Academic Assistant Positions

CLOSED:  APSC 221 Economics and Business Practices in Engineering (ONLINE) AA – Summer 2017 term

Posted on February 22, 2017  

Applications are now being accepted for Academic Assistants (AAs) for the Summer 2017 online course APSC 221 (running in the May 1 – July 21 term). 

The course is on engineering economics and a background in this subject is essential; applicants should have previously taken this course or an equivalent.  University graduates (who will not be in an undergraduate or graduate program during Summer 2017) with a degree in any engineering or applied science discipline are welcome to apply.

AA duties will primarily be marking online assignments and tests, and helping to proctor the online midterm(s) taking place sometime in the first full week of June (4th – 10th).  Marked assignments and tests must be completed such that they can be returned to students within one week of the submission date.  Duties may also include monitoring and responding to online Q&A forums and student emails and posting grades on onQ.  Marking guides will be provided, and any necessary training will be included in the assignment.

Marking of the Final examination will take place on campus on a day, to be determined, in mid-August (typically a Saturday or Sunday).

AA positions will be 12 weeks in length and about 60 hours of work per term.  Academic Assistants are governed by the Collective Agreement between the United Steelworkers and the University.  Remuneration is $28.04/hour plus 7% in lieu of vacation and benefits, in accordance with the Collective Agreement (or, in the event of a new Collective Agreement, remuneration will be set at the new minimum rate). Collective Agreement details can be found at:

http://www.queensu.ca/humanresources/sites/webpublish.queensu.ca.hrdwww/files/files/employees/unions/usw2010_academic_assistants.pdf 

Please forward your applications to Gillian Woodruff (gillian.woodruff@queensu.ca) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Review of completed applications will begin March 27 and continue until the positions are filled.

Completed applications should include:

  1. A one-paragraph statement explaining why you want to be an AA for APSC 221 and relevant experience for the position.
  2. Unofficial transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

On your application, please also indicate whether you have already completed the following four online AODA training modules and the Health and Safety training now required for all Queen’s employees (note that if you completed APSC 100 then you will have done this H&S training). If you took APSC 100 please also indicate whether you have up-to-date WHMIS.  If needed, this training would be included in this position and would need to be completed within two weeks of the start date:

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

Calendar information for the course:

APSC   221

Economics and Business Practices in Engineering

This course will provide the student in the Engineering program with the ability to appropriately incorporate selected economic and business practices into the practice of engineering. The practices covered include: business planning for the enterprise, enterprise economic analysis, project management process, project economic analysis, risk analysis and management, quality management and change management. Assignments and examples are based on situations from engineering based industries. (0/0/36/0/0) EXCLUSIONS: APSC 321, COMM 244

    


  

CLOSED:  APSC 100 Module 3 Communication Assistant - Winter term

Posted on Nov 25, 2016

All Academic Assistants are invited to apply as an Assistant for the course APSC 100 in Winter 2017. APSC 100 is a first-year course in engineering design where students are encourage 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. You can read more about this module here: http://edps.engineering.queensu.ca/EDPS-I/Module-3.html.

AA assignment duties will include coordinating Communication Assistant grading meetings, downloading assignments from onQ to send to Faculty Advisors and supervising students working in the First Year Studio in Weeks 8-11 of the Winter term.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s, preferably in engineering, 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. This AA position is 12 weeks in length and 60 hours per term. 

Academic Assistants are governed by the Collective Agreement between the United Steelworkers and the University.  Remuneration is $28.04/hour plus 7% in lieu of vacation and benefits, in accordance with the Collective Agreement (or, in the event of a new Collective Agreement, remuneration will be set at the new minimum rate). Collective Agreement details can be found at:

http://www.queensu.ca/humanresources/sites/webpublish.queensu.ca.hrdwww/files/files/employees/unions/usw2010_academic_assistants.pdf 

Please forward your applications to the first year program associate at (rogersa@queensu.ca) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Review of completed applications will begin after December 9, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Completed applications should include:

  1. C.V.
  2. Unofficial transcripts

Calendar information:

APSC 100

Engineering Practice l

FW

K 11

This course introduces fundamental professional engineering skills and provides an opportunity to apply engineering science and mathematics content in situations emulating professional practice. It consists of three modules: Module 1. Problem analysis and modeling; Module 2. Experimentation and measurement; Module 3: Engineering design. The course provides an introduction to personal learning styles, team dynamics, oral and written presentation skills, laboratory data collection, analysis and presentation, project management, information management, problem analysis and modeling, numeric computation, economics, design methodologies, and workplace safety. (6/16/40/40/30)

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.    

