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Teaching Assistant, Contemporary Studies Program (part-time)

Teaching Assistant, Contemporary Studies Program (part-time)

Deadline for Applications: Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Contemporary Studies Program at the University of King’s College invites applications for one Teaching Assistant position for “Re-writing Gender” (CTMP 3350) in the Fall 2020 Term.  This course interrogates dominant, binary conceptions notion of gender and considers alternative (and multiple) sites of gender-identification through the lens of gender theory, fictional works (novels and poetry), and visual material (art, film, and music). It asks in what way these gendered subversions of traditional discourses engage (or fail to engage) the intersections of gender with race, sexuality, class, ability and other identity categories. The authors discussed in the course include Tanya Tagaq, Alison Bechdel, Toomy Curry Amber Dawn, Vivek Shraya, Ray Spoon, Luce Irigaray, Judith Butler – among others.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • reading course material and familiarizing yourself with the instructor’s lectures (posted online)
  • leading some virtual tutorial discussion groups
  • holding virtual office hours and ensuring an online presence to assist students with assignments
  • grading assignments and exams
  • moderating online forum discussions
  • consulting on a regular basis with the instructor regarding the approach taken in teaching, grading and other expectations

Qualifications and Experience:

Candidates should have at least an M.A. degree in a Humanities subject and some background in intersectional theories of gender. Familiarity with online environments and online learning tools is an asset.

Hourly Rate of Pay: $24.41 (classification of TA130). The position is conditional on the course’s final enrollment numbers.

To apply for this position, please send a letter of interest and C.V to:

Sharon Brown, University of King’s College: sharon.brown@ukings.ca.

Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dorota Glowacka, Director of the Contemporary Studies Program, University of King’s College:  glowacka@dal.ca

The University of King’s College is an equal opportunity/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.