Positions Available

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, Fall 2017): 60 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

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.


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
mathstat@mast.queensu.ca
Office Hours: 8:30am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:30pm

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