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Teaching Assistant in HOST (Part-time)

Teaching Assistant in HOST (Part-time)

Established in 1789, King’s College is Canada’s oldest chartered university and is associated with Dalhousie University. A small and extraordinarily lively academic community located in Halifax (Kjipuktuk), Nova Scotia, King’s is known nationally and internationally for its highly acclaimed interdisciplinary programs in the humanities, including its renowned Foundation Year Program, its professional programs in journalism and its fine arts programs in creative writing. King’s is a community where students, faculty, alumni and staff work to bring greater understanding, creativity, and compassion to the world.

The History of Science and Technology Program (HOST) at the University of King’s College invites applications for a Teaching Assistant position in “Introduction to the History of Science I: From the Ancients to the Moderns” (HSTC 1201) during the Fall 2024 term. The course introduces students to the history of science from ancient Babylon to the Enlightenment. It explores the multifarious relationships between science and society, raises questions about how that history is represented, and deals with methodological questions about what forms of knowledge are included and excluded, Eurocentrism, race, sex and gender.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • reading course material
  • attending lectures
  • leading one-hour tutorials
  • grading assignments and exams
  • holding office hours
  • consulting on a regular basis with the instructor

Qualifications and Experience:

Candidates may come from various fields but should have at least an undergraduate degree. Some background in the history of science will be considered an asset, as will prior TA experience (at the university level).

Hourly Rate of Pay: $30.05 (classification of TA130). Position is conditional on the course’s final enrollment numbers

Deadline for Applications: Friday, August 16, 2024

To apply, please forward an electronic application, consisting of a cover letter including a statement of interests and relevant experience and CV indicating evidence of teaching ability to:

Dr. Michael Bennett
c/o History of Science and Technology Program
University of King’s College
Email: michael.bennett@ukings.ca

Questions regarding the position can be directed to the same email address.


The University of King’s College is committed to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. We encourage and welcome applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversification of our community.