Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Employment Opportunities in Math & Stats

Summer 2020 TA Positions

Several Teaching Assistant positions are available for the following 2020 Spring/Summer term ONLINE courses:

  • MATH 121 (Calculus)
  • MATH/MTHE 225 (Differential Equations)

Deadline for applications is Thursday, March 5th, 2020

These teaching assistantships are for the support of online courses. Some training and preparation will be required 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 is capable of video conferencing and performing online grading through OnQ or Crowdmark. Experience with learning management systems (e.g. OnQ) and videoconferencing software (e.g. Zoom Video Conferencing or Adobe Connect) 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 will require between 20-40 hours of work, to be performed over the period May 1 - Aug 15. Arts & Science Online (ASO) will determine the actual contract hours closer to the start of term, once the final enrollment is known and in consultation with the instructor.

Positions will be offered in accordance with Article 12 of the Collective Agreement

Internal Candidates (students currently enrolled in a MATH or STAT graduate program): Please email your interest to Dr. Ping Li (pingli@queensu.ca).

External Candidates Applications should include a current curriculum vitae, transcripts, details on relevant experience and course preferences, as well as any other relevant materials such as a teaching dossier or student evaluations, etc.  they wish to submit for consideration to Dr. Ping Li (pingli@queensu.ca).

Students may also apply for the Summer Teaching Fellow positions for MATH 121 and MATH 225 if they are interested.

Note:  Full-time students employed as teaching assistants/fellows are limited to a maximum of ten hours a week (average) in this capacity. Students should consult their supervisor and the graduate secretary before accepting any additional employment.

The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 5th, 2020.  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.

Any questions can be directed to Dr. Ping Li (pingli@queensu.ca).

Summer 2020 Teaching Fellow Positions

Two Teaching Fellow positions are available for the 2020 Spring/Summer term:

  • MATH/MTHE 225 (Differential Equations) - May to late August.
  • MATH 121 Part B (Differential and Integral Calculus) - mid June to late August

Deadline for applications is Thursday, March 5th, 2020.

These positions are 75% Teaching Fellow positions, as some work will be shared with a departmental instructor. 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 thesis prospectus/comprehensive exam for their program.
  • have completed our Teaching Apprenticeship Training program which requires 12 hours of classroom instructional training or have equivalent post-secondary teaching training.

Responsibilities:

In addition to mastery of the course material, the instructor will :

  • be familiar with all posted learning materials;
  • participate in training for use in electronic resources (E.g. OnQ, LateX, video conferencing tools);
  • adapt and edit learning materials to improve their efficacy, either based on personal review or student feedback;
  • monitor (Mon-Fri) daily posts on the OnQ forums, and respond as necessary;
  • respond promptly and effectively to student emails (same- or next-day response, Mon-Fri);
  • lead on-line meetings with students using Zoom or Adobe Connect (we expect an average of 2-5 hours per week for on-line meetings)
  • grade tests and end-of-term exams; some TA support is available;
  • update the OnQ site with relevant student information (updating upcoming activities, posting grades, etc.);

Other course-specific duties may also be required.

Candidates must be prepared to work outside the regular 9-5 workweek and have access to the internet and a computer that meets minimum requirements. Experience with learning management systems (eg onQ) and videoconferencing software (e.g. Zoom or Adobe Connect) would be an asset.

Positions will be offered in accordance with Article 12 of the Collective Agreement

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

Internal candidates (essentially all Dept. of Math & Stats graduate students) Please email your interest to Ping Li (pingli@queensu.ca)

External applicants: Applications should include a current curriculum vitae, transcripts, details on relevant experience and course preferences, as well as any other relevant materials such as a teaching dossier or student evaluations, etc. the candidate wishes to submit for consideration to Dr. Ping Li (pingli@queensu.ca).

Note: Full-time students employed as teaching assistants/fellows are limited to a maximum of ten hours a week (average) in this capacity.   Students should consult their supervisor and the graduate secretary before accepting any additional employment.

The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 5th, 2020. 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.