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Teaching Assistant posting: Early Modern Studies Program

Posted by Early Modern Studies Program, UKC on July 28, 2022 in Job Postings

Teaching Assistant in the Early Modern Studies Program (Part-Time)
Deadline for Applications: Friday, August 26, 2022
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 Early Modern Studies Program (EMSP) at the University of King’s College invites applications for a Teaching Assistant position for EMSP 2490 (cross-listed as HSTC 2220 & CTMP 2207) “Ideas of the Sea & Seafaring: Intercultural Perspectives” in the Fall 2022 term. EMSP 2490 is a survey of intercultural ideas of the sea and seafaring from ancient to modern times. Topics include oceanic myths and origin stories, the myth of Atlantis, marine natural history, sea monsters, mermaids, the law and freedom of the sea, Black Atlantic identity, scientific sea voyages, oceanic science fiction, modern sea power, and marine conservation.
Duties include but are not limited to:  

  • Grading assignments
  • Attending lectures (please consult the Dalhousie Academic Timetable regarding class time)
  • Reading course material
  • Holding office hours and assisting students with assignments
  • 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 early modern studies and/or the history and cultures of the seas and seafaring are especially encouraged to apply. Prior TA experience (at the university level) is also an asset.
Closing Date: Friday, August 26, 2022
Hourly Rate of Pay: $25.27 (classification of TA130). The position is conditional on the course’s final enrollment numbers
To apply for this position, please forward an electronic application and C.V. to:
Sharon Brown, University of King’s College:
Questions regarding the position can be directed to the instructor, Dr. Simon Kow, Early Modern Studies Program, University of King’s College:
Applications sent through or other website which posts job advertisements without permission will not be considered.
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.