Queen's University

Employment Opportunities

 

Term Adjunct Position Available: 2017/2018

 

The Dan School of Drama and Music, Queen’s University invites applications from suitably-qualified applicants for the following course offered during the 2017-2018 academic year:

Fall/Winter: MUSC 164 Polyhymnia

Polyhymnia is open to the entire Queen’s community. A small choir of approximately 30 women’s voices, for experienced choral singers. Members will rehearse weekly and perform at least two concerts a year.  

Fall classes begin on September 11, 2017 and end on December 1, 2017, with exams ending December 21, 2017. Winter classes begin on January 8, 2018 and end on April 6, 2018, with exams ending April 26, 2018.

Qualifications:

Candidates should have experience with choral conducting and an understanding of the field of women’s choral work, including an awareness of the general history, theory and practice of the field, as applicable. The successful candidate will exhibit strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions and a commitment to pedagogical excellence. Flexibility in scheduling is required as courses have already been scheduled.

Applications:

Interested persons are asked to submit their application addressed to Craig Walker, Director, Dan School of Drama and Music, care of Julia Stroud, Department Manager, Dan School of Drama and Music at the email address below. The application should include an up-to-date C.V., letters of reference from, or names and contact information for two referees, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent, teaching dossier, etc.

The academic staff at Queen's are governed by a Collective Agreement between Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University which is posted at http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement

Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement and all appointments are subject to budgetary approval and enrolment criteria.

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 LGBTQ persons. 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.

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 recruitment process, please contact Julia Stroud, Department Manager at julia.stroud@queensu.ca   

For additional details and information on the positions and to submit applications, please contact Julia Stroud, Department Manager, at:

  • Julia Stroud, Department Manager
  • Queen’s University Dan School of Drama and Music
  • Telephone: 613-533-6000 ext. 77887
  • Email: julia.stroud@queensu.ca
  •  

Posting Date: May 15, 2017

Closing Date: May 30, 2017


Teaching Assistant Positions Available: Fall/Winter 2017-18

 

The Dan School of Drama and Music, Queen’s University, requests applications from suitably qualified Drama Major students entering fourth year (STSC and medials may be considered) interested in teaching assistant positions for the following course:

DRAM 240 Introduction to Theatre Space

A theoretical and practical introduction to technical production including various elements of theatre space, design and construction, groundplans, and stage management.

TA duties may include facilitating a lab group of approximately 15-20 students, marking assignments, proctoring tests and attending TA meetings. 

Applications:

Applicants are required to have experience in the field relevant to the course and excellent interpersonal skills. Applicants will have a broad range of Drama courses (minimum 6.0 credits by the end of 3rd year) and, usually, a cumulative grade of A- or higher in drama courses. Proficiency and experience in using CAD software or stage management experience is considered an asset. The following application materials are required:

1. Statement of interest and relevant experience (no more than one page), including your experience with university drama courses and theatre in general and what you would like to achieve by working as a TA. Include your student number, email and phone number. 

2. Complete and current curriculum vitae 

3. SOLUS printout of grades or transcript 

4. Any other relevant materials you wish to submit for consideration. 

Remuneration for undergraduate teaching assistants is set in accordance with university policy and will be $19.92 per hour ($19.15 + 4% vacation pay) for the fall-winter 2017-18 session.

Please forward your application and supporting documentation by email to:

Lee Atkinson, Program Coordinator, lee.atkinson@queensu.ca

Posting Date: April 28, 2017

Closing Date: May 20, 2017


Teaching Assistant Positions Available: Fall/Winter 2017-18

 

The Dan School of Drama and Music, Queen’s University, requests applications from suitably qualified graduate students interested in teaching assistant positions for the following courses:

MUSC 171 Social History of Popular Music (Fall)

MUSC 171 explores the origins and trajectories of western popular music, from the mid-1800s to the present. Students access a variety of media and a customized text book using a critical theory lens to foster understanding and analysis. By the end of our course, students should be able to discuss the history of western popular music fluently and be able to apply critical analysis to this very broad topic. The course is a fine starting point for aspiring musicologists, and is a compelling interest course for everyone else.

MUTH 110 The Republic to Rationalism: History, Arts and Performance I (Fall)

This course offers an introduction to the study of Western music, theatre, fine art, and literature in historical and global perspective. Using drama and music as a focal point, this interdisciplinary course will place artistic creation in a social, philosophical, and political chronological framework. Key periods include European Antiquity, Renaissance, and Baroque. Specific content will vary from year to year.

MUTH 111 Listening to Revolutions: History, Arts and Performance II (Winter)

An introduction to the study of Western music, theatre, fine art, and literature in historical and global perspective. Using drama and music as a focal point, this interdisciplinary course will place artistic creation in a social, philosophical, and political chronological framework. Key periods include European Classicism, Romanticism, Modernism, and popular culture. Specific content will vary from year to year.

Qualifications:

Applicants are required to have expertise in the field relevant to the course and excellent interpersonal skills. Familiarity with OnQ and excellent writing skills are considered assets.  

TA duties may include working with online assessment tools on OnQ, grading research and writing assignments, assisting in student peer-to-peer assessment, assessing online discussion and reflections, grading exams and managing grades. The TA will also help manage student inquiries, and assist with scheduling and facilitating exams.  

Graduate Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows at Queen’s University are governed by the Collective Agreement for Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows between PSAC Local 901 and Queen’s University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement. Appointments are subject to enrolment figures and budgetary approval.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships are filled according to Group Preferences set out in the Collective Agreement between The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and Queen’s University at Kingston, December 18, 2013 to April 30, 2017.

A. First Preference – Group A is for qualified graduate students registered as:

  • (i) students in a department or program in which the TAship will be offered; or (ii) students in an interdisciplinary program with TA budget resources, and for whom the TAship has been granted as part of the funding commitment offered by the Employer.

B. Second Preference – Group B is for qualified graduate students registered as:

(i) students in a department or program in which the TAship will be offered; or (ii) students in an interdisciplinary program with TA budget resources, and for whom (iii) the TAship will not form part of the funding commitment offered by the Employer; or (iv) there is currently no funding commitment provided by the Employer.

C. Third Preference – Group C is for qualified graduate students that have previously held a TAship or TFship for the Employer.

D. Fourth Preference – Group D is for qualified graduate students that have not met the criteria as set out in 12.04 A, B, or C.

Applications:

Please forward your application and supporting documentation by email to Lee Atkinson, Dan School of Drama and Music.

Graduate Students – Group A: Please indicate course preference

Graduate Students – Groups B, C, and D please submit:

  1. Statement of interest and relevant experience, including an indication of course preference
  2. Complete and current curriculum vitae
  3. SOLUS printout of grades or transcript
  4. Any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration.

The University will provide support in its recruitment process to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the application process, please contact Lee Atkinson.

For additional details and information on the position and to submit applications, please contact Lee Atkinson lee.atkinson@queensu.ca; (613) 533-6000, ext. 77526

Posting Date: May 23, 2017

Closing Date: June 7, 2017