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Teaching Assistantships available in English Courses

Fall Term 2018 (September 1 – December 31, 2018)

Having filled all Group A Teaching Assistant positions, the Department of English requires TAs from Groups B and C, as per the Collective Agreement with PSAC 901 (see Article 12.04) for the courses listed below.  Qualified applicants from currently enrolled Queen’s graduate students in English and relevant Interdisciplinary programs may apply.  The Teaching Assistantships are on-campus positions, valued at 19 hours per month at the standard rate of pay specified in the Collective Agreement.  The instructors will discuss the duties required (office hours, marking, etc.) with the successful applicants when the Teaching Assistant Form is being completed.

ENGL 273: Literature and the Fantastic: Madness and Monsters: Victorian Horror Fiction – (Instructor: Lindsay Young)
Classes for this course are scheduled in slot 44: Tues. 11:30-1:00; Friday 1:00-2:30

ENGL 278: Literature and Place: Hell, Purgatory, and the Underworld – Spaces of the Dead –   (Instructor: Alice Drysdale)
Classes for this course are scheduled in slot 31: Mon. 8:30-10:00; Thurs. 10:00-11:30

ENGL 291: Literature on Stage & Screen: Celebrity and the Construction of Public Identity – (Instructor Nevena Martinovic)
Classes for this course are scheduled in slot 35: Tues. 10:00-11:30; Thurs. 8:30-10:00

Please send a letter of application providing qualifications together with a CV by 4:00 pm, Friday, September 7 to Dr. Molly Wallace at with a subject line identifying which TA you are applying for ex. “ENGL 200 TA”.
The successful candidates will be notified by the Department.

Molly Wallace
Associate Professor & Graduate Chair
Department of English
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON
K7L 3N6

Posted: August 30, 2018


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, 2018 (with classes in session from Thursday, September 6 to Friday, November 30).

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 486/3.0 Group III Special Topics T.S. Eliot & Virginia Woolf

Description: T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf were almost exact contemporaries (born in 1888 and 1882, respectively), readers and critics of each other’s work, and close friends for over twenty years. Although they are rarely considered together as a pair, and despite some radical differences in political outlooks, Eliot and Woolf exemplify some of the most fascinating contestations at the heart of literary modernisms: aesthetic and formal innovation, cultural critique, gender troubling, and explorations of the sacred and the secular after Friedrich Nietzsche’s arguments about the “death of God.” Together we will consider some of the striking correspondences and affinities that exist in Eliot and Woolf’s poetic and thematic preoccupations. We will read Eliot’s major poetry from “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” to The Waste Land, Ash-Wednesday, and part of Four Quartets, as well as several of Woolf’s most important novels and prose pieces, including To the Lighthouse, Mrs. Dalloway, “A Sketch of the Past,” and The Waves.
Slot 42:  Monday 1:00-2:30 and Wednesday 11:30-1:00

ENGL 487 Group III Special Topics: British & American Literary Modernism

Description: During the first half of the twentieth century several important writers were determined to experiment with literary form, styles, and subjects to reinvigorate aesthetic goals in an effort to “make it new”—to borrow Ezra Pound’s famous phrase. This course will explore what it meant to write the “modern” in British and American poetry and fiction from roughly 1880-1945 by considering texts by writers such as Joseph Conrad, Emily Dickinson, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot, Langston Hughes, Ezra Pound, H.D., Rainer Maria Rilke, and Countee Cullen.
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

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:

Dr. Shelley King, Head
c/o Karen Donnelly
Department of English
Queen’s University

Applications will be received until (August 10).  Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter. Additional information about the Department of English can be found at

Posted: 27 July 2018


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

Fall, Fall/Winter and Winter 2018-2019

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

Course Term Max Enrl Estimated Enrolment Estimated # of TAs Estimated Hours per TA
ENGL 281 F 95 60 2 40
ENGL 100 F/W 125 110 3 90
ENGL 200 F/W 125 80 2 103
CWRI 295 W 50 50 1 100
ENGL 223 W 95 65 2 43









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 with the subject 'ENGL ASO' by Tuesday, August 1, 2018.

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


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

Posted: 11 July 2018