The University of King’s College’s Early Modern Studies Program invites applications for a part-time instructor who would be responsible for teaching the following course:
The period of European history from 1500 to 1800 saw the rise of modern science and philosophy. It was also a period in which thousands of witch trials and executions were carried out. This course will seek to understand how these seemingly contradictory developments could have occurred simultaneously. The course will examine changing conceptions of the witch and witchcraft in their historical, intellectual, cultural, religious, and political contexts. We will pay special attention to early modern notions of gender and sexuality and their influence on the witch hunts and witch trials.
The class will be offered Monday, 5:25-8:25 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, supervising teaching assistants, and holding office hours. This position reports to the Director of the Program.
Qualifications and Experience:
Applicants should possess, as a minimum requirement, a master’s degree in early modern studies or a relevant discipline or field of research. Some expertise in the history of witchcraft 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 Friday, May 1, 2020 to:
Early Modern Studies Program
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.