Currently Available Positions

Course Course Name Instructor TA/TM Location
Statistics Workshop Supports a subset of these courses:
STAT 100, 201, 203, 270, 305
Marie Loughin TA Burnaby / Surrey
ACMA 101 Introduction to Insurance Yi Lu TA Burnaby
ACMA 301 Long-Term Actuarial Mathematics I Cary Tsai TA Burnaby
ACMA 355 Loss Models I
Cary Tsai TA Burnaby
ACMA 360W Actuarial Communication J.F.Begin, B.Sanders
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 180/DATA 180 Career Development Seminar for Statistics & Actuarial Science
Jiguo Cao
TA Burnaby
STAT 260/261 Introductory R for Data Science David Stenning TA Burnaby
STAT 271 Probability and Statistics for Computing Science Gary Parker TA Burnaby
STAT 285
Intermediate Probability and Statistics David Stenning TA Burnaby
STAT 310/311 Introduction to Data Science for Social Sciences Becky Lin TA Burnaby
STAT 330 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics Liangliang Wang TA Burnaby
STAT 342/642 Introduction to Statistical Computing and Exploratory Data Analysis - SAS Haolun Shi TA Burnaby
STAT 350 Linear Models in Applied Statistics Rachel Altman TA Burnaby
STAT 430
Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments Harsha Perera TA Burnaby
STAT 440 Learning from Big Data Lloyd Elliott TA Burnaby
STAT 450 Statistical Theory
Boxin Tang TA Burnaby
STAT 452/652
Statistical Learning and Prediction Haolun Shi TA Bunaby
STAT 485/685 Applied Time Series Analysis Gary Parker
TA Burnaby
STAT 830 Statistical Theory I Richard Lockhart TA Burnaby
STAT 850 Linear Models and Applications Boxin Tang TA Burnaby
STAT 852 Modern Methods in Applied Statistics Tom Loughin TA Burnaby

Appointment dates: Aug 29, 2022 - Dec 23, 2022
Closing date for applications: July 11, 2022, Noon
Note: We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only successful applicants will be contacted.


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.


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