    


  

CLOSED:  APSC 100 Module 3 Communication Assistants - Winter term

Posted on July 18, 2016

All academic assistants  are invited to apply as a facilitator in Communications for the course APSC 100 as a in Winter 2017. APSC 100 is a first-year course in engineering design where students are encourage 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. You can read more about this module here: http://edps.engineering.queensu.ca/EDPS-I/Module-3.html.

Duties will include marking of proposal reports and facilitating communication workshops. 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 includes holding in-class tutorials in written and spoken communication skills, grading and marking assignments, administering attendance and grades, liaising with the course lecturer, and other responsibilities the program associate may assign. The Communications module of APSC 100 delivers written and spoken communication skills workshops to first year engineers.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s, preferably in engineering, is required with relevant experience in technical communications. Any relevant combination of technical requirements and experience will be considered. Positions are 12 weeks in length and 60-120 hours per term.

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

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

Please forward your applications to Aphra Rogers at (rogersa@queensu.ca) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Review of completed applications will begin after August 7, 2015 and continue until the positions are filled. Completed applications should include:

  1. C.V.
  2. Unofficial transcripts
  3. Short technical writing sample.
  4. Statement of teaching experience focusing on experience and interest in the area of technical communications.

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.

Calendar information:

APSC 100

Engineering Practice l

FW

K 11

This course introduces fundamental professional engineering skills and provides an opportunity to apply engineering science and mathematics content in situations emulating professional practice. It consists of three modules: Module 1. Problem analysis and modeling; Module 2. Experimentation and measurement; Module 3: Engineering design. The course provides an introduction to personal learning styles, team dynamics, oral and written presentation skills, laboratory data collection, analysis and presentation, project management, information management, problem analysis and modeling, numeric computation, economics, design methodologies, and workplace safety. (6/16/40/40/30)


   


  

CLOSED:  APSC 200/293 Engineering Design and Practice II/Engineering Communications AA - Winter 2017 term

Posted on November 16, 2016

Applications are now being accepted for APSC 200/293 Academic Assistants (AAs) for Winter 2017.

The courses are related to design and communication, so strengths in these areas are strongly preferred. University graduates with a degree in any engineering or applied science discipline are welcome to apply, although some background in chemical, mechanical or geological engineering would be advantageous.

AA assignment duties will include assisting students during design and communication workshops, providing guidance and feedback to design project teams, and marking and recording grades for assignments, reports and presentations. Any necessary training will be included in the assignment.

The employability skills that are considered important and that will be further developed by this position include:

  • Technical writing
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Teamwork abilities
  • Confidence and ability to work with others as well as independently
  • Self-motivation, initiative
  • Time management

AA positions are 12 weeks in length and may range from 60-75 hours per term, depending on assigned section and duties.

Academic Assistants are governed by the Collective Agreement between the United Steelworkers and the University.  Remuneration is $28.04/hour plus 7% in lieu of vacation and benefits, in accordance with the Collective Agreement (or, in the event of a new Collective Agreement, remuneration will be set at the new minimum rate). Collective Agreement details can be found at:

http://www.queensu.ca/humanresources/sites/webpublish.queensu.ca.hrdwww/files/files/employees/unions/usw2010_academic_assistants.pdf 

Please forward your applications to Gillian Woodruff (gillian.woodruff@queensu.ca) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. A review of completed applications will begin after November 23, 2016 and will continue until positions are filled.

Completed applications should include:

  1. C.V.
  2. Unofficial transcripts
  3. A concise cover letter explaining:
  • Why you want to be an AA for APSC 200/293
  • Your relevant experience for the position
  • Which of the following section numbers (200-206) fit within your fall timetable - you must be available for the section’s two workshop times shown (although both of the times will not always run every week):

 Section 

 Dept 

 Day 

 Workshop times 

 Status
 for
 applications  

200

CHEE/ENCH

Mon

4:30-6:30

OPEN

 

 

Wed

3:30-5:30

201

CHEE/ENCH

Tues

4:30-6:30

OPEN

 

 

Thur

2:30-4:30

202

GEOE

Wed

9:30-11:30

OPEN

 

