Positions Available


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.

Applying

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
mathstat@mast.queensu.ca

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