The Contemporary Studies Program (CTMP) at the University of King’s College invites applications for a Teaching Assistant to handle duties in CTMP 4000X/Y, “The Deconstruction of Tradition”. CTMP 4000X/Y is one of the three core classes for the Contemporary Studies Program. The course will trace the emergence of deconstruction as a practice of writing against the backdrop of the “linguistic turn” in 20th Century philosophical thought. We will also examine the distinctive aims and limits of deconstruction, and – in the second half of the course, in particular – survey a number of perspectives (feminist, post-colonial, indigenous, and others) from which the movement has been criticized or creatively appropriated.
Given the theoretical difficulty of the course material, a Master’s degree in a pertinent field (for instance, philosophy, literary studies, critical theory) will be considered a requisite for the position. Prior TA experience (at the university level) will be considered a great asset.
Hourly Rate of Pay: $24.41 (classification of TA180). Position is conditional on the course’s final enrollment numbers
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September - April:
CTMP, EMSP, HSTC office
3rd floor, New Academic Building
6350 Coburg Road,
Halifax, NS, Canada
Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Daniel Brandes, who can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.