# Positions Available

Summer 2015 TA Positions

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

• MATH 121 (Calculus)
• MATH 232/MTHE 225 (Differential Equations)
• STAT 263 (Introduction to Statistics)

Deadline for applications is Monday, March 30th, 2015.

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 (eg Moodle) and videoconferencing software (eg Blackboard Elluminate) would be an asset.

• monitoring and responding to forum postings, and/or

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: 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 Ping Li.

(Students may also apply for the Summer Teaching Fellow positions for MATH121 if they are interested.)

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, March 30th, 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

## 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.