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Teaching Assistant posting: Contemporary Studies Program (University of King's College)

Posted by Contemporary Studies Program (University of King's College) on July 13, 2022 in Job Postings

Part-Time Employment Opportunity: Teaching Assistant in the Contemporary Studies Program

Deadline for Applications: Friday August 29, 2022

The Contemporary Studies Program at the University of King’s College invites applications for one (1) Teaching Assistant position for “Modern Social and Political Thought” (CTMP2001) in the 2022/23 academic year.  This half-year class is a broad, introductory survey of social and political thought from the early nineteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth. Writers explored include Hegel, Marx, Kierkegaard, Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, Conrad and Woolf.

Duties include but not limited to:

  • reading course material (on own time)
  • attending weekly lectures (2 hrs/week)
  • overseeing one in-person tutorial (1 hr/week)
  • holding virtual or in-person office hours (1 hr/week)
  • meetings with the instructor

Candidates may come from various fields but must have at least an undergraduate degree, preferably in the Humanities. Prior experience as a TA at the university level is an asset. Graduates who have taken the Foundation Year Program or other courses at King’s, or who have pursued interdisciplinary studies elsewhere, are particularly encouraged to apply.  Candidates can expect to work between 5-10 hours per week throughout the semester (September-December 2022)

Closing Date: Friday, Aug 29, 2022

Hourly Rate of Pay: $25.27 (classification of TA90). This position is conditional on the course’s final enrolment numbers.

To apply for this position, please forward your C.V. (including a statement concerning your teaching experience) to Sharon Brown at

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Professor Hamza Karam Ally, who can be reached by email at

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.