Positions Available

Teaching Fellow Positions– 2014/15

MATH 112 – W –Introduction to Linear Algebra– 180 students
MATH 221 – F – Vector Calculus – 150 students
MATH/MTHE 312 – W  Linear Algebra– 95 students
MTHE 332 – W – Introduction to Control Theory – 45 students
MTHE 367 – W – Engineering Data Analysis - 250 students
STAT 462 – F– Computational Dada Analysis -35 students
STAT 465 – W – Quality Management -  20 students

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified graduate students interested in teaching the courses listed above.  Candidates should be enrolled as a Ph.D. student, have completed their comprehensive exam and at least 15 hours of classroom instructional training (e.g. the Teaching Apprenticeship program).

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.

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. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria.

Internal Candidates: please express your interest by email to Greg Smith (ugchair@mast.queensu.ca).

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 Greg Smith (ugchair@mast.queensu.ca).

Review of completed applications will begin after Friday, July 25th, 2014 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

Summer Teaching Fellow Positions

One Teaching Fellow position is available for the Summer MATH 121 course (Session 2: mid June - late August 2014).

Deadline for applications is Wed Apr 16th, 2014.

This position is a 75% Teaching Fellow position, as some work will be shared with a departmental instructor.

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. Moodle, Elluminate);
  • 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 Moodle 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 Elluminate;
    • (we expect an average of 4-6 hours per week for on-line meetings)
  • grading tests and end-of-term exams; some TA support is available;
  • some updates of the Moodle 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: Candidates should consult their supervisor before accepting any additional employment. Full-time students employed as teaching assistants are limited to a maximum of ten hours a week (average) in this capacity.

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.


Students in Teaching Fellow Group B (essentially all Dept. of Math & Stats grad students) can email their interest to ableson@queensu.ca
External applicants can email their interest, and attach a CV, to ableson@queensu.ca

Summer TA Positions

Two or more TAs are needed to assist with the Summer MATH 121 course.

Deadline for applications is Wednesday April 16th, 2014.

These teaching assistantships are for the support of an online course. Some training and preparation is needed before the start of the course. Candidates must be prepared to work outside the regular 9-5 work week, and have access to the internet and a computer that meets minimum requirements. Experience with learning management systems (eg Moodle) and videoconferencing software (eg Blackboard Elluminate) would be an asset.

The primary responsibility will be grading. Possible additional responsibilities may include:

  • leading online tutorials,
  • monitoring and responding to forum postings, and/or
  • answering student emails.

Each position is expected to be in the range 20-40 hours per TA, to be performed over the period May 1 - Aug 15, 2014. Continuing and Distance Studies (CDS) will determine the actual contract hours closer to the start of term, once the final enrollment is known and in consultation with the instructor.

Note: Students who accept additional TA work over the Department's normal maximum of 156 hours per academic year may have their RA reduced. Full-time students employed as teaching assistants are limited to a maximum of ten hours a week (average) in this capacity. Students should consult their supervisor before accepting any additional employment.

Students in Group A or B (Dept. of Math & Stats grad students) can email their interest to ableson@mast.queensu.ca.

Contact Info

Department of Math & Stats
Jeffery Hall, University Ave.
Kingston, ON Canada, K7L 3N6
Phone: (613) 533-2390
Fax: (613) 533-2964