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Employment Opportunity

 

Two Teaching Fellowship Positions Available – English Department

The Department of English at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in two partial Teaching Fellowship positions in ENGL 486 and ENGL 487.  Both courses are in the Fall Term: September 1 – December 31, 2019 (with classes in session from Thursday, September 5 to Friday, November 29).

These positions are as senior Teaching Fellows and the successful candidates will have expertise in the field relevant to the courses and have previous teaching experience. They provide the opportunity to work closely with an established faculty member to collaborate in the delivery of senior seminars for Majors and Medials.  Both Teaching Fellowships will be prorated for the percentage of responsibility for each course based on a total of 56 hours per course. Duties will include: 13.5 hours of class instruction (dates to be determined in consultation with the instructor); the remaining hours will be distributed among responsibilities including marking of assignments related to TF share of instruction, communicating with students, meeting with the Instructor, and class preparation.   

ENGL 486-002/3.0 Group III Special Topics I: Modernisms c. 1880-1920

Description: This course will explore the question of what it meant to write the “modern” in British and American poetry and fiction from late Victorianism and the fin-de-siècle through the early years of the First World War.  Through refining our skills in close and careful reading we will query shifting understandings and representations of culture, race, psychology, aesthetics, technology, feminisms, and sexualities.  We will be encountering literature by a range of writers such as Emily Dickinson, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Matthew Arnold, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Thomas Hardy, Joseph Conrad, W.E.B. du Bois, Wilfred Owen, Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, and T.S. Eliot, and we will look briefly at artists including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Wassily Kandinsky.
Slot 42:  Monday 1:00-2:30 and Wednesday 11:30-1:00

ENGL 487-001 Group III Special Topics II: British & American Literary Modernism: c. 1914-1942

Description: By the mid-1910s what we have come to know as literary modernisms were well underway and reaching a mature phase precisely as the First World War was beginning.  With the nineteenth century and its legacy of Victorian mores receding quickly, writers were more determined than ever to experiment with literary forms, styles, and subjects to reinvigorate aesthetic goals in efforts to “make it new”—to borrow Ezra Pound’s famous phrase.  Together we will explore the question of what it meant to write both “modernism” and “modernity” in British and American poetry and fiction during these three momentous decades between the wars.  We will refine our close reading skills, become sharper critical readers of both fiction and poetry, and pay careful attention to genre and poetics as we simultaneously consider important shifts in culture, race, psychology, and gender.  Writers studied will likely include T.S. Eliot, Alain Locke, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Nella Larsen, W.B. Yeats, and Virginia Woolf; we will also consider a 1930s Hollywood film.
Slot 52: Monday 4:00-5:30 and Wednesday 2:30-4:00 

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals.  Queen’s University 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.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Teaching Fellows at Queen’s University are governed by the Collective Agreement with PSAC 901  which is posted at https://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/sites/webpublish.queensu.ca.frowww/files/files/CA%20New%202017%20to%20April%2030%202021%20June%2015%202018.pdf

Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, letter of reference from one (1) referee, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent, teaching dossier, etc.  Please arrange to have applications and supporting letter sent directly to:

Dr. Chris Bongie, Head
c/o Karen Donnelly
Department of English
Queen’s University
donnelly@queensu.ca

 

Applications will be received until (August 12).  Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter. Additional information about the Department of English can be found at http://www.queensu.ca/english.

