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Teaching Assistant Posting ‑ Teaching Assistant Position

Posted by University of King's College on September 13, 2017 in Job Postings

Teaching Assistant Position in the History of Science and Technology Programme

University of King’s College

The History of Science and Technology Programme (HOST) at the University of King’s College invites applications for one (1) Teaching Assistant position for “Science Fiction in Film” (HSTC 2500) in the 2017 FALL Term (Monday evenings). This class is structured around the weekly screening of significant science fiction films beginning with the silent film era and ranging up to recent contributions to the genre. Films screened will include 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Contact (1997) and Interstellar (2014). 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. The course is open to undergraduate students in both the Arts and Sciences at King’s College and Dalhousie University. TA duties will include attending screenings, grading assignments and tests, keeping office hours and advising students as needed on their assignments. The TA for this course must also be prepared to consult on a regular basis with the instructor regarding the approach taken in grading and expectations.

Please consult the Dalhousie Academic Timetable for a description and class times for this evening course. Candidates may come from various fields (this is a widely interdisciplinary programme) but should have at least a completed undergraduate degree.

Graduates who have taken courses in or graduated from the HOST programme, or who have combined an interest in the sciences and the humanities in their education, are especially encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates will have a background knowledge in science fiction and history of science and technology. The University of King’s College is an equal opportunity employer. The position will be a TA 130 or TA 110 at an hourly rate of $23.05.

Hiring is dependent on the course’s final enrollment number.

Application letters indicating that you are applying for HSTC 2500 along with a C.V. (including a statement concerning your teaching experience) should be sent electronically or hand-delivered to:

Sharon Brown
HOST Programme Office
University of King’s College
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 2A1

Any questions regarding the position should be directed to:

Dr Stephen D. Snobelen
E-mail: snobelen@dal.ca

For more information about the HOST programme, visit:


The deadline is 12:00 noon on Friday, 15 September 2017.