Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

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

Term Adjunct Teaching Position

Posted On: August 29, 2017
Status: Closed

The Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy at Queen's University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching the following course:

ENPH 213 - Computational Engineering Physics

This is an on-campus, undergraduate lecture course in computational methods for engineering physics with labs. The expected enrollment is ~65 students. The course consists of two hours of lecture, three hours of computer lab and one hour of tutorial each week. The programming language employed will be Matlab or Python. Teaching Assistants will be assigned who will largely run the laboratory sections of the course and will assist with marking. Candidates must be licensed as a professional engineer and should ideally have a Ph.D and some teaching experience at the University level in physics or applied computer science. This is a winter term appointment for the period of January 1 ‐ April 30, 2018.

Application Info and Process

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 peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact: Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy Department Manager, Peggy Hauschildt at, 613-533-2169.

The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

Application should include:

  • a cover letter indicating the courses they are interested in teaching and including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph;
  • a complete and current curriculum vitae;
  • letters of reference sent directly from two (2) referees;
  • and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent, teaching dossier, etc.

Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent by mail or email to:

Dr. Marc Dignam, Head
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Stirling Hall, 64 Bader Lane
Queen's University
Kingston Ontario Canada K7L 3N6

Applications will be received until October 15, 2017. Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval. Additional information about the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy can be found at