Faculty Job Postings

Lab Instructor

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a full‐time position as Lab Instructor, beginning September 1, 2015. We seek candidates with an active interest and demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and excellent organizational skills. The primary responsibilities of the position include:

  • managing and working in our drop‐in student learning laboratory, the Statistics Workshop, on both the Burnaby and Surrey campuses, and supervising the teaching assistants (TAs) who work in the workshop;
  • teaching two courses per year in Statistics or Actuarial Science;
  • managing TA assignments for course marking and exam invigilation, and providing other teaching support to faculty as needed;
  • general TA training and supervision;
  • coordinating department offerings with Fraser International College;
  • additional department or university service as assigned by the Department Chair.

Candidates for this position must have at least a Master’s degree in Statistics, Actuarial Science, or a related field at the time of appointment and experience teaching at the university level. Because the position involves working closely with faculty, teaching assistants, and students in the department, strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Past supervisory, managerial, or organizational experience is preferred.

Applicants should apply electronically by sending a cover letter, a resumé or CV, and the names and email addresses of at least three references to the search committee chair, Justin Gray, care of Chair’s Secretary stchsec@sfu.ca.

Please use the subject, “Application for Lab Instructor.” Applicants should also arrange to have confidential letters from their references to be sent to the same address. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by March 30, 2015. Questions about the position can be directed to Justin Gray at jgray@math.sfu.ca.

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is comprised of 22 faculty and four staff members. Courses are taught year‐round, with 15‐20 sections each Fall and Spring term, and 3‐6 each Summer. The department employs 10‐30 TAs per term.  For more information about the department and its teaching, see www.stat.sfu.ca.


Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified men and women, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All appointments are subject to funding. Please note that under the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice at  www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/Collection_Notice.html