Deadline for Applications: Thursday, November 12, 2020
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 4200.03 cross-listing HSTC4200.03 Philosophies of Technology: Techne to Technology
What does it mean to live in a “technological society”? In a certain sense, technology forms the very ground of what it means to be “modern”. We moderns are technological beings. This course will explore the various responses to technology, from the ancient notion of “techné and the tangled engagements of Western and non-Western visions of technology, to Enlightenment and Post-Enlightenment critiques of the machine, alienation and the technological sublime in Karl Marx and Martin Heidegger. Contemporary engagements with technology will finish off the class.
The class will be offered on-line as an Asynchronous Session with the possibility of a Synchronous tutorial, Winter term (January-April 2021).
The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting online classes and discussions, evaluating assignments, attending staff meetings, and holding online 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. Prior experience teaching at the University level is a strong asset.
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, November 12 to:
Contemporary 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.