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Teaching Assistant, Contemporary Studies Program (part-time)

Teaching Assistant, Contemporary Studies Program (part-time)

Deadline for Applications: Friday December 1, 2020

The Contemporary Studies Program at the University of King’s College invites applications for one (1) Teaching Assistant position for “Reflections on Death” (CTMP2330) for the Winter 2020-21 semester. This course will introduce students to philosophical (Plato, Kojeve, Nietzsche, Heidegger and Derrida), literary (Homer, Tolstoy, Kafka, Rilke, de Beauvoir, Coetzee, Grossman) and biomedical perspectives on themes relating to death.

Duties include but not limited to

  • reading course material (on own time)
  • watching lectures posted on Brightspace (ca. 2 hrs/week)
  • overseeing one virtual tutorial, consisting of several Study Team groups (1 hr/week)
  • moderating online forum discussions
  • holding virtual office hours (1 hr/week)
  • grading short assignments and term papers
  • attending lectures (2 hrs/week) and conducting tutorials (1hr/week)
  • marking essays and term papers
  • meeting on a regular basis with the instructor regarding the approach taken in teaching and other expectations

Candidates may come from various fields but must have at least an undergraduate degree. Graduates who have taken the Foundation Year Program or other courses at King’s, or who have pursued interdisciplinary studies elsewhere, are particularly encouraged to apply. Familiarity with online environments and online learning tools is an asset. Candidates can expect to work between 5-10 hours per week throughout the semester (January to April 2021)

Closing Date: Friday December 1, 2020

Hourly Rate of Pay: $24.41 (classification of TA130)

To apply for this position, please forward your C.V. (including a statement concerning your teaching experience) to:

Sharon Brown
Administrative Assistant
Contemporary Studies Program
Email: sharon.brown@ukings.ca

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Daniel Brandes, who can be reached by email at daniel.brandes@ukings.ca.

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