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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: Monday, August 26, 2019

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.

Duties include but not limited to

  • reading course material
  • attending lectures (2 hours, Tuesdays 3:00-5:00, Fall and Winter Terms, 2019-20)
  • Supervising and evaluating student seminars (1 hour, Thursdays 3:00-4:00)
  • grading assignments and term papers
  • holding office hours and ensuring an online presence to assist students with assignments
  • consulting on a regular basis with the instructor regarding the approach taken in teaching, grading and other expectations

Qualifications and Experience

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

To apply for this position, please forward an application and C.V to:

Sharon Brown

Administrative Assistant,

Contemporary Studies, Early Modern Studies, History of Science and Technology

sharon.brown@ukings.ca | 902 422-1271 ext. 204

September - April:
Monday-Friday, 9-5pm

May-August:
Monday-Friday, 8-4pm

CTMP, EMSP, HSTC office
3rd floor, New Academic Building
6350 Coburg Road,
Halifax, NS, Canada
B3H 2A1

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Daniel Brandes, who can be reached by email at daniel.brandes@ukings.ca 

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.