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Previously Posted Positions  

 CLOSED: APSC 103 Communication Assistant - Winter Term

Posted on Nov 14, 2023

All academic assistants are invited to apply for an Academic Assistantship as a Communication Assistant for the course APSC 103 in Winter 2024. APSC 103 is a first-year course in engineering design where students are encouraged to tackle open-ended problems as they work directly with a community partner in addressing a specified need. Professional experience and comfort in the subject of professional communications is essential as well as evaluating students critically in this area. Read more about this module.

Assignment duties will include grading student projects from a communication perspective, entering the grades in OnQ and meeting with students to review their work and to provide feedback. Attendance at training sessions is mandatory. Marked assignments are expected to be completed and returned with relevant feedback within one week of the submission date. Marking guides will be provided and any necessary training will be incorporated.

An expansion of responsibilities may include mentoring new Communication Assistants with their grading.

Experience in Engineering communication is required. Preference will be given for experience in OnQ and workshop experience. Any relevant combination of technical requirements and experience will be considered. Queen’s WHMIS certification is required. AA positions are 12 weeks in length and approx. 60 hours per term. (Hours are dependent on the number of teams assigned)

Academic Assistants are governed by the Collective Agreement between the United Steelworkers and the University. The rate of pay is in accordance with Union Guidelines: See Collective Agreement.

If you have a Queen's log in, please fill out the information application form here.

If you do not have a Queen's log in, please forward your application CV and transcript to the first-year program lead Aphra Rogers at apsc100.m1m3@queensu.ca in Smith Engineering at Queen’s University.


Completed applications should include:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. V.
  3. Unofficial transcripts

Review of applications will begin after Nov. 23, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants will be asked to complete a writing assessment before an interview is offered.

      

 

CLOSED: APSC 101 (Module 1) Prototyping AAs -Arduino IDE/Solidworks support- Fall term 2023

Posted on July 4, 2023

All Academic Assistants are invited to apply for a support position in APSC 101. The course focuses on engineering design, problem solving, and professional practice. You can read more about this module here. This is a position available in the Fall 2023 term.

Individual contracts will be made depending on hours available for the individual and the duties required but will be approximately 40-60 hours for the term.

Assignment duties will include providing support for students using Arduino IDE and/or SolidWorks and may include answering student e-mails and inquiries, reviewing discussion boards, marking of assignments, summarizing student grades for the instructor and posting on the Learning Management System. Any necessary training will be included in the assignment.

Technical skills and interests that will be considered an asset for this position include any combination of:

  • Arduino IDE
  • SolidWorks
  • Prototyping using 3D printers

Course topics include:

  • Problem definition
  • Gather, understand and evaluate information sources
  • Modeling and argumentation
  • Teaming
  • Writing process
  • Idea generation
  • Decision making
  • Engineering ethics and codes
  • Economic analysis
  • Engineering law

Please complete an online application form here.

The rate of pay is in accordance with Union guidelines: See Collective Agreement

Review of completed applications will begin after July 18th, 2023 and continue until the positions are filled.

Completed applications should include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. C.V.
  3. Unofficial transcript(s)

The Faculty Office thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Calendar information APSC 101 (Module 1):

 This course develops the ability to conceive, design, and implement
solutions in an engineering context via team-based design projects. It
develops complex problem solving, teaming, critical thinking, and
communication skills, and provides guidance in incorporating safety,
ethical, economic, and social factors in engineering problem solving.
Examples and project topics are chosen to complement instruction in
other first year courses, specifically including programming and
graphics.

  

CLOSED: APSC 101 (Module 1) Project Manager- Upper Year- Fall Term

Posted on July 4 2023

All Academic Assistants are invited to apply for a Project Manager position for Upper Year students for the course APSC 101 in Fall 2023. APSC 101 is a first-year course in engineering design where students are encouraged to tackle open-ended problems while learning the basics of Engineering design. Professional experience and comfort in the subject of professional communications is essential as well as evaluating students critically in this area. You can read more about this module here.

Typically Project Managers for APSC 101 are undergraduate students but for teams that are made up of upper year students we are looking for a Project Manager with more experience dealing with teams.

APSC 101 (Module 1) PM Responsibilities

  • Participating in training sessions to prepare for the position
  • Evaluating student oral and written work during and at the end of term
  • Attending meetings with Program Associate, and Course Coordinator, as required
  • Ensuring the project teams remain focused on their projects and are on-schedule for on-time completion
  • Reporting any problems with the project and/or students to the Program Associate and/or Course Coordinator promptly
  • Important notes:
    • This position requires non-standard working hours – you must be available to meet with students teams during the day, in the evening, and on weekends, as required
    • The workload for this position is not evenly distributed – you may find the beginning, and end-of-term to be considerably busier

PM Qualifications

  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Leadership and supervisory experience
  • Experience with engineering design (either academically or in the work-world)
  • Above average oral and written communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with lab safety
  • Enthusiasm and genuine interest in providing leadership to first-year students
  • Ability to learn new concepts quickly
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows-based software
  • Experience dealing with challenging team situations

Any relevant combination of technical requirements and experience will be considered. Queen’s WHMIS certification is required. Positions are 14 weeks in length and approx 60 hours per term. (Hours are dependant on the number of teams assigned)

Please apply here: 

https://forms.office.com/r/cdXhZTi03j

Review of completed applications will begin after July 18 and continue until the position is filled.

