Graduate TA Positions

OPEN:  APSC 100 Module 3 Communication Assistant- Winter Term

Posted on Nov 16, 2017

All graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship as an Assistant for the course APSC 100 in Winter 2018. 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.

TA 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 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 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. 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. TA positions are 12 weeks in length and approx. 60 hours per term. (Hours are dependant on the number of teams assigned) The maximum number of hours of work for any Graduate TA, regardless of the number of TAships held, is no more than an average of 10 hours per week (16.02 TA Collective Agreement) so please inform us of your hours of availability. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria. Collective Agreement details can be found at:http://psac901.org/

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 November 23, 2017 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 200/293 Engineering Design and Practice II/Engineering Communications TA - Winter 2018 term

Posted on November 10, 2017

All graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship (TA) in APSC 200/293 for Winter 2018.  The courses are related to design and communication, so strengths in these areas are strongly preferred. Graduate students from all engineering and applied science disciplines are welcome to apply, although a background in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or engineering chemistry would be advantageous.

TA assignment duties will include assisting students during design and communication workshops, providing guidance and feedback to design project teams, and marking 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

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

The maximum number of hours of work for any Graduate TA, regardless of the number of TAships held, is no more than an average of 10 hours per week (averaged over the academic year, per 16.02 TA Collective Agreement) so please inform us of your hours of availability. Graduate Teaching Assistants at Queen’s University are governed by the Collective Agreement ;between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria. Collective Agreement details can be found at: http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/teaching-assistants-and-fellows/collective-agreement.

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 20, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Completed applications should include:

  1. C.V.
  2. Unofficial transcripts
  3. A concise cover letter explaining:
  • Why you want to be a TA 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):
SectionDeptDayWorkshop
times
Status
for
applications
200 CHEE/ENCH Mon 3:30-5:30 CLOSED
    Wed 2:30-4:30
201 CHEE/ENCH Tues 4:30-6:30 CLOSED
    Thur 2:30-4:30
202 GEOE Tues 4:30-6:30 CLOSED
    Thur 2:30-4:30
203 MECH Tues 2:30-4:30 CLOSED
    Thur 4:30-6:30
204 MECH Mon 11:30-1:30 CLOSED
    Wed 12:30-2:30
205 MECH Tues 9:30-11:30 CLOSED
    Thur 9:30-11:30
206 MECH Tues 11:30-1:30 CLOSED
    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 1 Complex problem solving TAs - Fall term

Posted on July 19, 2017

All graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship in APSC 100. The course focuses on engineering design, problem solving, and professional practice. You can read more about this module here:http://edps.engineering.queensu.ca/EDPS-I/Module-1.html. This is a TA position available for 12 weeks in the Fall 2017 term.

Individual contracts will be made depending on TA hours available for the individual and the duties required but will be approximately 10 hours/week.

TA assignment duties may include assisting students with problem solving, answering student e-mails and inquiries, set-up and leading of 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
  • Information retrieval and evaluation
  • Educational strategies in engineering education

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

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

 

There are also one or two "Lead TA" positions available that will involve coordinating other TAs as well as assisting in the lecture sessions with the instructor.

Note: The maximum number of hours of work for any Graduate TA, regardless of the number of TAships held, is no more than an average of 10 hours per week (16.02 TA Collective Agreement) so please inform us of your hours of availability. Graduate Teaching Assistants at Queen’s University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria. Collective Agreement details can be found at: http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/queens-qufa-collective-agreement

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, 2017 and continue until the 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.

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

Calendar information APSC 101 (APSC 100 Module 1):

This course provides an opportunity for students to develop complex problem solving and critical thinking skills and to apply engineering science knowledge in modeling physical systems through computational software. Examples and project topics are chosen to complement instruction in engineering science and mathematics courses. Ethical, economic, and social factors are considered in engineering problem solving.


CLOSED: APSC 200/293 Engineering Design and Practice II/Engineering Communications TA - Fall 2017 term

Posted on July 18, 2017

******** NOTE: We will continue to accept applications for these TA positions until at least August 14 ********

*** TA opportunities for APSC 200/293 for the Winter 2018 term will be advertised in November ***

All graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship (TA) in APSC 200/293 for Fall 2017. The courses are related to design and communication, so strengths in these areas are strongly preferred. Graduate students from all engineering and applied science disciplines are welcome to apply, although some background in civil, mining, mechanical, mathematics, physics, electrical or computer engineering would be advantageous.

