Undergraduate TA Positions

OPEN: SUMMER POSITION- APSC General Program Development Lead 

Posted on December 15, 2017

Project Description

The APSC General Program Development Lead has historically taken on a range of project development ideas from first to fourth year. They have worked on projects to: develop ethics and law modules; monitor graduate engineering attributes; unify program courseware and assessment strategies; support the first year curriculum redevelopment; and consolidate teaching and learning resources. Their work supports strategic projects in the faculty, particularly in the Engineering Design and Practice Sequence (EDPS).

Job Description

The APSC General Program Development Lead will work closely with the Associate Dean of Teaching & Learning on a number of current strategic projects in the faculty to enhance the innovative educational experiences for undergraduate engineering students and advance current initiatives in APSC design courses.

Responsibilities May Include:

  • working with other SPO members to develop an e-portfolio program that will allow students to identify the items they have completed that demonstrate their ability to meet program expectations
  • redesigning the first year, summer WordExcel Assignment and updating Microsoft Word and Excel resources for students
  • supporting online course development and the use of onQ 
  • conducting information research relevant to engineering program development and international activities in engineering education
  • evaluating curriculum management software
  • developing resources on professionalism and ethics for third and fourth year courses
  • supporting the assessment of student attributes according to faculty-wide indicators, as required by the provincial government and engineering accreditation board
  • using and implementing student feedback in filling program gaps and assessing program needs
  • evaluating new educational proposals from the perspective of a student

The APSC General Program Development Lead will be a member of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Summer Projects Office (SPO) 2018 team. The SPO works together to tackle a broad range of projects, with each member assuming the roles of team member or project Development Lead as required. The SPO 2018 aspect of this position’s responsibilities will include:

  • contributing to the building of an effective SPO 2018 team
  • working as a team member of a variety of projects including but not limited to engineering education, program development, onQ, recruitment, conference planning, outreach and other proposed projects
  • scoring student work artefacts to understand development of core engineering skills
  • providing bi-weekly project status reports on projects managed
  • leading weekly status meetings

Qualifications

Required academic background:

  • Completion of at least two years of any Engineering and Applied Science program, including successful completion of APSC 200/293.
  • Completion of design/innovation courses such as APSC 381, and/or extra-curricular design experiences (competitive team projects, etc.) will also be considered assets.

Technical Skills and Interests

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

  • engineering design tools and methods
  • web design
  • technical writing
  • information retrieval and evaluation
  • educational strategies in engineering education
  • engineering education research
  • student assessment and graduate engineering attributes

Professional Skills

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

  • communication skills
  • presentation skills
  • project management and development skills
  • teamwork
  • confidence and ability to work both with others and independently
  • self-motivation, initiative

All students in the Summer Projects Office will participate in a group session to prioritize the training that will help develop the outcomes above and other specific training needs identified early in the project. This training will include course design, using a course management system, constructive alignment, effective assessment and feedback, project planning, graphic design and visualization. Other training opportunities include web and multimedia design, prototyping, curriculum design, qualitative data analysis, descriptive and inferential statistics, design process and tools, and leadership.

Deadline to apply is noon on Feb 9, 2018. Email your resume, cover letter, copy of transcript, etc. to Aphra Rogers- rogersa@queensu.ca. Applications will be accepted until noon Friday, February 9, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.

OPEN: SUMMER POSITION- Engineering Outreach: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) Instructor.

Posted on December 15, 2017

The Engineering Outreach QSEA instructors will work closely with the Faculty Outreach Lead, Outreach Coordinator, and the other QSEA staff members to plan, organize, and deliver experiential learning opportunities for high school students looking to learn about engineering disciplines. The instructors will draw upon their own engineering experiences to create a positive experience for visiting students. They will also coordinate with engineering graduate student instructors, Faculty members across engineering disciplines, and engineering technicians to help deliver a high-quality program.. More details of the program can be found on the Connections website (http://engineering.queensu.ca/outreach/qsea

Email Scott Compeau – scott.compeau@queensu.ca to apply.

