Open Positions       

TA OPPORTUNITY – GRADUATE STUDENTS  / APSC 275 (Summer 2024)

Course Title: Statistics and Differential Equations

Course Code: APSC 275

Course Dates: Summer 2024 (May 1, 2024 – August 31, 2024)

Weekly Hours: Approx. 50 hours spread over 17 weeks

  • In addition to course support activities, this position requires the TA to lead 2 hours per week of in-class delivery of labs and tutorials between May 6th and July 26th – must be available in-person for the following:
    • Thursdays 1:30-2:30
    • Fridays 9:30-10:30

 Positions: 1

Posting Date: April 10th, 2024

Application Deadline: April 18th, 2024

Position Description:

Graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship in the Stephen J.R. Smith Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, for the APSC 275 “Statistics and Differential Equations” course which is offered as part of the in-person summer college bridging program (more information available at https://smithengineering.queensu.ca/programs/bridge/index). 

Course Description:

The course will discuss the application of linear differential equations with constant coefficients, and systems of linear equations with engineering applications. Additionally, the course will explore relevant data analysis techniques including graphical and statistical analysis and presentation of experimental data, random sampling, estimation using confidence intervals, linear regression, residuals and correlation.  

Course Details:

This course involves synchronous in-person delivery from May 1, 2024 – August 31, 2024.

Expected Enrolment (subject to change):  15 students

Summer term classes begin Monday May 6th and end Friday July 26, 2024.  The Summer term examination period is August 2-10, 2024.

A TA position is available for approximately 17 weeks in the Summer 2024 term. The exact number of hours allocated to the contract will be based upon the final enrollment (approx. 50 hours currently estimated over the term).

The course will be delivered in-person and applicants must be available on-campus in Kingston, Ontario. The course has the following sessions per week and the TA must be available to lead the labs and tutorials held as follows:

  • Thursdays 1:30-2:30
  • Fridays      9:30-10:30

TA assignment duties will include delivery of labs and tutorials and may also include assisting students with problem solving, answering student e-mails and inquiries, assessment and feedback on student deliverables and exams, as well as posting marks and assisting with the course onQ site. The labs involve programming activities in the Python Language and applicants are expected to have proficiency in this programming language. 

Note: The maximum number of hours of work for any Graduate TA, regardless of the number of TAships held, is no more than an average of 10 hours per week (averaged over the full year, per 16.02 TA Collective Agreement) so please inform us of your hours availability. Graduate Teaching Assistants at Queen’s University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria.  

Collective Agreement details can be found at:

https://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/psac%20901-1/collective-agreements/MoAs/LoUs

Completed applications should include:

  1. C.V.
  2. Cover Letter stating why the position is of interest and discussion of relevant experience you have for the position.
  3. Copy of unofficial transcript

Please forward your applications to Michaela Olesova in the Stephen J.R. Smith Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at mo51@queensu.ca

Smith Engineering thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates considered for the position will be contacted.

 

 


Previously Posted Positions  

CLOSED: 

Teaching Fellow APSC 275 - Statistics and Differential Equations 

Teaching Fellow APSC 135-Introductory Chemistry for Technology Students

Teaching Fellow APSC 275-Statistics and Differential Equations

Teaching Fellow APSC 210/293-Engineering Design and Practice

Teaching Fellow APSC 175-Calculus II

CLOSED: APSC 200/293 Engineering Design and Practice II/Engineering Communications TA – Winter 2024

Posted on ­­­November 7, 2023

       

All graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship (TA) in APSC 200/293 for Winter 2024.

The courses are related to design and communication, so strengths in these areas are strongly preferred. Graduate students from all engineering and applied science disciplines are welcome to apply, although some background in chemical engineering, engineering chemistry, geological engineering, or mechanical engineering would be advantageous.

TA duties will include assisting students during design and communication workshops, providing guidance and feedback to design project teams, marking assignments, reports and presentations, and entering grades. Any necessary training will be included in the TA assignment.

The employability skills that are considered important and that will be further developed by this position include:

  • Technical writing
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Teamwork abilities
  • Confidence and ability to work with others as well as independently
  • Self-motivation, initiative
  • Time management

Applicants chosen for an interview will be asked to complete a writing assessment, and successful applicants must have demonstrated the high level of technical communications and English proficiency required for these positions.

