The University of King’s College invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in the Foundation Year Programme (FYP). This is a one-year, non-renewable, ten-month appointment. Prior teaching experience in the Foundation Year Programme will be considered a significant advantage.
The Foundation Year Programme is an interdisciplinary and team-taught programme for first-year students which considers the Western tradition (including works of literature, philosophy, religion, art and science) from the ancient world to the present.
The FYP Assistant Professor is expected to take on a leadership role for the tutorial staff. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in tutorial teaching and a willingness to contribute to the overall functioning of the programme. Duties include teaching and marking in each section of FYP, conducting tutorials of approximately 15 students for four hours a week, and regularly attending lectures. Administrative duties include morning announcements (over the course of the whole year), chairing questions meetings, conducting workshops, and serving (when needed) as a substitute for tutors who are ill, up to a maximum of 20 tutorials. All candidates will have a PhD. in some area of the humanities or social sciences.
A letter of application, with a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference and a teaching dossier, should be sent to Dr. Daniel Brandes, Director, Foundation Year Programme, University of King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2A1. Complete applications, including letters of reference, should be received in hardcopy format by
Friday, 8 April 2011.
The University of King’s College has an employment equity programme and encourages applications from all the qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and women. Members of designated groups are encouraged to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.