OPEN: SUMMER POSITION- SWEP POSITIONS

Posted on December 15, 2017

All applications for SWEP jobs need to go through their website. (Go to your “MyCareer Login” at http://careers.queensu.ca/)

SWEP JOB ID: 90595- APSC 100 Module 1 Program Development Manager- This position develops and manages the complex problem solving module of APSC 100. Matlab will not be a part of this Module in 2017-2018 so MEAs and coursework will be focused on Engineering Design skills. (contact Aphra Rogers for more details)

SWEP JOB ID: 90600- APSC 100 Module 2 Development Manager- This position will work on the redevelopment of APSC 100 Module 2. (contact Aphra Rogers for more details)

SWEP JOB ID: 90549 - APSC 100 Module 3 Project Development Manager- This position develops the projects used in Module 3 (contact Aphra Rogers for more details)

SWEP JOB ID: 90602- Multidisciplinary 1st Year Curriculum Development Projects Manager – This position works on overall development and support of the planned first year redevelopment. (contact Aphra Rogers for more details)

SWEP Job ID: - APSC 200/293 Development Manager-This job helps with development of curriculum, projects, onQ course content, and grading processes/tools for ASPC 200/293 (Engineering Design and Practice II/Engineering Communications). (contact Gillian Woodruff for more details)

SWEP JOB ID: 90419– APSC 381/480 Multidisciplinary Design and Innovation Project Manager - This position assists with the development of two multidisciplinary engineering design and innovation courses, APSC 381 and 480, to evaluate, evolve, and develop growth strategies for the APSC 381/480. (contact Myriam Beaulne for more details.)

SWEP JOB ID 90561 - Virtual Reality Developer- This position will be responsible for helping develop a Virtual Reality (VR) application that will assist first year engineering and applied science students select their program of study. (contact Paul Hungler for more information)

SWEP JOB ID 90577 – Active Learning Course Developer for CHEE 270 ChemEtronics: This position will be involved with the development of active learning sessions for a new course involving energy conversion and storage and Arduinos.  (contact Paul Hungler for more information)

SWEP JOB ID: 90337- Engineering Outreach: Connections Tech ‘N’ Tinker (TNT) Trailer Instructor. The TNT instructor will work closely with the Faculty Outreach Coordinator and the rest of the outreach team to develop and deliver workshops using the tools and technologies inside the MakerSpace such as microcontroller, robotics, 3D printers, and laser cutters. More specifically, the TNT instructor will travel to local schools in the community to teach students about engineering design, prototyping, problem solving, and innovation. More details of the program can be found on the Connections website (http://engineering.queensu.ca/outreach/TNT)

SWEP JOB ID: 90387- Engineering Outreach: Aboriginal STEM Outreach Facilitator. Working directly with the Aboriginal Community Engagement Coordinator and Aboriginal Access to Engineering, the STEM Outreach facilitators (3) will be engaged with direct youth outreach initiatives in First Nations communities. The position involves extensive travel, and will allow incumbents to gain experience in educational program development and delivery.

SWEP JOB ID: 90306 – FEAS Communications: Content Developer

Effective communication of ideas and the ability to convince others to collaborate in pursuit of common goals are highly valuable professional skills. Content developers (3) work together and in groups to conceptualize, plan and create video, photography, and print material to highlight the work of FEAS faculty, students, and staff. Incumbents gain professional experience in technical production workflows, communications best practices, and client interaction. Positions are based on campus. Contact Matt Mills for more details. 

CLOSED: APSC 200/293 Engineering Design and Practice II/Engineering Communications TA - Winter 2018 term

Posted on November 10, 2017

Fourth-year undergraduate students are invited to apply for an Undergraduate 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. Undergraduate 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. Remuneration is $20.11/hour ($19.34/hour plus 4% vacation pay).

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 timesStatus
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 (required for all new Queen's employees), and whether your WHMIS is up-to-date. 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 Problem Analysis Mentors - Fall term

Posted on July 19, 2017

All Undergraduate students are invited to apply for a Problem Analysis Mentorship in APSC 100. The course focuses on engineering design, problem solving, and professional practice. (Note that Matlab is no longer included in Module 1) You can read more about this module here: edps.engineering.queensu.ca/EDPS-I/Module-1.html. This position is available for 12 weeks in the Fall 2017 term.

