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Teaching Assistant Posting: Early Modern Studies

Posted by Early Modern Studies Program on November 25, 2022 in Job Postings

Deadline for Applications: Monday, December 12th, 2023

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The Early Modern Studies Program (EMSP) at the University of King’s College invites applications for Teaching Assistants to handle duties in EMSP 2320.01W (cross-listed as GWST 2320.01W and RELS 2420.01W), “Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe.” EMSP 2320 is an interdisciplinary course which examines changing conceptions of the witch and witchcraft in the early modern period (roughly 1500 to 1800).

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Grading assignments and exams
  • Reading course material
  • Watching lectures posted on Brightspace
  • Overseeing a virtual tutorial section
  • Moderating online forum discussions
  • Holding virtual office hours and ensuring an online presence to assist 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. Familiarity with some area of early modern studies and/or the history of witchcraft will be considered an asset, as will be prior TA experience (at the university level) and familiarity with online environments and online learning tools.

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 application in the form of a cover letter and CV to Sharon Brown at

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Lisa Templin, 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.