Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

APSC 100 Module 2 Introduction to Experimentation Coordinator - Fall/Winter term

Posted: July 8, 2014
Status: Closed

Applicants are invited to apply for the position of APSC100 Module 2 Coordinator. APSC100 is a course that encompasses engineering design, problem solving, experimentation and professional practice. Module 2 specifically focuses on experimentation and the design of simple experiments to obtain accurate and reliable information. This position is for 8 months from Sept 2014 to April 2015 with an expectation of an average of 14 hours per week.

Duties include:

Preparing/modifying the Module 2 course manual and all relevant web-based material content; TA training, organizing and managing;
Managing the organization of all labs and Module 2 student activities;
Attending all orientation sessions, as well as physics-based lab and tutorial lab sessions to act as a “floating TA” and oversee the work of TAs and students;

Liaising with the coordinators of APSC100, Module 2 labs run out of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering;
Preparing all organizational documents for the course instructor, TAs and students;
Working closely with the course instructor during orientation and laboratory sessions and conducting instruction when required;

Managing all marking and homework return to students; Answering and addressing all student emails and inquiries; Coordinating student absentees;
Dealing with academic integrity issues.

Requirements:

Degree in Physics or Engineering;
Experience in laboratory management and instruction; Expertise in the use of Word and Excel;
Good technical writing, communication and presentation skills.

Assets:

Knowledge of educational strategies in engineering education; Knowledge of D2L.

Compensation:

Remuneration is 28.04 + 7% in lieu of vacation time and benefits, in accordance with Queen’s University Academic Assistants - USW Local 2010-01 Collective Agreement - found at the following link: http://www.queensu.ca/humanresources/employee-tools/unions-and-associations, with an expectation of an average of 14 hours per week.

How to Apply:

Please forward your applications to Noreen Haun electronically in the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy. Review of completed applications will begin after July 15th, 2014. Completed applications should include:

  1. C.V.
  2. A one-paragraph statement within the application e-mail stating why the position is of interest and relevant experience for the position.

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Office thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.