Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

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

PHYS P20 Academic Assistantship

Posted On: September 8, 2016
Status: Closed

All Academic Assistants are invited to apply for a PHYS P20 Academic Assistantship. This position would involve marking student essays and uploading grades on onQ. You can read more about the details of this course here: http://www.queensu.ca/artsci_online/courses/physicists-in-the-nuclear-age. This position is available in the Fall 2016 term.

Hours are expected to be 0.5 hours/essay assignment (800-1000 words per assignment) and there would be 80-100 assignments at the start of October (due to be graded by mid-October) and another 80-100 assignment at the start of November (due to be graded by mid-November).

Duties may also include answering student e-mails & inquiries. Any necessary training will be included in the assignment.

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

  • An interest and understanding of the philosophy and history of science
  • Experience with OnQ/D2L beneficial
  • Clear communication skills

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

  • Confidence and ability to work independently
  • Self motivation, initiative
  • Time management

The rate of pay is 28.04 + 7% in lieu of vacation time in accordance with Union guidelines.

http://www.queensu.ca/humanresources/employee-tools/unions-and-associations

Please forward  your applications to Aphra Rogers (rogersa@queensu.ca). Review of completed applications will begin after Sept 22nd, 2016 and continue until the positions are filled. 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 Department of Physics thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.