Undergraduate TA Positions

Open Positions       

CLOSED:  APSC 100 Module 3 Communication Assistant- Winter Term 

Posted on Nov 15 2022

All undergraduate 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: https://edps.engineering.queensu.ca/edps-i/.

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

Fourth year status (or above) and successful completion of APSC 100 and 200 (or 202) is required.

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. 

Please fill out the information application form here https://forms.office.com/r/4U194A9fUa

Review of completed applications will begin after Nov 25 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. This position can be done remotely.

Rate of pay is $20.65/hour. Estimated time commitment is 60 hours for the term. (Exact hours depend on the number of teams allocated)

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.

 


Previously Posted Positions  


    
 

CLOSED: APSC 221 Economics and Business Practices in Engineering TA – Winter 2023 term

Posted on Nov 8, 2022

Undergraduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship for the Winter 2023 course APSC 221.  The course is on engineering economics and a background in this subject is essential; applicants should have previously taken this course or an equivalent.

TA duties will primarily be marking assignments and tests, and proctoring the two evening midterms on-campus 6:30-8pm on Tues January 31 and Tues March 7.  Marked assignments and tests must be completed such that they can be returned to students within one week of the submission date.  Duties may also include monitoring and responding to online Q&A forums and student emails and posting grades on onQ.  Marking guides will be provided, and any necessary training will be included in the assignment.

Marking of the final examination will begin after the exam is written (final exam date will be during exam period April 14-28).  TAs will need to be available on-campus for a specific day to mark the papers after the exam is written.

Remuneration for TA positions is $21.48/hour ($20.65/hour plus 4% vacation pay) and will be 60 hours of work over the winter term. To apply:

Complete an online application form here:

https://www.cognitoforms.com/QueensUniversityFEAS/APSC221TAAAApplicationWinter2023Term 

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

  1. Your resume
  2. An unofficial copy of your latest transcript
      
    Note: In lieu of a cover letter, there is an area on the form asking you to explain why you want to be a TA for APSC 221, and why you believe you are a good fit for the position.  

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.

Review of completed applications will begin after November 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: engineering.apsc221@queensu.ca in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Calendar information for the course:

APSC 221 Economics and Business Practices in Engineering

This course will provide the student in the Engineering program with the ability to appropriately incorporate selected economic and business practices into the practice of engineering. The practices covered include: business planning for the enterprise, enterprise economic analysis, project management process, project economic analysis, risk analysis and management, quality management and change management. Assignments and examples are based on situations from engineering based industries. (0/0/36/0/0) EXCLUSIONS: APSC 321, COMM 244

      


     
   

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

Posted on Nov 8, 2022

Fourth-year undergraduate students are invited to apply for an Undergraduate 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.  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. Remuneration is $21.48/hour ($20.65/hour plus 4% vacation pay). Total hours may range from 70-80 hours per term, depending on assigned section and duties.

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) Complex problem solving TAs -Grading position- Fall term 2022

Posted on July 6, 2022

All fourth year students (or above) 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 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

Please complete an online application form here.

The rate of pay is $20.44/hour.

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. 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) Technical TAs -Arduino IDE/Solidworks support- Fall term 2022

Posted on July 6, 2022

All fourth year students (or above) 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.

The rate of pay is $20.44/hour.

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 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) ***

Fourth-year undergraduate students are invited to apply for an Undergraduate 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.  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, 2022. Remuneration is $21.26/hour ($20.44/hour plus 4% vacation pay) plus any increase effective Sept 2022 (to be announced). Total hours may range from 60-80 hours per term, depending on assigned section and duties.

TAs 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 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 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 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 - Fall term 2022

Posted on July 6, 2022

All Undergraduate students are invited to apply for a Project Manager Position in APSC 101 Module 1. The course focuses on engineering design, problem solving, and professional practice. You can read more about this module here. This position is available for 12 weeks in the Fall 2022 term. Please watch this video for more information on the Project Manager position.

Individual contracts will be made depending on the hours available for the individual and the duties required but will be approximately 5-8 hours/week.

Duties may include meeting weekly with assigned project teams, marking of assignments, summarizing student grades for the instructor and posting on the Learning Management System. Any necessary training will be included in the assignment.