Winter term TA contracts run Jan 1 – Apr 30, 2024. Remuneration is $41.14/hour plus 7% benefits. Total hours may range from 60-80 hours per term, depending on the assigned section and duties.

The maximum number of hours of work for any Graduate TA, regardless of the number of TAships held, is no more than an average of 10 hours per week (averaged over the academic year, per 16.02 TA Collective Agreement) so please inform us of your hours of availability. Graduate Teaching Assistants at Queen’s University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria. Collective Agreement details can be found on the Faculty Relations website at: https://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/psac%20901-1/collective-agreements/MoAs/LoUs

TAs will be assigned to a section and must be available in-person for the section’s two 2-hour weekly workshop times shown below (although both of the times will not always run every week).  We will attempt to assign TAs to a section of their discipline or preference, but this is not always possible due to multiple scheduling constraints.  Therefore, please indicate in the online application form all of the following section (200, 202, 203, 204) which fit within your timetable (even if they do not match your discipline). If you are at present uncertain about some of your availability, you can provide details at the end of your online application form:

Workshop times

Section

Dept

Day

Fall workshop times

200

CHEE/ENCH

Tues

11:30-1:30

 

 

Fri

2:30-4:30

202

GEOE

Mon

2:30-4:30

 

 

Wed

2:30-4:30

203

MME A

Tues

2:30-4:30

 

 

Fri

10:30-12:30

204

MME B

Tues

8:30-10:30

 

 

Fri

2:30-4:30

 

To apply:

Complete an online application form here:

https://forms.office.com/r/RJqfwNAasS

Within the form where indicated, upload a SINGLE pdf file with name format "Firstname Lastname YourStudentNetID.pdf" which contains, in this order:

  1. A cover letter, explaining why you want to be a TA for APSC 200/293, your relevant experience, and why you believe you are a good fit for the position
  2. C.V.
  • An unofficial copy of your latest transcript

A review of completed applications will continue until the positions are filled.  The Faculty Office thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.  Questions not answered here can be directed to: Amanda Thoo (a.thoo@queensu.ca) in Smith Engineering at Queen's.

 

CLOSED:

APSC 401- TA OPPORTUNITY – GRADUATE STUDENTS

Posted on Nov 27, 2023     

Course Title: Inter-Disciplinary Projects

Course Code: APSC 401 (co-listed as ASCX 400)

Course Dates: Winter 2024 (January – April 2024)

Weekly Hours: Approx. 85 hours spread over 16 weeks

Positions: 1

Position Description:

Graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship in the Stephen J.R. Smith Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, for the APSC 401 “Inter-Disciplinary Projects” course (co-listed with the Faculty of Arts and Science as ASCX 400).  APSC 401/ASCX 400 is a single term project-based course in which students from engineering, arts and science, commerce, and occupational therapy work together in multi-disciplinary teams on real-world projects for client partners (industry, government, not-for profit, academic). Core course learning objectives include design thinking, problem solving, team-work, project management, communication, and professional practice.

A TA position is available for 16 weeks in the Winter 2023 term. The exact number of hours allocated to the contract will be based upon the number of projects selected for the course (approx. 85 hours over the term). The course will be delivered in-person and applicants must be available on-campus in Kingston, Ontario. The course has two sessions per week, on Monday (18:30 – 21:30) and Thursday (18:30 – 19:30).

TA assignment duties may include assisting students with problem solving on their specific projects, mentoring student groups, answering student emails and inquiries, assisting or leading tutorials, assessment and feedback on student reports, memos and presentations, as well as posting marks and assisting with the course OnQ site.  Any necessary training will be provided as needed. Skills and experience that will be considered assets for this position include:

 

  • Project management experience
  • Experience with OnQ (D2L) and other online course platforms
  • Technical writing
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Teamwork abilities
  • Confidence and ability to work with others as well as independently
  • Self-motivation and initiative
  • Time management

 

Note: The maximum number of hours of work for any Graduate TA, regardless of the number of TAships held, is no more than an average of 10 hours per week (averaged over the full year, per 16.02 TA Collective Agreement) so please inform us of your hours availability. Graduate Teaching Assistants at Queen’s University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria.  

