The Foundation Year Program (FYP) at the University of King’s College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2020. Candidates must have a PhD or be ABD. The Foundation Year Program is an interdisciplinary and team-taught program, which considers the western tradition (including works of literature, philosophy, religion, art and science) from the ancient world to the present.
The Foundation Year Program seeks to reverse the historic under-representation of equity-seeking groups among our faculty. We thus encourage applications from 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. Applicants are encouraged to identify themselves as belonging to such equity-seeking groups: specifically, the FYP is seeking to hire a person who is Indigenous (especially Mi’kmaq) or a member of one or more racialized minority groups (especially historic African Nova Scotians).
While maintaining its traditional focus on the western cultural and intellectual traditions, the FYP is also seeking to enhance its curricular diversity. Specialization or teaching competence in any area of curricular diversity relevant to the Foundation Year Program is desirable, and the area of encounters between European and non-European cultures (especially Indigenous cultures) would be a particular asset. The position will, in addition, involve a cross-appointment in one (or more) of the other humanities programs at King’s: The Early Modern Studies, Contemporary Studies, and History of Science Programs. Ability to teach on an ongoing basis in one of these combined honours programs is therefore a requirement for this appointment.
The University of King’s College is a small teaching-intensive liberal arts university with a lively academic community. Thus, while the successful candidate will be expected to engage actively in research and scholarship, demonstrated teaching excellence as well as a willingness to take on administrative duties at the program and faculty levels are essential. Duties will include teaching, marking, and student supervision. For more information on the FYP and King’s, please visit the Foundation Year Program page. For more information on the Combined Honours Programs, please visit the King’s Honours Programs page.
A complete application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief teaching dossier (including relevant teaching evaluations), one sample of scholarly work of no more than 15-20 pages, and three letters of reference. Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Monday, January 20, 2020
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by February 2020.