Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Job Opportunities

The Faculty Recruitment and Support Office provides prospective faculty members with information on life at Queen's and in the Kingston Community and assists new faculty members and their families with the relocation process. Services are confidential.

Faculty Recruitment and Support Program

 

Faculty Positions

TEACHING POSITION AVAILABLE – Fall 2020, Winter 2021

LLCU 101/3.0 and LLCU 102/3.0 Beginning Indigenous Language and Culture I & II

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 3N6

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Queen’s University currently offers Beginning Mohawk and Anishinaabe Language and Cultures courses.  We would like to invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching a course in LLCU 101/3.0 and LLCU 102/3.0 Beginning Indigenous Language and Culture I & II (in a language not already offered in the Department). This is an on-campus, introductory lecture course with an expected enrolment of ~40 students.  Candidates should have a M.A. or equivalent experience, and preferably teaching experience at the University level  and/or a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching in the Indigenous language.  This is a fall and winter term appointment for the period September 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021, with classes in session from September 10-December 4, 2020 and January 4-April 1, 2021. Because of the COVID-19 crisis the fall term course is scheduled to be taught remotely (on-line) whereas the winter course is tentatively scheduled to be taught on campus.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, 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: (Mrs. Laurie Young, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, at youngla@queensu.ca, 613-374-2218).

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 http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists....

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 youngla@queensu.ca addressed to:

Dr. Donato Santeramo
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Queen’s University
Kingston Ontario Canada K7L 3N6

Applications will be received until (Tuesday, June 30, 2020).  Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval.  Additional information about the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures can be found at http://www.queensu.ca/llcu.

Course Description:

LLCU 101/3.0 Beginning Indigenous Language and Culture I
Offers a basic level of understanding, speaking, reading and writing for students with no knowledge of the language. The specific language will be announced on the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures web page.

LLCU 102/3.0 Beginning Indigenous Language and Culture II
Continuation of LLCU 101/3.0: offering a basic level of understanding, speaking, reading and writing in the language. The specific language will be announced on the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures web page.

Posted: (June 1, 2020)

 

Student Positions

Teaching Assistantships in JAPN 100A (Fall Term) and JAPN 100B (Winter Term)

Applications are invited for Teaching Assistantships in JAPN 100 “Introduction to Japanese I” for 2019-20. Students wishing to apply for a TA-ship should meet the following criteria:

  • You should have completed JAPN 200/300 or equivalent with a final grade of 80 per cent or higher (at least A- or 3.7 GPA).
  • Proficiency both in Japanese and in English is required.

Previous experience as a Teaching Assistant is an advantage. In addition to the general criteria listed above, the selection of candidates will be based on course grades, number of core courses completed, and year of study. Teaching Assistants are expected to work an average of two hours per week. The specific responsibilities for the position may change depending on the format of classes in Fall/Winter 2020-21.

  • Participating in Teaching Assistant training;
  • Giving weekly tutorials (grammar introduction);
  • Attending weekly meetings (.5 hours/week) with the supervisor.

Some of these hours will fall in a few weeks before Fall term. The tutorial may be recorded for online instruction or may be scheduled on 8:30-11:30 on Tuesday, subject to classes occurring in-person. 

Applicants should provide an up-to-date transcript (unofficial) and a cover letter. Please submit your application via e-mail to Dr. Margaret Maliszewska maliszew@queensu.ca by July 1, 2020.

Successful candidates will be contacted for an interview (conducted in Japanese and English).

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Maliszewska by email.

 

Teaching Assistantships in JAPN 200 (Fall and Winter Terms)

Applications are invited for Teaching Assistantships in JAPN 200 “Introduction to Japanese II” for 2020-21. Students wishing to apply for a TA-ship should meet the following criteria:

  • You should have completed JAPN 200/300 or equivalent with a final grade of 80 per cent or higher (at least A- or 3.7 GPA).
  • Proficiency both in Japanese and in English is required.

Previous experience as a Teaching Assistant is an advantage. In addition to the general criteria listed above, the selection of candidates will be based on course grades, number of core courses completed, and year of study. Teaching Assistants are expected to work an average of two hours per week. The specific responsibilities for the position may change depending on the format of classes in Fall/Winter 2020-21.

Participating in Teaching Assistant training;

  • Giving weekly tutorials (grammar introduction);
  • Attending weekly meetings (.5 hours/week) with the supervisor.

Some of these hours will fall in a few weeks before Fall term. The tutorial may be recorded for online instruction or may be scheduled on 10:30-11:30 on Monday, subject to classes occurring in-person. 

Applicants should provide an up-to-date transcript (unofficial) and a cover letter. Please submit your application via e-mail to Dr. Margaret Maliszewska maliszew@queensu.ca by July 1, 2020.

Successful candidates will be contacted for an interview (conducted in Japanese and English).

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Maliszewska by email.