 Collective Agreement details can be found at:

https://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/psac%20901-1/collective-agreements/MoAs/LoUs

Completed applications should include:

  1. C.V.
  2. Cover Letter stating why the position is of interest and discussion of relevant experience you have for the position.

Please forward your applications to Michaela Olesova in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at mo51@queensu.ca

Smith Engineering thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates considered for the position will be contacted.

Calendar information for the course:

APSC 401 Interdisciplinary Projects W | K4.5

Lecture: Yes
Lab: No
Tutorial: Yes


Multidisciplinary teams of engineering, commerce, law, science, social science, and humanities students, as appropriate, undertake consulting projects with industrial, government, and not-for-profit clients. Typical project types include social innovation, process improvement, business strategy/marketing, environmental, start-ups, blue-sky, or a combination of topics which are selected based on societal and industry interests. This is a winter term course, but students will meet with their teams and client at the end of the fall term. Following a phase of self-directed problem and scope definition, students will execute their projects in groups, guided by experienced professionals. Students will receive formal training in project management, effective teaming, client interaction, and communication in professional environments. Students interact regularly with clients at a technical and management level. The course concludes with a comprehensive report and presentation to the client. Participation in the course is by selection. Students must apply for admission into the course by providing a copy of their resume, unofficial transcript, and a cover letter substantiating their interest in the course. This course is co-taught with instructors teaching the equivalent courses in other Faculties.

PREREQUISITE(S): Completion of 3rd year core courses and permission of the instructor.                                                                            

 

CLOSED :APSC 103 Communication Assistant - Winter Term

Posted on Nov 14, 2023

All graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship as a Communication Assistant for the course APSC 103 in Winter 2024. APSC 103 is a first-year course in engineering design where students are encouraged to tackle open-ended problems as they work directly with a community partner in addressing a specified need. Professional experience and comfort in the subject of professional communications is essential as well as evaluating students critically in this area. You can read more about APSC 103 here.

Assignment duties will include grading student projects from a communication perspective, entering the grades in OnQ and meeting with students to review their work and to provide feedback. Attendance at training sessions is mandatory. Marked assignments are expected to be completed and returned with relevant feedback within one week of the submission date. Marking guides will be provided and any necessary training will be incorporated.

Experience in Engineering communication is required. Preference will be given for experience in OnQ and workshop experience. Any relevant combination of technical requirements and experience will be considered. Queen’s WHMIS certification is required.

The maximum number of hours of work for any Graduate TA, regardless of the number of TAships held, is no more than an average of 10 hours per week (averaged over the academic year, per 16.02 TA Collective Agreement) so please inform us of your hours of availability. Graduate Teaching Assistants at Queen’s University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria. Collective Agreement details can be found here.

To Apply: Please fill out the application form here.

Completed applications should include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. C.V.
  3. Unofficial copy of your transcript

Applicants may be asked to complete a writing assessment before interviews are offered. 

Review of completed applications will begin after Nov.23, 2023 and will continue until the positions are filled.  The Faculty Office thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.  Questions can be directed to: apsc100.m1m3@queensu.ca in Smith Engineering at Queen’s University.

 

 APSC 103 Project Manager Upper Year- Winter Term

Posted on Nov 14, 2023

All graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship for the course APSC 103 in Winter 2024. APSC 103 is a first-year course in engineering design where students are encouraged to tackle open-ended problems as they work directly with a community partner in addressing a specified need. Professional experience and comfort in the subject of professional communications is essential as well as evaluating students critically in this area. You can read more about APSC 103 here.

Typically, Project Managers for APSC 103 are undergraduate students but for teams that are made up of upper year students we are looking for a Project Manager with more experience dealing with teams.

