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Academic Posting, Contemporary Studies Program (Part-time)

Academic Posting, Contemporary Studies Program (Part-time)

The University of King’s College’s Contemporary Studies Program invites applications for a part-time instructor who would be responsible for teaching the following course:

CTMP 2115.03   The Idea of Race in Philosophy, Literature, and Art

What is race? How does racism impact our sense of self and the communities in which we live? The first part of this class examines the emergence of the modern idea of race, in relation to European expansionism, philosophical ideas of the time, and the development of science. The second part of the class focuses on contemporary conceptions of race and their relations to culture, history, ideology, science, and everyday lived experience. We consider contemporary debates on race and racism in the works of thinkers, writers, artists, and social activists, reflecting on the concept of white privilege and on the intersections of race, class, and gender.

The class will be offered Tuesday & Thursday, 1:05-2:25 p.m., Winter term (January-April 2021).

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching 3 hours of classes per week, evaluating assignments, attending staff meetings, and holding office hours.  If eligible, the candidate may be required to supervise a teaching assistant.  This position reports to the Director of the Program.

Qualifications and Experience

Applicants should possess, as a minimum requirement, a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies or a relevant discipline or field of research. Some expertise in critical race theory will be an asset. Prior experience teaching at the University level is required.

Pay Rate: Remuneration is based upon qualifications and experience

To apply: Applicants must submit a cover letter stating their qualifications for, and interest in, teaching the class, a curriculum vitae, two confidential letters of reference and evidence of teaching effectiveness by Thursday, April 30, 2020 to:

Sharon Brown
Contemporary Studies Program
Email: sharon.brown@ukings.ca

All offers of employment as a part-time academic are conditional upon sufficient enrolment in the course and approval by the University.

We strongly encourage the application of those who would contribute to the diversification of our staff and faculty including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.