Currently Available Positions-Fall 2023

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
ACMA101 Introduction to Insurance Yi Lu TA Burnaby
ACMA301 Long-Term Actuarial Mathematics I Cary Tsai TA Burnaby
ACMA355 Loss Models I Cary Tsai TA Burnaby
ACMA360W Actuarial Communication Cherie Ng TA Burnaby
STAT201 OLC Statistics for the Life Sciences-Distance Education Tim Swartz
TA Burnaby
STAT203 OLC Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences-Distance Education
Tim Swartz
TA Burnaby
STAT270 OLC Introduction to Probability and Statistics-Distance Education Tim Swartz TA Burnaby
STAT302 OLC Analysis of Experimental and Observational Data-Distance Education Tim Swartz TA Burnaby
Undergraduate Seminar in Data Science Jiguo Cao TA Burnaby
STAT260 Introductory R for Data Science David Stenning TA Burnaby
STAT271 Probability and Statistics for Computing Science Gary Parker TA Burnaby
STAT285 Intermediate Probability and Statistics Sonja Isberg TA Burnaby
STAT310/311 Introduction to Data Science for the Social Sciences Becky Lin TA Burnaby
STAT330 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics Liangliang Wang TA Burnaby
STAT342/642 Introduction to Statistical Computing and Exploratory Data Analysis - SAS Haolun Shi TA Burnaby
STAT350 Linear Models in Applied Statistics Rachel Altman TA Burnaby
STAT430 Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments Sonja Isberg TA Burnaby
STAT440 Learning from Big Data Lloyd Elliott TA Burnaby
STAT450 Statistical Theory Joan Hu TA Burnaby
STAT452/652 Statistical Learning and Prediction Owen Ward TA Burnaby
STAT485/685 Applied Time Series Analysis Gary Parker TA Burnaby
STAT830 Statistical Theory I Richard Lockhart TA Burnaby
STAT850 Linear Models and Applications Richard Lockhart TA Burnaby
STAT852 Modern Methods in Applied Statistics Tom Loughin
TA Burnaby

Floating Term TA

(2 positions .5 BU each)

- Supervisor: Ugrad Program Chair
- Preference for a TA with past experience in STATs.
- Will help with exam invigilation within the dept as needed
- Will help with marking within the dept in special circumstances, as assigned by the Supervisor
- Needs to have a very flexible schedule. The department will make all reasonable efforts to give as much advance notice as possible of duties and will accommodate the TA's academic requirements, but in somecases may have short-term notice of exam invigilation duties.
  TA Burnaby

Appointment dates: August 28, 2023 - December 22, 2023
Closing date for applications: July 10, 2023, 4:30pm
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.


Getting Started as a TA