Academic Assistant Positions

Open Positions 

OPEN: APSC 103 3D Printing Assistant - Winter Term

Posted on Jan 26 2023

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

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

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

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

Please forward your application CV and transcript to the first year program lead Aphra Rogers at (apsc100.m1m3@queensu.ca) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

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

Completed applications should include:

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

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

OPEN: APSC 103 Technical Support Assistant - Winter Term

Posted on Jan 26 2023

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

AA assignment duties will include providing technical support to a first year project regarding sound absorption and damping in a building. This position will hold workshops for the students as needed and answer their technical questions.

Any relevant combination of technical requirements and experience will be considered. Queen’s WHMIS certification is required. This position is an as-needed support position and is approximately 10 hours for the whole term.

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

Please forward your application CV and transcript to the first year program lead Aphra Rogers at (apsc100.m1m3@queensu.ca) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Review of completed applications will begin after Feb 6 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Completed applications should include:

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

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

 


Previously Posted Positions


CLOSED: APSC 100 Module 3 Communication Assistant - Winter Term

Posted on Nov 15 2022

All academic assistants are invited to apply for an Academic Assistantship as a Communication Assistant for the course APSC 100 in Winter 2023. APSC 100 is a first-year course in engineering design where students are encouraged to tackle open-ended problems as they work directly with a community partner in addressing a specified need. Professional experience and comfort in the subject of professional communications is essential as well as evaluating students critically in this area. Read more about this module.

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

An expansion of responsibilities 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.

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

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

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

If you do not have a Queen's log in, please forward your application CV and transcript to the first year program lead Aphra Rogers at (apsc100.m1m3@queensu.ca) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Review of completed applications will begin after Nov 25 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Completed applications should include:

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

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

CLOSED: APSC 200/293 Engineering Design and Practice II/Engineering Communications AA - Winter 2023 term

Posted on Nov 8, 2022

Applications are now being accepted for APSC 200/293 Academic Assistants (AAs) for Winter 2023.

The courses are related to design and communication, so strengths in these areas are strongly preferred. University graduates (who are not registered students at Queen’s) with a degree in any engineering or applied science discipline are welcome to apply, although some background in in mechanical engineering, geological engineering, chemical engineering or engineering chemistry would be advantageous.

AA assignment duties will include assisting students during design and communication workshops, providing guidance and feedback to design project teams, marking assignments, reports and online presentations, and entering grades. 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

Applicants chosen for an interview will be asked to complete a writing assessment, and successful applicants must have demonstrated the high level of technical communications and English proficiency required for these positions.

Winter term AA contracts run Jan 1 – Apr 30, 2023. Total hours may range from 70-80 hours per term, depending on assigned section and duties.

AAs are governed by the Collective Agreement between the United Steelworkers and the University (https://www.queensu.ca/humanresources/unions-and-associations). Remuneration is $29.91/hour (plus 7% in lieu of vacation and benefits), in accordance with the 2020-23 Renewal Highlights of the Collective Agreement.

AAs will be assigned to a section and must be available in-person for the section’s two weekly workshop times shown below (although both of the times will not always run every week). We will attempt to assign AAs to a section of their discipline or preference, but this is not always possible due to multiple scheduling constraints. Therefore, please indicate in the online application form all of the following section numbers (200, 201/202, 203, 204) which fit within your winter timetable (even if they do not match your discipline). Applications will not be considered if availability is unknown). If you are at present uncertain about some of your availability, you can provide details at the end of your online application form.

Winter 2023 workshop times

Section

Dept

Day

Fall workshop times

Status for
Applications

200 CHEE/ENCH Tues 12:30-2:30pm CLOSED
Thur 12:30-2:30pm
201/202 CHEE/ENCH & GEOE Tues 8:30-10:30am CLOSED
Thur 8:30-10:30am
203 MME Mon 11:30am-1:30pm CLOSED
Wed 11:30am-1:30pm
204 MME Mon 2:30-4:30pm CLOSED
Wed 2:30-4:30pm

Within the form as indicated, upload a SINGLE pdf file named "Firstname Lastname YourStudentNetID.pdf" which contains, in this order:

  1. A cover letter, explaining why you want to be a TA for APSC 200/293, your relevant experience, and why you believe you are a good fit for the position
  2. Your C.V.
  3. An unofficial copy of your latest transcript

Note: You may save and resume your online application as many times as you wish until you press SUBMIT. When you press SAVE, you will be prompted for an email address to receive a resume link.

