Graduate TA Positions

Open Positions  

CLOSED: APSC 100 Module 3 Project Manager Upper Year- Winter Term

Posted on Nov 15, 2022

All graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship 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. You can read more about APSC 100 here.

Typically Project Managers for APSC 100 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 100 Module 3 PM Responsibilities

  • Participating in training sessions to prepare for the position
  • Becoming completely familiar with assigned project(s)
  • Evaluating student oral and written work during and at the end of term
  • Attending meetings with Faculty Advisors, 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
  • Scheduling oral presentations in consultation with students and Faculty Advisors
  • Providing feedback on projects to Faculty Advisors, Course Coordinator, Program Associate
  • 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

 

Any relevant combination of technical requirements and experience will be considered. Queen’s WHMIS certification is required. The maximum number of hours of work for any Graduate TA, regardless of the number of TAships held, is no more than an average of 10 hours per week (averaged over the academic year, per 16.02 TA Collective Agreement) so please inform us of your hours of availability. Graduate Teaching Assistants at Queen’s University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria. Collective Agreement details can be found here.

Please fill out the application form here.

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

Completed applications should include:

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

Applicants may be asked to complete a writing assessment before interviews are offered. 

The Faculty Office thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.  Questions can be directed to: apsc100.m1m3@queensu.ca in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. 

   

    


 

CLOSED: APSC 100 Module 3 Communication Assistant- Winter Term

Posted on Nov 15, 2022

All graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship as an 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. You can read more about APSC 100 here.

TA assignment duties will include grading student projects from a communication perspective, entering the grades in onQ and meeting with students to review their work and 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 communication skills, grading and marking assignments, administering attendance and grades, liaising with the course instructor, and other responsibilities the program lead may assign. The Communications module of APSC 100 delivers written and spoken communication skills workshops to first year engineers.

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

Please fill out the application form here.

Review of completed applications will begin after Nov 25 2022 and 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 interviews are offered.  

The Faculty Office thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.  Questions can be directed to: apsc100.m1m3@queensu.ca in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. 

  

 

      


   

OPEN:  APSC 401 Inter-Disciplinary Projects TA - Winter 2023 Term

Posted on Nov 3, 2022

Course Title: Inter-Disciplinary Projects
Course Code: APSC 401 (co-listed as ASCX 400)
Course Dates: Winter 2023 (January – April 2023)
Weekly Hours: Approx. 60 hours spread over 12 weeks

Graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, for the APSC 401 “Inter-Disciplinary Projects” course (co-listed with the Faculty of Arts and Science as ASCX 400).  APSC 401/ASCX 400 is a single term project-based course in which students from engineering, arts and science, commerce, and occupational therapy work together in multi-disciplinary teams on real-world projects for client partners (industry, government, not-for profit, academic). Core course learning objectives include design thinking, problem solving, team-work, project management, communication, and professional practice.

A TA position is available for 12 weeks in the Winter 2023 term. The exact number of hours allocated to the contract will be based upon the number of projects selected for the course (approx. 60 hours over the term). The course will be delivered in-person and our preference is from applicants able to be on-campus in Kingston, Ontario. The course has two sessions per week, on Tuesday (18:30 – 20:30) and Thursday (18:30 – 21:30).

TA assignment duties may include assisting students with problem solving on their specific projects, mentoring student groups, answering student e-mails and inquiries, assisting or leading tutorials, assessment and feedback on student reports, memos and presentations, as well as posting marks and assisting with the course onQ site.  Any necessary training will be provided as needed. Skills and experience that will be considered assets for this position include:

  • Project management experience
  • 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

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

Completed applications should include:

  1. C.V.
  2. Cover Letter stating why the position is of interest and discussion of relevant experience you have for the position.

Please forward your applications to Tabitha Renaud in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at t.renaud@queensu.ca.

Review of completed applications will begin after Nov 15th, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

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

Calendar information for the course:

APSC 401 Interdisciplinary Projects W K 4.5

Lecture: Yes
Lab: No
Tutorial: Yes

Multidisciplinary teams of engineering, commerce, law, science, social science, and humanities students, as appropriate, undertake consulting projects with industrial, government, and not-for-profit clients. Typical project types include social innovation, process improvement, business strategy/marketing, environmental, start-ups, blue-sky, or a combination of topics which are selected based on societal and industry interests. This is a winter term course, but students will meet with their teams and client at the end of the fall term. Following a phase of self-directed problem and scope definition, students will execute their projects in groups, guided by experienced professionals. Students will receive formal training in project management, effective teaming, client interaction, and communication in professional environments. Students interact regularly with clients at a technical and management level. The course concludes with a comprehensive report and presentation to the client. Participation in the course is by selection. Students must apply for admission into the course by providing a copy of their resume, unofficial transcript, and a cover letter substantiating their interest in the course. This course is co-taught with instructors teaching the equivalent courses in other Faculties.

