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Teaching Assistant in the History of Science and Technology Program (Part-time)

Teaching Assistant in the History of Science and Technology Program (Part-time)

Deadline for Applications: Tuesday 15 August 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 program 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 at the University of King’s College invites applications for one Teaching Assistant position for “Science Fiction in Film” (HSTC 2500) in the Fall 2023 Term. The course explores the ways science and technology are represented in science fiction film and uses these representations to discuss science and technology themes relevant to contemporary society.

Duties include but not limited to:

  • reading course material
  • grading assignments and exams
  • holding office hours
  • attending lectures (please consult the Dalhousie Academic Timetable regarding class time)
  • running short tutorials with students near the end of each class
  • 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. Graduates with some background in STEM subjects and/or the history and philosophy of science are especially encouraged to apply. Prior TA experience is also an asset.

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

To apply for this position, please forward your C.V. (including a statement concerning your teaching experience) to Dr Stephen Snobelen at snobelen@dal.ca.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Snobelen at the same 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.