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Part‑time academic posting in the Contemporary Studies Program at King's

Posted by Contemporary Studies Program, University of King's College on June 15, 2021 in Job Postings

The University of King's College's Contemporary Studies Program invites applications for a part-time instructor who would be responsible for teaching the following course in the Winter term (January-April 2022):

CTMP 2115.03   The Idea of Race in Philosophy, Literature, and Art 
What is race? How does racism impact our sense of self and the communities in which we live? The first part of this class examines the emergence of the modern idea of race, in relation to European expansionism, philosophical ideas of the time, and the development of science. The second part of the class focuses on contemporary conceptions of race and their relations to culture, history, ideology, science, and everyday lived experience. We will consider contemporary debates on race and racism in the works of thinkers, writers, artists, and social activists, reflecting on the concept of white privilege and on the intersections of race, class, and gender. Particular attention will be given to the history, past and present, of anti-Asian racism in North America, Europe, and elsewhere.

The class will be offered online, via ZOOM and with the support of Brightspace Learning Management System. Applicants who are only available to teach this course online are invited to apply.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching 3 hours of classes per week, evaluating assignments, attending staff meetings, and holding office hours. If eligible, the candidate may be required to supervise a teaching assistant(s). This position reports to the Director of the Program.

Qualifications and Experience:

Applicants should possess, as a minimum requirement, a Master's degree in interdisciplinary studies or a relevant discipline or field of research, although a Ph.D. is preferred. Expertise in critical race theory will be an asset. Prior experience teaching at the university level is required.

Pay Rate: Remuneration is based upon qualifications and experience.

To apply: Applicants must submit a cover letter stating their qualifications for, and interest in, teaching the class, a curriculum vitae, two confidential letters of reference and evidence of teaching effectiveness by Monday, June 21, 2021 to:

Sharon Brown

Contemporary Studies Program

Email:  (cc Dr. Dorota Glowacka at

All offers of employment as a part-time academic are conditional upon sufficient enrolment in the course and approval by the University.
Applications sent through or other website which posts job advertisements without permission will not be considered.

We strongly encourage applications from candidates 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.​