Positions Available

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 - full-time contract position

The Mathematics and Engineering program at Queen's University, Kingston, administered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of academic assistant to coordinate design related project courses and run laboratory components of regular courses. Rate of pay $28.04 per hour.

Qualifications

Minimum of an MSc in Engineering, Engineering Sciences, or related field. Strong mathematical background. Experience with Engineering Design. Capable with hardware and software. Candidates must have excellent communication and presentation skills, as well as be capable of working as a member of a teaching team. Must be a licensed Professional Engineer or be eligible for licensing.

Duties

  • APSC 100 project supervisor
  • APSC 200/293 coordinator and developer
  • MTHE 393 coordinator and developer
  • Coordinate 493 and 494 and possibly act as project manager
  • Maintain control labs

Course descriptions and detailed duties

APSC 100. This is a first year course for all students in Engineering and Applied Science. The component of the course pertaining to the job is acting as supervisor for 12 week, client based, group design projects. Students give presentations and write reports for the projects. There are undergraduate teaching assistants for the course who manage the day-to-day parts of the supervision.

APSC 200/293. This is a second year engineering design course. The component of the course pertaining to the job is acting as overseer of a 6 week group design project for Mathematics and Engineering students. Students give presentations and write reports for the projects.

MTHE 332. This is a third year introductory control course for Mathematics and Engineering students. The course has a series of labs, and the duties include acting as lab manager and marking lab reports.

MTHE 393. This is a third year engineering design course, solely for Mathematics and Engineering students. The first half of the course consists of lectures and labs in system and control theory. The second part of the course is a design project in system identification and control theory. In the first part of the course, students write lab reports, and in the second part of the course students give a presentation and write reports.

MTHE 430. This is a fourth year advanced control course for Mathematics and Engineering students. The course has a series of labs, and the duties include acting as lab manager and marking lab reports.

MTHE 493. This is the Mathematics and Engineering capstone design course. Duties for this course include coordination, and possibly supervising projects if the candidate is able to do so.

MTHE 494. This is a fourth year seminar course for Mathematics and Engineering students. Duties for this course include coordination of the various lecturers for the course, and overseeing student presentations.

Completed applications should include

  • C.V.
  • Transcripts
  • Cover letter (1 page)
  • A minimum of 2 letters of reference, send independently of other application material

Submit your application to: Marge Lambert, Admin. Assist, Math & Stats Dept., lambertm@mast.queensu.ca by May 20, 2015


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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