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May 8

Academic, Student: CUPE Unit 1 Job Posting: Course Instructor, SAS114H1F: Introduction to South Asian Studies

University of Toronto
Centre for South Asian Studies at the Asian Institute,
Munk School of Global Affairs

Job Posting – Course Instructor Position

Fall Term 2015 (September – December)

The South Asian Studies Program seeks 1 Course Instructor for the following course:

SAS114H1F: Introduction to South Asian Studies

An interdisciplinary introduction to South Asian Studies emphasizing inquiry and critical analysis, drawing attention to the specificities of individual nations as well as the factors (historical, political, economic and cultural) that define South Asia as a region. Some attention will be paid to the South Asian Diaspora.

Qualifications

Working on PhD in the disciplines of History, Anthropology, Political Science, Religion or South Asian Cultural Studies, with current knowledge of research in these areas is required. A strong scholarly background in disciplines relevant to the course preferred. As the course is an important bridge into the South Asian Studies minor and the Contemporary Asian Studies program, the candidate would preferably have pedagogical and/or research experience that addresses large global themes, such as democracy and authoritarianism, public culture, and capitalism, through deep site-located study. Previous teaching experience is preferred. First consideration will be given to full-time graduate students at the University of Toronto.

Duties

  • Developing syllabus
  • Planning and teaching a weekly two hour lecture
  • Creating and marking tests and assignments
  • Providing scheduled office hours for academic counselling and answering student emails
  • Maintaining Blackboard site

Estimate of TA Support: None

Estimated Course Enrolment:  60 students

Rate of Pay: $7,114.65 including vacation pay

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V. (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable), a syllabus outline, and two letters of reference by June 8, 2015. Applications should be sent by email to:

Katherine MacIvor
Program Administrator, Centre for South Asian Studies
Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The position posted above is tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments. The Departmental Hiring Policy is available in the Department office and in the CUPE Local 3902 office.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Policy, the University of Toronto encourages applications from qualified women and men, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.

Posted on May 8, 2015.

Deadline: June 8, 2015

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May 8

Academic, External, Grants & Awards, Student, Travel: 2015-2016 Taiwan Fellowship Open for Applications

About

The Taiwan Fellowship is a research-funding program which awards foreign experts and scholars financial, logistic and facility support to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institutions in Taiwan, in areas related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, Asia-Pacific region and Chinese studies. The Fellowship is established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and administered by the Center for Chinese Studies at National Central Library.

Eligibility

Recipients shall be foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral candidates, or doctoral program students at related departments of overseas universities, or are research fellows at an equivalent level in academic institutions abroad.

Application and research time frame

For the 2015-2016 Taiwan Fellowship, the application period is from May 1 to June 30, 2015. Recipients shall begin their research in January 2016.

Research location

Taiwan

Benefits

  1. Monthly stipend paid at the beginning of every month. Stipends are divided into two categories:
    1. For professors, associate professors, research fellows, or associate research fellows, the monthly stipend is NT$60,000.
    2. For assistant professors, assistant research fellows, or doctoral candidates: the monthly stipend is NT$50,000.
  2. One round-trip, economy-class ticket for the most direct route to Taiwan.
  3. The terms of fellowship are 3 to 12 months.
  4. Accident insurance (plus a medical insurance for accidental injuries) coverage of NT$1 million is provided.

For more information and application details, please visit the following website: http://taiwanfellowship.ncl.edu.tw.

Deadline: June 30, 2015

http://taiwanfellowship.ncl.edu.tw

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May 8

External, Student: Part-time Summer Position with Psiphon Inc.

About Psiphon. We are a Toronto-based software company developing an internet censorship circumvention tool called “Psiphon”. The original version of Psiphon was built back in 2006 at the Citizen Lab (Munk School of Global Affairs) by Professor Ron Deibert and a team of collaborators. Psiphon has more than 10 million users worldwide. Major news organizations (i.e. BBC, DW, VOA, RFE/RL) rely on our tool to stay connected to their audiences in various authoritarian countries.

Job description. We are looking to hire a graduate or senior undergraduate student to manage Psiphon’s outreach campaign in China. This is a part-time summer position that will start on June 1 and end on August 31. Depending on results and student’s commitments, the employment period may be further extended. The pay rate is going to be $20 per hour for 12 hours a week.

Job details. The outreach person will be asked to identify Chinese media, human rights and minority organizations (in China and abroad) that would be interested in establishing partnership with Psiphon and using our circumvention technology. The job will involve propagation of Psiphon on various social media channels, answering user questions, translation from and into Mandarin, researching Internet censorship in China and drafting monthly status reports.

Job requirements. Potential candidates should demonstrate excellent proficiency in Mandarin (native speakers preferred), strong communication and research skills (collection/analysis of primary/secondary data), solid social media experience and ability to work in a team environment.

How to apply. Interested candidates should send CV and cover letter to i.valentovitch@psiphon.ca or i.valentovitch@hotmail.com.

