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Graduate Teaching Assistantship - 2015/16
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All graduate students are invited to apply for a Graduate Teaching Assistantship in the Department of Mathematics for the Fall and Winter terms of 2015/16. Following the Collective Agreement, students who have been offered TA support as part of their graduate acceptance package will be given preference for the available positions. It is recommended that you read the PSAC Local 901 Collective Agreement for Graduate Teaching and Teaching Fellows (2013-2017)

Notes:
  • The list is of all courses which may be assigned a graduate TA.
  • 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.
  • Instructors and enrollments are not final until September (Fall term) and January (Winter term) in the case of winter term courses.
  • TA duties are broken down into three categories: student contact (running tutorials/labs and proctoring); term marking (assignments, quizzes) and exam marking (mid-year and final exams); other (preparing solutions, etc.). Not all courses will require all categories of work.

Internal Candidates (Group A and 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 Anne Burns (burnsa@mast.queensu.ca) by August 10, 2015.

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 August 10, 2015 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@mast.queensu.ca)



Teaching Fellow Positions– 2015/16

MATH/MTHE 212 – W – Linear Algebra– 95 students
MATH 221 – F – Vector Calculus – 100 students
STAT 471 – W – Sampling and Experimental Design – 35 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 Gregory G. 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 Gregory G. Smith (ugchair@mast.queensu.ca).

Review of completed applications will begin after Friday, 24 July, 2015 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.

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Summer 2015 Teaching Fellow Positions

Two Teaching Fellow positions are available for the Summer MATH 121 course

  • Session 1: May 1 - mid June.
  • Session 2: mid June - late August

Deadline for applications is Monday, April 6th, 2015.

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, 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 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.

Applying

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


Academic Assistant - part-time

The Mathematics and Statistics Department at Queen's University, Kingston, invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of academic assistant to assist with the development of on-line courses. To begin March 20, 2015 – as a part-time contract position (approx. 10 hours per week) at $28.04 per hour.

Qualifications

Strong mathematical background, especially in Calculus and Differential Equations. Experience with software such as Perl, LateX, HTML, Webwork, Moodle. Candidates must have excellent communication and presentation skills.

Completed applications should include

  • C.V.
  • Cover letter (1 page max)
  • Two references who can be contacted

Submit your application to: Marge Lambert, Admin. Assist, Math & Stats Dept., lambertm@mast.queensu.ca


Two-year Postdoctoral Positions

Applications are invited for two-year postdoctoral positions beginning July 1, 2015. 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 three one-semester courses per year. The combined annual salary for research and teaching is at least $46,300 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. Candidates are encouraged to contact a faculty member with whom they expect to interact during the fellowship.

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.Reviewing applications will begin on March 9 and continue until the positions are filled.

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


Two-year Postdoctoral Positions

Pending budget approval, applications are invited for two-year postdoctoral positions beginning July 1, 2015. 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 19, 2015 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.





Contact Info

Department of Math & Stats
Jeffery Hall, University Ave.
Kingston, ON Canada, K7L 3N6
Phone: (613) 533-2390
Fax: (613) 533-2964
mathstat@mast.queensu.ca
Office Hours (Summer 2015): 9:00am-4:00pm

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