 

Fri

8:30-10:30

203

MECH

Tues

2:30-4:30

OPEN

 

 

Thur

4:30-6:30

204

MECH

Mon

11:30-1:30

OPEN

 

 

Wed

12:30-2:30

205

MECH

Tues

9:30-11:30

OPEN

 

 

Thur

9:30-11:30

206

MECH

Tues

11:30-1:30

OPEN

 

 

Thur

11:30-1:30

 

On your application, please also indicate whether you have already completed the following four online AODA training modules and the Health and Safety training now required for all Queen’s employees (note that if you completed APSC 100 then you will have done this H&S training). If you took APSC 100 please also indicate whether you have up-to-date WHMIS.  If needed, this training would be included in this position and would need to be completed within two weeks of the start date:

   

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

Calendar information for the courses:

APSC 200

Engineering Design and Practice II                                            

F/W                K 4

In this course students will participate constructively on teams to create solutions to open-ended complex problems, using standard design methods and tools. This project-based course provides instruction primarily in the first 6 weeks of the semester focusing on problem scoping, creativity and idea generation, decision making incorporating technical, economic, societal, and environmental factors, safety, engineering codes and regulations, and engineering ethics. The final 6 weeks of the course centre around a design project delivered by each discipline. This course is integrated with APSC-293, and coordinated by the same instructor. (0/0/12/0/36)

APSC 293

Engineering Communications                                                     

F/W                K 1

This course provides an introduction to effective engineering writing and speaking skills with the emphasis on professional correspondence, engineering reports, oral briefings, and formal oral presentations. These skills are developed in lectures and small group tutorials. This course is integrated with APSC-200, and coordinated by the same instructor. (0/0/12/0/0)
   


  

CLOSED:  APSC 100 Module 3 Communication Assistants - Winter term

Posted on July 18, 2016

All academic assistants  are invited to apply as a facilitator in Communications for the course APSC 100 as a in Winter 2017. APSC 100 is a first-year course in engineering design where students are encourage 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. You can read more about this module here: http://edps.engineering.queensu.ca/EDPS-I/Module-3.html.

Duties will include marking of proposal reports and facilitating communication workshops. 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 includes holding in-class tutorials in written and spoken communication skills, grading and marking assignments, administering attendance and grades, liaising with the course lecturer, and other responsibilities the program associate may assign. The Communications module of APSC 100 delivers written and spoken communication skills workshops to first year engineers.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s, preferably in engineering, is required with relevant experience in technical communications. Any relevant combination of technical requirements and experience will be considered. Positions are 12 weeks in length and 60-120 hours per term.

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

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

Please forward your applications to Aphra Rogers at (rogersa@queensu.ca) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Review of completed applications will begin after August 7, 2015 and continue until the positions are filled. Completed applications should include:

  1. C.V.
  2. Unofficial transcripts
  3. Short technical writing sample.
  4. Statement of teaching experience focusing on experience and interest in the area of technical communications.

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.

Calendar information:

APSC 100

Engineering Practice l

FW

K 11

This course introduces fundamental professional engineering skills and provides an opportunity to apply engineering science and mathematics content in situations emulating professional practice. It consists of three modules: Module 1. Problem analysis and modeling; Module 2. Experimentation and measurement; Module 3: Engineering design. The course provides an introduction to personal learning styles, team dynamics, oral and written presentation skills, laboratory data collection, analysis and presentation, project management, information management, problem analysis and modeling, numeric computation, economics, design methodologies, and workplace safety. (6/16/40/40/30)

   


 

CLOSED:  APSC 381/480 Integrated Creative Thinking and Assessment Assistant – September 2016 (exact date dependent on candidate’s availability) to June 30, 2017

Posted on 26 August, 2016

All university graduates with a degree in engineering or applied science are invited to apply for an Integrated Creative Thinking and Assessment assistantship in APSC 381 and APSC 480.  These courses are multidisciplinary electives that focus on engineering design, innovation, problem solving, and professional practice. APSC 381 focuses mainly on advanced processes for design for innovation, using a combination of instruction, active learning, and project-based application.  APSC 480 continues to enhance and broaden competency in these areas through application to client-sponsored engineering projects. Students enrolled in these courses typically wish to specialize in design and innovation, and as such it is critical to develop high-level creativity skills.

