Residence Don

The University of King’s College invites applications for Residence Donships for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Responsible to the Office of the Dean of Students, the Don is a resident supervisor within their designated Bays or a Floor. Each Don has direct responsibility for the support, supervision, and mentorship of approximately 30 students. The Don Team consists of an Assistant Dean, eight Dons and three Junior Dons who work closely together daily with the Dean and Assistant Dean of Students and meet as a group on a bi-weekly basis. The position carries with it significant duties and obligations to participate in and guide collegial student life. Each Don is expected to make demonstrable contributions to the social and intellectual life of their residents and thereby to the College through programming initiatives, individual support and referrals, enforcing Residence and College regulations, and through initial crisis response.

Dons will normally be graduates of an undergraduate program and, if former students of King’s, will have at least one academic year between graduation and taking up the position. The Don will be a person of good moral character and intellectual formation who can provide an example of probity and academic competence to students. The ideal candidate will be eager to share their intellectual, social, and/or artistic gifts with our dynamic liberal-arts community.

Remuneration is a furnished two room suite (with private bath), a meal plan, and full access to all College amenities (a taxable benefit). Dons are expected to be fully moved into their accommodations no later than August 24, 2020. Dons may move in earlier in August, pending the completion of campus renovations.

Dons must be available and on campus during specific dates throughout the year. These include

  • August 25 to September 2020: Mandatory residence staff training.
  • September 6 to 11, 2020 [to be confirmed]: Orientation week for new students.
  • December 21, 2020 [to be confirmed]: Dons may leave for the holiday break.
  • January 5, 2021 [to be confirmed]: Dons must return to campus for the Winter term.
  • April 24, 2021 [to be confirmed]: Dons may leave residence.
  • May 31, 2021: Contract ends. Dons not returning are expected to vacate their suites.

This is a one-year appointment with the potential for annual re-appointment for a further two years.

To apply

Consult the application package [PDF] and full job description [PDF]. They are also available from the front desk of Alexandra Hall or the Residence Office (3rd floor New Academic Building) on the King’s College campus.

Full applications, together with covering letter, curriculum vitae or resume, and the names of three referees, should be mailed or delivered in person to the address below or emailed (pdf only) to The deadline for applications is Monday March 2.

Address to:

The Residence Office c/o Lisa Gregory

University of King’s College , 6350 Coburg Rd Halifax, NS B3H 2A1 | 902 422-1271 ext. 215

Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm

The University of King’s College is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action Employer. We encourage and welcome those who would contribute to the diversification of our staff and faculty including, but not limited to women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.