APSC 103 PM Responsibilities

  • Participating in training sessions to prepare for the position
  • Becoming completely familiar with assigned project(s)
  • Evaluating student oral and written work during and at the end of term
  • Attending meetings with Faculty Advisors, Program Associate, and Course Coordinator, as required
  • Ensuring the project teams remain focused on their projects and are on-schedule for on-time completion
  • Reporting any problems with the project and/or students to the Program Associate and/or Course Coordinator promptly
  • Scheduling oral presentations in consultation with students and Faculty Advisors
  • Providing feedback on projects to Faculty Advisors, Course Coordinator, Program Associate

Important notes:

  • This position requires non-standard working hours-you must be available to meet with student teams during the day, in the evening, and on weekends, as required
  • The workload for this position is not evenly distributed - you may find the beginning, and end-of-term to be considerably busier

PM Qualifications

  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Leadership and supervisory experience
  • Experience with engineering design (either academically or in the work-world)
  • Above average oral and written communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with lab safety
  • Enthusiasm and genuine interest in providing leadership to first year students
  • Ability to learn new concepts quickly
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows-based software

A combination of technical requirements and experience will be considered. Queen’s WHMIS certification is required.

The maximum number of hours of work for any Graduate TA, regardless of the number of TAships held, is no more than an average of 10 hours per week (averaged over the academic year, per 16.02 TA Collective Agreement) so please inform us of your hours of availability. Graduate Teaching Assistants at Queen’s University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria. Collective Agreement details can be found here.

To Apply: Please fill out the application form here.

Completed applications should include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. C.V.
  3. Unofficial copy of your transcript

Applicants may be asked to complete a writing assessment before interviews are offered. 

Review of completed applications will begin after Nov.23, 2023 and will continue until the positions are filled.  The Faculty Office thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.  Questions can be directed to: apsc100.m1m3@queensu.ca in Smith Engineering at Queen’s University.

APSC 480 Multi-disciplinary Industry Engineering Design Project TA Position - Fall 2023 and Winter 2024 Terms

Posted on July 4, 2023

Engineering graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship for the APSC 480 “Multi-disciplinary Industry Engineering Design Project” course.

APSC 480 is a full-year project-based multidisciplinary capstone course with funded industry projects focusing on engineering design and innovation, problem solving, and professional practice in a “real-world” engineering context. TA positions are available for the combined Fall/Winter 23/24 terms, with 12 week contracts per term. Contracts will range from 60-75 hours per term, depending on number of assigned teams.

TA’s are expected to be available for in-person activities when required, although occasional meetings may be held remotely.

TA assignment duties may include assisting students with problem solving on their specific projects, answering student emails and inquiries, assisting or leading tutorials, assessment and feedback on student reports and presentations, as well as posting marks and assisting with the course onQ site. Any necessary training will be included in the assignment. Technical skills and interests that will be considered assets for this position include:

  • Prior completion of APSC 480 and/or APSC 381: Advanced Design for Innovation
  • High achievement in engineering design courses
  • Familiarity with engineering design software (Matlab, CADD, ANSYS, SIMSCI, etc.)
  • Information retrieval and evaluation
  • Educational strategies in engineering education
  • Computer-based data acquisition

The employability skills that will be considered complementary to the technical skills above, and that will be further developed by this position include:

  • Experience with onQ (D2L) and other online course platforms
  • Technical writing
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Teamwork abilities
  • Confidence and ability to work with others as well as independently
  • Self-motivation and initiative
  • Time management

TA positions will be 12 weeks in length per term, for both fall and winter terms.

Note: The maximum number of hours of work for any Graduate TA, regardless of the number of TAships held, is no more than an average of 10 hours per week (averaged over the full year, per 16.02 TA Collective Agreement) so please inform us of your hours of availability. Graduate Teaching Assistants at Queen’s University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria. Collective Agreement details can be found on the Faculty Relations website.

To apply:

Complete an online application form here:

https://forms.office.com/r/wSP3CMXSP0

Within the form where indicated, upload a SINGLE pdf file with name format "Firstname Lastname YourStudentNetID.pdf" which contains, in this order:

  1. A brief (one or two paragraphs) statement stating why the position is of interest and relevant experience for the position.
  2. C.V.
  3. Unofficial transcripts

A review of completed applications will begin after August 9, 2023 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Smith Engineering at Queen's Office thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates considered for the position will be contacted. Questions not answered here can be directed to: Amanda Thoo (a.thoo@queensu.ca) in Smith Engineering at Queen's.