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

  • Engineering software tools
  • Information retrieval and evaluation
  • Educational strategies in engineering education

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

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Engineering design process
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Teamwork abilities
  • Confidence and ability to work with others as well as independently
  • Self motivation, initiative
  • Time management

Course topics include:

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

The rate of pay is $20.44/hour .

To apply please complete this form. Review of completed applications will begin after July 20th, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled. Completed applications should include:

  1. Unofficial transcript
  2. C.V.

Please make sure you have them ready before you start the form.

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 221 Economics and Business Practices in Engineering (ONLINE) TA – Summer 2022 term

Posted on March 18, 2022

Undergraduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship for the Summer 2022 online course APSC 221 (running in the May 9 – July 29 term with Aug 2 – 10 exam period).

The course is on engineering economics and a background in this subject is essential; applicants should have previously taken this course or an equivalent.

TA duties will primarily be marking online assignments and tests.  Marked assignments and tests must be completed such that they can be returned to students within one week of the submission date.  Duties may also include monitoring and responding to online Q&A forums and student emails and posting grades on onQ.  Marking guides will be provided, and any necessary training will be included in the assignment.

Marking of the final examination will begin immediately after the exam is written and will likely be finished by August 14th at the latest.

Remuneration for TA positions is $21.26/hour ($20.44/hour plus 4% vacation pay) and will be 60 hours of work over the spring-summer term.  

To apply:

Complete an online application form here:

https://www.cognitoforms.com/QueensUniversityFEAS/APSC221TAAAApplicationSummer2022Term 

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

  1. Your resume
  2. An unofficial copy of your latest transcript

Note: In lieu of a cover letter, there is an area on the form asking you to explain why you want to be a TA for APSC 221, and why you believe you are a good fit for the position.  

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.

Applications will only be accepted before April 6, 2022.  A review of completed applications will begin April 6, 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: engineering.apsc221@queensu.ca in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Calendar information for the course:

APSC   221

Economics and Business Practices in Engineering

This course will provide the student in the Engineering program with the ability to appropriately incorporate selected economic and business practices into the practice of engineering. The practices covered include: business planning for the enterprise, enterprise economic analysis, project management process, project economic analysis, risk analysis and management, quality management and change management. Assignments and examples are based on situations from engineering based industries. (0/0/36/0/0) EXCLUSIONS: APSC 321, COMM 244    

    

    

CLOSED: APSC 162 Graphics TA- Winter 2022 term

Posted on Nov 23, 2021

The Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department is now accepting applications for undergraduate TAs for APSC 162.  In order to be a successful candidate, you must have successfully completed the course (APSC 161 or 162) and you must be conflict free for at least one 3 hour lab slot.  I know it is hard to know now, so please do your best to review the schedule in the application form.  We are looking for students with strong SolidWorks experience, excellent communication skills and demonstrated professionalism.

Interested candidates are asked to complete an application form online and submit your resume, unofficial transcript and a snapshot of your winter course schedule to me at gabrielle.whan@queensu.ca with the subject APSC 162 TA by Wednesday December 1 at 9am.

We appreciate all applications, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

  

   

CLOSED: APSC 100 Module 3 Project Manager- Winter term

Posted on Nov 17, 2021

All upper year undergraduate students are invited to apply for a Project Manager position 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: https://edps.engineering.queensu.ca/edps-i/.

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. 

Please fill out the application form here: https://forms.office.com/r/CFTHLSMDgr

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

Rate of pay is $20.44/hour. Estimated time commitment is 90 hours for the term. (Exact hours depend on the number of teams allocated)

Completed applications should include:

  1. C.V.
  2. Unofficial transcript

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 11 2021

All undergraduate 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: https://edps.engineering.queensu.ca/edps-i/.

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

Fourth year status (or above) and successful completion of APSC 100 and 200 (or 202) is required.

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.

Please fill out the information application form here https://forms.office.com/r/4U194A9fUa

Review of completed applications will begin after Nov 25 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. This position can be done remotely.

Rate of pay is $20.44/hour. Estimated time commitment is 60 hours for the term. (Exact hours depend on the number of teams allocated)

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.

