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ENGL 223 – Selected Women Writers Post-1900 (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 223/3.0 Selected Women Writers Post-1900 (Winter Term).  This is an online course with an expected enrolment of 95 students.  This is a term appointment for the period January 1, 2019 to April 30, 2019, with course in session from January 7, 2019 to April 5, 2019. 

Successful candidates will typically have a Ph.D, and teaching experience at the University level in English 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: 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

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 by email only to:

Dr. Maggie Berg, Associate Head
c/o Karen Donnelly
Department of English
Queen’s University

Applications will be received until November 9, 2018.  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

ENGL 223/3.0 – Women Writers Post-1900
Course Description: A survey of women writers from after 1900.  The historical and geographical focus of the course may vary from year to year; for details, consult the Department.

Posted: October 24, 2018