While there are elements of creative thinking instruction within these and prior courses, research suggests there is significant opportunity to increase students’ integrated creative thinking competency through enhanced instruction, feedback, and assessment. Integrated creative thinking is defined as the embodiment of creative thinking within all aspects of engineering design process and problem solving – not simply for ideation. The successful applicant will assist in developing, applying, and evaluating new educational approaches to achieve this goal.  Those with prior knowledge and/or experience in creative thinking and/or multidisciplinary design activities are particularly encouraged to apply. This position is available beginning in September 2016 through to June 2017.

The contract will be up to 14 hours/week, depending on the hours available for the chosen individual and final agreement of duties required.  Duties will be defined in consultation with the course coordinator and may include:

  • Familiarization with relevant course material, activities, and creative thinking literature
  • Assisting in the development of curricula, active learning modules, project activities, or other student activities to promote integrated creative thinking competency
  • Assisting in relevant classroom activities, including instructing and mentoring students in relevant activities
  • Assisting in the development of assessment criteria, protocol, and rubrics related to integrated creative thinking
  • Observing, monitoring, and recording student responses
  • Evaluating and reporting the overall impact after course completion, including recommendations for continuous improvement

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

  • Information retrieval and evaluation
  • Educational strategies in engineering education
  • Data acquisition and management
  • Clear communication
  • Technical writing
  • Knowledge of courseware such as Moodle or OnQ

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

  • Ability to lead a tutorial session with ~75 students (with 2 undergraduate student helpers)
  • Project planning and management
  • Data acquisition and evaluation (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Curriculum development
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Teamwork abilities
  • Confidence and ability to work with others as well as independently
  • Self-motivation, initiative
  • Time management

Academic Assistants are governed by the Collective Agreement between the United Steelworkers and the University.  Remuneration is $28.04/hour plus 7% in lieu of vacation and benefits, in accordance with the Collective Agreement (or, in the event of a new Collective Agreement, remuneration will be set at the new minimum rate). 

Collective Agreement details can be found at:

http://www.queensu.ca/humanresources/sites/webpublish.queensu.ca.hrdwww/files/files/employees/unions/usw2010_academic_assistants.pdf

Please forward your applications to Myriam Beaulne (Myriam.Beaulne@queensu.ca ) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Review of completed applications will begin as of September 5, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Completed applications should include:

  1. C.V.  
  2. A statement within the application e-mail (3 paragraph max) stating why the position is of interest, and relevant experience for the position.

On your application, please also indicate whether you have already completed the following four online AODA training modules and the Health and Safety training now required for all Queen’s employees. Please also indicate whether you have up-to-date WHMIS.  If needed, this training would be included in this position and would need to be completed within two weeks of the start date:

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.

Calendar information for the courses:

APSC 381             Advanced Design and Skills for Innovation            W K 3.5

The objective of this multidisciplinary course is to provide students with a broad range of knowledge and skills for design and innovation. Drawing heavily from industry practice, topics span the breadth of the innovation process, including advanced topics such as risk analysis, FMEA, reliability, and elements of six sigma methodologies. Elements of project management, market and economic analysis, and other professional practice topics are interwoven. Students work in multi-disciplinary teams on relevant and realistic projects, simulating the real-world engineering environment. This course provides direct entry to the elective final year capstone project course “APSC 480 - Multi-disciplinary Industry Engineering Design Project”, and will provide sound footing for those intending to pursue further design and innovation courses/programs. (0/0/0/0/42)

NOTE: APSC 381 is primarily intended as a preparatory course for APSC 480 or other final year engineering project courses, and preference will correspondingly be given to third year students. If course registration is full, third year students may contact the course instructor to be added to a waiting list.

Students registered in their final year must have permission from the course instructor to register in APSC 381.

  

APSC 480             Multi-disciplinary Industry Engineering Design Project    FW K 9

Building on the design engineering fundamentals learned in APSC 381, the objective of this course is to further develop the student's design, innovation, and professional skills. Working in multi-disciplinary teams, students will engage in real-world design projects typically offered by industry based clients. While designing a product, process, or system, design processes will be applied from problem definition through validation of physical prototype or digital/mathematical models. Professional engineering skills such as communication, teamwork, project management, engineering economics, ethics, and safety will be integral to the projects. Accompanying lectures, exercises, tutorials, and guest speakers will augment the projects. (0/0/28/0/80)

PREREQUISITE:  APSC 381 or by application to the instructor, for other 4th year students. 

