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Teaching Assistant in the Contemporary Studies Program (Part-Time)

Teaching Assistant in the Contemporary Studies Program (Part-Time)

Deadline for Applications: Friday, September 1, 2023

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 Program at the University of King’s College invites applications for one (1) Teaching Assistant position for “Modern Social and Political Thought” (CTMP2001) in the 2023/24 academic year. This half-year class (Fall 2023) is a broad, introductory survey of social and political thought from the early nineteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth. Writers explored include Hegel, Marx, Kierkegaard, Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, Conrad and Woolf.

Duties include but not limited to:

  • reading course material (on own time)
  • attending weekly lectures (2 hrs/week)
  • overseeing one in-person tutorial (1 hr/week)
  • holding virtual or in-person office hours (1 hr/week)
  • meetings with the instructor

Candidates may come from various fields but must have at least an undergraduate degree, preferably in the humanities. Prior experience as a TA at the university level is an asset. 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.  Candidates can expect to work between 5-10 hours per week throughout the semester (September-December 2023)

Closing Date: Friday, September 1, 2023

Hourly Rate of Pay: $30.05 (classification of TA90). This position is conditional on the course’s final enrolment numbers.

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 Professor Hamza Karam Ally, who can be reached by email at hamza.karamally@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.