A review of completed applications will begin after Nov 16, 2022 and will continue until the positions are filled. The Faculty Office thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Questions not answered here can be directed to: Gillian Woodruff (gillian.woodruff@queensu.ca) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

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 Assistants -Grading Position- Fall term 2022

Posted on July 6, 2022

All Academic Assistants are invited to apply for a Complex Problem Solving Assistantship in APSC 101. The course focuses on engineering design, problem solving, and professional practice. You can read more about this module here. This position is available in the Fall 2021 term.

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

Duties may include assisting students with problem solving, answering student e-mails & inquiries, marking of assignments and exams, 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:

  • 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

 

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

Please complete an application form here: Go to online form

Applications should include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume/C.V.
  3. Unofficial Transcript(s)

Review of completed applications will begin after July 20, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled.

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. Candidates being considered will receive a communication exercise to complete.

Calendar information APSC 101 (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 100 Module 1 Technical AAs -Arduino IDE/SolidWorks Support- Fall term 2021

Posted on July 6, 2022

All Academic Assistants are invited to apply for a Academic Assistantship in APSC 101. The course focuses on engineering design, problem solving, and professional practice. You can read more about this module here. This is a AA position available in the Fall 2022 term.

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

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

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

  • Arduino IDE
  • SolidWorks

Course topics include:

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

Please complete an online application form here.

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

Review of completed applications will begin after July 20th, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled.

Completed applications should include:

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

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

Calendar information APSC 101 (Module 1):

This course 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 AA - Fall 2022 term

Posted on July 14, 2022

*** AA opportunities for APSC 200/293 for the Winter 2023 term will be posted in November (for CHEE/ENCH, GEOE and MME sections) ***

Applications are now being accepted for APSC 200/293 Academic Assistants (AAs) for Fall 2022.

The courses are related to design and communication, so strengths in these areas are strongly preferred. Graduates from all engineering and applied science disciplines are welcome to apply, although some background in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering physics, engineering mathematics, or electrical and 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, marking assignments, reports and presentations, and entering grades. Any necessary training will be included in the AA 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

Applicants chosen for an interview will be asked to complete a writing assessment, and successful applicants must have demonstrated the high level of technical communications and English proficiency required for these positions.

Fall term AA contracts run Sept 1 – Dec 31, 2022. Total hours may range from 60-80 hours per term, depending on assigned section and duties.

AAs are governed by the Collective Agreement between the United Steelworkers and the University (https://www.queensu.ca/humanresources/unions-and-associations). Remuneration is $29.91/hour (plus 7% in lieu of vacation and benefits), in accordance with the 2020-23 Renewal Highlights of the Collective Agreement.

AAs will be assigned to a section and must be available in-person for the section’s two 2-hour weekly workshop times shown below (although both of the times will not always run every week). We will attempt to assign AAs to a section of their discipline or preference, but this is not always possible due to multiple scheduling constraints. Therefore, please indicate in the online application form all of the following section numbers (200, 203, 204, 206, 207, 208) which fit within your fall timetable (even if they do not match your discipline). Applications will not be considered if availability is unknown (we aim to make hiring decisions with sections assigned at least one week in advance of the first day of classes). If you are at present uncertain about some of your availability, you can provide details at the end of your online application.

Fall 2022 workshop times

Section

Dept

Day

Fall workshop times

 

200 CIVL Wed 11:30am-1:30pm  CLOSED 
Fri 11:30am-1:30pm
203 MTHE Tues 3:30-5:30pm CLOSED
Thur 12:30-2:30pm
204 ENPH Tues 12:30-2:30pm  CLOSED 
Thur 2:30-4:30pm
206 ECE Tues 11:30am-1:30pm CLOSED
Thur 11:30am-1:30pm
207 ECE Tues 2:30-4:30pm CLOSED 
Thur 3:30-5:30pm
208 ECE Wed 3:30-5:30pm  CLOSED
Fri 12:30-2:30pm

To apply:

Complete an online application form here.

