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Academic Posting, Early Modern Studies Program (Part-time)

Academic Posting, Early Modern Studies Program (Part-time)

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:

EMSP 3430 Theories of Punishment: Retribution and Social Control in Early Modern Thought

Among the distinctive characteristics of early modern thought are new conceptions of retribution and social control. In this course, we shall examine a number of texts which reflect the diversity of philosophical and theological approaches to law and punishment, both human and divine. We begin with a consideration of pre-modern and/or non-western approaches to these issues. We then explore the various early modern reactions to and departures from these approaches, including the writings of Protestant thinkers and political philosophers before, during, and after the Enlightenment. Finally, we shall consider Foucault’s “normalization thesis” to see if it illuminates our understanding of early modern thought on punishment.

The class will be offered Monday 5:35-8:25 p.m., Fall term (September-December 2020).

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 early modern studies or a relevant discipline or field of research. Some expertise in the history and theories of punishment 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:

Sharon Brown
Early Modern Studies Program
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.