Positions Available

Teaching Assistant Positions - 2017/18

All graduate students are invited to apply for a Graduate Teaching Assistantship in the Department of Mathematics for the Fall and Winter terms of 2017/18. Following the Collective Agreement, students who have been offered TA support as part of their graduate acceptance package (Group A) will be given preference for the available positions. It is recommended that you read the PSAC Local 901 Collective Agreement .

Notes :

  • The list of courses which may be assigned a graduate teaching assistance can be found here.
  • Courses with low final enrollments will not be assigned a TA. The cutoff is usually 15 students.
  • Some instructors may opt not to use a TA.
  • Enrollments are not final until September and January in the case of winter term courses.
  • Teaching assistantship duties are broken down into four main categories: student contact (running tutorials/labs and proctoring); term marking (assignments and quizzes throughout the term); exam marking (mid-year and final exams at the end of term and after classes are over); and administrative support (preparing solutions, answering student emails; posting solutions, etc.) Not all courses will require all categories of work.

Internal Candidates (Group A & B, students enrolled in a MATH or STAT graduate program): You will be emailed a link to a survey to indicate your course preferences.

External Candidates (Group C and D): Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, as well as any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a teaching dossier or student evaluations, etc. to Ping Li ( pingli@queensu.ca).

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's University 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, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Review of completed applications will begin after 1 August 2017 and continue until the positions are filled. The final appointments are subject to budgetary approval and regular staffing. Additional information about the Department of Mathematics and Statistics can be found at http://www.mast.queensu.ca/

Any questions can be directed to Ping Li (pingli@queensu.ca).


Teaching Fellow Positions - 2017/18

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Queen’s University invites applications from qualified candidates interested in teaching one or more of the following courses in the coming academic year:

  • MATH 111 (Linear Algebra, Fall 2017): 289 Students
  • MATH 126 (Differential and Integral Calculus, Winter 2018): 60 students
  • MATH/MTHE 228 (Complex Analysis, Winter 2018): 111 students
  • MTHE 237 (Differential Equations for Engineering Science, Fall 2017): 180 students
  • MTHE 339 (Evolutionary Game Theory, Winter 2018): 165 students

Preference will be given to graduate students the Department of Mathematics and Statistics who meet the following qualifications:

- currently enrolled in our Doctoral program

- have passed the qualifying exam(if applicable) and the comprehensive exam for their program

- have completed our Teaching Apprenticeship program which requires 15 hours of classroom instructional training or have equivalent post-secondary teaching training. Current doctoral students who have not completed the Teaching Apprenticeship program and who are interested in teaching in the winter term will have an opportunity to complete an apprenticeship in the Fall term.

A complete application will consist of transcripts*, a curriculum vita as well as any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a teaching dossier or student evaluations. All documentation should be submitted to Dr Ping Li either in hard copy to the Main Office, Jeffery Hall, or electronically to pingli@queensu.ca.

The deadline to apply is Friday, June 16, 2017 . Review of completed applications will begin after this date and continue until the positions are filled. Final appointments are subject to budgetary approval and regular staffing.

Graduate Teachings Assistants and Teaching Fellows at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement for Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows between PSAC Local 901 and Queen's University (see http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/teaching-assistants-and-fellows/collective-agreement ). Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's University 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, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

*Current students should ask Jennifer Read to provide these.

Summer 2018 Teaching Fellow Positions

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Queen’s University invites applications from qualified candidates interested in teaching one or more of the following courses in the Spring and Summer terms 2018:

  • MATH/MTHE 225 (Differential Equations)- May to late August.
  • MATH 121 Part B (Differential and Integral Calculus)- mid June to late August

These positions are 75% Teaching Fellow positions, as some work will be shared with the course coordinator. Preference will be given to graduate students in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics who meet the following qualifications:

  • currently enrolled in our Doctoral program

· have passed the qualifying exam(if applicable) and the comprehensive exam for their program

· have completed our Teaching Apprenticeship program which requires 15 hours of classroom instructional training or have equivalent post-secondary teaching training. Current doctoral students who have not completed the Teaching Apprenticeship program and who are interested in teaching these two courses in Spring/Summer 2018 will have an opportunity to complete an apprenticeship in the Fall or Winter term.

Responsibilities:

In addition to mastery of the course material, the instructor will be responsible for at a minimum:

  • familiarization with all posted learning materials;
  • participation in training for use in electronic resources (E.g. OnQ, LateX, video conferencing tools);
  • adapting and editing learning materials to improve their efficacy, either based on personal review or student feedback;
  • daily monitoring (Mon-Fri) of posts on the OnQ forums, and responding as necessary;
  • prompt and effective response to student emails (same- or next-day response, Mon-Fri);
  • leading on-line meetings with students using Adobe Connect;
    • (we expect an average of 2-5 hours per week for on-line meetings)
  • grading tests and end-of-term exams; some TA support is available;
  • some updates of the OnQ site with relevant student information (updating upcoming activities, posting grades, etc.);
  • creation of weekly feedback videos.

Other course-specific duties may also be required.

Note: Current graduate students selected for one of these positions will have their Fall and/or Winter TA hours reduced.

Time commitment

While most of the instructional work can be done Monday through Friday during regular business hours, some student contact (e.g. online tutorials) will likely require evening or weekend scheduling.

Applying

A complete application will consist of a copy or your transcript(s)*, a curriculum vita as well as any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a teaching dossier or student evaluations. All documentation should be submitted to Dr. Ping Li either in hard copy to the Main Office, Jeffery Hall, or electronically to pingli@queensu.ca.

*Current students should ask Jennifer Read to provide these transcript(s).

The deadline to apply is Friday, June 16, 2017 . Review of completed applications will begin after this date and continue until the positions are filled. Final appointments are subject to budgetary approval and regular staffing.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s University 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, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.







Contact Info

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

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