Teaching Assistant Opportunities

https://beedie.sfu.ca/ta-appli...The Beedie School of Business welcomes qualified graduate and undergraduate students to apply for Teaching Assistant, Teaching Assistant/Marker, Open Lab Assistant, and Marker positions (abbreviated as "TA" on the rest of this page). Students must re-apply and be selected for TA positions each term. 

If you have any questions, please contact Christopher Piché, TA Coordinator: tacoord@sfu.ca or (778) 782-3500

TA Application Timeline:

TA/Markers positions have now opened up for Fall 2019 for each of BUS510-4 G100 and G200 Financial and Managerial Accounting (SEGAL) -- from Sep 3-Dec 20/19. If you are interested, please apply by August 15, 2019 at 11:59pm. All other courses listed under "Teaching Assistant Opportunities: Course List" had a deadline of July 8, 2019. Please apply only to BUS510 (or BUS750, as described below).

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A Marker position has now opened up for Fall 2019 for BUS750-4 G100 Managing Technological Innovation (SEGAL) -- from Sep 3-Dec 20/19. If you are interested, please apply by July 30, 2019 at 11:59pm. All other courses listed under "Teaching Assistant Opportunities: Course List" had a deadline of July 8, 2019. Please apply only to BUS750 (or BUS510, as described below). 

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For this opportunity and all future postings of Beedie TA positions, please go to: http://beedie.sfu.ca/dashboard/academics/TA/

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Fall 2019 Term

Opening date:
June 24, 2019
Closing date:
July 8, 2019 @ 11:59 pm

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Job Description

Courses with tutorial components (Teaching Assistant - TA)

  • The initial and ongoing preparation of facilitating and leading regular tutorials each week for a semester and all related duties assigned or required for the effective conduct of the tutorial and instruction
  • Keen to assist students and the ability to provide constructive written or oral feedback on work submitted by students in the course
  • Must be available for: lectures, tutorials, office hours, invigilation & marking of midterms and finals, where applicable

Courses with open lab components (Teaching Assistant - Open Lab Assistant)

  • Facilitating regular open laboratories each week for a semester and all related duties assigned or required for the effective conduct of the open lab and instruction
  • Keen to assist students and the ability to provide constructive written or oral feedback on work submitted by students in the course
  • Must be available for: lectures, labs, office hours, invigilation & marking of midterms and finals, where applicable

Courses without tutorial components (Teaching Assistant – TA/Marker)

  • The initial and ongoing preparation in responding to student inquiries each week for a semester and all related duties assigned or required related to instruction
  • Keen to assist students and the ability to provide constructive written or oral feedback on work submitted by students in the course
  • Must be available for: lectures, office hours, invigilation & marking of midterms and finals, where applicable

Courses without tutorial components (Teaching Assistant - Marker)

  • No direct classroom contact is assigned. Each assigned base unit (each base unit estimated to approach but not exceed forty-two (42) hours of work) shall comprise an amount of marking or other duties related to instruction 
  • Strong ability to provide constructive written feedback on work submitted by students in the course
  • Must be available for marking of assignments, midterms and finals

Qualifications

Courses with tutorial components (Teaching Assistant - TA)

  • Sufficient knowledge in the discipline of the course to interpret the course material (please refer to the SFU Academic Calendar and course outlines)
  • Sufficient written and oral communication skills, including leading discussions and encouraging questions
  • Good time management and lecture-tutorial content coordination skills
  • Familiarity with MS Word and Excel

Courses with open lab components (Teaching Assistant - Open Lab Assistant)

  • Sufficient knowledge in the discipline of the course to interpret the course material (please refer to the SFU Academic Calendar and course outlines)
  • Sufficient written and oral communication skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Familiarity with MS Word and Excel

Courses without tutorial components (Teaching Assistant – TA/Marker)

  • Sufficient knowledge in the discipline of the course to interpret the course material (please refer to the SFU Academic Calendar and course outlines)
  • Sufficient written and oral communication skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Familiarity with MS Word and Excel

Courses without tutorial components (Teaching Assistant – Marker)

  • Sufficient knowledge in the discipline of the course to interpret the course material (please refer to the SFU Academic Calendar and course outlines)
  • Sufficient written and oral communication skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Familiarity with MS Word and Excel

Appointment Priority

Priority for appointment/reappointment as a Teaching Assistant, Teaching Assistant/Marker, Open Lab Assistant, or Marker is in accordance with Article XIII, F. Appointment Priority of the SFU/TSSU Collective Agreement.

