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Instructor, History of Science and Technology (part-time)

Instructor, History of Science and Technology (part-time)

Deadline for applications: Revision of applications will start on December 13, 2019 and will continue until positions have been filled.

The University of King’s College’s History of Science and Technology Program invites applications for a part-time instructor who would be responsible for the writing components of its Winter 2020 course HSTC 1801 Technology and Engineering: from the Industrial Age to the Cybernetic Age. This writing-intensive course, taught by Dr. Mélanie Frappier, offers a unique historical overview of the development of technology and engineering in Canada while fostering the students’ writing and argumentative skills.


In consultation with Dr. Frappier, the successful candidate will be responsible of all aspects of the course related to writing instruction and evaluation, including, but not limited to

  • Overseeing TAs
  • Leading weekly teaching staff meeting (Mondays, 10:35-11:25 a.m. Dalhousie Sexton Campus)
  • Developing tutorial content
  • Preparing writing assignments
  • Student evaluation
  • Ensuring an online presence to assist students with assignments.
  • Proctoring (must be available during the final exam period).
  • Grading assignments
  • Regularly meeting with co-instructor.

Qualifications and Experience

Candidates may come from various fields (this is a widely interdisciplinary program) but must have:

  • A graduate degree,
  • Experience with writing-intensive courses.
  • Experience with EOL students.

A strong background in the history of technology will be considered an asset but is not required. The University of King’s College is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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.

Pay Rate: $5,232 (for the term)

To apply:

Please send (by hardcopy or electronically) a short application letter, a CV with evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the contact information of two references no later than Friday, December 13, 2019.

Submit your application to:

Mélanie Frappier

Associate Professor of Humanities,

History of Science and Technology

melanie.frappier@ukings.ca | 902 422-1271 ext. 181

Questions regarding the position can be emailed to Dr. Frappier. Find more information about the HOST program and its courses.