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Teaching Assistant posting: Contemporary Studies Program

Posted by Contemporary Studies Program on August 31, 2022 in Job Postings

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

Deadline for Applications: Monday, September 5, 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 programs 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 Contemporary Studies Program at the University of King’s College invites applications for a Teaching Assistant to handle duties in CTMP 3321.03, “Representations of the Holocaust: Bearing Witness.” This is an interdisciplinary course which asks questions about this traumatic historical period, such as: Why did the Holocaust happen “in the middle of civilized Europe”? Who were the perpetrators? Does the word “Holocaust” refer only to the Nazi attempt to annnihilate the Jewish people, or should we also consider the experiences of different victim groups? Is the Holocaust unique or should it be considered in comparison with other genocides? We examine different modes of representing victims’ and other participants’ experiences based on eye-witness accounts from the killing fields in the East, Holocaust diaries written in the ghettoes, memoirs written by survivors of the Nazi camps and perpetrators’ diaries, as well as works by historians and literary works written by the participants of the events. The class will be hold in person, although two sessions will be held remotely.

Duties include but not limited to:

  • attending lectures (please consult the Dalhousie Academic Timetable regarding class time)
  • leading tutorial discussion groups and evaluating student oral presentations
  • holding office hours (in person and/or virtual) and ensuring an online presence to assist students with assignments
  • grading assignments and exams
  • 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 and should have at least an M.A. degree in a Humanities subject. Some familiarity with the subject matter is required, as is prior TA experience at the university level).

Hourly Rate of Pay: $25.27 (classification of TA130). Position is conditional on the course’s final enrollment 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 course instructor, Dr. Dorota Glowacka, 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.