Department of English

DEPARTMENT OF

English Language and Literature

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Employment Opportunity

Teaching Assistantships for ENGL Courses, offered through Arts and Science Online (ASO)
Summer Term 2020

The Department of English seeks applications for Teaching Assistantships for the following Summer online courses:

Course Max Enrolment Estimated Enrolment Estimated # of TAs Estimated Hours per TA 
ENGL 100      150 120 4 77
ENGL 215       95 50 2 64
ENGL 237  125 70 2 45

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 Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

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: February 24, 2020

 

Teaching Position Available – 2020/21 and 2021/22
LITERARY THEORY
Two-Year Term Adjunct

Department of English
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario CANADA K7L 3N6

The Department of English at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a two-year Term Adjunct position in Literary Theory for the 2020/21 and 2021/22 school years. The successful applicant will teach two courses in each of the four terms for which they are hired. In 2020/21, the teaching assignments for this position will be: ENGL 292: Introduction to Literary Criticism and Theory (a two-term lecture course with a maximum enrolment of 99); and two one-term fourth-year undergraduate seminars (maximum enrolment of 28). The fourth-year seminars should have a strong theoretical component, but this can be woven into an analysis of literary and cultural texts from any given historical period and geographical region. The successful applicant’s teaching assignment in the second year (2021/22) will resemble that of the first year, but may include different assignments (such as a graduate seminar). Applicants must have a Ph.D., or a confirmed defence date that precedes the start of this appointment on July 1, 2020, as well as teaching experience at the university level. Evidence of potential for research excellence and experience with service at the university level will also be considered assets.

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 this process, please contact: Karen Donnelly, Administrative Assistant, Department of English, donnelly@queensu.ca or 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/sites/webpublish.queensu.ca.frowww/files/files/QUFA%20CA%202019-22%20amended%20July%2015%202019.pdf.

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 at least two (2) and no more than three (3) referees;
  • one (1) course description for a year-long (24 week) second-year lecture course on Literary Criticism and Theory, as well as two or three (2-3) course descriptions for semester-long (12 week) fourth-year undergraduate seminars;
  • and a cover letter outlining the applicant’s suitability for the position. 

Further evidence of teaching excellence can be supplied in the form of a teaching dossier. Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent by email only to:

Dr. Margaret Pappano, Associate Head
c/o Karen Donnelly
Department of English, Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada   K7L 3N6
   donnelly@queensu.ca

Applications will be received until March 23, 2020. Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter. The final appointment is subject to budgetary approval. 

Additional information about the Department of English can be found at http://www.queensu.ca/english. Specific descriptions of undergraduate courses currently being offered in our department (including fourth-year seminars) can be found at https://www.queensu.ca/english/english-undergraduate-courses-19-20). ENGL 292 is not being taught this year, but the general description of the course in the Queen’s Academic Calendar is as follows: “Introduction to Literary Criticism and Theory. Emphasizes literary, rhetorical, and critical terminology, the variety of critical approaches, and the ways in which critical practices (e.g., of editing, interpretation, or evaluation) are related to literary theory. Surveys works of literary theory ranging from ancient to contemporary times.” In constructing their own course descriptions for ENGL 292, applicants should not be overly concerned with trying to mirror this general description (the course does not, for instance, have to be organized as a historical survey).

Posted: February 11, 2020

 

Teaching Position Available – 2020/21
POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURES/WORLD LITERATURES IN ENGLISH
One-Year Term Adjunct

Department of English
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CANADA K7L 3N6

The Department of English at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a one-year Term Adjunct position in Postcolonial Literatures/World Literatures in English for the 2020/21 school year. The successful applicant will teach two courses in each of the two terms for which they are hired. The teaching assignments for this position will be: ENGL 382: Postcolonial Literatures in Context (a two-term lecture course with a maximum enrolment of 60); and two one-term fourth-year undergraduate seminars in postcolonial literature/world literatures in English (maximum enrolment of 28). Applicants must have a Ph.D., or a confirmed defence date that precedes the start of this appointment on July 1, 2020, as well as teaching experience at the university level. Evidence of potential for research excellence and experience with service at the university level will also be considered assets.

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 this process, please contact: Karen Donnelly, Administrative Assistant, Department of English, donnelly@queensu.ca or 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/sites/webpublish.queensu.ca.frowww/files/files/QUFA%20CA%202019-22%20amended%20July%2015%202019.pdf.

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 at least two (2) and no more than three (3) referees;
  • one course description for a year-long (24 week) third-year lecture course on Postcolonial Literatures, as well as two or three (2-3) course descriptions for semester-long (12 week) fourth-year undergraduate seminars on postcolonial topics;
  • and a cover letter outlining the candidate’s suitability for the position. 

Further evidence of teaching excellence can be supplied in the form of a teaching dossier. Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent by email only to:

Dr. Margaret Pappano, Associate Head
c/o Karen Donnelly
Department of English, Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada   K7L 3N6
   donnelly@queensu.ca

Applications will be received until March 23, 2020. Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter. The final appointment is subject to budgetary approval. 

Additional information about the Department of English can be found at http://www.queensu.ca/english. Specific descriptions of undergraduate courses currently being offered in our department (including fourth-year seminars) can be found at https://www.queensu.ca/english/english-undergraduate-courses-19-20). ENGL 382 is not being taught this year, but the general description of the course in the Queen’s Academic Calendar is as follows: “Postcolonial Literatures in Context. Studies in literature from a specific nation or region of the postcolonial world (such as South Africa, West Africa, Australia, the Caribbean, South Asia). Content will vary, but the aim will be to explore the cultural and historical contexts that inform literary production in the particular nation or region under study.” In constructing their own course descriptions for ENGL 382, applicants should not be overly concerned with trying to mirror this general description (for instance, while some focus on a particular nation or region is a necessary component of the course, that does not preclude devoting part of it to a broader overview of issues and themes that have shaped our understanding of postcolonial literatures/world literatures in English).

Posted: February 11, 2020