Dons exercise general disciplinary duties within the precincts of the College, especially within their designated Bay or Floor. They are expected to make a significant contribution to the intellectual life of the College and to assist students through programming initiatives, individual support and referrals, and through initial crisis response. Together the nine dons and three junior dons form the core of the residence staff team, working together with the Dean and Assistant Dean of Students on a daily basis to coordinate their efforts as a team and as individuals. Dons are also required to attend bi-weekly staff meetings. Read the full position description [PDF].
Applicants should have an undergraduate degree of at least one year’s standing and interest in being members of a small, dynamic university community. Former students of the College are expected to have at least one year between graduation and taking up the position.
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 in to their accommodations no later than August 21, 2017. Dons are encouraged to arrive earlier, and can move in any time after August 1, 2017.
Dons must be available and on campus during specific dates throughout the year. These include:
This is a one-year appointment with the potential for annual re-appointment for a further two years.
Application packages are available from the front desk of Alexandra Hall, the Residence Office (3rd floor New Academic Building) on the King’s College campus, or online [PDF]. 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. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 7, 2017.
The Residence Office
c/o Elisabeth Stones
6350 Coburg Rd
University of King’s College
Halifax, NS B3H 2A1