We are an approachable, creative and collaborative team, deeply passionate about what we do.  From our support staff to senior faculty, we are dedicated to advancing ideas and supporting students.

Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to those who are eligible at the time of the application for employment in Canada.

Teaching Assistants, Tutor Markers
& Sessional Instructors

Key Dates  

  • TA/TM Online Application Period:  24 June - 8 July, 2019 *CLOSED*
  • SI Online Application Period:  25 June-09 July, 2019 *NOW CLOSED*
  • Term Appointment Dates:  28 August - 20 December, 2019
  • Payroll Dates:  26 August - 20 December, 2019

Department TA/TM Contact: Dale Yamaura, Department Manager
Department SI Contact: JoAnne Hennessey, Chair's Secretary

You will be notified ONLY if you are offered a position


Available Positions & How To Apply

A current list of available positions for TAs, TMs and Sessional Instructors can be found on the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Webpage, using the link below.  Hiring Priorities & Qualifications can also be found on their site.

Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral fellow in Combinatorics and Graph Theory

Deadline: 15 March, 2019

Applications are invited for one postdoctoral fellow in combinatorics and graph theory in the Department of Mathematics at Simon Fraser University. The position preferably begins on September 1, 2019, and the research will be under the supervision of Bojan Mohar and Ladislav Stacho.

A Ph.D. degree and evidence of excellence in research and teaching are required. Successful applicants are expected to maintain an active program of research and to participate in teaching two courses per year. The annual salary for the position is CAD 50,000. In addition, a travel fund of CAD 3000 per year will be provided. The suggested effective term of appointment is September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2020 with a possibility of an extension. These dates are negotiable.

The ideal candidate would have expertise in one or more of the areas of interest to the above-mentioned researchers, such as: graph coloring, paths and cycles in graphs, discrete algorithms, graph searching, and complex networks. The position is open to candidates of any nationality and selection will be based upon the candidate's research record and potential.
Interested individuals should apply using the MathJobs site (https://www.mathjobs.org). Applications should include a cover letter describing their interest in the position, a curriculum vitae and research statement and at least three reference letters. Inquiries may be addressed to Ladislav Stacho (lstacho@sfu.ca), Department of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5A 1S6. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2019. Late applications will be considered until the positions have been filled.

Simon Fraser University regards diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to employment equity and accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of diverse gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.  You will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Please contact Ladislav Stacho lstacho@sfu.ca for more information.

Applications To Be Submitted Via Mathjobs:


Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.