Calendar information for the course:

APSC 480

Multi-disciplinary Industry Engineering Design Project

F/W

K 9

Building on the design engineering fundamentals learned in APSC 381, the objective of this course is to further develop the student's design, innovation, and professional skills. Working in multi-disciplinary teams, students will engage in real-world design projects typically offered by industry based clients. While designing a product, process, or system, design processes will be applied from problem definition through validation of physical prototype or digital/mathematical models. Professional engineering skills such as communication, teamwork, project management, engineering economics, ethics, and safety will be integral to the projects. Accompanying lectures, exercises, tutorials, and guest speakers will augment the projects. (0/0/28/0/80)     

 

CLOSED: APSC 101 (Module 1) In class support- Fall term 2023

Posted on July 4, 2023

All graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship in APSC 101. The course focuses on engineering design, problem solving, and professional practice. You can read more about this module here. This is a TA position available in the Fall 2023 term.

This position will provide support to the instructor in the in class studios. There are 4 two hour Studios every week. (Tues 10:30-12:30; Wed 10:30-12:30; 1:30-3:30pm; Wed 5:30-7:30pm) The TA contract will be for 120 hours for the term if assigned to all 4 sections and would include training and preparation time and adjusted if less sections are assigned.

TA assignment duties may include assisting students with problem solving, answering student emails and inquiries, assisting the instructor in managing the classroom activities and technology.

The employability skills that will be considered complimentary to this position include:

  • Technical writing
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Teamwork abilities
  • Confidence and ability to work with others as well as independently
  • Self-motivation, initiative
  • Time management

Course topics include:

  • Problem definition
  • Gather, understand and evaluate information sources
  • Modeling and argumentation
  • Teaming
  • Writing process
  • Idea generation
  • Decision making
  • Engineering ethics and codes
  • Economic analysis
  • Engineering law

Note: The maximum number of hours of work for any Graduate TA, regardless of the number of TAships held, is no more than an average of 10 hours per week (16.02 TA Collective Agreement) so please inform us of your hours of availability. Graduate Teaching Assistants at Queen’s University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria. Collective Agreement details can be found on the Faculty Relations website.

Review of completed applications will begin after July 18th, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Completed applications should include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. C.V.
  3. Unofficial transcripts

Please complete the application here:

https://forms.office.com/r/g3bAQFckZH

The Faculty Office thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Calendar information APSC 101 (Module 1):

 This course develops the ability to conceive, design, and implement
solutions in an engineering context via team-based design projects. It
develops complex problem solving, teaming, critical thinking, and
communication skills, and provides guidance in incorporating safety,
ethical, economic, and social factors in engineering problem solving.
Examples and project topics are chosen to complement instruction in
other first year courses, specifically including programming and
graphics.

 

 

CLOSED: APSC 101 (Module 1) Complex problem solving TAs -Grading position- Fall term 2023

Posted on July 4, 2023

All graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship in APSC 101. The course focuses on engineering design, problem solving, and professional practice. You can read more about this module here. This is a TA position available in the Fall 2023 term.

Individual contracts will be made depending on TA hours available for the individual and the duties required but will be approximately 40-60 hours for the term with marking between Sept -Dec.

TA assignment duties may include answering student emails and inquiries, marking of assignments and exams, summarizing student grades for the instructor and posting on the Learning Management System. Any necessary training will be included in the assignment.

Technical skills and interests that will be considered an asset for this position include:

  • Engineering software tools
  • Information retrieval and evaluation
  • Educational strategies in engineering education

The employability skills that will be considered complimentary to the technical skills above and that will be further developed by this position include:

  • Technical writing
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Teamwork abilities
  • Confidence and ability to work with others as well as independently
  • Self-motivation, initiative
  • Time management

Course topics include:

  • Problem definition
  • Gather, understand and evaluate information sources
  • Modeling and argumentation
  • Teaming
  • Writing process
  • Idea generation
  • Decision making
  • Engineering ethics and codes
  • Economic analysis
  • Engineering law

Please complete an online application form here.

Note: The maximum number of hours of work for any Graduate TA, regardless of the number of TAships held, is no more than an average of 10 hours per week (16.02 TA Collective Agreement) so please inform us of your hours of availability. Graduate Teaching Assistants at Queen’s University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria. Collective Agreement details can be found on the Faculty Relations website.

Review of completed applications will begin after July 18th, 2023 and continue until the positions are filled.

Completed applications should include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. C.V.
  3. Unofficial transcript(s)

The Faculty Office thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Candidates being considered will receive a communication exercise to complete.

