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Teaching Assistant, History of Science and Technology Program

Teaching Assistant, History of Science and Technology Program

Deadline: Revision of applications will start on December 6, 2019 and will continue until positions have been filled.

The University of King’s College’s History of Science and Technology Program invites applications for a Teaching Assistant position for its Winter 2020 course HSTC 1801 Technology and Engineering: from the Industrial Age to the Cybernetic Age. This course offers a unique historical overview of the development of technology and engineering, with special attention on the ethical and legal issues that have marked the professionalization of engineering in Canada.


  • Attending lecture (2 hrs/week – Mondays/Wednesdays 9:35-10:25 a.m. Dalhousie Sexton Campus)
  • Attending weekly teaching staff meeting (Mondays, 10:35-11:25 a.m. Dalhousie Sexton Campus)
  • Preparing and conducting tutorials (1 or 2 hr/wk.; 8-10 times over the semester)
  • Holding office hours (1 hr/wk. for each tutorial group – Sexton campus- limited times available on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and weekends)
  • Ensuring an online presence to assist students with assignments.
  • Proctoring (must be available during the final exam period).
  • Grading assignments and exams

The TAs for this course must be prepared to consult on a regular basis with the instructor regarding pedagogy, grading, and other work-related expectations.

Qualifications and Experience

Candidates may come from various fields (this is a widely interdisciplinary program) but should have at least an undergraduate degree. Candidates with a strong interest in the history of technology and/or experience with writing-intensive courses or ESL students are especially encouraged to apply. The University of King’s College is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action Employer.

We strongly encourage the application of 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.

Pay Rate: $24.41/hour – The number of hours will be conditional on the course’s final enrollment numbers but is likely to be between 110 and 150 hours per tutorial for the semester.

Please send (by hardcopy or electronically) an application no later than Friday, December 06, 2019:

Your application should contain

  • A CV
  • An application letter containing:
    • a short statement of interest and relevant experience
    • the contact information of two references.
    • the number of tutorials you would prefer to teach (i.e., one or two)
    • the numbers of the tutorials you would be able/willing to lead (in order of preference):
      • Tutorial 1: Fridays, 9:35-10:25
      • Tutorial 2: Fridays, 11:35-12:25
      • Tutorial 3: Wednesdays, 16:35-17:25
      • Tutorial 4: Thursdays, 16:35-17:25
      • Tutorial 5: Thursdays, 14:35-15:25
      • Tutorial 6: Mondays, 15:35-16:25
      • Tutorial 7: Wednesdays, 14:35-15:25
      • Tutorial 8: Tuesdays, 15:35-16:25
      • Tutorial 9: Fridays, 13:35-14:25
      • Tutorial 10: Wednesdays, 11:35-12:25
      • Tutorial 11: Mondays: 13:35 -14:25
      • Tutorial 12: Tuesdays: 13:35-14:25
      • Tutorial 13: Mondays, 11:35-12:25

Submit your application to:

Mélanie Frappier

Associate Professor of Humanities,

History of Science and Technology

melanie.frappier@ukings.ca | 902 422-1271 ext. 181

Questions regarding the position can be emailed to Dr. Frappier. Find more information about the HOST program and its courses.