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Queen's University
 

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Teaching Assistant Positions available 

Queen's University and the Public Service Alliance of Canada have formed a new Collective Agreement for Graduate Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows. Teaching Assistant positions within the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in collaboration with Continuing and Distance Studies are advertised in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement.

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Linguistic Program) requires Teaching Assistantships for the following course:

LLCU 209/3.0: Rio de Janeiro: the Marvelous City (Fall semester 2014)

Known internationally for its carnival, soccer, tropical beach life, musical rhythms, and tourism, the city of Rio de Janeiro has been the quintessential postcard image of Brazil for much of the twentieth century. At the same time, the city is also infamously known for its social inequalities exemplified by pockets of extreme affluence alongside massive shantytown communities (favelas), homeless youth (meninos e meninas de rua), and ongoing violent confrontations between police and drug gangs. In many ways, the city embodies the idea that Brazil is a land of contrasts. This course goes beyond the typical representations of Rio de Janeiro to provide students with an understanding of the complex social, political, economic, and cultural history that have shaped the city's development and character.

These teaching assistantships are for the support of online courses.  Some training and preparation is needed before the start of the course.  Candidates must be prepared to work outside the regular 9-5 work week, and have access to the internet and a computer that meets minimum requirements.    Experience with learning management systems (eg Moodle) and videoconferencing software (eg Blackboard Elluminate) would be an asset. 

Contract hours
The hours in the TA contract will be determined on the basis of the actual course enrolment.

Positions will remain posted until they have been filled (no less than 10 calendar days).

TA-ships will not be offered to candidates in Group B, C or D until the qualified candidates in Group A have been exhausted. In addition, we will do our best to match your preference to course offerings.

First Preference – Group A: for qualified graduate students registered as:

(i)         students in a department or program in which the TA-ship will be offered; or

(ii)        students in an interdisciplinary program with TA budget resources,

and for whom   the TA-ship has been granted as part of the funding commitment offered by Queen's University.

Second Preference – Group B: for qualified graduate students registered as:

(i)         students in a department or program in which the TA-ship will be offered; or

(ii)        students in an interdisciplinary program with TA budget resources, and for whom

(iii)       the TA-ship will not form part of the funding commitment offered by Queen's University; or

(iv)       there is currently no funding commitment provided by Queen's University.

Third Preference – Group C: for qualified graduate students that have previously held a TA-ship or TF-ship for the Employer.

Fourth Preference – Group D: for qualified graduate students that have not yet met the criteria as set out in A, B, or C.

Please forward your applications and ranked course preferences and other relevant material to Margaret Maliszewska at maliszew@queensu.ca by 4 July 2014

 

Group A – please rank your course preferences by term

Group B – please rank your course preferences by term, submit CV, unofficial transcripts and a statement of relevant experience and courses for which you are applying

Group C -  please rank your course preferences by term, submit CV, unofficial transcripts and, statement of relevant experience and courses for which you are applying and one academic reference

Group D - please rank your course preferences by term, submit CV, unofficial transcripts, statement of relevant experience and one academic reference

For more information, please contact Margaret Maliszewska, Administrative Assistant, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures; at 613-533-2072 or by email at maliszew@queensu.ca.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000