Positions Available

Undergraduate TA Position in Spring/Summer term 2017

Pending budget approval, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for a full-time 16-week project developer position in Applied Mathematics with a starting date of May 15, 2017.

Job description

The Project Developer will work in close collaboration with faculty members in the Mathematics and Engineering programme to further improve the current project for the second and the third-year students (in MTHE 237 and MTHE 393). The Project Developer, in particular, will:

1. Revise the “Black Box” systems used for the modelling and design part of the course;

2. Develop a new lab manual for the course;

3. Revise other course documentation where relevant and as necessary.

From faculty members in the Mathematics and Engineering programme, the Project Developer will obtain information about the objectives of these projects from the perspective of the Mathematics and Engineering programme. These will include:

1. getting students excited about the Mathematics and Engineering programme;

2. introducing students to the process of mathematical modelling;

3. making sure projects illustrate the value of mathematics in engineering practice;

4. consideration of social, environmental, and financial factors associated with the projects;

5. promotion of creative thinking and creative design processes;

6. understanding of regulatory bodies in the engineering profession.

7. ensuring that the projects and the students activities in these projects meet the prescribed outcomes.

The Project Developer's activities will include the following:

1. playing a key role in the improvements of the current project, as described above;

2. leading in the development of student materials, including web and software materials, for the project;

3. assessing projects for their viability given prescribed outcomes;

4. meeting regularly with members of the Mathematics and Engineering programme to consult on the technical facets of the projects;

5. providing biweekly written status reports.


A successful Project Developer will have a combination of technical, leadership, and communication skills.

In terms of technical skills, the Project Developer will have the following:

1. sufficient knowledge of mathematics and engineering, and a proven academic track record;

2. the technical capacity to read the appropriate research literature;

3. proficiency in, or capacity to learn, Wolfram Mathematica, Matlab and other standard computational tools.

4. proficiency in, or capacity to learn, the LaTeX mathematical word processing programme;

5. proficiency in, or capacity to learn, D2L;

6. a demonstrated aptitude for creative problem solving;

7. web design skills.

In terms of leadership and team skills, the Project Developer will have the following:

1. the ability to work well, both independently and under supervision;

2. project management skills.

In terms of communication skills, the Project Developer will have the following:

1. effective technical writing skills;

2. the ability to quickly and effectively understand and convey ideas.


April 28th, 2017

The department will give priority to students who have taken MTHE 237 and MTHE 393 at Queen’s University. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a current resume, and a copy of transcript to Claire O’Brien at claire.obrien@queensu.ca with "App Math Undergraduate TA Position" in the subject line.

Two-year Postdoctoral Positions

Pending budget approval, applications are invited for one or more two-year postdoctoral positions beginning July 1, 2017. The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to both the research and teaching activities of the Department. Contributions to research include pursuing independent and/or collaborative projects, and participating in seminars and other research activities of the Department. Postdoctoral fellows typically teach two one-semester courses per year. The combined annual salary for research and teaching is at least $42,000 CAN.

The candidate's research should be in one of the existing areas of strength of the Department. In pure math and statistics these include algebraic geometry, number theory, representation theory, invariant theory, dynamical systems, free probability, theoretical and applied statistics, and mathematical physics. In applied math these include information theory, coding theory, control theory, and mathematical biology.

Further details on the departmental research profile can be found at the department's web page listing faculty by research area.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and have at least four letters of recommendation (one of which addresses teaching). All applications should be submitted through www.mathjobs.org. All applications received by January 16, 2017 will be given full consideration.

For more information about the position or about Queen's university, please see the departmental web page at www.mast.queensu.ca.

Tenure-track faculty position in Applied Mathematics at the rank of Assistant Professor

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen's University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position in Applied Mathematics at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a starting date of July 1, 2017. Applications from outstanding researchers in all areas of Applied Mathematics are invited. Priority will be given to candidates able to contribute to the Mathematics and Engineering program or to the Mathematical Biology program. The main criterion for selection is research and teaching excellence.

In areas related to the Mathematics and Engineering program, there are presently research groups in Communication Theory, Geometric Control Theory, Information Theory, Stochastic Control, and Geometric Mechanics. For more information about the Mathematics and Engineering program, please see http://www.mast.queensu.ca/meng/. A candidate who joins the Mathematics and Engineering group will be expected to obtain a license as a Professional Engineer; an undergraduate degree in Engineering is a strong asset towards obtaining the license.

Research in Mathematical Biology in our department is currently centred around evolutionary biology, ecology, and infectious disease epidemiology, with particular emphasis on the use of deterministic and stochastic dynamical systems, game theory, and optimization. For more information about the Mathematical Biology program, please see http://www.mast.queensu.ca/graduate/bio.php. The successful candidate in Mathematical Biology will be expected to work in any of these or complementary areas of research, and to contribute to both the graduate and undergraduate program.

Candidates must have a PhD or an equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications, and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to research leadership and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. The successful candidate will be expected to work in areas of study that complement areas already represented in the department and to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment. The successful candidate will also be expected to make substantive contributions through service to the Department, to the Faculty of Arts & Science, to the University, and/or the broader community. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: 'I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada'; OR, 'I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada'. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of: a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph), a current Curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available), and at least four letters of reference (one of which addresses teaching abilities and/or potential).

Application materials, with the possible exception of recommendation letters, should be submitted through http://www.mathjobs.org. Recommendation letters may be uploaded directly on http://www.mathjobs.org, or sent by e-mail to position@mast.queensu.ca, or mailed to: the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Jeffery Hall, University Ave., Kingston, ON Canada, K7L 3N6. In order to ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by December 1, 2016.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please email position@mast.queensu.ca.

Additional information about Queen’s University, which may be of interest to prospective faculty members, can be found at http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrecruitment.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca.

Contact Info

Department of Math & Stats
Jeffery Hall, 48 University Ave.
Kingston, ON Canada, K7L 3N6
Phone: (613) 533-2390
Fax: (613) 533-2964
Office Hours: 8:30am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:30pm