Individual contracts will be made depending on the hours available for the individual and the duties required but will be approximately 5 hours/week.

Duties may include assisting students with problem solving, assisting the leader in 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:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Engineering design process
  • 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

The rate of pay is $19.15/hour .

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. Unofficial transcripts
  2. A one-paragraph statement within the application e-mail stating why the position is of interest and relevant experience for the position.
  3. C.V.
  4. Indicate which of the studio times listed below you would be available for.

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 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.

studio times


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 ***

Fourth-year undergraduate students are invited to apply for an Undergraduate 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. Undergraduate 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. Remuneration is $19.92 per hour ($19.15 plus 4% vacation pay).

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 (required for all new Queen's employees), and whether your WHMIS is up-to-date. 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 2 Experimentation Development Manager- Summer 2017 position

Project Description:

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is currently undergoing a major first year curriculum redesign. For several years, a committee of representatives from all disciplines has been determining how to best improve course content, distribute student workload, and create connections between courses. The material covered, scheduling, course structure, instructional activities, and weight of all first year courses, including APSC 100 (Experimentation), will be significantly improved.

APSC 100 introduces quantitative experimental design and analysis. The focus of this course is on the development of basic laboratory skills and the critical evaluation of results, with emphasis on knowledge of measurement techniques, data management, and error analysis. IT provides instruction and hands-on experience in designing experiments, developing formal report writing skills, and reinforcing basic concepts from other courses. This is a planned redesign of APSC 100 Module 2.

The improved first year curriculum will be implemented in the 2017-2018 academic year. The APSC 100 Experimentation Program Development Manager will support this transition and may be responsible for: modifying the previous year’s instructions and activities to align with the new curriculum, supporting design project development, determining areas for connection with other courses, and creating course resources.

Job Description:

The APSC 100 Experimentation Program Development Manager will work closely with both the Director of First Year and the APSC 100 Course Coordinator to ensure that, amongst other things, the APSC 100 course content, distribution of student workload, and connections to other first year courses is improved in 2017/2018.

Responsibilities May Include:

  • assisting in developing curricular materials to support the redesigned course content and instructional approaches
  • designing authentic laboratory problems
  • improving methods of course assessment and feedback
  • supporting design project development
  • determining areas for connection with other courses
  • creating activities and assignments
  • conducting information research relevant to engineering program development
  • piloting new educational proposals from the perspective of a student

The APSC 100 Experimentation Program Development Manager will be a member of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Summer Projects Office (SPO) 2017 team. The SPO works together to tackle a broad range of projects, with each member assuming the roles of team member or project manager as required. The SPO 2017 aspect of this position’s responsibilities will include:

  • contributing to the building of an effective SPO 2017 team
  • working as a supportive team member of a variety of projects including but not limited to engineering education, program development, onQ, recruitment, conference planning, outreach, and other proposed projects
  • scoring student work artefacts to understand development of core engineering skills
  • providing bi-weekly project status reports on projects managed
  • leading weekly status meetings

Qualifications

Required academic background:

  • Completion of at least two years of any Engineering and Applied Science program, including successful completion of APSC 200/293.
  • Completion of design/innovation courses such as APSC 381, and/or extra-curricular design experiences (competitive team projects, etc.) will also be considered assets.
  • Successful completion of APSC 100 Module 2.

Technical Skills and Interests

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

  • laboratory experience and experiment design
  • web and learning platform design (including but not limited to onQ)
  • technical writing
  • computer based data acquisition, information retrieval and evaluation
  • educational research in strategies in engineering education
  • curriculum planning
  • student assessment and graduate engineering attributes
  • familiarity with engineering disciplines and graphics applications

Professional Skills

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

  • communication skills
  • presentation skills
  • project management and development skills
  • teamwork abilities
  • confidence and ability to work both with others and independently
  • self motivation, initiative

Position details:

This position runs 35 hours per week for 16 weeks in the Summer of 2017. The remuneration is $14/hour.

