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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 Cultural Studies are advertised in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement.

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

CHIN 300/6.0 Intermediate Mandarin Chinese (Fall/Winter Term: 260 hours)
Continuing study of the functional usage of Mandarin Chinese with intensive training in listening, speaking, reading and writing using the simplified forms of Chinese characters.

INTS 320/3.0 Fascism in Europe from Napoleon to Hitler (Winter Term: 130 hours)
An introduction to the growth of the fascist mentality in Europe from a cultural perspective. The course will treat the Third Reich as part of the broader conservative and nationalist challenge to liberalism.

LLCU 200/3.0 Semiotics: Signs and Meanings (Fall Term: 130 hours)
Semiotics is the discipline that studies signs and how these participate in creating meaning and communication. This course focuses on the theoretical system on which semiotic analyses is based (F. de Saussure, C. Peirce, R. Barthes, and others) and will be devoted to various subject areas such as literature, art, film, theatre, and other fields.

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 Laurie Young at youngla@queensu.ca by July 22, 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 Laurie Young, Administrative Assistant, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures; at 613-533-2113 or by email at youngla@queensu.ca.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000