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Department of English

TA Positions Available – Summer Term 2019

Teaching Assistantships for ASO (Arts and Science Online) Courses

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

Course  Instructor Term Cap Enr
ENGL 100 May  S 150
ENGL 215  May S 95
ENGL 237 Evans S 95

Please send a letter of application providing qualifications for the positions (as well as your ability to meet the job requirements as specified below) with a CV by 4:00 pm, Friday, March 29 to Dr. Molly Wallace, at with a subject line identifying which TA you are applying for ex. “ENGL 100 TA”.

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) 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 these positions.  The successful candidates will be notified by the Faculty of Arts and Science.

Posted:  March 11, 2019



Teaching Fellowship Positions Available

Department of English

Fall Term 2019


The Department of English at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in three Teaching Fellowship positions in ENGL 234/3.0: The Short Story; ENGL 237/3.0: Children’s Literature; and ENGL 294/3.0 Cultural Studies: Theory into Practice.  All three courses have a maximum enrolment of 60 and are offered in the Fall Term: September 1 – December 31, 2019 (with classes in session from Thursday, September 5 to Friday, November 29). Qualifications include disciplinary expertise suited to the courses offered, evidence of good teaching, and TA experience. 

ENGL 234/3.0   The Short Story in English
A study of this relatively modern genre with emphasis on methods of close textual analysis of European, British, and North American texts.
LEARNING HOURS:  120 (36L;84P)
PREREQUISITE:  A grade of C in ENGL 100/6.0. ENGL

ENGL 237/3.0   Children’s Literature
A critical study of literature written for children or appropriated by adults for the nursery. The emphasis will be on distinguishing the characteristics and cultural significance of a variety of works from the medieval to the modern period.
NOTE:  Also offered online. Consult Arts and Science Online. Learning Hours may vary.
PREREQUISITE:  A grade of C in ENGL 100/6.0

ENGL 294/3.0   Cultural Studies: Theory into Practice
In-depth exploration of the cultural significance of one particular genre, issue, or theme (for instance, spy fiction, literary prizes, youth subcultures). Topics may vary from year to year; for detailed information, consult the departmental website.
PREREQUISITE:  A grade of C in ENGL 100/6.0

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.

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, your qualifications for such a position, along with a brief description of the course you are applying for (see current course descriptions on the department website for a model), the names and contact information of two referees who might be consulted regarding your work, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a teaching dossier, etc.

Completed applications should be submitted electronically to:

Karen Donnelly
Department of English
Queen’s University

Applications will be received until March 25, 2019.  Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval.

Posted:  March 8, 2019