PREREQUISITE(S): Completion of 3rd year core courses and permission of the instructor.

 


Previously Posted Positions

       


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

Posted on Nov 8, 2022

All graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship (TA) in APSC 200/293 for Winter 2023.

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 mechanical engineering, geological 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, 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 TA contracts run Jan 1 - Apr 31, 2023. Total hours may range from 70-80 hours per term, depending on assigned section and duties.

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

TAs 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 TAs 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

To apply:

Complete an online application form here:

https://www.cognitoforms.com/QueensUniversityFEAS/APSC200293TAAAApplicationWinter2023Term

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 101 (Module 1) In class support- Fall term 2022

Posted on July 27, 2022

All graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching 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 TA position available in the Fall 2022 term.

This position will provide support to the instructor in the in class studios. There are 4 two hour Studios every week. (Wed 1:30-3:30pm; Wed 5:30-7:30pm; Thurs 9:30-11:30am; Thurs 1:30-3:30pm) The TA contract would be for 120 hours for the term if assigned to all 4 sections and would include training and preparation time and adjusted if less sections are assigned.

TA assignment duties may include assisting students with problem solving, answering student e-mails and inquiries, assisting the intstuctor in managing the classroom activities and technology.

The employability skills that will be considered complimentary to 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

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

Review of completed applications will begin after August 10th, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Completed applications should include:

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

Please email applications to apsc100.m1m3@queensu.ca.

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.

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 101 (Module 1) Complex problem solving TAs - Grading position- Fall term 2022

Posted on July 6, 2022

All graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching 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 TA position available in the Fall 2022 term.

Individual contracts will be made depending on TA hours available for the individual and the duties required but will be approximately 60 hours for the term with marking between Sept -Dec.

TA assignment duties may include assisting students with problem solving, answering student e-mails and 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

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

Please complete an online application form here.

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 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.

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 TAs -Arduino IDE/SolidWorks Support- Fall term 2021

Posted on July 6, 2022

All graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching 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 TA position available in the Fall 2022 term.

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

TA 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.

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

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. 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 896 Engineering Leadership TA - Fall 2022 term

Posted on August 24, 2022

All graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship (TA) in APSC 896 Engineering Leadership for Fall 2022. 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.

TA 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 TA must be available on Wednesdays 11:30am-1:30pm 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

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

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

Completed applications should include:

  1. A cover letter, explaining why you want to be a TA 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 2, 2022 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 200/293 Engineering Design and Practice II/Engineering Communications TA - Fall 2022 term

Posted on July 14, 2022

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

All graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship (TA) in APSC 200/293 for Fall 2022.

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.

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

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

TAs will be assigned to a section and must be available for the section’s two weekly 2-hour workshop times shown below (although both of the times will not always run every week). We will attempt to assign TAs 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 this online application form.

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 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 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 Graduate students are invited to apply for an TA 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.

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

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 172 Teaching Assistant- Winter Term

Posted on Feb 2, 2022

All graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship for the course APSC 172 (Section 900) in Winter 2022. APSC 172 is a first-year course in calculus that covers: Functions of several variables, partial derivatives, differentials, gradient, maxima, and minima. Double and triple integrals, polar and cylindrical coordinates; applications to mass, center of mass, moment, etc. Series, Ratio test, power series; Taylor polynomial approximations.

TA assignment duties will include grading student assignments and tests and running weekly tutorials. Tutorials run Thursday 3:30-4:30pm (Mar 3 2022-April 7 2022 and May 5-June 9 2022) The contract has 30 hours for grading, 12 hours for tutorials and 12 hours for preparation. It is expected that this position will be in person unless otherwise guided by Public Health.

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

Please email Prof. Ben Hersey (b.hersey@queensu.ca) for more information and to apply for the position.

Review of completed applications will begin after Feb 16, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

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.  

         


  

CLOSED: APSC 100 Module 3 Communication Assistant- Winter Term

Posted on Nov 11, 2021

All graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship as an 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. You can read more about APSC 100 here.

TA assignment duties will include grading student projects from a communication perspective, entering the grades in onQ and meeting with students to review their work and 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 communications 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. The maximum number of hours of work for any Graduate TA, regardless of the number of TAships held, is no more than an average of 10 hours per week (averaged over the academic year, per 16.02 TA Collective Agreement) so please inform us of your hours of availability. Graduate Teaching Assistants at Queen’s University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria. Collective Agreement details can be found here.

