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TEACHING ASSISTANT POSITIONS 

The following Teaching Assistant (TA) positions are available for the Fall and Winter Terms 2020-21 in the Department of Public Health Sciences. Rate of pay for these positions is $42.73 per hour and duration of work is 12 weeks. Hours per week will be 4-8 unless otherwise noted. TAs will be required to complete online AODA and Health and Safety training if you have not already done so. You will be reimbursed for the time spent completing this training.

Note: TA hours per week constitute time allowed to be spent on non-thesis work and so need to be considered in view of the 10 hours per week average allowed over the course of a year on non-thesis work.

Students should note that they are still expected to meet all milestones for their own MSc/MPH/PhD work if you receive a teaching assistantship. The Department requires that you speak with your supervisor or program director (MPH Students) before accepting any TA position.

Students may apply for more than one position. Please note order of preference in your application letter.

Interested graduate students should submit a copy of your Queen’s transcript, cv and a description of your academic accomplishments, relevant experience and course preferences to Nikki Remillard at nikki.remillard@queens.ca by Friday, November 13, 2020.

FOR WINTER TERM

 

1. EPID 804 Intermediate Epidemiology

Instructor: Dr. Will King

Duties will include office time to assist students with questions, managing course web site, marking of assignments, one lecture and leading class breakout sessions, and sharing in the marking of mid-term exams and final papers.

Prerequisites for this position: successful completion of EPID 801 and EPID 804.

2. EPID 806 Applied Research Methods for Program Planning and Evaluation

Instructor: Dr. Morgan Slater

Duties will include:  Work with the professor responsible for the course: 1) plan, prepare and lead tutorials and review sessions; 2) support and encourage student participation in group discussions designed to reinforce understanding of the concepts introduced during class and through readings; and 3) mark assignments and exams, and have office hours to provide assistance to students).

3. EPID 807 Health Economics

Instructor: Dr. Ana Johnson

Working with the Professor, duties will include the following: 1) assisting with preparation of readings for sessions; 2) assisting with rubric; 3) assisting with monitoring student questions/comments during synchronous sessions; 4) sharing leading breakout sessions; 5) office hours and communication with students to assist them with any queries, preparation for test/exam/quiz, and assignments; 6) assisting with grading of assignments, exam, presentations.

Pre-requisites for this position: Clear understanding and ability to communicate concepts and applications and demonstrated ability to work well with others.

4. EPID 822 Applied Regression Analysis*

Coordinators: Dr. Paul Peng
Instructors: Dr. Bingshu Chen, Dr. Chris O’Callaghan

TA Duties will include: holding office time every week to assist students on an individual basis with biostatistics questions; marking homework assignments, assisting students during SAS lab and running a tutorial section every week. 

Prerequisites for this position: successful completion of EPID 821 and EPID 822.

*NOTE: This position is for a total of 48 hours.

5. EPID 828 Infectious Diseases

Instructor: Dr. Susan Brogly

There is an opening for a TA for the EPID 828 Infectious Diseases this winter term.  Responsibilities of the position are grading 4 assignments and 2 exams for an estimated 25 students during the semester.  Detailed grading keys will be provided by the professor.  If time permits, the TA can assist with Zoom polling questions and with course administration.  Preference for the position will be given to a student who has already taken EPID 828 and/or a student with a strong foundation in epidemiology or biostatistics.

6. EPID 831 Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Instructor: Dr. Afshin Vafaei

Duties will include: Work with the professor responsible for the course: 1) plan, prepare and lead tutorials and review sessions; 2) support and encourage student participation in group discussions designed to reinforce understanding of the concepts introduced during class and through readings; and 3) mark assignments and exams, and have office hours to provide assistance to students).

7. EPID 835 Environmental Public Health

Instructor: Dr. Harriet Richardson

Working with the Professor, duties will include: 1) plan weekly sessions delivered  on-line, including help with identification of course readings; 2) contribute to the development of critical questions  for on-line group discussion; 3) participate in group discussions in class to support student learning, including the critical appraisal assignment, 4) quiz and final exam marking; 5) provide assistance/mentorship to student's working on their climate change assignment 

Prerequisites for this position: successful completion of EPID 835 and EPID 801. Clear understanding and ability to communicate concepts and applications and demonstrated ability to work well with others.