Within the form as indicated, upload a SINGLE pdf file with naming format "Firstname Lastname YourStudentNetID.pdf" which contains, in this order:

  1. A cover letter, explaining why you want to be a AA for APSC 200/293, your relevant experience, and why you believe you are a good fit for the position
  2. Your C.V.
  3. An unofficial copy of your latest transcript

Note: You may save and resume your online application as many times as you wish until you press SUBMIT. When you press SAVE, you will be prompted for an email address to receive a resume link.

A review of completed applications will begin after August 2, 2022 and will continue until the positions are filled. The Faculty Office thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Questions not answered here can be directed to: Gillian Woodruff (gillian.woodruff@queensu.ca) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

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

Posted on July 6 2022

All Academic Assistants are invited to apply for an AA as a Project Manager for Upper Year students for the course APSC 101 in Fall 2022. APSC 101 is a first-year course in engineering design where students are encouraged to tackle open-ended problems while learning the basics of Engineering design. Professional experience and comfort in the subject of professional communications is essential as well as evaluating students critically in this area. You can read more about this module here.

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

APSC 101 (Module 1) PM Responsibilities

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

PM Qualifications

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

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

Please apply here: 

https://forms.office.com/r/1ciqR6UPg0

Review of completed applications will begin after July 20 and continue until the position is filled.

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

Completed applications should include:

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

 

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

Calendar information APSC 101 (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 100 Module 3 Communication Assistant - Winter Term

Posted on Nov 11 2021

All academic assistants are invited to apply for an Academic Assistantship as a Communication Assistant for the course APSC 100 in Winter 2022. APSC 100 is a first-year course in engineering design where students are encouraged to tackle open-ended problems as they work directly with a community partner in addressing a specified need. Professional experience and comfort in the subject of professional communications is essential as well as evaluating students critically in this area. Read more about this module.

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

An expansion of responsibilities 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.

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

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

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

If you do not have a Queen's log in, please forward your application CV and transcript to the first year program lead Aphra Rogers at (apsc100.m1m3@queensu.ca) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Review of completed applications will begin after Nov 25 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Completed applications should include:

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

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

   


    

CLOSED: APSC 200/293 Engineering Design and Practice II/Engineering Communications AA - Winter 2022 term

*** We are continuing to accept applications during the week of Nov 29-Dec 3 ***

Posted on Nov 22, 2021

Applications are now being accepted for APSC 200/293 Academic Assistants (AAs) for Winter 2022.

The courses are related to design and communication, so strengths in these areas are strongly preferred. University graduates (who are not registered students at Queen’s) with a degree in any engineering or applied science discipline are welcome to apply, although some background in in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or engineering chemistry would be advantageous.

AA assignment duties will include assisting students during design and communication workshops, providing guidance and feedback to design project teams, marking assignments, reports and online presentations, and entering grades. 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

Applicants chosen for an interview will be asked to complete a writing assessment, and successful applicants must have demonstrated the high level of technical communications and English proficiency required for these positions.

Winter term AA contracts run Jan 1 – Apr 30, 2022. Total hours may range from 70-80 hours per term, depending on assigned section and duties.

AAs are governed by the Collective Agreement between the United Steelworkers and the University. Remuneration is $29.61/hour (plus 7% in lieu of vacation and benefits), in accordance with the 2020-23 Renewal Highlights of the Collective Agreement.

AAs will be assigned to a section and must be available in-person for the section’s two weekly workshop times shown below (although both of the times will not always run every week). We will attempt to assign AAs to a section of their discipline or preference, but this is not always possible due to multiple scheduling constraints. Therefore, please indicate in the online application form all of the following section numbers (200, 201, 203, 204) which fit within your winter timetable (even if they do not match your discipline). Applications will not be considered if availability is unknown). If you are at present uncertain about some of your availability, you can provide details at the end of your online application form.

Winter 2022 workshop times

Section

Dept

Day

Fall workshop times

200 CHEE/ENCH Tues 12:30-2:30pm
Thur 3:30-5:30pm
201 CHEE/ENCH Tues 9:30-11:30am
Thur 9:30-11:30am
203 MME Mon 11:30am-1:30pm
Wed 6:30-8:30pm
204 MME Mon 2:30-4:30pm
Wed 2:30-4:30pm

To apply:

Complete an online application form here.

