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Teaching Assistantships for ENGL CDS Courses
Fall, Fall/Winter and Winter 2015-2016

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



Max Enrolment

Estimated Number of Assistants needed based on maximum enrolment

CWRI 295 – Creative Writing I




ENGL 100 – Introduction

to Literary Study




ENGL 223 – Women Writers Post-1900




ENGL 237 – Children’s





ENGL 259 – Global Shakespeare




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. McKegney at, by Friday, July 31, 2015.

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. Moodle) and videoconferencing software (e.g. Blackboard Elluminate) 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 candidate will be notified by the Department.

July 16, 2015

Tenure-Track Position in Victorian Literature

Posted: 22 October 2014
Deadline: 1 December 2014

The Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen's University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in Victorian Literature and Culture, with a preferred starting date of 1 July 2015.

Candidates should have a PhD completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criterion for selection is academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. Transnational expertise is particularly sought after. Candidates must also provide evidence of an ability to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment. The successful candidate will also be expected to make substantive contributions through service to the department, to the Faculty, to the University, and/or the broader community. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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 people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada,” or “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada.” Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph), a current curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), a writing sample, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available), and three letters of reference.

Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically (either as PDFs or MS Word files) to, although hard copy applications may be mailed to Dr Shelley King, Head, Department of English Language and Literature, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada.

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 the interview process, please contact Karen Donnelly in the Department of English Language and Literature at

Academic staff at Queen's are governed by a Collective Agreement between Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University.

The deadline for applications is 1 December 2014.

Teaching Assistantship ENGL 326

Period: Fall and Winter Terms 2014–2015
Posted: 15 August 2014
Deadline: 25 August 2014

The Department of English seeks qualified applicants from currently enrolled Queen's graduate students in English and relevant Interdisciplinary programs, as per the Collective Agreement with PSAC 901, for one Teaching Assistantship in ENGL 326 Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama, a full-year on-campus course that includes both Fall and Winter terms. Please send a letter of application providing qualifications together with a CV by Friday, 25 August to Dr Glenn Willmott with the subject line “ENGL 326 TAship 2014.”

The successful candidate will be notified by the Department.