Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Employment Opportunities in Math & Stats

WeBWorK technical support – Casual

Date of Posting: October 21, 2020
Applications will be accepted until position is filled
Department: Mathematics & Statistics
Role: WeBWorK technical supportSupervisor: Jeananne Vickery (Department Manager)

Description of the work:

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Queen’s University invites applications from qualified applicants for a casual employee. This position will provide support to instructors who are delivering remote courses using WeBWorK by:

  • Formatting/editing questions
  • Coding
  • Site maintenance
  • Interfacing between onQ and WeBWorK
  • Tech support for Faculty who wish to maintain their own site

Start date: Immediate

End date: April 30, 2021

Hours: vary, with a maximum of 10 hours per week

Wage: $42.73 per hour (including vacation pay)

Qualifications required:

  • Familiarity with PERL/PML, MathObjects, LaTeX and D2L (onQ)
  • University degree in Mathematics
  • Ability to respond to service requests within 24 hours

To apply, please send a copy of your Curriculum vitae and a cover letter, by e-mail to Jeananne Vickery (vickeryj@queensu.ca).

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.

Please note, if you have not worked for Queen’s before, you will be required to complete online training in Health and Safety Awareness, and Access for Ontarians with Disabilities, for which you will be paid.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only the successful candidate(s) will be contacted.

 

Teaching Fellow Positions – Winter term 2021

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Queen’s University invites applications from qualified candidates interested in teaching the following courses in the winter term 2021:

  • MATH 120 - Differential and Integral Calculus, Winter 2021
  • MATH/MTHE 228 – Complex Analysis, Winter 2021

Winter term courses will be delivered remotely. On campus, in person course instruction will resume when public health declares that it is safe to do so.

Preference will be given to qualified graduate students in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics who meet the following conditions:

  • currently enrolled in our Doctoral program
  • have passed the applicable thesis prospectus exam or 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.

A complete application will consist of a copy of 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 electronically to pingli@queensu.ca.

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Review of completed applications will begin after this date and continue until the position is filled. The final appointment is 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.

 

Three-year Postdoctoral Positions

Applications are invited for one or more three-year postdoctoral positions beginning July 1, 2021. 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. Teaching duties typically consist of teaching two one-semester courses per year. The combined annual salary for research and teaching is at least $55,000 CAN. Postdoctoral fellows will also receive $2,000 per year for research related travel as well as employee benefits including dental, supplementary medical, and childcare benefit. Postdoctoral fellows may choose to participate in the Queen’s Pension Plan in their third year of employment.

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 research areas.

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. Applications received by January 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. Candidates are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty member whose research area matches their own.

Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.