Calendar information APSC 101 (Module 1):

 This course develops the ability to conceive, design, and implement
solutions in an engineering context via team-based design projects. It
develops complex problem solving, teaming, critical thinking, and
communication skills, and provides guidance in incorporating safety,
ethical, economic, and social factors in engineering problem solving.
Examples and project topics are chosen to complement instruction in
other first year courses, specifically including programming and
graphics.

      

     

CLOSED: APSC 101 (Module 1) Prototyping TAs -Arduino IDE/Solidworks support- Fall term 2023

Posted on July 4, 2023

All graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship in APSC 101. The course focuses on engineering design, problem solving, and professional practice. You can read more about this module here. This is a TA position available in the Fall 2023 term.

Individual contracts will be made depending on TA hours available for the individual and the duties required but will be approximately 40-60 hours for the term.

TA assignment duties will include providing support for students using Arduino IDE and/or SolidWorks and may include answering student emails and inquiries, reviewing discussion boards, marking of assignments, summarizing student grades for the instructor and posting on the Learning Management System. Any necessary training will be included in the assignment.

Technical skills and interests that will be considered an asset for this position include any combination of:

  • Arduino IDE
  • SolidWorks
  • Prototyping using 3D printers

Course topics include:

  • Problem definition
  • Gather, understand and evaluate information sources
  • Modeling and argumentation
  • Teaming
  • Writing process
  • Idea generation
  • Decision making
  • Engineering ethics and codes
  • Economic analysis
  • Engineering law

Please complete an online application form here.

Note: The maximum number of hours of work for any Graduate TA, regardless of the number of TAships held, is no more than an average of 10 hours per week (16.02 TA Collective Agreement) so please inform us of your hours of availability. Graduate Teaching Assistants at Queen’s University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria. Collective Agreement details can be found on the Faculty Relations website.

Review of completed applications will begin after July 18th, 2023 and continue until the positions are filled.

Completed applications should include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. C.V.
  3. Unofficial transcript(s)

The Faculty Office thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Calendar information APSC 101 (Module 1):

 This course develops the ability to conceive, design, and implement
solutions in an engineering context via team-based design projects. It
develops complex problem solving, teaming, critical thinking, and
communication skills, and provides guidance in incorporating safety,
ethical, economic, and social factors in engineering problem solving.
Examples and project topics are chosen to complement instruction in
other first year courses, specifically including programming and
graphics.

 

CLOSED:  APSC 200/293 Engineering Design and Practice II/Engineering Communications TA – Fall 2023

Posted on June 13, 2023

       

*** TA opportunities for APSC 200/293 for the Winter 2023 term will be posted in November (for CHEE/ENCH, GEOE and MME sections) ***

All graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship (TA) in APSC 200/293 for Fall 2023.

The courses are related to design and communication, so strengths in these areas are strongly preferred. Graduate students from all engineering and applied science disciplines are welcome to apply, although some background in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering physics, or engineering mathematics would be advantageous.

TA duties will include assisting students during design and communication workshops, providing guidance and feedback to design project teams, marking assignments, reports and presentations, and entering grades. Any necessary training will be included in the TA assignment.

The employability skills that are considered important and that will be further developed by this position include:

  • Technical writing
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Teamwork abilities
  • Confidence and ability to work with others as well as independently
  • Self-motivation, initiative
  • Time management

Applicants chosen for an interview will be asked to complete a writing assessment, and successful applicants must have demonstrated the high level of technical communications and English proficiency required for these positions.

Fall term TA contracts run Sept 1 – Dec 31, 2023. Remuneration is $41.14/hour plus 7% benefits. Total hours may range from 60-80 hours per term, depending on the assigned section and duties.