Please fill out the application form here.

Review of completed applications will begin after Nov 25 2021 and 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 interviews are offered.  

The Faculty Office thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.  Questions can be directed to: apsc100.m1m3@queensu.ca in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. 

  


CLOSED: APSC 100 Module 3 Project Manager Upper Year- Winter Term

Posted on Nov 11, 2021

All graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship 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. You can read more about APSC 100 here.

Typically Project Managers for APSC 100 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 100 Module 3 PM Responsibilities

  • Participating in training sessions to prepare for the position
  • Becoming completely familiar with assigned project(s)
  • Evaluating student oral and written work during and at the end of term
  • Attending meetings with Faculty Advisors, 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
  • Scheduling oral presentations in consultation with students and Faculty Advisors
  • Providing feedback on projects to Faculty Advisors, Course Coordinator, Program Associate
  • 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

 

Any relevant combination of technical requirements and experience will be considered. Queen’s WHMIS certification is required. The maximum number of hours of work for any Graduate TA, regardless of the number of TAships held, is no more than an average of 10 hours per week (averaged over the academic year, per 16.02 TA Collective Agreement) so please inform us of your hours of availability. Graduate Teaching Assistants at Queen’s University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria. Collective Agreement details can be found here.

Please fill out the application form here.

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

Completed applications should include:

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

Applicants may be asked to complete a writing assessment before interviews are offered. 

The Faculty Office thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.  Questions can be directed to: apsc100.m1m3@queensu.ca in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. 

CLOSED:  APSC 381 Fundamentals of Design Engineering TA - Winter 2022 Term

Posted on Nov 29, 2021

Course Title: Fundamentals of Design Engineering
Course Code: APSC 381
Course Dates: Winter 2022 (January – April 2022)
Weekly Hours: Approx. 80 hours spread over 12 weeks

Graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, for the APSC 381 “Fundamentals of Design Engineering” course. APSC 381 is a single term project-based course. Queen’s FEAS, along with Waterloo, Ryerson and McGill, are partnering with How To Change the World, to offer students a unique interdisciplinary and multi-university project-based course focused on positively impacting the complex sustainability challenges faced by real-world communities around the world.  Throughout this course, students work in small teams (across universities and disciplines) to (1) identify and understand a well-defined sustainability (social and/or environmental) problem faced by a real-world community, and then (2) devise, design and propose an implementable idea for positively impacting that problem. Teams are introduced to and guided through a variety of interdisciplinary methods for identifying and interrogating the social, environment and technological dimensions of both their chosen sustainability problem and their proposed solution. Each student is also provided with guidance and support for understanding how the skills and knowledge of the discipline(s) they are studying can be applied to tackling complex sustainability challenges. More on this course.

A TA position is available for 12 weeks in the Winter 2022 term. The exact number of hours allocated to the contract will be based upon the number of projects selected for the course (approx. 80 hours over the term). The course will be delivered virtually with four synchronous workshop dates (anticipated to be Wednesday evenings).

TA assignment duties may include assisting students with problem solving on their specific projects, answering student e-mails and inquiries, assisting or leading tutorials, advising on subject matter.  Any necessary training will be provided as needed. Skills and experience that will be considered assets for this position include:

  • Project management experience
  • Experience with onQ (D2L) and other online course platforms
  • Passion for sustainability
  • Teamwork abilities
  • Confidence and ability to work with others as well as independently
  • Self-motivation and initiative
  • Time management

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

Completed applications should include:

  1. C.V.
  2. Cover Letter stating why the position is of interest and discussion of relevant experience you have for the position.

Please forward your applications to Corporate Relations in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at: careercomms.eng@queensu.ca .

Review of completed applications will begin after Dec 10th, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

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

     


CLOSED:  APSC 401 Inter-Disciplinary Projects TA - Winter 2022 Term

Posted on Nov 22, 2021

Course Title: Inter-Disciplinary Projects
Course Code: APSC 401 (co-listed as ASCX 400)
Course Dates: Winter 2022 (January – April 2022)
Weekly Hours: Approx. 60 hours spread over 12 weeks

Graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, for the APSC 401 “Inter-Disciplinary Projects” course (co-listed with the Faculty of Arts and Science as ASCX 400).  APSC 401/ASCX 400 is a single term project-based course in which students from engineering, arts and science, commerce, and occupational therapy work together in multi-disciplinary teams on real-world projects for client partners (industry, government, not-for profit, academic). Core course learning objectives include design thinking, problem solving, team-work, project management, communication, and professional practice.

