Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Faculty Positions

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Student Positions

Teaching Assistant Positions for on-line courses

Queen's University and the Public Service Alliance of Canada have formed a new Collective Agreement for Graduate Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows. Teaching Assistant positions within the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in collaboration with Continuing and Distance Studies are advertised in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement.

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures requires Teaching Assistantships for the following courses:

LLCU 209/3.0: Rio de Janeiro: the Marvelous City (Fall 2019)

This course goes beyond the typical representations of Rio de Janeiro to provide an understanding of the complex social, political, economic, and cultural history that have shaped the city's development and character. Focus is on the twentieth century, but provides the necessary historical background to understand the dynamics of life in Rio

LLCU 111/3.0 Introduction to Cultures (Winter 2020)

This course offers an overview of the theoretical framework behind the study of intercultural communication and proposes practical applications of these theories, including in-class guest speakers and a 4-session workshop on Intercultural Competence by the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC). Students will obtain a Certificate by QUIC.

Graduate TA-ships will only be offered to candidates in Group B, C or D after the qualified candidates in Group A have been exhausted. 

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

The actual number of hours of work will be determined depending on the course enrollment. The rate of pay is commensurate with the rates specified in the collective agreements of Teaching Assistants (PSAC)

What to include in your application:

CV, unofficial transcripts and a one-paragraph statement of why you want to TA for a particular course, including a statement of relevant experience. For students applying for LLCU 111 position, please indicate if you have completed any intercultural competence training. 

Please forward your application and other relevant materials to Dr. Margaret Maliszewska, maliszew@queensu.ca by 19 August 2019.

 

 

Teaching Assistant positions

Queen's University and the Public Service Alliance of Canada have formed a new Collective Agreement for Graduate Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows. Teaching Assistant positions within the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in collaboration with Cultural Studies are advertised in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement.

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures requires a Teaching Assistantship for the following courses:

LLCU 110/3.0  Linguistic Diversity and Identity  (Winter Term:  130 hours) 1 position
This course explores the diversity of human languages, and the nature of linguistic identity across and within speech communities from a linguistics perspective. Topics that will be covered include: language families; linguistic typology; writing systems; language endangerment and revitalization; and situations of language contact, bilingualism, and sociolinguistic variation.

LLCU 111/3.0 Introduction to Cultures (Fall Term: 130 hours) 1 position
The course offers an overview of the theoretical framework behind the study of Intercultural Communication and proposes practical applications of these theories, including in-class guest speakers and a 4-session workshop on Intercultural Competence by the Queen's University International Centre (QUIC). Students will obtain a Certificate by QUIC.

LLCU 200/3.0 Semiotics: Signs and Meanings (Fall term: 130 hours) 3 positions
Semiotics is the discipline that studies signs and how these participate in creating meaning and communication. This course focuses on the theoretical system on which semiotic analyses is based (F. de Saussure, C. Peirce, R. Barthes, and others) and will be devoted to various subject areas such as literature, art, film, theatre, and other fields.

LLCU 205/3.0 The Cultures of a Nation: Mexico (Winter Term:130 hours) 1 position
This course will introduce major themes and concepts in the cultures of a specific nation with an emphasis on understanding and examining the important social, historical and cultural contexts of the country and its people.  Topics may include art, film, economy, religion, and politics.

LLCU 213/3.0 The Social History of Organized Crime in Canada (Winter term: 130 hours) 3 positions
Students will analyze and understand the most important forms of organized crime present in Canada. Its history and evolution are defined, in an attempt to interpret the relationship between major criminal organizations and economic, social, cultural, political, and demographic changes, both domestically and internationally

LLCU 214/3.0 Mafia Culture and the Power of Symbols, Rituals and Myth (Fall  and Winter Terms: 130 hours) 3 positions in each term
The course will analyze the cinematic representation of the Mafia and other criminal organizations, such as Yakuza, Triads, Vory V Zakone. The course will focus on how North American cinema (Hollywood) often glorifies the mafiosi's lifestyle. The goal is the deconstruction of the romantic portrayal of the gangster life style created on screen.

LLCU 244/3.0 Hips Don't Lie?: Music and Culture in Latin America (Fall Term: 130 hours) 1 position
This survey course explores key aspects of Hispanic history and culture in the twentieth century through the study of its musical production. We will study notions of race, class, gender, and national identity by focusing on specific musical genres.

LLCU 249/3.0  Latin Lovers: Love, Sex, and Popular Culture (Fall Term:  130 hours) 1 position
This course explores the emergence, development, and criticism of the Latin Lover figure in the West, from the creation of the archetypical Don Juan in the 17th century to contemporary Hollywood representation of Italian and Latin-American lovers.

LLCU 295/3.0 Special topics:  Semiotics of the Arts (Winter Term:  130 hours) 1 position
A broad-ranging introduction to the role the arts play in human society through the study of the unique and particular sign systems that make up what is considered an artistic production. Through the semiotics lens, students will explore how words and other signs produce meaning in art and, in contrast to, how or if, these signs’ meanings differ in non-artistic endeavors. Through a series of readings, students will engage with arts' philosophical and abstract being and the practices that are embedded in cultures, politics and identities when creating a work of art. Paintings, sculptures, narratives, storytelling and other art forms will be studied and discussed in the classroom both synchronically and diachronically.

Positions will remain posted until they have been filled (no less than 10 calendar days).

TA-ships will not be offered to candidates in Group B, C or D until the qualified candidates in Group A have been exhausted. In addition, we will do our best to match your preference to course offerings.

First Preference – Group A: for qualified graduate students registered as:
(i)         students in a department or program in which the TA-ship will be offered; or
(ii)        students in an interdisciplinary program with TA budget resources,
and for whom   the TA-ship has been granted as part of the funding commitment offered by Queen's University.

Second Preference – Group B: for qualified graduate students registered as:
(i)         students in a department or program in which the TA-ship will be offered; or
(ii)        students in an interdisciplinary program with TA budget resources,
and for whom
(iii)       the TA-ship will not form part of the funding commitment offered by Queen's University; or
(iv)       there is currently no funding commitment provided by Queen's University.

Third Preference – Group C: for qualified graduate students that have previously held a TA-ship or TF-ship for the Employer.

Fourth Preference – Group D: for qualified graduate students that have not yet met the criteria as set out in A, B, or C.

Please forward your applications and ranked course preferences and other relevant material to Laurie Young at youngla@queensu.ca  by 13 August 2019

Group A – please rank your course preferences by term

Group B – please rank your course preferences by term, submit CV, unofficial transcripts and a statement of relevant experience and courses for which you are applying

Group C -  please rank your course preferences by term, submit CV, unofficial transcripts and, statement of relevant experience and courses for which you are applying and one academic reference

Group D - please rank your course preferences by term, submit CV, unofficial transcripts, statement of relevant experience and one academic reference

For more information, please contact Laurie Young, Administrative Assistant, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures; at 613-533-2113 or by email at youngla@queensu.ca.