Currently Available Positions-Fall 2024

Appointment dates: August 26, 2024 - December 20, 2024
Closing date for applications: July 8, 2024 11:00pm
Note: We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only successful applicants will be contacted.

  • All appointments will require face-to-face instruction.
  • You are expected to be available for the entire term of the contract: August 26 - December 20, 2024
  • 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


Teaching Assistant Pay Rates

  • Teaching Assistant salary per Base Unit (BU):  
    • $ 1242
  • Associated scholarship per Base Unit (BU) - does not apply to the 0.17
    • GTA1 (MSc): $190
    • GTA2 (PhD): $420

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.


Getting Started as a TA