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Graduate Teaching Assistants

Fall/Winter 2018 TA Information and application form

The Department of Statistics is hiring several TA and marker positions for Fall and Winter 2018.

Positions are available for:

Stat 200- Elementary Statistics for Applications

Stat 203- Statistical Methods

Stat 251-Elementary Statistics

Stat 300- Intermediate Statistics for Applications

Stat 302- Introduction to Probability

Stat 305- Introduction to Statistical Inference

Stat 306- Finding Relationships in Data

Stat 321- Stochastic Signals and Systems

Stat 344- Sample Surveys

Marking only (various courses)

Approximately 20 FTE positions will be available, depending on Department requirements and budget. Priority will be given to graduate students registered in the Department of Statistics.

Please see the UBC Course calendar for course schedule and topics covered:


TA duties may include (but are not limited to): Preparing for and holding labs, grading lab exercises, assisting with in-class activities during lectures, holding office hours, grading of homework, midterms, and finals, preparing solution keys/marking schemes, preparing homework questions, invigilation, answering student emails and responding to discussion boards, managing course website, and assisting with miscellaneous duties as needed. Markers will be responsible for marking assignments, quizzes, midterms, and final exams.

Required availability: Please note that TAs are expected to be available for the full duration of their appointment, including the exam period and for several days after for marking duties. TAs may be expected to work during evenings and weekends when necessary. Please consult the course/lab timetable on the SSC. TAs must be available to attend lectures and lab sessions as required by the instructor. If you are not available for the duration of the course plus marking time please do not apply.

Training: All TAs must attend the Departmental TA training program at the end of August. This is a 1.5 day session where new TAs will receive training on various aspects of the job. The session will take place during the week of August 27th-31st. Students who cannot attend the session can only be hired as markers.

Qualifications: Stat 200 or 251 (or equivalent) or an intro Stat course plus a course in Probability with a minimum grade of 80%. Students must have passed the any course they wish to TA with a minimum grade of 80%. Experience with/knowledge of R. Knowledge of topics to be covered in the course (see above). Previous TA experience is preferred. Ability to work independently and as part of a team, when required. Excellent communication skills, both spoken and written.

International Students must be eligible to work in Canada. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact an International Student advisor at International House.

Salary: TAs wages are as negotiated by the CUPE 2278 collective agreement. For exact salaries, please consult the current collective agreement at https://cupe2278.ca/.

Interested candidates can request an application form from gradinfo [at] stat.ubc.ca.