TA assignment duties will include assisting students during design and communication workshops, providing guidance and feedback to design project teams, and marking 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

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

The maximum number of hours of work for any Graduate TA, regardless of the number of TAships held, is no more than an average of 10 hours per week (averaged over the academic year, per 16.02 TA Collective Agreement) so please inform us of your hours of availability. Graduate Teaching Assistants at Queen’s University are governed by the Collective Agreement ;between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria. Collective Agreement details can be found at: http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/teaching-assistants-and-fellows/collective-agreement.

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 6, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Completed applications should include:

  1. C.V.
  2. Unofficial transcripts
  3. A concise cover letter explaining:
  • Why you want to be a TA for APSC 200/293
  • Your relevant experience for the position
  • Which of the following section numbers (200-208) 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):
SectionDeptDayWorkshop times
200 CIVL Wed 11:30-1:30
    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 Tues 4:30-6:30
    Thur 2:30-4:30
204 ENPH Mon 3:30-5:30
    Wed 2:30-4:30
205 ECE Tues 9:30-11:30
    Thur 9:30-11:30
206 ECE Tues 11:30-1:30
    Thur 11:30-1:30
207 ECE Wed 9:30-10:30
    Fri 2:30-4:30
208 MTHE Wed 4:30-6:30
Fri 9:30-11:30

 

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 480 Multi-disciplinary Industry Engineering Design Project TA Position - Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 Terms

Posted on July 17, 2017

All engineering graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching 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. TA positions are available for 12 weeks in the Fall 2017 term and 12 weeks in the Winter 2018 term, with 60 hour contracts per term.     

TA assignment duties may include assisting students with problem solving on their specific projects, 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 include:

  • Completion of both APSC 381 and APSC 480
  • High achievement in engineering design courses
  • Familiarity with engineering design software (Matlab, CADD, ANSYS, SIMSCI, etc.)
  • 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:

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

TA positions will be 12 weeks in length, per term. Note: The maximum number of hours of work for any Graduate TA, regardless of the number of TAships held, is no more than an average of 10 hours per week (16.02 TA Collective Agreement) so please inform us of your hours of availability. Graduate Teaching Assistants at Queen’s University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria. Collective Agreement details can be found at: http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/queens-qufa-collective-agreement   

Please forward your applications to Professor David Strong (david.strong@queensu.ca) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Review of completed applications will begin after August 15, 2017 and continue until the positions are filled.

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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.

 

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 480 Multi-disciplinary Industry Engineering Design Project F/W 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.

 


OPEN: APSC 381 Advanced Design and Skills for Innovation TA Position - Winter 2018 Term

Posted on July 17, 2017

All graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship in APSC 381 “Advanced Design and Skills for Innovation”. The course focuses on engineering design, problem solving, and professional practice. This is a TA position available for 12 weeks in the Winter 2018 term, with a 60 hour contract.

TA assignment duties may include assisting students with problem solving on their specific projects, answering student e-mails and inquiries, leading tutorials, marking assignments, summarizing student grades for the instructor and posting on onQ. Any necessary training will be included in the assignment. Technical skills and interests that will be considered assets for this position include:

  • Completion of APSC 381
  • Familiarity with engineering software tools (Matlab, CADD, ANSYS, SIMSCI, etc.)
  • 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:

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

TA positions will be 12 weeks in length. Note: The maximum number of hours of work for any Graduate TA, regardless of the number of TAships held, is no more than an average of 10 hours per week (16.02 TA Collective Agreement) so please inform us of your hours of availability. Graduate Teaching Assistants at Queen’s University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria. Collective Agreement details can be found at: http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/queens-qufa-collective-agreement

Please forward your applications to Professor David Strong (david.strong@queensu.ca) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Review of completed applications will begin after August 15, 2017 and continue until the 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.

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 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 you are in 4th or 5th year, or if course registration and registration through SOLUS is not available, students may contact the course instructor to apply for enrolment.

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