The maximum number of hours of work for any Graduate TA, regardless of the number of TAships held, is no more than an average of 10 hours per week (averaged over the academic year, per 16.02 TA Collective Agreement) so please inform us of your hours of availability. Graduate Teaching Assistants at Queen’s University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria. Collective Agreement details can be found on the Faculty Relations website at: https://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/psac%20901-1/collective-agreements/MoAs/LoUs

TAs will be assigned to a section and must be available in-person for the section’s two 2-hour weekly workshop times shown below (although both of the times will not always run every week).  We will attempt to assign TAs to a section of their discipline or preference, but this is not always possible due to multiple scheduling constraints.  Therefore, please indicate in the online application form all of the following section (200, 203, 204) which fit within your timetable (even if they do not match your discipline). If you are at present uncertain about some of your availability, you can provide details at the end of your online application form:

Workshop times

Section

Dept

Day

Fall workshop times

200

CIVL

Wed

8:30-10:30am

 

 

Fri

3:30-5:30pm

203

MTHE

Tues

4:30-6:30pm

 

 

Thur

1:30-3:30pm

204

ENPH

Wed

3:30-5:30pm

 

 

Fri

9:30-11:30am

 

To apply:

Complete an online application form here:

https://forms.office.com/r/kJexGFieR8

Within the form where indicated, upload a SINGLE pdf file with name format "Firstname Lastname YourStudentNetID.pdf" which contains, in this order:

  1. A cover letter, explaining why you want to be a TA for APSC 200/293, your relevant experience, and why you believe you are a good fit for the position
  2. C.V.
  • An unofficial copy of your latest transcript

A review of completed applications will begin after June 26th and will continue until the positions are filled.  The Faculty Office thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.  Questions not answered here can be directed to: Amanda Thoo (a.thoo@queensu.ca) in Smith Engineering at Queen's.

 

CLOSED: APSC 101 (Module 1) Project Manager- Upper Year- Fall Term

Posted on July 4 2023

All Graduate students are invited to apply for an TA as a Project Manager for Upper Year students for the course APSC 101 in Fall 2023. APSC 101 is a first-year course in engineering design where students are encouraged to tackle open-ended problems while learning the basics of Engineering design. Professional experience and comfort in the subject of professional communications is essential as well as evaluating students critically in this area. You can read more about this module here.

Typically Project Managers for APSC 101 are undergraduate students but for teams that are made up of upper year students we are looking for a Project Manager with more experience dealing with teams.

APSC 101 (Module 1) PM Responsibilities

  • Participating in training sessions to prepare for the position
  • Evaluating student oral and written work during and at the end of term
  • Attending meetings with Program Associate, and Course Coordinator, as required
  • Ensuring the project teams remain focused on their projects and are on-schedule for on-time completion
  • Reporting any problems with the project and/or students to the Program Associate and/or Course Coordinator promptly
  • Important notes:
    • This position requires non-standard working hours – you must be available to meet with students teams during the day, in the evening, and on weekends, as required
    • The workload for this position is not evenly distributed – you may find the beginning, and end-of-term to be considerably busier

PM Qualifications

  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Leadership and supervisory experience
  • Experience with engineering design (either academically or in the work-world)
  • Above average oral and written communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with lab safety
  • Enthusiasm and genuine interest in providing leadership to first-year students
  • Ability to learn new concepts quickly
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows-based software
  • Experience dealing with challenging team situations

Any relevant combination of technical requirements and experience will be considered. Queen’s WHMIS certification is required. Positions are 14 weeks in length and approx 60 hours per term. (Hours are dependant on the number of teams assigned)

Please apply here: 

https://forms.office.com/r/cdXhZTi03j

Review of completed applications will begin after July 18 and continue until the position is filled.

Note: The maximum number of hours of work for any Graduate TA, regardless of the number of TAships held, is no more than an average of 10 hours per week (16.02 TA Collective Agreement) so please inform us of your hours of availability. Graduate Teaching Assistants at Queen’s University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria. Collective Agreement details can be found on the Faculty Relations website.

Completed applications should include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. C.V.
  3. Unofficial transcripts

 

The Faculty Office thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Candidates being considered will receive a communication exercise to complete. Questions not answered here can be directed to: apsc100.m1m3@queensu.ca in Smith Engineering at Queen's. 

Calendar information APSC 101 (Module 1):

 This course develops the ability to conceive, design, and implement
solutions in an engineering context via team-based design projects. It
develops complex problem solving, teaming, critical thinking, and
communication skills, and provides guidance in incorporating safety,
ethical, economic, and social factors in engineering problem solving.
Examples and project topics are chosen to complement instruction in
other first year courses, specifically including programming and
graphics.