Deadline: Open until filled

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Apr 20

Grants & Awards, Student: ASIAN INSTITUTE DIRECTOR RECOGNITION AWARDS

Quantity: 6
Value: $100

Description
These awards are given to students who, through volunteer work, support or advance student activities and/or the mandate of the Asian Institute.

Application Procedure
Submit a one-paragraph statement by email to ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca explaining your contribution this year to the Asian Institute. Include the name of a faculty or staff member who has overseen your contribution.

Deadline: May 4, 2015

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Apr 16

Academic: EMERGENCY JOB POSTING – SESSIONAL LECTURER, CAS200Y, Summer Session

Posting Date: April 16, 2015

Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs

Faculty of Arts and Science
University of Toronto

EMERGENCY JOB POSTING – SESSIONAL LECTURER

Course Number and Title: CAS200Y1: Global Asia

Course description: This course introduces students to Asia’s growing role in the contemporary global community. It provides an interdisciplinary take on key themes and topics in the study of the Asia with a particular emphasis on the dynamic movement of people, ideas, and resources across borders in the region. It provides conceptual and area studies backgrounds for students aiming to take more advanced courses on Asia and for students interested in the Contemporary Asian Studies major and minor. The course also examines the growth and character of economic, political, and cultural connections tying Asia to Canada.

Estimated course enrolment:  30
Estimated TA support: n/a
Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-3pm, classes begin May 11 and end August 10
Sessional dates: May 1- August 31, 2015
Salary: Sessional Lecture I (SL I): $14,392.50; Sessional Lecturer I Long Term (SL I LT): $14,665.20; Sessional Lecturer II (SL II): $15,301.50; Sessional Lecturer III (SL III): $16,008.50

Please note that should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Qualifications: Completed PhD in the disciplines of History, Anthropology, Political Science, Religion or Asian Studies, as well as current knowledge of research in these areas required. A strong scholarly background in disciplines relevant to the course preferred. The candidate would preferably have pedagogical and/or research experience that addresses large global themes, such as democracy and authoritarianism, public culture, and capitalism, through deep site-located study.

Description of duties: Develop syllabus, plan and present two weekly lectures, create and mark all assignments and tests, maintain Blackboard site for the course, provide office hours for academic counselling of students.

Closing date:  April 24, 2015

All individuals interested in this position must submit a Curriculum Vitae and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form, available at http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/resources/forms.htm. Qualified applicants may be asked to submit a sample syllabus following the closing date of the posting. Please submit materials to:

Katherine MacIvor, Program Administrator, Contemporary Asian Studies Program
Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place, room 228N
Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7
Email: ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca
Phone: 416-946-8832

Please note:  Undergraduate or graduate students and postdoctoral fellows of the University of Toronto are covered by the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 collective agreement rather than the Unit 3 collective agreement, and should not apply for positions posted under the Unit 3 collective agreement.

Preference in hiring is given to qualified individuals advanced to the rank of Sessional Lecturer II or Sessional Lecturer III in accordance with Article 14:12.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement.

Deadline: April 24, 2015

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Apr 16

Academic: Sessional Lecturer Positions at the Asian Institute: Continuously Posted Notice

ASIAN INSTITUTE AT THE MUNK SCHOOL OF GLOBAL AFFAIRS
FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
CONTINUOUSLY-POSTED NOTICE

FILLING SESSIONAL LECTURER POSITIONS
UNDER THE CUPE 3902 UNIT 3 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT

HOW TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION

The Asian Institute may hire Sessional Lecturers to deliver some of its undergraduate courses. Specific courses will be posted on the Asian Institute website at http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/ai/opportunities/, and on our Departmental bulletin board at 1 Devonshire Place, North House, outside room 228N. To be considered for a position, the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/resources/forms.htm#recruitment and Curriculum Vitae must be submitted to:

Katherine MacIvor, Program Administrator, Contemporary Asian Studies Program
Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place, room 228N
Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7
Email: ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca
Phone: 416-946-8832

A valid email address is required. We prefer that applications and CVs be submitted via email.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Generally speaking, we expect to make decisions concerning courses in April for Winter or Fall courses; and in March for Spring and Summer courses. However, some decisions may be made earlier or later than these time frames, depending on circumstances.  Unexpected vacancies may arise at any time.

Applications will be retained for twenty-four (24) months. Persons who submit applications and CVs will receive emailed job postings for specific positions for the subsequent twenty-four (24) months.

This notice is posted pursuant to the CUPE Local 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement. Please note that in accordance with that agreement, preference in hiring is given to qualified persons advanced to the rank of Sessional Lecturer II or Sessional Lecturer III in accordance with Article 14:12.

Deadline: open

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Apr 15

Student: Summer Work-Study Position: Communications and Social Media Assistant at the Asian Institute

Applications will be evaluated on a first-come, first-serve basis, and the position may be filled before the deadline, so please apply as soon as possible.