To apply:

Please email your cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript to Aphra Rogers rogersa@queensu.ca by Feb 9, 2017. Include the name of the position that you are applying for as the subject of the email.


CLOSED: APSC 1XX Applied Mechanics Program Development Manager- Summer 2017 position

Project Description:

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is currently undergoing a major first year curriculum redesign. For several years, a committee of representatives from all disciplines has been determining how to best improve course content, distribute student workload, and create connections between courses. The material covered, scheduling, course structure, instructional activities, and weight of all first year courses, will be significantly modified. This will include development of a new Applied Mechanics course APSC 1XX (Course number has not yet been assigned).

The improved first year curriculum will be implemented in the 2017-2018 academic year. The APSC 1XX Program Development Manager will support this transition and may be responsible for: creating instructions and activities to align with the new curriculum, determining areas for connection with other courses, and creating course resources.

The new APSC 1XX Applied Mechanics course description is here: Students will develop their ability to identify, visualize and quantify forces on elements and forces within statically determinate engineering structures and systems. By solving problems from practical engineering applications, students will study: two- and three-dimensional force equilibrium of rigid bodies; force distribution within engineering systems like simple trusses, frames and machines; internal shear forces and bending moments in force carrying elements; and engineering stress and strain.

Job Description:

The APSC 1XX Applied Mechanics Program Development Manager will work closely with both the Director of First Year and the APSC 1XX Course Coordinator to ensure that, amongst other things, the APSC 1XX course content, distribution of student workload, and application to other courses is significantly improved for 2017/2018.

Responsibilities May Include:

  • assisting in developing curricular materials to support the redesigned course content and instructional approaches
  • improving methods of course assessment and feedback
  • determining areas for connection with other courses
  • creating activities and assignments
  • conducting information research relevant to engineering program development
  • • piloting new educational proposals from the perspective of a student

The APSC 1XX Applied Mechanics Program Development Manager will be a member of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Summer Projects Office (SPO) 2017 team. The SPO works together to tackle a broad range of projects, with each member assuming the roles of team member or project manager as required. The SPO 2017 aspect of this position’s responsibilities will include:

  • contributing to the building of an effective SPO 2017 team
  • working as a supportive team member of a variety of projects including but not limited to engineering education, program development, onQ, recruitment, conference planning, outreach, and other proposed projects
  • scoring student work artefacts to understand development of core engineering skills
  • providing bi-weekly project status reports on projects managed
  • leading weekly status meetings

Qualifications

Required academic background:

  • Completion of at least two years of any Engineering and Applied Science program, including successful completion of APSC 200/293.
  • Completion of design/innovation courses such as APSC 381, and/or extra-curricular design experiences (competitive team projects, etc.) will also be considered assets.
  • Successful completion of CIVL 220 (Statics and Solid Mechanics)

Technical Skills and Interests

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

  • web and learning platform design (including but not limited to onQ)
  • technical writing
  • computer based data acquisition, information retrieval and evaluation
  • educational research in strategies in engineering education
  • curriculum planning
  • student assessment and graduate engineering attributes
  • familiarity with engineering disciplines and graphics applications

Professional Skills

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

  • communication skills
  • presentation skills
  • project management and development skills
  • teamwork abilities
  • confidence and ability to work both with others and independently
  • self motivation, initiative

Position details:

This position runs 35 hours per week for 16 weeks in the Summer of 2017. The remuneration is $14/hour.

To apply:

Please email your cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript to Aphra Rogers rogersa@queensu.ca by Feb 9, 2017. Include the name of the position that you are applying for as the subject of the email.


 

OPEN: Fall/Winter positions with APSC 100 Module 1 and 3 and APSC 202

edps.engineering.queensu.ca/EDPS-I/Module-3/Project-Manager-Application.html

We are looking for students going into third or fourth-year to serve as project managers for first year engineering projects for APSC-100: Practical Engineering Modules.

Candidates should have excellent time management, interpersonal, leadership, and written and oral communication skills. Enthusiasm and genuine interest in working with first-year students are essential. Internship or relevant work experience and design experience are strong assets.