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Teaching Assistant Posting ‑ History of Science and Technology Program ‑ UKC

Posted by UKC - History of Science and Technology Program on July 22, 2020 in Job Postings

Part-Time Employment Opportunity: Teaching Assistant in the History of Science and Technology Program

Deadline for Applications: Friday, August 7, 2020

The History of Science and Technology Program at the University of King's College invites applications for one Teaching Assistant position for "Origins of Modern Medicine" (HSTC 2102) in the Fall 2020 Term. The course examines the history, conceptual development and social place of medicine, health and disease from the ancient world up until the 20th century. The course is a required class in the new Medical Humanities certificate program at King's and Dalhousie.

Duties include but are not limited to

  • reading course material 
  • grading assignments and exams
  • holding virtual office hours and ensuring an online presence to assist students with assignments
  • moderating online forum discussions
  • 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 the history of medicine, anthropology, philosophy, religion, medical humanities, classics, or cultural studies are preferred.

Hourly Rate of Pay: $24.41 (classification of TA130). The position is conditional on the course's final enrollment numbers

To apply for this position, please send a letter of interest and C.V to: Sharon Brown, University of King's College:

Questions regarding the position can be directed to Gordon McOuat, Director, History of Science and Technology Program, University of King's College:

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.