Positions Available

Summer 2017 Teaching Fellow Positions

Two Teaching Fellow positions are available for the Summer 2017:

  • MATH/MTHE 225 - May to late August.
  • MATH 121 Part B - mid June to late August

Deadline for applications is Friday March 17th, 2017

These positions are 75% Teaching Fellow positions, 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. 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: 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 Alan Ableson (ableson@queensu.ca)

External applicants can email their interest, and attach a CV, to Alan Ableson (ableson@queensu.ca)

Summer 2017 TA Positions

Several TAs are needed to assist with the following Summer MATH/STAT courses:

  • MATH 121 (Calculus)
  • MATH/MTHE 225 (Differential Equations)
  • STAT 263 (Introduction to Statistics)

Deadline for applications is Friday March 31st, 2017 .

These teaching assistantships are for the support of online courses. 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 (e.g. OnQ) and videoconferencing software (e.g. Adobe Connect) 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. 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: Graduate students who accept additional TA work over the Department's normal maximum of 230 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 Ping Li (pingli@mast.queensu.ca)

(Students may also apply for the Summer Teaching Fellow positions for MATH 121 and MATH 225 if they are interested.)

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