  


CLOSED:  APSC 480 Academic Assistant - Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 terms

Posted on 26 August, 2016

Applications are now being accepted for an APSC 480 Academic Assistant (AA) for Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 terms.

All university graduates with a degree in any engineering or applied science discipline are welcome to apply, although some background in multidisciplinary engineering activities would be advantageous for this Academic Assistantship in APSC 480 “Multi-disciplinary Industry Engineering Design Project”. APSC 480 is a full-year project-based course with funded industry projects focusing on engineering design and innovation, problem solving, and professional practice in a “real-world” engineering context.

This AA position is available for 12 weeks in the Fall 2016 term and 12 weeks in the Winter 2017 term at 6 hours per week. 

The course is related to engineering design, problem solving, professional practice and communication, so strengths in these areas are strongly preferred.

AA assignment duties will include assisting students with problem solving on their specific projects, providing guidance and feedback to project teams, answering student e-mails and inquiries, assisting or leading tutorials, assessment and feedback on student reports, memos and presentations, as well as posting marks and assisting with the course onQ site.  Any necessary training will be included in the assignment.

Technical skills and interests that will be considered assets for this position and that will be further developed by this position include:

  • Educational strategies in engineering education
  • Technical writing
  • Familiarity with engineering design software (Matlab, CADD, ANSYS, SIMSCI, etc.)
  • Information retrieval and evaluation
  • Clear communication
  • Computer-based data acquisition

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

  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Teamwork abilities
  • Confidence and ability to work with others as well as independently
  • Self-motivation, initiative
  • Time management
  • Experience with onQ (D2L), Moodle or other online course platforms
  • Project planning and management

Academic Assistants are governed by the Collective Agreement between the United Steelworkers and the University.  Remuneration is $28.04/hour plus 7% in lieu of vacation and benefits, in accordance with the Collective Agreement (or, in the event of a new Collective Agreement, remuneration will be set at the new minimum rate). 

Collective Agreement details can be found at:

http://www.queensu.ca/humanresources/sites/webpublish.queensu.ca.hrdwww/files/files/employees/unions/usw2010_academic_assistants.pdf 

Please forward your applications to Myriam Beaulne (myriam.beaulne@queensu.ca) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. A review of completed applications will begin after September 5, 2016 and will continue until positions are filled.

Completed applications should include:

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

On your application, please also indicate whether you have already completed the following four online AODA training modules and the Health and Safety training now required for all Queen’s employees. Please also indicate whether you have up-to-date WHMIS.  If needed, this training would be included in this position and would need to be completed within two weeks of the start date:

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.

   

Calendar information for the course:

APSC 480             Multi-disciplinary Industry Engineering Design Project    FW K 9

Building on the design engineering fundamentals learned in APSC 381, the objective of this course is to further develop the student's design, innovation, and professional skills. Working in multi-disciplinary teams, students will engage in real-world design projects typically offered by industry based clients. While designing a product, process, or system, design processes will be applied from problem definition through validation of physical prototype or digital/mathematical models. Professional engineering skills such as communication, teamwork, project management, engineering economics, ethics, and safety will be integral to the projects. Accompanying lectures, exercises, tutorials, and guest speakers will augment the projects. (0/0/28/0/80)

PREREQUISITE:  APSC 381 or by application to the instructor, for other 4th year students.

    


CLOSED:  APSC 200/293 Engineering Design and Practice II/Engineering Communications AA - Fall 2016 term

Posted on 9 August, 2016

Applications are now being accepted for APSC 200/293 Academic Assistants (AAs) for Fall 2016.

The courses are related to design and communication, so strengths in these areas are strongly preferred. University graduates with a degree in any engineering or applied science discipline are welcome to apply, although some background in civil, mining, mechanical, mathematics, physics, electrical or computer engineering would be advantageous.

AA assignment duties will include assisting students during design and communication workshops, providing guidance and feedback to design project teams, and marking and recording grades for assignments, reports and presentations. Any necessary training will be included in the assignment.

The employability skills that are considered important and that will be further developed by this position include:

  • Technical writing
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Teamwork abilities
  • Confidence and ability to work with others as well as independently
  • Self-motivation, initiative
  • Time management

AA positions are 12 weeks in length and may range from 60-75 hours per term, depending on assigned section and duties.