The rate of pay is in accordance with Union guidelines: See Collective Agreement

Completed applications should include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. C.V.
  3. Unofficial transcripts

 

The Faculty Office thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Candidates being considered will receive a communication exercise to complete. Questions not answered here can be directed to: apsc100.m1m3@queensu.ca in Smith Engineering at Queen's. 

Calendar information APSC 101 (Module 1):

 This course develops the ability to conceive, design, and implement
solutions in an engineering context via team-based design projects. It
develops complex problem solving, teaming, critical thinking, and
communication skills, and provides guidance in incorporating safety,
ethical, economic, and social factors in engineering problem solving.
Examples and project topics are chosen to complement instruction in
other first year courses, specifically including programming and
graphics.

 

 CLOSED: APSC 171 Calculus I & APSC 172 Calculus II

TERM ADJUCT POSITIONS

STEPHEN J.R. SMITH FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY

                                                           Term Adjunct Position Available

                                                                   Academic Year 2023/24

Posting Date: November 24, 2023

 Smith Engineering invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching the following first year undergraduate course in the 2023/24 session.

                                                                          APSC 171 Calculus I

                                                             Winter 2024 Extended Program

 Qualifications:                                                                                                                            

Minimum of M.Sc. in Mathematics or related field.  Previous teaching experience at the University level considered an asset.  Previous educational background and/or experience must be suited to teaching the course described below.  Candidates must have excellent communication and presentation skills, as well as being capable of working as a member of a teaching team.

 Course Description:

Functions, limits, derivatives; optimization, rate problems, exponentials, logarithms, inverse trigonometric functions; exponential growth as an example of a differential equation. Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, Riemann integral; applications to problems involving areas, volumes, mass, charge, work, etc. Some integration techniques.

 Course Details:

This course involves synchronous delivery for five weeks.

 Expected Enrolment (subject to change):  100 students

 Winter term classes begin Monday Jan 15 and end Monday Feb 19, 2024.  The Winter J-section term examination period is Feb 20 to 23, 2024. More information on the Undergraduate Academic Plan can be found Smith Engineering < Queen's University (queensu.ca)

 Prior to May 1, 2022, the University required all students, faculty, staff, and visitors (including contractors) to declare their COVID-19 vaccination status and provide proof that they were fully vaccinated or had an approved accommodation to engage in in-person University activities. These requirements were suspended effective May 1, 2022, but the University may reinstate them at any point.

 

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals.  Queen's is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous/Aboriginal people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons.

 Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a collective agreement between QUFA, and Queen’s University. 

https://www.qufa.ca/collective-agreement/ 

 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 engineering.hr@queensu.ca.

 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.

 Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience, the names and contact details of two referees who may be contacted, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration. Applications can be submitted to the First Year Committee at the address below, or by e-mail to engineering.hr@queensu.ca. Applications should arrive no later than December 4, 2023.

 First Year Committee

Stephen J.R. Smith Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Room 200, Beamish-Munro Hall

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6

 

STEPHEN J.R. SMITH FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY

                                                           Term Adjunct Position Available

                                                                   Academic Year 2023/24

Posting Date: November 24, 2023

 Smith Engineering invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching the following first year undergraduate course in the 2023/24 session.

                                                                            APSC 172 Calculus II

                                                                Winter 2024 Extended Program

 Qualifications:                                                                                                                            

Minimum of M.Sc. in Mathematics or related field.  Previous teaching experience at the University level considered an asset.  Previous educational background and/or experience must be suited to teaching the course described below.  Candidates must have excellent communication and presentation skills, as well as being capable of working as a member of a teaching team.

 Course Description:

This course continues calculus concepts from APSC 171 including space curves, speed, and velocity. Functions of several variables, partial derivatives, differentials, error estimates, gradient, maxima and minima. Double and triple integrals, polar and cylindrical coordinates; applications to mass, center of mass, moment. Series, power series; Taylor polynomial approximations, error analysis.

 Course Details:

This course involves synchronous delivery for twelve weeks.

 Expected Enrolment (subject to change):  100 students

 Winter term classes begin Monday Feb 26 and end Friday June 14, 2024.  The Winter J-section term examination period is June 17 to 21, 2024. There is a break in classes from April 10 to May 5. More information on the Undergraduate Academic Plan can be found Smith Engineering < Queen's University (queensu.ca).

 Prior to May 1, 2022, the University required all students, faculty, staff, and visitors (including contractors) to declare their COVID-19 vaccination status and provide proof that they were fully vaccinated or had an approved accommodation to engage in in-person University activities. These requirements were suspended effective May 1, 2022, but the University may reinstate them at any point.

