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Queen's University

Department of Global Development Studies

DEVS 100 (summer)

Teaching Assistant and/or Academic Assistant Opportunity


Teaching Assistant (TA) and/or Academic Assistant (AA) Positions (May –July 2013)

Department of Global Development Studies

  Queen’s University

 In accordance with the collective agreements between the University and Teaching Assistants (PSAC Local 901) and the University and Academic Assistants (USW Local 2010-01), applications are invited from qualified individuals for the following summer-term online course:


DEVS 100SS Canada and the 'Third World' (Spring/Summer)

Introduces basic theoretical concepts of development studies, the history of global inequality, and short histories of alternative development strategies. It also integrates case studies of Canada’s ties to the so-called third world will including the military, business, foreign policy, and aid. Canadian colonialism over First Nations peoples will introduce basic issues in Aboriginal Studies.


The TAs/AAs will be expected to grade assignments using MS word, facilitate online discussions forums, and make themselves available online to assist students with course work. More specific expectations will be covered in the beginning of the term.


Applicants should have strong familiarity with the course material they have applied to tutor. Previous experience with online courses, familiarity with the Moodle course management system as well as appropriate experience in teaching and/or in applied development work will be an asset. Excellent communication skills are essential, as is superior computer proficiency and ability to work closely with undergraduate students. Successful candidates will be expected to have continuous access to high-speed internet in order to provide prompt online advice and electronically monitor the progress of students.

  To Apply:

Please submit a CV along with a statement of no more than one page indicating the course name and number and highlighting any relevant experience or background. Your application should include your full name, contact information (including your phone number, email and address), and contact information of three referees.

Applications are invited from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

  Applications should be submitted to Sarah Pugh at or hand delivered to MC B409 by March 25.



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