Student Assistant III – Department of Math and Computer Science

Applications are to be received by: 4:30 p.m. on September 4, 2020

Classification: Student Assistant III
Job Title: Lab Assistant II
Employee Group: PSAC
Wage: $12.98/hour
Start Date: September 9, 2020
Date Issued: July 10, 2020
Hours of Work: 1-2.5 hours per week
Length of Appointment: until December 9, 2020
Number of Positions: 5


Advise and help under some supervision in the virtual lab for Computer Science I, Discrete Structures, Set Theory & Logic, Calculus III, and other relevant duties as assigned.

Course # positions Expected hours per lab assistant
62:160 Computer Science I 2 2.5 hours per week (total: up to 30 hours)
62:206 Discrete Structures 1 2 hours per week (total: up to 24 hours)
62:261 Set Theory & Logic 1 1 hour per week (total: up to 12 hours)
62:290 Calculus III 1 2 hours per week (total: up to 24 hours)


  • Nearing completion of an undergraduate degree is required; preference given to BU students
  • Grade A or above in Computer Science I and II, good knowledge of TextPad, JDK; strong programming skills in Java, Java Applet. Good understanding of OOP, data structures (for assisting with Computer Science I lab)
  • Grade A or above in Discrete Structures, strong programming skills in Java. Good understanding of OOP, data structures (for assisting with Discrete Structures lab)
  • Grade A or above in Set Theory & Logic (for assisting with Set Theory & Logic lab)
  • Grade A or above in Calculus III (for assisting with Calculus III lab)
  • Previous experience preferred
  • Ability to help students with patience and enthusiasm and to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated

Please send your application with a cover letter, resume of related work and volunteer experience, and a copy of your academic transcript to:

John Chen, Instructional Associate IV, Math and Computer Science Department. Brandon University,

Brandon, MB; R7A 6A9; e-mail:

Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit.  All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply.  Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority.  Evidence of citizenship must be provided.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment. This starts with the hiring process. If you require an accommodation during any phase of the evaluation process, please indicate it in your cover letter. All information received related to an accommodation is kept confidential. To ensure this employment opportunity is accessible to all interested individuals, this posting is available in an alternate format upon request.