CLOSED: APSC 100 Module 3 Project Manager Upper Year- Winter Term

Posted on Nov 15, 2022

All graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship for the course APSC 100 in Winter 2023. APSC 100 is a first-year course in engineering design where students are encouraged to tackle open-ended problems as they work directly with a community partner in addressing a specified need. Professional experience and comfort in the subject of professional communications is essential as well as evaluating students critically in this area. You can read more about APSC 100 here.

Typically Project Managers for APSC 100 are undergraduate students but for teams that are made up of upper year students we are looking for a Project Manager with more experience dealing with teams.

APSC 100 Module 3 PM Responsibilities

  • Participating in training sessions to prepare for the position
  • Becoming completely familiar with assigned project(s)
  • Evaluating student oral and written work during and at the end of term
  • Attending meetings with Faculty Advisors, Program Associate, and Course Coordinator, as required
  • Ensuring the project teams remain focused on their projects and are on-schedule for on-time completion
  • Reporting any problems with the project and/or students to the Program Associate and/or Course Coordinator promptly
  • Scheduling oral presentations in consultation with students and Faculty Advisors
  • Providing feedback on projects to Faculty Advisors, Course Coordinator, Program Associate
  • Important notes:
    • This position requires non-standard working hours – you must be available to meet with students teams during the day, in the evening, and on weekends, as required
    • The workload for this position is not evenly distributed – you may find the beginning, and end-of-term to be considerably busier

PM Qualifications

  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Leadership and supervisory experience
  • Experience with engineering design (either academically or in the work-world)
  • Above average oral and written communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with lab safety
  • Enthusiasm and genuine interest in providing leadership to first-year students
  • Ability to learn new concepts quickly
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows-based software

 

Any relevant combination of technical requirements and experience will be considered. Queen’s WHMIS certification is required. The maximum number of hours of work for any Graduate TA, regardless of the number of TAships held, is no more than an average of 10 hours per week (averaged over the academic year, per 16.02 TA Collective Agreement) so please inform us of your hours of availability. Graduate Teaching Assistants at Queen’s University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria. Collective Agreement details can be found here.

Please fill out the application form here.

Review of completed applications will begin after Nov 25 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Completed applications should include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. C.V.
  3. Unofficial transcripts

Applicants may be asked to complete a writing assessment before interviews are offered. 

The Faculty Office thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.  Questions can be directed to: apsc100.m1m3@queensu.ca in Smith Engineering at Queen's. 

   

    


CLOSED: APSC 100 Module 3 Communication Assistant- Winter Term

Posted on Nov 15, 2022

All graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship as an Assistant for the course APSC 100 in Winter 2023. APSC 100 is a first-year course in engineering design where students are encouraged to tackle open-ended problems as they work directly with a community partner in addressing a specified need. Professional experience and comfort in the subject of professional communications is essential as well as evaluating students critically in this area. You can read more about APSC 100 here.

TA assignment duties will include grading student projects from a communication perspective, entering the grades in onQ and meeting with students to review their work and to provide feedback. Attendance at training sessions is mandatory. Marked assignments are expected to be completed and returned with relevant feedback within one week of the submission date. Marking guides will be provided and any necessary training will be incorporated.

An expansion of responsibilities includes holding in-class tutorials in written communication skills, grading and marking assignments, administering attendance and grades, liaising with the course instructor, and other responsibilities the program lead may assign. The Communications module of APSC 100 delivers written and spoken communication skills workshops to first year engineers.

Experience in Engineering communications is required. Preference will be given for experience in onQ and workshop experience. Any relevant combination of technical requirements and experience will be considered. Queen’s WHMIS certification is required. The maximum number of hours of work for any Graduate TA, regardless of the number of TAships held, is no more than an average of 10 hours per week (averaged over the academic year, per 16.02 TA Collective Agreement) so please inform us of your hours of availability. Graduate Teaching Assistants at Queen’s University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria. Collective Agreement details can be found here.

Please fill out the application form here.

Review of completed applications will begin after Nov 25 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Completed applications should include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. C.V.
  3. Unofficial transcripts

Applicants will be asked to complete a writing assessment before interviews are offered.  

The Faculty Office thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.  Questions can be directed to: apsc100.m1m3@queensu.ca in Smith Engineering at Queen's.