsibility of the course instructor/Workshop Coordinator

Duties, Responsibilities, and Terms of the Appointment

  • TA duties and scheduled hours will vary depending on the type of the assignment.
  • Applicants are expected to be available for the entire term of the contract. Appointees must discuss any planned absences in advance with the course instructor or the Workshop Coordinator, who will determine if an exception is possible. 
  • In the case of courses or any other commitments that could conflict with the TA's responsibilities, appointees must contact the course instructor or the Workshop Coordinator immediately upon becoming aware of a potential conflict.
  • Graduate students in our department are considered to have applied to all available TA positions. If you wish to be considered for a particular course in a particular capacity (e.g. marker only, tutor only) please say so in the comments section. 
  • Some TA assignments will require travel to SFU Surrey.

Contact: Charlene Bradbury, Statistics & Actuarial Science, Manager, Academic and Administrative Services (

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.



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