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


Spring 2023

Duration of positions: Jan 3, 2023 to Apr 28, 2023

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



Posting Closes

ACMA 470-Property and Casualty Insurance Vancouver Campus Dec 6, 2022
STAT 270-Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Burnaby Campus Nov 22, 2022
STAT 270-Introduction to Probability and Statistics Surrey Campus Nov 22, 2022
STAT 300W-Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences Burnaby Campus Nov 22, 2022


  • 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 Derek Bingham (stchair at

Teaching Assistant Postings


Currently Available Positions

Course Course Name Instructor TA/TM Location
Statistics Workshop Supports a subset of these courses:
STAT 100, 201, 203, 270, 302, 305
Marie Loughin/Harsha Perera TA Burnaby / Surrey
ACMA 201 Interest Theory and Applications Himchan Jeong
TA Burnaby
ACMA 340 Financial Economics for Actuaries Jean-Francois Begin
TA Burnaby
ACMA 401 Long-Term Actuarial Mathematics II Yi Lu
TA Burnaby
ACMA 455 Loss Models II Himchan Jeong
TA Burnaby
STAT201 OLC Statistics for the Life Science Pulindu Ratnasekera
TA Burnaby
STAT203 OLC Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences
Pulindu Ratnasekera TA Burnaby
STAT270 OLC Introduction to Probability and Statistics Pulindu Ratnasekera TA Burnaby
STAT302 OLC Analysis of Experimental and Observational Data Pulindu Ratnasekera TA Burnaby
STAT 240
Introduction to Data Science  Lloyd Elliott
TA Burnaby
STAT 260/261 Introductory R for Data Science Haolun Shi
TA Burnaby
STAT 271 Probability and Statistics for Computing Science Gary Parker TA Burnaby
STAT 285
Intermediate Probability and Statistics Joan Hu
TA Burnaby
STAT 300W Statistics Communication
TA Burnaby
STAT 360/361 Advance R for Data Science
Becky Lin
TA Burnaby
STAT 380
Introduction to Stochastics Processes
Richard Lockhart
TA Burnaby
STAT 403/603 Intermediate Sampling and Experimental Design Derek Bingham
TA Burnaby
STAT 410 Statistical Analysis of Sample Surveys Boxin Tang TA Burnaby
STAT 445/645
Applied Multivariate Analysis Don Estep
TA Bunaby
STAT 460 Bayesian Statistics David Stenning
TA Burnaby
STAT 475/675 Applied Discrete Data Analysis Tom Loughin
TA Burnaby
STAT 853
Applications of Statistical Computing Liangliang Wang TA Burnaby

Appointment dates: Jan 3 - April 28, 2023
Closing date for applications: Nov 8, 2022, Noon
Note: We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only successful applicants will be contacted.

  • All appointments will require face-to-face instruction
  • 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 Teaching Priorities


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 (

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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