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Teaching and Academic Assistant Positions

The primary purpose of a teaching/academic assistant is to support undergraduate teaching.

There are opportunities for assistants in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences and in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Program. Please ensure you follow the application procedures outlined carefully. Applications that are not fully completed or that are submitted incorrectly will not be considered.

Questions about DBMS TAships? Contact the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at dbms@queensu.ca

Questions about BHSc TAships? Contact the Bachelor of Health Sciences program at bhsc@queensu.ca

 

Applications are being accepted for Teaching Assistantships (TAships) in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences.

Fall 2020 / Winter 2021 TA Positions PLEASE NOTE: Each line constitutes 1 choice

Application for DBMS TA Positions

Applications are open June 19th - July 17th, 2020. All applications should be sent to dbms@queensu.ca

You must be available to TA for the full Fall Term and/or Winter Term. If you plan to be absent during the Term, i.e. take holidays, attend conferences, off-campus research, etc., it is advised that you reconsider pursuing a TAship at this time.

PLEASE NOTE: 

BCHM 310 and BCHM 317 are full-year courses. You must be available to TA for both the Fall and Winter terms to apply. Each full-year course counts as 1 choice.

LISC 391, MICR 290, and NSCI 323 are half-year courses available in the Fall OR Winter term. You may choose either the Fall or Winter term, or both terms. Each term counts as 1 choice.

Only those selected for a teaching assistant position will be contacted by email. We will do our best to accommodate your request, but we cannot guarantee you will receive a position. Teaching/academic assistants who do not carry out their duties satisfactorily may lose their position.

All Teaching Assistants selected must have participated in this year’s or previous TA Day training sessions. This all-day Teaching Development Day training is offered the first week of September through the Centre for Teaching Learning.

As well, all Teaching Assistants must complete AODA, and Health and Safety Awareness Training.

TA appointments and rate of pay will be made according to the Collective Agreement  between PSAC and Queen’s University on behalf of Graduate Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows at Queen’s University.

Graduate Supervisor’s permission is required for all graduate students applying for a TAship. Please obtain permission from your graduate supervisor, fill out the application, save and print. Please submit the application by email to dbms@queensu.ca cc’ing your graduate supervisor.

Application Deadline:July 17th, 2020

Questions? Contact dbms@queensu.ca

*Please note only successful applicants will be contacted.

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Program
Teaching/Academic Assistant Policies and Application Procedures

The primary purpose of a teaching/academic assistants is to support undergraduate teaching within the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) program.

Graduate students who are within terms of support are eligible to serve as Teaching Assistants in introductory and upper level undergraduate courses, in subject areas in which they have experience. Senior undergraduate students can serve as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistants in one of our introductory courses. Academic Assistants are also eligible to apply for these positions in areas in which they have experience.  

Candidates must be prepared to work outside of the regular 9-5 work week and have access to high-speed internet and a computer that meets ITS minimum requirements, in particular for candidates applying to online courses. Experience with learning management systems (eg. onQ/Elentra) and videoconferencing software (eg. Zoom) would be an asset. The actual number of hours of work and the number of positions available per course will be determined depending on the course and enrolment. Applications will be evaluated according to preference group, qualifications and experience. For a list of available teaching/academic assistant positions and minimum qualifications/ background requirements please see the link below. 

Please be sure to include with your application a CV, and a one-paragraph statement regarding your relevant experience. If you are a current undergraduate or graduate student also include a copy of your unofficial transcript(s).

BHSc On-Campus TA Application

BHSc Online TA Application

**Please submit your application package as ONE PDF document.**

Fall 2020 / Winter 2021 TA Positions

NOTE: Any courses listed for Elentra should use the on-campus TA application form.

Applications are open June 12th - July 6th, 2020. All applications should be sent to bhsc@queensu.ca

All Teaching/Academic Assistant appointments are governed by the Collective Agreements between the University and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the University and the United Steelworkers (USW). In addition, Teaching/Academic Assistants and the instructor of the course are asked to sign a Teaching/Academic Assistant Contract which sets out the expected duties of the position.

Questions? Contact the Bachelor of Health Sciences program at bhsc@queensu.ca .

*Please note only successful applicants will be contacted.