Within the form as indicated, upload a SINGLE pdf file named "Firstname Lastname YourStudentNetID.pdf" which contains, in this order:

  1. A cover letter, explaining why you want to be a TA for APSC 200/293, your relevant experience, and why you believe you are a good fit for the position
  2. Your C.V.
  3. An unofficial copy of your latest transcript

Note: You may save and resume your online application as many times as you wish until you press SUBMIT. When you press SAVE, you will be prompted for an email address to receive a resume link.

A review of completed applications will begin after Nov 29, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled. The Faculty Office thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Questions not answered here can be directed to: Gillian Woodruff (gillian.woodruff@queensu.ca) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

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 896 Engineering Leadership TA - Fall 2021 term

Posted on August 27, 2021

Academic Assistant (AA) applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2021 course APSC 896 Engineering Leadership. The course is designed to develop a range of skills essential for engineering professional practice in both the public and private sectors with a focus on Engineering Leadership and Innovation. Graduate students from all engineering and applied science disciplines are welcome to apply, although some industrial engineering experience including internships, or previous engineering employment is considered advantageous.

AA assignment duties will include assisting students during active learning sessions, providing guidance and feedback to teams, and marking assignments, reports and presentations. Any necessary training will be included in the assignment.

The successful AA must be available on Mondays 1:30-2:30pm and Wednesdays 9:30-11:30am for the course’s active learning sessions in BMH Rm 313.

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

  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Teamwork abilities
  • Delivery of constructive feedback
  • Confidence and ability to work with others as well as independently
  • Self-motivation, initiative
  • Time management

AA positions are 12 weeks in length and are 80 hours per term.

AAs are governed by the Collective Agreement between the United Steelworkers and the University. Remuneration is $29.03/hour (plus 7% in lieu of vacation and benefits), plus any increase effective September 2021, in accordance with the Collective Agreement.

Completed applications should include:

  1. A cover letter, explaining why you want to be a AA for APSC 896, your relevant experience, and why you believe you are a good fit for the position.
  2. Your C.V.
  3. An unofficial copy of your latest transcript

Please forward your applications to Paul Hunger (paul.hungler@queensu.ca) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Review of completed applications will begin after September 3, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled. The Faculty Office thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Calendar information for the course:

APSC 896

Engineering Leadership

The course is designed to develop a range of skills essential for engineering professional practice in both the public and private sectors with a focus on Engineering Leadership. Topics will include: leadership theories, ethical leadership, leading innovation, teaming and factors affecting developing an innovation strategy. Students will explore their own leadership and management abilities and develop their competencies in areas such as managing conflict, optimize team dynamics, developing others, and creating vision and mission statements. The course content will be presented through lectures, case studies, panel discussions and other active learning activities. Through assignments, debates and reports students will be evaluated on their ability to communicate through professional writing and persuasive oral presentations.


 

CLOSED: APSC 480 Multi-disciplinary Industry Engineering Design Project AA Position - Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 Terms

Posted on July 29, 2021

Academic Assistant (AA) applications are now being accepted for the APSC 480 “Multi-disciplinary Industry Engineering Design Project” course.

APSC 480 is a full-year project-based multidisciplinary capstone course with funded industry projects focusing on engineering design and innovation, problem solving, and professional practice in a “real-world” engineering context. AA positions are available for the combined Fall/Winter 21/22 terms, with 12 week contracts per term. Contracts will range from 60-75 hours per term, depending on number of assigned teams.

With the expected return to in-person activities for Fall/Winter 21/22, AA’s should be available for in-person activities when required, although occasional meetings may be held remotely. If the regulations specified by Queen's/Government/Public Health require a return to remote activities at any point during the two-term contract, AA’s must be capable of continuing their duties in remote format.

AA 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 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:

  • Prior completion of APSC 480 and/or APSC 381
  • 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 complementary to the technical skills above, and that will be further developed by this position include:

  • Experience with onQ (D2L) and 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

AA positions will be 12 weeks in length per term, for both fall and winter terms.