A TA position is available for 12 weeks in the Winter 2022 term. The exact number of hours allocated to the contract will be based upon the number of projects selected for the course (approx. 60 hours over the term). The course will be delivered in-person and our preference is from applicants able to be on-campus in Kingston, Ontario. The course has two sessions per week, on Monday (19:30 – 20:30) and Thursday (18:30 – 21:30).

TA assignment duties may include assisting students with problem solving on their specific projects, answering student e-mails and inquiries, assisting or leading tutorials, assessment and feedback on student reports, memos and presentations, as well as posting marks and assisting with the course onQ site.  Any necessary training will be provided as needed. Skills and experience that will be considered assets for this position include:

  • Project management experience
  • 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

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

Completed applications should include:

  1. C.V.
  2. Cover Letter stating why the position is of interest and discussion of relevant experience you have for the position.

Please forward your applications to Ashwin Gupta and Tabitha Renaud in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at gupta.ashwin@queensu.ca and t.renaud@queensu.ca.

Review of completed applications will begin after Nov 30th, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

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

Calendar information for the course:

APSC 401 Interdisciplinary Projects W K 4.5

Lecture: Yes
Lab: No
Tutorial: Yes

Multidisciplinary teams of engineering, commerce, law, science, social science, and humanities students, as appropriate, undertake consulting projects with industrial, government, and not-for-profit clients. Typical project types include social innovation, process improvement, business strategy/marketing, environmental, start-ups, blue-sky, or a combination of topics which are selected based on societal and industry interests. This is a winter term course, but students will meet with their teams and client at the end of the fall term. Following a phase of self-directed problem and scope definition, students will execute their projects in groups, guided by experienced professionals. Students will receive formal training in project management, effective teaming, client interaction, and communication in professional environments. Students interact regularly with clients at a technical and management level. The course concludes with a comprehensive report and presentation to the client. Participation in the course is by selection. Students must apply for admission into the course by providing a copy of their resume, unofficial transcript, and a cover letter substantiating their interest in the course. This course is co-taught with instructors teaching the equivalent courses in other Faculties.

PREREQUISITE(S): Completion of 3rd year core courses and permission of the instructor.

   


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

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

Posted on Nov 22, 2021

All graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship (TA) in APSC 200/293 for Winter 2022.

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 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, 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 TA contracts run Jan 1 - Apr 31, 2022. Total hours may range from 70-80 hours per term, depending on assigned section and duties.

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

TAs 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 TAs 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

All graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship (TA) in APSC 896 Engineering Leadership for Fall 2021. 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.

TA 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 TA 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

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

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

Completed applications should include:

  1. A cover letter, explaining why you want to be a TA 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 100 Module 1 Project Manager- Upper Year- Fall Term

Posted on Aug 17 2021

All Graduate students are invited to apply for an TA as a Project Manager for Upper Year students for the course APSC 100 in Fall 2021. 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. You can read more about this module here.

Typically Project Managers for APSC 100 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 100 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 forward your application CV and transcript  to the first year program lead Aphra Rogers at (rogersa@queensu.ca) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Review of completed applications will begin after Aug 31 and continue until the position is filled.

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

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 (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 100 Module 1 Technical TAs -Arduino IDE/SolidWorks Support- Fall term 2021

Posted on July 30, 2021

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

Individual contracts will be made depending on TA hours available for the individual and the duties required but will be approximately 40 hours for the term.

TA 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.

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

Review of completed applications will begin after Aug 13th, 2021 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. 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 480 Multi-disciplinary Industry Engineering Design Project TA Position - Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 Terms

Posted on July 29, 2021

Engineering graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship 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. TA 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, TA’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, TA’s must be capable of continuing their duties in remote format.

TA assignment duties may include assisting students with problem solving on their specific projects, answering student e-mails and inquiries, assisting or leading tutorials, assessment and feedback on student reports 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

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

Note: The maximum number of hours of work for any Graduate TA, regardless of the number of TAships held, is no more than an average of 10 hours per week (averaged over the full year, per 16.02 TA Collective Agreement) so please inform us of your hours of availability. Graduate Teaching Assistants at Queen’s University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria. Collective Agreement details can be found on the Faculty Relations website.

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 TAs - Grading position- Fall term 2021

Posted on July 6, 2021

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

Individual contracts will be made depending on TA hours available for the individual and the duties required but will be approximately 60 hours for the term with marking between Sept -Dec.

TA assignment duties may include assisting students with problem solving, answering student e-mails and 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

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

Please complete an online application form here.

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

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.

Calendar information APSC 101 (APSC 100 Module 1):

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

 

 

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

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

All graduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship (TA) in APSC 200/293 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.

TA 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.

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

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

TAs 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 TAs not located in Kingston. We will attempt to assign TAs 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 this online application form.

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 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)