Teaching Assistant-VIC301H1F Critical Writing Seminar

Victoria College Program: Literature and Critical Theory

 Teaching Assistant: One Position


VIC301H1F Critical Writing Seminar: This course is an investigation of critical writing that experiments with genre and with theoretical and critical discourses. The students produce a body of original creative writing that engages with the technicalities and creative strategies within contemporary theory. This is an intensive writing course, with various kinds of writing exercises, both in class and at home, that are tightly framed around genre and formal innovation.

Texts include: Claudia Rankine’s Citizen, Maggie Nelson’s The Art of Cruelty, Saidiya Hartman’s Lose Your Mother, Amitav Ghosh’s The Great Derangement.

Expected course time: Tuesdays, 10 am-12 pm 

Expected enrolment: 25

Dates of appointment: November 20 to December 5, 2017

Hours: 15 hours

Salary: The salary will be as per the CUPE agreement -$43.54 per hour.

Requirements: MA in Comparative Literature or a closely related discipline. Demonstrated knowledge of critical theory and creative nonfiction relevant to the course. Scholarly expertise relevant to the course material (as shown, for example, by dissertation research). At least two years of prior experience as a Teaching Assistant in position(s) involving tutorials or as a Course Instructor. Evidence of effective teaching and communication skills.

Duties: Classroom teaching, preparation, email and consultation with students, consultation with instructor.

Application: Along with your cover letter, please submit a detailed course proposal, CV, contact information for references, and any supporting materials (teaching evaluations,previous teaching materials, etc.).  Please ensure that the file names of all uploaded documents contain your full name and the document title, e.g., Jane Smith - CV – October 27, 2017.

Submit your application online: http://www.vic.utoronto.ca/academics/cupeTA/VIC301H1F.htm

Closing date for applications: Monday, October 30, 2017

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902Unit 2 Collective Agreement.

Victoria University encourages applications from qualified women or men, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. We are committed to equity in employment and diversity. If you require accessibility accommodations,please contact the Human Resources Department.

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