AAs are governed by the Collective Agreement between the United Steelworkers and the University. Remuneration is $29.03/hour (plus 7% in lieu of vacation and benefits), plus any increase effective September 2021, in accordance with the Collective Agreement.

Please forward your applications to Professor David Strong with copy to Tabitha Renaud in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at:

Review of completed applications will begin after August 10, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled.
Completed applications should include:

  1. C.V.
  2. Unofficial transcripts
  3. A brief (one or two paragraphs) 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)


 


CLOSED: APSC 100 Module 1 Complex problem solving Assistants -Grading Position- Fall term 2021

Posted on July 6, 2021

All Academic Assistants are invited to apply for a Complex Problem Solving Assistantship in APSC 100. The course focuses on engineering design, problem solving, and professional practice. You can read more about this module here. This position is available in the Fall 2021 term.

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

Duties may include assisting students with problem solving, answering student e-mails & inquiries, marking of assignments and exams, 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:

  • 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

 

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

Please complete an application form here: Go to online form

Applications should include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume/C.V.
  3. Unofficial Transcript(s)

Review of completed applications will begin after July 20, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled.

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. Candidates being considered will receive a communication exercise to complete.

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 AA - Fall 2021 term

Posted on July 23, 2021

Update Aug 20: Some remote work options are available; We are accepting applications until at least Aug 25

*** AA opportunities for APSC 200/293 for the Winter 2022 term will be posted in November (for CHEE/ENCH, GEOE and MME sections) ***

Applications are now being accepted for APSC 200/293 Academic Assistants (AAs) for Fall 2021.

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 engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering physics, engineering mathematics, or electrical and 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, marking assignments, reports and online presentations, and entering grades. Any necessary training will be included in the AA 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

Applicants chosen for an interview will be asked to complete a writing assessment, and successful applicants must have demonstrated the high level of technical communications and English proficiency required for these positions.

Fall term AA contracts run Sept 1 – Dec 31, 2021. Total hours may range from 60-80 hours per term, depending on assigned section and duties.

AAs are governed by the Collective Agreement between the United Steelworkers and the University. Remuneration is $29.03/hour (plus 7% in lieu of vacation and benefits), plus any increase effective September 2021, in accordance with the Collective Agreement.

AAs will be assigned to a section and must be available for the section’s two weekly workshop times shown below (although both of the times will not always run every week). Some remote work options are available for those AAs not located in Kingston. We will attempt to assign AAs to a section of their discipline or preference, but this is not always possible due to multiple scheduling constraints. Therefore, please indicate in the online application form all of the following section numbers (200, 203, 204, 206, 207, 208) which fit within your fall timetable (even if they do not match your discipline). Applications will not be considered if availability is unknown (we aim to make hiring decisions with sections assigned at least one week in advance of the first day of classes). If you are at present uncertain about some of your availability, you can provide details at the end of your online application.

Fall 2021 workshop times

Section

Dept

Day

Fall workshop times

200 CIVL Wed 8:30-10:30am
Thur 6:30-8:30pm
203 MTHE Tues 3:30-5:30pm
Thur 12:30-2:30pm
204 ENPH Tues 12:30-2:30pm
Thur 9:30-11:30am
206 ECE Tues 4:30-6:30pm
Thur 11:30am-1:30pm
207 ECE Tues 2:30-4:30pm
Thur 2:30-4:30pm
208 ECE Wed 12:30-2:30pm
Fri 12:30-2:30pm

To apply:

Complete an online application form here.

Within the form as indicated, upload a SINGLE pdf file named "Firstname Lastname YourStudentNetID.pdf" which contains, in this order:

  1. A cover letter, explaining why you want to be a AA for APSC 200/293, your relevant experience, and why you believe you are a good fit for the position
  2. Your C.V.
  3. An unofficial copy of your latest transcript

Note: You may save and resume your online application as many times as you wish until you press SUBMIT. When you press SAVE, you will be prompted for an email address to receive a resume link.

A review of completed applications will begin after August 3, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled. The Faculty Office thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Questions not answered here can be directed to: Gillian Woodruff (gillian.woodruff@queensu.ca) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

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)