 

 


 Previously Posted Positions


   

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

Fourth-year undergraduate students are invited to apply for an Undergraduate 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.  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. Remuneration is $21.26/hour ($20.44/hour plus 4% vacation pay). Total hours may range from 70-80 hours per term, depending on assigned section and duties.

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:

https://www.cognitoforms.com/QueensUniversityFEAS/APSC200293TAAAApplicationWinter2022Term

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 221 Economics and Business Practices in Engineering TA – Winter 2022 term

Posted on Nov 22, 2021

Undergraduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship for the Winter 2022 course APSC 221.  The course is on engineering economics and a background in this subject is essential; applicants should have previously taken this course or an equivalent.

TA duties will primarily be marking assignments and tests, and proctoring the two evening midterms on-campus 6:30-8pm on Tuesday Feb 1st and March 8th.  Marked assignments and tests must be completed such that they can be returned to students within one week of the submission date.  Duties may also include monitoring and responding to online Q&A forums and student emails and posting grades on onQ.  Marking guides will be provided, and any necessary training will be included in the assignment.

Marking of the final examination will begin after the exam is written (final exam date will be during exam period April 14-20).  TAs will need to be available on-campus for a specific day to mark the papers after the exam is written.

Remuneration for TA positions is $21.26/hour ($20.44/hour plus 4% vacation pay) and will be 60 hours of work over the winter term.To apply:

Complete an online application form here:

https://www.cognitoforms.com/QueensUniversityFEAS/APSC221TAAAApplicationWinter2022Term 

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

  1. Your resume
  2. An unofficial copy of your latest transcript
      
    Note: In lieu of a cover letter, there is an area on the form asking you to explain why you want to be a TA for APSC 221, and why you believe you are a good fit for the position.  

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.

Review of completed applications will begin after November 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: engineering.apsc221@queensu.ca in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Calendar information for the course:

APSC 221 Economics and Business Practices in Engineering

This course will provide the student in the Engineering program with the ability to appropriately incorporate selected economic and business practices into the practice of engineering. The practices covered include: business planning for the enterprise, enterprise economic analysis, project management process, project economic analysis, risk analysis and management, quality management and change management. Assignments and examples are based on situations from engineering based industries. (0/0/36/0/0) EXCLUSIONS: APSC 321, COMM 244

     


CLOSED: APSC 100 Module 1 Technical TAs -Arduino IDE/Solidworks support- Fall term 2021

Posted on July 30, 2021

All fourth year students (or above) 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.

The rate of pay is $20.23/hour.

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 100 Module 1 Complex problem solving TAs -Grading position- Fall term 2021

Posted on July 6, 2021

All fourth year students (or above) 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 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

Please complete an online application form here.

The rate of pay is $20.23/hour.

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 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 100 Module 1 Project Manager - Fall term

Posted on July 6, 2021

All Undergraduate students are invited to apply for a Project Manager Position in APSC 100 Module 1. The course focuses on engineering design, problem solving, and professional practice. You can read more about this module here. This position is available for 12 weeks in the Fall 2020 term. Please watch this video for more information on the Project Manager position.

Individual contracts will be made depending on the hours available for the individual and the duties required but will be approximately 5-8 hours/week.

Duties may include meeting weekly with assigned project teams, marking of assignments, summarizing student grades for the instructor and posting on the Learning Management System. Any necessary training will be included in the assignment.

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

  • Engineering software tools
  • Information retrieval and evaluation
  • Educational strategies in engineering education

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

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Engineering design process
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Teamwork abilities
  • Confidence and ability to work with others as well as independently
  • Self motivation, initiative
  • Time management

Course topics include:

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

The rate of pay is $20.23/hour .

To apply please complete this form. Review of completed applications will begin after July 20th, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled. Completed applications should include:

  1. Unofficial transcript
  2. C.V.

Please make sure you have them ready before you start the form.

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 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) ***

Fourth-year undergraduate students are invited to apply for an Undergraduate 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.  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. Remuneration is $21.04/hour ($20.23/hour plus 4% vacation pay) plus any increase effective Sept 2021 (to be announced). Total hours may range from 60-80 hours per term, depending on assigned section and duties.

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. 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 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 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)