 

Posted: July 30, 2019

 

REVISED: July 18, 2019
TEACHING POSITION AVAILABLE – Fall 2019
ENGL 281/3.0 – Legends of King Arthur: Medieval to Modern (online course)
Department of English
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 3N6

The Department of English at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching a course in ENGL 281/3.0: Legends of King Arthur: Medieval to Modern.  This is an online course with an expected enrolment of 95 students.  This is a term appointment for the period September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, with course in session from September 5, 2019 to November 29, 2019. 
Successful candidates should have a M.A., Ph.D., or be enrolled as a Ph.D student, and have teaching experience at the University level, in English literature or a related discipline.  They will have expertise in the field or fields relevant to the course, appropriate teaching experience including experience working within an Online Learning Management platform (such as OnQ).
As this course is being offered online, successful candidates will also:

  • have regular access to high speed internet and a computer that meets current specifications 
  • be willing to take an active role in delivering the course and communicating regularly with students
  • be open to learning how to use the new technologies in order to be effective in the virtual environment 
  • be flexible in terms of availability, which may include offering online office hours via the web at times outside of the regular 9-5 work week 
  • be willing to provide students with timely and constructive feedback on OnQ
  • be comfortable with working in a partnership with Continuing and Distance Studies in the delivery of the course. 

Online materials are already developed, so teaching duties would primarily consist of assisting in updating those materials, overseeing student-student and student-TA interaction via online discussion forums and collaborative writing projects, grading assessments, and guiding TA(s).  Support from Continuing and Distance Studies will be provided to assist in the management of course activities.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals.  Queen’s University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact: Karen Donnelly, Administrative Assistant, Department of English, email address: donnelly@queensu.ca, or phone 613-533-6000 ext. 74445.

The academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at 
https://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/queens-qufa-collective-agreement

Graduate Teachings Assistants and Teaching Fellows at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement for Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows between PSAC Local 901and Queen's University.     Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria.  
 
To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, letters of reference from two (2) referees, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent, teaching dossier, etc. Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent directly to:

Professor Margaret Pappano
c/o Karen Donnelly 
Department of English
Queen’s University
Kingston Ontario Canada K7L 3N6

Applications will be received until July 26, 2019 [extended to August 2, 2019].  Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval.  Additional information about the Department of English can be found at http://www.english@queensu.ca

ENGL 281:3.0 – Legends of King Arthur: Medieval to Modern

Course Description: This course investigates the enduring popularity of the legend of Arthur, with an emphasis on its adaptability to the changing values and viewpoints of different cultural moments (Celtic, Medieval, Victorian, Modern).  Themes to be investigated may include chivalry, courtly love, the grail quest, national identity, politics and gender relationships.  

NOTE: Medieval texts will be read in modern translation.
NOTE: Also offered online. Consult Arts and Science Online. Learning Hours may vary.  NOTE: Also offered at the Bader International Study Centre. Learning Hours may vary.  LEARNING HOURS: 120 (36L;84P)  PREREQUISITE:  A grade of C in ENGL 100/6.0 or (registration in a MDVL Plan)
  
                                                                                                                                             
Posted: July 8, 2019; Reposted July 18, 2019
 

 

Teaching Assistantships for ENGL Courses, offered through Arts and Science Online (ASO)
Fall, Fall/Winter and Winter 2019-2020

The Department of English seeks applications for Teaching Assistantships for the following Fall, Fall/Winter and Winter courses:

Course       Term Max Enr    Estimated Enrolment Estimated # of TAs Estimated Hours per TA
ENGL 281 F 95 50 2 44
ENGL 100 F/W 125 120 4 105
ENGL 200 F/W 95 75 2 126
CWRI 295 W 50 50 1 100
ENGL 223 W 95 95 3 54

Please submit a brief cover letter (in which you should indicate your academic qualifications for the position, as well as your ability to meet the job requirements as specified below) and a current CV to Dr. Wallace at gradengl@queensu.ca with the subject 'ENGL ASO' by Tuesday, August 7, 2019.

Job Requirements:   
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 (e.g. onQ) and videoconferencing software (e.g. Zoom or Adobe Connect) would be an asset.  

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

Eligibility: 
As per the Collective Agreement with PSAC 901, only graduate students currently enrolled at Queen’s University are eligible for this position. The successful candidates will be notified by ASO.

Molly Wallace
Associate Professor & Graduate Chair
Department of English
Queen's University 
gradengl@queensu.ca

Posted: July 16, 2019