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Senior Fellowship in the Humanities – Foundation Year Program

Senior Fellowship in the Humanities – Foundation Year Program

Deadline: March 27

The University of King’s College invites applications for the position of Senior Fellow in the Humanities in the Foundation Year Program (FYP). This is a two-year appointment, commencing 1 July 2023 and ending 30 June 2025. Eligibility for a Senior Fellow in the Humanities position in the FYP requires (a) completion of a three-year Teaching/Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities in the FYP and (b) completion of an MA or equivalent degree in some area of the humanities or social sciences.

Duties include teaching and marking in an interdisciplinary and team-taught first-year program, which considers the western tradition (including works of literature, philosophy, religion, art and science) from the ancient world to the present. Senior Fellows in the Humanities conduct tutorials of approximately 15 students for four to eight hours a week and attend lectures for eight hours a week. In addition, they are responsible for assisting the Director in the day-to-day administration of the Program. Since the Senior Fellow is expected to take on a leadership role for the tutorial staff, candidates must demonstrate excellence in tutorial teaching and a willingness to contribute to the program’s overall functioning.

The Foundation Year Program is particularly interested in candidates who can help enhance its ongoing curricular diversity initiatives. Thus, expertise and experience in teaching interdisciplinary humanities or social sciences content related to historical encounters between western and Indigenous/non-western cultures, as well as some knowledge of Indigenous/non-western traditions or topics related to gender, sexuality, race, and empire would be assets, though not required, for the Senior Fellow in the Humanities position.

Salary: $70, 983

A letter of application, along with a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference and a teaching dossier, should be sent to Dr. Daniel Brandes, Director, Foundation Year Program, c/o Kyla McIsaac, University of King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2A1. Complete applications, along with letters of reference, should be sent electronically to fypoffice@ukings.ca or in hardcopy to the address above by Monday, 27 March 2023.

The position is subject to enrolment and budgetary approval.

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, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

This position is posted in accordance with the Collective Agreement between the University of King’s College Teachers’ Association and the University of King’s College