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Teaching Assistant Positions 2017-2018

Teaching Assistant positions for the following courses may be available at the School of Religion in the 2017-2018 academic year, conditional upon enrolment figures and budgetary approval. TA positions normally offer 130 hours work per term. 

Full Year Course

  • RELS 131: World Religions / Religious Worlds

Fall 2017

  • RELS 162: Religion in the News
  • RELS 237: Religion and Film
  • RELS 240: Magic, Witchcraft and the Supernatural
  • RELS 268: Religion and Biomedical Ethics
  • RELS 322: Yoga in India and the West

Winter 2018

  • RELS 163: Religion and Popular Culture
  • RELS 212: Mythology of the Ancient Near East
  • RELS 218: Mysticism
  • RELS 222: The Hindu World
  • RELS 236: Religion and Sex
  • RELS 331: Religion and Violence
  • RELS 341: Spirituality, Secularity and Non-Religion

How to Apply

Please send an application email including a ranked list of course preferences and other material (if required) to James Miller at millerj@queensu.ca on or before Tuesday, August 8th, 2017. 

  • If you are in group A, please rank the above list of courses in your order of preference, and put this in the body of your application email.
  • If you are in any other group, please submit a CV, a copy of unofficial transcript, and a one paragraph statement of interest for each course that you are applying for. 

Teaching Assistantships will be assigned in accordance with Article 12.04 of the Collective Agreement (CA) between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) on behalf of Graduate Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows and Queens University. Please ensure you become familiar with all aspects of the collective agreement, including Article 12.04, included below.

Collective Agreement

Article 12: Appointment of Teaching Assistants

12.04   In the appointment to TAships within the bargaining unit, the Employer shall follow the four level preference system outlined below. No TAships shall be offered to candidates in Group B until the qualified candidates in Group A have been exhausted. No TAships shall be offered to candidates in Group C until the qualified candidates in Group B have been exhausted. TAships may only be offered to candidates in Group D when there remain no qualified candidates in any other Group.

A. First Preference — Group A

Is for qualified graduate students registered as:

(i)  students in a department or program in which the TAship will be offered; or

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

and for whom the TAship has been granted as part of the funding commitment offered by the Employer.

B. Second Preference — Group B

Is for qualified graduate students registered as:

(i)  students in a department or program in which the TAship will be offered; or

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

and for whom

(iii) the TAship will not form part of the funding commitment offered by the Employer; or

(iv)  there is currently no funding commitment provided by the Employer. 

C. Third Preference — Group C

Is for qualified graduate students that have previously held a TAship or TFship for the Employer.

D. Fourth Preference — Group D

Is for qualified graduate students that have not met the criteria as set out in 12.04 A, B, or C

 

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