Academic Assistants are governed by the Collective Agreement between the United Steelworkers and the University.  Remuneration is $28.04/hour plus 7% in lieu of vacation and benefits, in accordance with the Collective Agreement (or, in the event of a new Collective Agreement, remuneration will be set at the new minimum rate). Collective Agreement details can be found at:

http://www.queensu.ca/humanresources/sites/webpublish.queensu.ca.hrdwww/files/files/employees/unions/usw2010_academic_assistants.pdf 

Please forward your applications to Gillian Woodruff (gillian.woodruff@queensu.ca) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. A review of completed applications will begin after August 15, 2016 and will continue until positions are filled.

Completed applications should include:

  1. C.V.
  2. Unofficial transcripts
  3. A concise cover letter explaining:
  • Why you want to be an AA for APSC 200/293
  • Your relevant experience for the position
  • Which of the following section numbers (200-207) fit within your fall timetable - you must be available for the section’s two workshop times shown (although both of the times will not always run every week):

 Section 

 Dept 

 Day 

 Workshop times  

200

CIVL

Wed

3:30-5:30

 

 

Fri

11:30-1:30

201

CIVL

Tues

2:30-4:30

 

 

Thur

4:30-6:30

202

MINE

Tues

2:30-4:30

 

 

Thur

4:30-6:30

203

MTHE

Wed

9:30-11:30

 

 

Fri

2:30-4:30

204

ENPH

Wed

12:30-2:30

 

 

Fri

9:30-11:30

205

ECE

Tues

9:30-11:30

 

 

Thur

11:30-1:30

206

ECE

Tues

11:30-1:30

 

 

Thur

9:30-11:30

207

ECE

Tues

4:30-6:30

 

 

Thur

2:30-4:30

 

On your application, please also indicate whether you have already completed the following four online AODA training modules and the Health and Safety training now required for all Queen’s employees (note that if you completed APSC 100 then you will have done this H&S training). If you took APSC 100 please also indicate whether you have up-to-date WHMIS.  If needed, this training would be included in this position and would need to be completed within two weeks of the start date:

   

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

Calendar information for the courses:

APSC 200

Engineering Design and Practice II                                            

F/W                K 4

In this course students will participate constructively on teams to create solutions to open-ended complex problems, using standard design methods and tools. This project-based course provides instruction primarily in the first 6 weeks of the semester focusing on problem scoping, creativity and idea generation, decision making incorporating technical, economic, societal, and environmental factors, safety, engineering codes and regulations, and engineering ethics. The final 6 weeks of the course centre around a design project delivered by each discipline. This course is integrated with APSC-293, and coordinated by the same instructor. (0/0/12/0/36)

APSC 293

Engineering Communications                                                     

F/W                K 1

This course provides an introduction to effective engineering writing and speaking skills with the emphasis on professional correspondence, engineering reports, oral briefings, and formal oral presentations. These skills are developed in lectures and small group tutorials. This course is integrated with APSC-200, and coordinated by the same instructor. (0/0/12/0/0)

    


 

CLOSED:  APSC 100 Module 1 Academic Assistant - Fall term

Posted on July 21, 2016

All Academic Assistants are invited to apply for a Module1 Academic Assistantship in APSC 100. The course focuses on engineering design, problem solving, and professional practice and requires an administrator. You can read more about this module here: http://edps.engineering.queensu.ca/EDPS-I/Module-1.html. This position is available for 12 weeks in the Fall 2016 term.

Hours are expected to be 10-14 hours/week.

Duties may include answering student e-mails & inquiries, uploading grades on OnQ, calibrating TA grades, and posting instructions to the students on the Learning Management System, printing and running the midterm and final exams. Any necessary training will be included in the assignment.

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

  • Experience with OnQ/D2L beneficial
  • Information retrieval and evaluation
  • Clear communication
  • Computer based data acquisition
  • Exam proctoring and organization experience

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

  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Teamwork abilities
  • Confidence and ability to work with others as well as 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-support/unions-and-associations

Please forward your applications to Aphra Rogers (rogersa@queensu.ca) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Review of completed applications will begin after August 1st, 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 Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Office thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Calendar information:

