Undergraduate TA Positions

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): 

Section 

 Dept 

 Day 

 Workshop 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 (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.

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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.