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Part‑time academic posting: Early Modern Studies Program

Posted by University of King's College on October 25, 2022 in Job Postings

Employment Opportunity: Part-time Academic Posting in the Early Modern Studies Program

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 University of King’s College’s Early Modern Studies Program invites applications for a part-time instructor who would be responsible for teaching the following course in the Winter term (January-April 2023):

EMSP 2215.03/EURO 2101.03   Violence and Wonder: Baroque Art

This course examines the key monuments of Baroque art and architecture and the social and political context in which they were produced. The course begins in the 1560s, a decade that saw the death of Michelangelo, the end of the Council of Trent, and the publication of the second edition of Giorgio Vasari’s Lives of the Artists. Examining Mannerism and its critics in the Catholic Reformation sets the ground for the 17th century reform of art spurred on by Caravaggio and the Carracci. Their legacy—and the themes of violence and wonder—will be traced through the work of the Caravaggisti and the illusionistic Baroque ceiling painters. The importance of Rome as a locus of Baroque art will be a central focus, but the course also considers the distinctive political, religious, and cultural life of Flanders, the Dutch Republic, Spain, and France.

For 2022/23 the class is scheduled in the winter term, Monday & Wednesday, 10.05-11.25.


The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching 3 hours of classes per week, evaluating assignments, attending staff meetings, and holding office hours. This position reports to the Director of the Program.

Qualifications and Experience:

Applicants should possess, as a minimum requirement, a Master’s degree in art history or visual culture studies or a relevant discipline or field of research. Prior experience teaching at the university level is an asset.

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 and a curriculum vitae by Friday, November 11, 2022 to:

Sharon Brown

Early Modern Studies Program

Email:  (cc Dr. Kathryn Morris:

Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide two confidential letters of reference and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

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 post 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.