APSC 100

Engineering Practice l

FW

K 11

This course introduces fundamental professional engineering skills and provides an opportunity to apply engineering science and mathematics content in situations emulating professional practice. It consists of three modules: Module 1. Problem analysis and modeling; Module 2. Experimentation and measurement; Module 3: Engineering design. The course provides an introduction to personal learning styles, team dynamics, oral and written presentation skills, laboratory data collection, analysis and presentation, project management, information management, problem analysis and modeling, numeric computation, economics, design methodologies, and workplace safety. (6/16/40/40/30)

 

CLOSED:  APSC 100 Module 1 Matlab and Complex problem solving Assistants - Fall term

Posted on July 18, 2016

All Academic Assistants are invited to apply for a Matlab and Complex Problem Solving  Assistantship in APSC 100. The course focuses on engineering design, problem solving, and professional practice. Module 1 of the course focuses primarily on problem solving using MatLab as a tool so experience and a high level of comfort using this software is required. You can read more about this module here: http://edps.engineering.queensu.ca/EDPS-I/Module-1.html. This position is available for 12 weeks in the Fall 2016 term.

Individual contracts will be made depending on the hours available for the individual and the duties required. Contracts range from 3-10 hours/week.

Duties may include assisting students with problem solving and using MatLab, answering student e-mails & inquiries, leading tutorials, 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:

  • Engineering software tools (primarily Matlab)
  • Information retrieval and evaluation
  • Educational strategies in engineering education
  • Computer based data acquisition

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

  • Ability to lead a tutorial session with ~75 students (with 2 undergraduate student helpers)
  • Technical writing
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Teamwork abilities
  • Confidence and ability to work with others as well as independently
  • Self motivation, initiative
  • Time management

There is also one "Coordination" position available that will involve coordinating other assistants as well as assisting in the lecture sessions with the instructor.

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

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

Please forward your applications to Aphra Rogers (rogersa@queensu.ca) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Review of completed applications will begin after August 1st, 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 Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Office thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Calendar information:

APSC 100

Engineering Practice l

FW

K 11

This course introduces fundamental professional engineering skills and provides an opportunity to apply engineering science and mathematics content in situations emulating professional practice. It consists of three modules: Module 1. Problem analysis and modeling; Module 2. Experimentation and measurement; Module 3: Engineering design. The course provides an introduction to personal learning styles, team dynamics, oral and written presentation skills, laboratory data collection, analysis and presentation, project management, information management, problem analysis and modeling, numeric computation, economics, design methodologies, and workplace safety. (6/16/40/40/30)


 


 

    

CLOSED:  APSC 221 Economics and Business Practices in Engineering (ONLINE) AA – Summer 2016 term

Posted on March 14, 2016  

Applications are now being accepted for Academic Assistants (AAs) for the Summer 2016 online course APSC 221 (running in the May 2 – July 29 term). 

The course is on engineering economics and a background in this subject is essential; applicants should have previously taken this course or an equivalent.  University graduates (who are not currently in an undergraduate or graduate program) with a degree in any engineering or applied science discipline are welcome to apply.

AA duties will include some or all of:  marking assignments, mid-terms and final exams, posting grades on Desire2Learn, updating and creating quiz questions, monitoring and responding to online Q&A forums and emails, and hosting online tutorial sessions.  Marked assignments and mid-terms must be completed such that they can be returned to students within one week of the submission date, and final exams will be marked in August. AAs must have access to a reliable internet connection but need not be located in Kingston (although for grading final exams, the ability to be in Kingston for a marking day in mid-to-late August is preferred).  Marking guides will be provided, and any necessary training will be included. Students taking the course will be spread across multiple times zones and so to accommodate a variety of online tutorial and proctored tests AAs may be required to work some late evening or early morning hours.

AA positions may be up to 60 hours in length; work load will vary from week to week based on marking requirements and on the specific combination of duties assigned.  For example, the first two assignments and mid-terms will take approximately 7-10 hours each to mark, the third assignment approximately 10-12 hours, and the Final exam approximately 8-10 hours, plus 5-7 hours of miscellaneous duties.