In allocating TAs, the department will also take into account:

  • Instructor requests;
  • Applicant preferences;
  • Amount of financial support offered on admission to the graduate program;
  • Suitability for particular courses (e.g. discipline of prior degree(s), publications, experience);
  • Employment evaluations;
  • Number of base units already received to ensure sufficient teaching-related experience in their field of study.

If an assignment within a priority group requires a selection between applicants, the graduate student without financial support from merit based scholarships or merit based fellowships during the semester of appointment with a value equal to at least a 5.17 base unit appointment, will have priority for the appointment.

Application Process

ALL steps must be completed to be considered.

Step 1. Complete the Application Form

The TA application is delivered through a web form that gives you a maximum of 45 minutes to complete the application. If the page is refreshed or you run out of time before submitting, you will need to complete the application again. Have your cover letter, resume, current SFU Advising Transcript (not Co-op transcript) and all other undergraduate and/or graduate Transcripts from other institutions ready in PDF format to upload. Find your SFU Advising Transcript here: https://www.sfu.ca/students/records/advising-transcripts.html

The cover letter can be addressed to: Christopher Piché, TA Coordinator, Beedie School of Business

Upon successful submission of your application, you will be directed to a confirmation page and sent an email with your confirmation number. 


Step 2. Complete the Online Video Interview

We use an online video interview platform in order to assess your oral English ability (as per the SFU/TSSU Collective Agreement, Article XIII, B., 2.). Please submit an online video interview for each term you apply so that instructors can assess your current level of oral English ability.

You will receive a unique link in your TA Application confirmation email (from Step 1). You will have until 2 days after the TA application deadline date to complete the online video interview. 

Online Video Interview Resources

Undergraduate Career Management Centre - Looking to practice your interview skills? Discuss the online video interview with an Advisor and get the appropriate tools or mock interview practice to help you prepare for your online interview.

Work Integrated Learning's Interview Stream - SFU students have access to this online video interview platform to practice using the technology. You'll also find expert tips and advice.

Practice Interview - Once you receive the unique link in your TA Application confirmation email, you will be required to complete a practice interview which you can do as many times as you like. No one will be able to see your practice interview, except you. The purpose of the practice interview is to get acquainted with the online interview platform. The purpose is not to practice your interview skills.

Visit the KIRA Applicant Help Center to get tips as well as information on how to resolve technical issues with the web-based service.

Step 3. Update Availability (if applicable)

How to determine your availability:

  1. Navigate to sims.sfu.ca
  2. Click on Search for Classes
  3. Pick Term
  4. Enter Subject and Course Number and uncheck Show Open Classes Only
  5. Click Search button

Compare your academic and personal schedule with the course(s) you are interested in being a TA for:

  • Ensure there are no time conflicts for lectures, tutorials, seminars, open labs, and the final exam (as applicable).
  • Remember also to check the location of courses, keeping in mind that it takes about one hour to commute between campuses.
  • Please note that you must be available to be considered for the course(s) you apply for.
  • It is your responsibility to keep your availability updated right up to the deadline.

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Teaching Assistant Opportunities: Course List

Qualifications for Teaching Assistant positions for graduate courses include strong writing skills and proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel. 

SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

Teaching Assistant Opportunities: Fall 2019 Course List

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IMPORTANT DATES

2018-12-16

DEC

5-16

Final exam period

2018-12-14

DEC

14

Final grad application deadline for students finishing coursework in Fall 2018

2019-01-03

JAN

3

Classes start

2019-01-09

JAN

9

Last day to add classes, swap classes, change tutorials using goSFU

2019-01-16

JAN

16

Last day to drop a class using goSFU without a withdrawal notation of “WD” for the course on your academic record. If withdrawing from all classes, a withdrawal notation of “Withdrew YYYY-MM-DD” will be added to your academic record

2019-01-16

JAN

16

Tuition due

2019-02-06

FEB

6

Last day to drop a class using goSFU, with a withdrawal notation (WD) on your academic record

2019-02-15

FEB

15

Early deadline to apply and pay for the early application fee on goSFU for graduation in June 2019 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in the Spring 2019 term. Note that the graduation fee will be charged for each degree, diploma and certificate for which you are applying

2019-04-12

APR

12

Final deadline to apply and pay for the regular application fee on goSFU for graduation in June 2019 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in the Spring 2019 term. Note that the graduation fee will be charged for each degree, diploma and certificate for which you are applying