 

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals.  Queen's is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous/Aboriginal people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons.

 Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a collective agreement between QUFA, and Queen’s University. 

https://www.qufa.ca/collective-agreement/ 

 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 engineering.hr@queensu.ca.

 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.

 Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience, the names and contact details of two referees who may be contacted, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration. Applications can be submitted to the First Year Committee at the address below, or by e-mail to engineering.hr@queensu.ca. Applications should arrive no later than December 4, 2023.

 First Year Committee

Stephen J.R. Smith Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Room 200, Beamish-Munro Hall

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6

 

APSC 175 & APSC 225 Course Development AA - Summer Term 

Posted on June 1st, 2023 

All academic assistants are invited to apply for an Academic Assistantship as a Course Development Assistant for the courses APSC 175 and APSC 225, offered in Summer 2024.  

APSC 175 is a first-year course in Calculus II where students expand on foundational calculus concepts including functions of several variables, partial derivatives, differentials, error estimates, and others. APSC 225 is a second-year course that combines statistics and differential equations. The course will explore the application of linear differential equations with constant coefficients and systems of linear equations within the realm of civil engineering, as well as relevant data analysis techniques and first order differential equations.  

AA assignment duties includes work with the course development team members to design and develop two math courses for in-person delivery that meet the Quality Matters Framework standards for Smith Engineering at Queen's . 

The incumbent will act as a subject matter responsible for the creation of two in-person courses. The AA is responsible for contributing to all aspects of course design and development, ensuring the overall quality of the course materials.   

Required skills for this position include: 

  1. Demonstrated capacity for clear and concise technical writing appropriate to course design. 
  2. An undergraduate degree in engineering. 
  3. Master’s degree in applied mathematics, mathematics, or a relevant field. 
  4. Past experience in the design and development of course material, organizing resources, and/or designing effective learner assessment would be an asset.  

Any relevant combination of technical requirements and experience will be considered. Queen’s WHMIS certification is required. This position begins June 19th, 2023 for 34 weeks (344 hours).  

AAs are governed by the Collective Agreement between the United Steelworkers and the University. Remuneration is in accordance with the Collective Agreement.  

Completed applications should include: 

  1. Cover letter describing relevant experience for the position 
  2. C.V. 
  3. Unofficial transcripts 
  4. Teaching dossier 

 

Applications can be submitted by email to engineering.hr@queensu.ca. Applications should arrive no later than June 11th,2023 at 5:00pm 

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science  

APSC Hiring Committee  

Engineering.hr@queensu.ca   

Room 200, Beamish-Munro Hall  

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6  

 

CLOSED: APSC 101 Project Development - Winter Term

Posted on Feb 9 2023

All academic assistants are invited to apply for an Academic Assistantship as a Project Development Assistant for the course APSC 101 for Fall 2023. APSC 101 is a first-year course in engineering design. The course focuses on engineering design, problem solving, and professional practice. You can read more about this module here.

AA assignment duties will include project development for the Fall 2023 APSC 101 course project. As a rough idea for a project, it could entail students designing a robotic system that is able to fill a set of test tubes with water (perhaps in the context of a biomedical test scenario).  The students would need to use sensors, actuators, and a small pump, which would allow them to do some modeling of gears, motors, force and torque, and fluid flow, and programming for control. It will need to reinforce APSC 101 course concepts, build on computer programming concepts and link to the graphics project.

Any relevant combination of technical requirements and experience will be considered. Queen’s WHMIS certification is required. This position begins Feb 22 2023 for about 9 weeks and is approximately 120 hours for the term.

AAs are governed by the Collective Agreement between the United Steelworkers and the University. Remuneration is in accordance with the Collective Agreement.

Please forward your application CV and transcript to the first year program lead Aphra Rogers at (apsc100.m1m3@queensu.ca) in Smith Engineering at Queen's.

Review of completed applications will begin after Feb 17 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Completed applications should include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. C.V.
  3. Unofficial transcripts

CLOSED: APSC 103 3D Printing Assistant - Winter Term

Posted on Jan 26 2023

All academic assistants are invited to apply for an Academic Assistantship as a 3D Printing Assistant for the course APSC 103 in Winter 2023. APSC 103 is a first-year course in engineering design where students are encouraged to tackle open-ended problems as they work directly with a community partner in addressing a specified need. Professional experience and comfort in the subject of professional communications is essential as well as evaluating students critically in this area. Read more about this module.

AA assignment duties will include providing technical support and 3D printing for first year projects.

Any relevant combination of technical requirements and experience will be considered. Queen’s WHMIS certification is required. This position begins Mar 13 2023 for 2-3 weeks and is approximately 28 hours for the term.

AAs are governed by the Collective Agreement between the United Steelworkers and the University. Remuneration is in accordance with the Collective Agreement.

Please forward your application CV and transcript to the first year program lead Aphra Rogers at (apsc100.m1m3@queensu.ca) in Smith Engineering at Queen's.

Review of completed applications will begin after Feb 13 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Completed applications should include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. C.V.
  3. Unofficial transcripts