Academic Assistants are governed by the Collective Agreement between the United Steelworkers and the University.  Remuneration is $28.04/hour plus 7% in lieu of vacation and benefits, in accordance with the Collective Agreement.  Collective Agreement details can be found at:

http://www.queensu.ca/humanresources/sites/webpublish.queensu.ca.hrdwww/files/files/employees/unions/usw2010_academic_assistants.pdf 

Completed applications should include:

  1. A one-paragraph statement explaining why you want to be a TA for APSC 221 and relevant experience for the position.
  2. Unofficial transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

On your application, please also indicate whether you have already completed the following four online AODA training modules and the Health and Safety training (or alternatively have up-to-date WHMIS) during any previous Queen’s employment.  If needed, this training would be included in this position and would need to be completed within two weeks of the start date (this is a requirement for all new Queen’s employees):

  

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

Calendar information for the course:

APSC   221

Economics and Business Practices in Engineering

This course will provide the student in the Engineering program with the ability to appropriately incorporate selected economic and business practices into the practice of engineering. The practices covered include: business planning for the enterprise, enterprise economic analysis, project management process, project economic analysis, risk analysis and management, quality management and change management. Assignments and examples are based on situations from engineering based industries. (0/0/36/0/0) EXCLUSIONS: APSC 321, COMM 244


   

CLOSED:  APSC 200/293 Engineering Design and Practice II/Engineering Communications AA - Winter 2016 term

Posted on November 12, 2015

Applications are now being accepted for APSC 200/293 Academic Assistants (AAs) for Winter 2016.

The courses are related to design and communication, so strengths in these areas are strongly preferred. University graduates with a degree in any engineering or applied science discipline are welcome to apply, although some background in chemical, mechanical or geological engineering would be advantageous.

AA assignment duties will include assisting students during design and communication workshops, providing guidance and feedback to design project teams, and marking and recording grades for assignments, reports and presentations. Any necessary training will be included in the assignment.

The employability skills that are considered important and that will be further developed by this position include:

  • Technical writing
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Teamwork abilities
  • Confidence and ability to work with others as well as independently
  • Self-motivation, initiative
  • Time management

AA positions are 12 weeks in length and may range from 60-75 hours per term, depending on assigned section and duties.

Academic Assistants are governed by the Collective Agreement between the United Steelworkers and the University.  Remuneration is $28.04/hour plus 7% in lieu of vacation and benefits, in accordance with the Collective Agreement.  Collective Agreement details can be found at:

http://www.queensu.ca/humanresources/employees/unions/usw2010_academic_assistants.pdf

Please forward your applications to Gillian Woodruff (gillian.woodruff@queensu.ca) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. A review of completed applications will begin after November 23, 2015 and will continue until positions are filled.

Completed applications should include:

  1. C.V.
  2. Unofficial transcripts
  3. A concise cover letter explaining:
  • Why you want to be an AA for APSC 200/293
  • Your relevant experience for the position
  • Which of the following section numbers (200-206) fit within your winter timetable - you must be available for the section’s two workshop times shown (although both of the times will not always run every week):

 Section 

 Dept 

 Day 

 Workshop times 

Status
for
applications

200

CHEE/ENCH

Mon

3:30-5:30

CLOSED

 

 

Thur

3:30-5:30

201

CHEE/ENCH

Wed

2:30-4:30

CLOSED

 

 

Fri

12:30-2:30

202

GEOE

Mon

12:30-2:30

CLOSED

 

 

Wed

4:30-6:30

203

MECH

Thur

9:30-11:30

CLOSED

 

 

Fri

2:30-4:30

204

MECH

Tues

9:30-11:30

CLOSED

 

 

Fri

9:30-11:30

205

MECH

Tues

4:30-6:30

CLOSED

 

 

Thur

1:30-3:30

206

MECH

Tues

2:30-4:30

CLOSED

 

 

Wed

12:30-2:30

 

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

Calendar information for the courses:

APSC 200

Engineering Design and Practice II                                           

F/W                K 4

In this course students will participate constructively on teams to create solutions to open-ended complex problems, using standard design methods and tools. This project-based course provides instruction primarily in the first 6 weeks of the semester focusing on problem scoping, creativity and idea generation, decision making incorporating technical, economic, societal, and environmental factors, safety, engineering codes and regulations, and engineering ethics. The final 6 weeks of the course centre around a design project delivered by each discipline. This course is integrated with APSC-293, and coordinated by the same instructor. (0/0/12/0/36)

APSC 293

Engineering Communications                                                     

F/W                K 1

This course provides an introduction to effective engineering writing and speaking skills with the emphasis on professional correspondence, engineering reports, oral briefings, and formal oral presentations. These skills are developed in lectures and small group tutorials. This course is integrated with APSC-200, and coordinated by the same instructor. (0/0/12/0/0)

    


 

 

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