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

LINK TO CURRENT OPENINGS

Fall 2021 - Sessional Postings

Duration: August 30, 2021 - December 24, 2021

Closing Date: June 23, 2021 4:00pm

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

Course

Location

ACMA 475-Theory of Pension
Vancouver Campus
STAT 350-Linear Models in Applied Statistics
Burnaby Campus
STAT 430-Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments Burnaby Campus

Qualifications

  • Please refer to the course links for required qualifications.

Application Procedure

  • If you want to apply to teach any of the courses listed above, please submit a cover letter stating your qualifications for the job. 
  • Inclusion of a short curriculum vitae would also be appreciated, together with any information you can provide about the quality of your teaching.
  • Positions are subject to budgetary and enrollment constraints.
  • Please submit your application electronically to the Department Chair, Professor Tim Swartz (stchair at sfu.ca)

Teaching Assistant Postings

LINK TO CURRENT OPENINGS

Currently Available Positions-Repost

Course Course Name
Instructor TA/TM Location
ACMA301 Long-Term Actuarial Mathematics I Cary Tsai   TA Remote

Appointment dates: August 30, 2021 - December 24, 2021
Closing date for applications: Aug 26, 2021 Noon
Note: We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only successful applicants will be contacted.

APPLY HERE

Qualifications for TA/TM 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/TM 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/TM'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 (statmgr@sfu.ca)

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.

 

Policies

Equity
The University is committed to the principle of equity in employment. (See Policy GP 19.)

Privacy
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.