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Teaching Assistant and Marker Positions

Department of Industrial Engineering

The following positions are open for the Fall Term, 2017 (September-December).


Definitions:

Teaching Assistant (TA)- an employee hired to assist an instructor in the presentation and delivery of a course, who is required to directly interact with students and whose duties include a combination of the following: tutoring, marking, demonstrating, monitoring labs, conducting discussion groups/tutorials, proctoring, field trips and assisting with online teaching and other duties or a similar nature.
*For TA positions, applicants MUST be available during the scheduled lab times

Marker- an hourly paid employee hired to mark and/or grade the written work of students, whose duties include such tasks as marking tests and/or marking exams.

Demonstrator- an hourly paid employee hired to assist students in the laboratory such as completing laboratory exercises, conducting laboratory demonstrations, and assisting in the setting up, and/or the taking down of the laboratory, and laboratory experiments.


Available Positions:

(Course descriptions are also included for reference)

  •     IENG 2005 - Engineering Economics
        Positions: 2 x TA (65 hours); 3 x Marker (60 hours)
        NOTE: For TA positions, applicants MUST be available during the scheduled lab times

    This course is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of engineering economics. Engineers must function as managers in the real world of decision making where the criteria include not only technological excellence, but cost. Time value of money, project screening, and a variety of discounting analysis techniques are presented. Make versus buy decisions and repair versus replace decisions are discussed. The tax effects on project cash flow and viability are also presented. This course is designed to introduce students to these fundamentals, and apply them through the use of software and projects.
  •     IENG 3302 - Processes & Systems 
        Positions: TA (65 hours); Marker (65 hours)
        NOTE: For TA positions, applicants MUST be available during the scheduled lab times

    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to process analysis and systems engineering. Process analysis will include the process charting, value stream mapping, work measurement, and process improvement techniques. Systems engineering topics include an introduction to the general concepts of systems, classical linear systems theory, and how industrial engineering design can be viewed as a control system problem. 
  •     IENG 3303 - Ergonomics and Work Design
        Position: TA (110 hours)
        NOTE: For TA positions, applicants MUST be available during the scheduled lab times

    Ergonomics is the science of applying knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of humans into the design of products, work spaces and systems we use every day. Topics in this course include the musculoskeletal system, anthropometry, manual material handling, work physiology, the effect of work environment on performance, human/machine interaction, cognition and information processing. Design principles based on this knowledge will be presented. This course will include labs and final design project.
  •     IENG 3305 - Computational Methods and Algorithms For IE
        Positions: 2 x Demonstrator (60 hours)
        NOTE: For TA positions, applicants MUST be available during the scheduled lab times

    An overview of advanced programming methods is presented with an introduction to algorithms used in industrial engineering applications. Topics covered include sorting searching, data structures, shortest paths, random number generation, simulated annealing, matrix operations, curve fitting and geometric algorithms. Theta notation (used for measuring the efficiency of algorithms is introduced, as well as analytical and empirical measurement techniques. Techniques for writing and debugging large program, and controlling numerical errors are taught. The VBA programming language will be used for implementation.
  •     IENG 3316 - Design of Information Managment Systems
        Position: TA (110 hours)
        NOTE: For TA positions, applicants MUST be available during the scheduled lab times

    Techniques used in the design of information management systems to support decision making are taught. This includes the principles of systems analysis, software engineering and requirements analysis. The design of relational database systems, user interfaces and documentation are covered. Current technologies for computer hardware, software, networking and communications are reviewed. Students are taught how to program database applications in a fourth generation environment. Software development projects will be assigned.
  •     IENG 3344 - Operations Research: Linear Models
        Positions: TA (65 hours); Marker (65 hours)
        NOTE: For TA positions, applicants MUST be available during the scheduled lab times

    This course is an introduction to linear programming and its applications to industrial engineering design. The simplex method and duality theory are covered in detail. Formulation, solution algorithms, and applications of several problem classes are presented including network models and integer programs. Through a class project, students are introduced to the process of developing an optimization model, including the ideas of database, matrix generators, and report writers.
  •     IENG 4529 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology
        Position: TA (90 hours)
        NOTE: For TA positions, applicants MUST be available during the scheduled lab times

    Individual behaviour and group processes are reviewed, particularly as they relate to activities in organizations. Perception, learning, motivation and attitudes are covered. The implications of different personality types at work are taught. Organizational issues such as group dynamics, communication, power and conflict are studied. Applications include job analysis, team effectiveness, personnel selection and training, job enrichment, leadership and career management.
  •     IENG 4558 - Project Managment and Control (For Non-IE)
        Positions: Marker (50hours)
        
    This course identifies the common aspects and peculiarities of projects and then illustrates the application of analytical approaches to meet the challenges of achieving effective project management. The following topics are covered: feasibility studies, project planning, cost estimation, bidding, use of professional engineering and other types of consultants, organization and control, resource allocation and project life cycle concepts. The role of the professional engineer in society and the impact that engineering in all its forms makes on the environmental, social, economic and cultural aspirations of society are discussed.
  •     IENG 4562 - Maintenance Engineering and Management
        Position: TA (65 hours)
        NOTE: For TA positions, applicants MUST be available during the scheduled lab times

    The course deals with basic maintenance systems of equipment and buildings, maintenance job planning and scheduling, maintenance work measurement/universal maintenance standard (UMS), breakdown versus preventive maintenance, total productive maintenance (TPM), budgets and cost control, computerized maintenance management information system, reliability measurement based on the Weibull distribution, maintainability measures and managing maintenance.
  •     IENG 4565 - Lean Engineering
        Position: TA (65 hours)
        NOTE: For TA positions, applicants MUST be available during the scheduled lab times

    Lean Six Sigma is a process improvement methodology used in several organizations, including manufacturing, service industries, healthcare, government and retail. This course will cover the Lean Six Sigma fundamental principles of eliminating waste and providing value to customers. We will explore the DMAIC approach, including developing a problem statement, stakeholder analysis, value stream mapping, Gamba, A3, data collection plans, root cause analysis and change management. 
  •     IENG 4574 - Decision and Risk Analysis
        Positions: TA (65 hours)
        NOTE: For TA positions, applicants MUST be available during the scheduled lab times

    This course teaches the principles and applications of decision analysis. The cognitive processes involved with information acquisition, judgment, value assessment, and decision-making are presented. Methods for scoping a decision-making problem, decomposing it into elements, establishing criteria, and evaluating the options are discussed. Probability assessment under uncertainty, decision trees, value of information, utility theory, and multiple-agent contexts are explored to address increasingly complex scenarios.
  •     IENG 4581X - Industrial Engineering Design Project
        Position: TA (110 hours)
        NOTE: For TA positions, applicants MUST be available during the scheduled lab times

    In this course, the students work in groups on an actual industrial engineering design problem from an organization outside the university. The problem may be in a manufacturing plant, a consulting firm, or a service industry. The ability to solve problems and communicate with the client organizations and with professional Industrial Engineers is stressed. Students are required to maintain a professional log, to prepare an interim report, and to demonstrate their presentation skills.

Collective Agreement:

Click here for CUPE Local 3912 Collective Agreement
 

Application Process:

Please send an email to ieng@dal.ca with your order of preference for your top three choices. Please include a short CV. If you have any previous experience TAing or marking, please include it in your CV.

Deadline:  Thursday, September 7, 2017; 1:00pm