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Teaching Assistant in the Contemporary Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies Programs

Teaching Assistant in the Contemporary Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies Programs

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 Contemporary Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies Programs invite applications for a Teaching Assistant to handle duties in CTMP 2350.03F (cross-listed as GWST 2350.03F), “Feminisms: The First Three Waves”. CTMP/GWST 2350 is an interdisciplinary course which considers major developments in feminist theory from the 19th century to the present, concentrating on primary philosophical and literary texts. We will read representative works from all three waves, and consider Black, lesbian, and Indigenous feminisms, as well as writing by trans authors.

Duties include but not limited to:

  • reading course material
  • grading assignments and exams
  • holding office hours and ensuring an online presence to assist students with assignments
  • attending lectures (please consult the Dalhousie Academic Timetable regarding class time)
  • consulting on a regular basis with the instructor regarding the approach taken in teaching, grading and other expectations

Qualifications and Experience:

Candidates may come from various fields but should have at least an undergraduate degree. Familiarity with gender and women’s studies and contemporary texts will be considered an asset, as will prior TA experience (at the university level).


Hourly Rate of Pay: $30.05 an hour. (TA 130) Position is conditional on the course’s final enrollment numbers.

Deadline for Applications: Thursday, August 22, 2024

To apply for this position, please forward your C.V. (including a statement concerning your teaching experience) to Sharon Brown at sharon.brown@ukings.ca

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Laura Penny, who can be reached by email at laura.penny@ukings.ca.


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.