The Communications and Social Media Assistant will work closely with the Program Administrator and Communications Officer at the Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs, to maintain social media initiatives such as Facebook and Twitter, evaluate their effectiveness as tools for promotion and outreach, and propose strategies for improvement. In addition, the Assistant will update and contribute to the usability and content of AI websites and write/edit promotional and journalistic pieces such as posters, brochures, blog posts and website news articles.

The position requires a creative self-motivated individual who can work under minimal supervision, and who will contribute to our long-term initiatives. We are looking for an active social media user with strong writing and editing skills who has the ability to translate that passion effectively in a professional context. Tasks are expected to be completed accurately, responsibly, and by the appointed deadlines.

Start Date: May 4, 2015
End Date: August 7, 2015
Hours Per Week: 10
Application Deadline: May 1, 2015. Applications will be evaluated on a first-come, first-serve basis, and the position may be filled before the deadline, so please apply as soon as possible.
Eligibility: If you are an Undergraduate student, you must be taking at least 1.0 credit (40% of a full course load) continuously from May and August. That means one 0.5 F course between May-June and one 0.5 S course between July-August;  or 1 Y course from May to August. If you are a Graduate student, you must be registered in at least 40% of a full course load from May to August.  If your ROSI registration indicates a “PT” status, you need to ask your department to confirm the percentage.

How to Apply: Please submit a single word or pdf document including (i) cover letter, (ii) resume, and (iii) a copy of your academic history (a printout or PDF from ROSI) to Katherine MacIvor at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca with the subject line “Communications and Social Media Assistant.”

Deadline: May 1, 2015

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Apr 11

Academic, Student: Re:locations: Journal of the Asia-Pacific World Call for Submissions

Relocations logo

Based out of the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto, Re:locations: Journal of the Asia-Pacific World is a new peer-reviewed, student-run journal and academic forum that seeks to foster dialogue among student researchers working across disciplines, institutions, and regions in Asia and the Pacific. Our aim is to advance and empower student voices while providing novel insights that serve to broaden contemporary viewpoints on the Asia-Pacific.

On a rolling basis throughout the year, the Re:locations academic forum invites quality submissions from both graduate and undergraduate students from any institution who feel that they have meaningful pieces to contribute to this exchange. We encourage both prospectively long-term and temporary contributors to submit any number of their works.

Contributions Considered:

  • Field Notes related to Asia and the Pacific that detail the experiences of students living and working abroad.
  • Analysis & Commentary that are insightful, critical reflections on current events or scholarly literature related to Asia and the Pacific. Interviews are also welcome, pending approval by the Re:locations editorial board.
  • Photo Essays related to Asia and the Pacific that explore social issues or specific people, places, or events and display clarity, documentary integrity, and aesthetic style.

For additional information, please consult the Re:locations Academic Forum Submission Guidelines on our Facebook page  or contact the Editor at relocationsjournal@gmail.com

Deadline: Open/ Rollling

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Apr 1

Grants & Awards, Student: Scholarships and Bursaries Call for Applications

The Centre for South Asian Studies administers five awards to support graduate student research on South Asia. Due to the structure of endowments, these awards are not offered every year. For a list of academic awards being offered this academic year, see below. The annual application deadline is April 15, 2015. Results are announced in late April and funds are disbursed in early May.
An asterisk (*) indicates that the award is part of the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Funds (OSOTF) and applicants must be Ontario residents and demonstrate financial need. For the purpose of OSOTF awards, an Ontario resident is either a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada who has an Ontario mailing address at the time the award is made.

 

The following awards are open for application this year:

 

1)The Diljit and Gulshan Juneja Award for South Asian Studies

  • Value per award= approx. $800-$1000
  • This is an OSOTF award* (made on the basis of financial need and academic merit)
  • It is awarded to one or more graduate students in any department or faculty in the University whose course program or research is concentrated in the area of South Asian Studies

 

2)The India-Canada Association Scholarship

  • Value per award = approx. $750-$1000
  • This is awarded to one or more full-time graduate student(s) at the University of Toronto engaged in research in the field of South Asian Studies
  • Made on the basis of academic merit
  • Preference will be given to candidates whose research activities require travel to India

 

3) The Indo-Canadian Advisory Group Bursary for the Study of India

  • Value = approx. $1400
  • This is an OSOTF award* (made on the basis of financial need and academic merit)
  • The recipient must be enrolled in the Collaborative Master’s and Doctoral Program in South Asian Studies
  • Preference will be given to students whose course of study or research is focused on India

4)The Sandhya Ray Award for Indian Philosophy and Religion

  • Value = approximately $800-$1000
  • This is awarded to one or more graduate students in good standing in the University of Toronto who have demonstrated excellence in study or research in religion and/or philosophy of India, preferably with special emphasis on humanism and spiritualism in ancient Indian philosophy

 

Application Procedures

The application deadline is Wednesday, April 15, 2015.   Students may apply for more than one award, as long as their research fits the general description of any given award.
Please submit separate applications for each award. For each separate award application, please submit the following documents in a single pdf file titled with your last name and the award title, eg. LastName.IndCanAdvisoryGrp.pdf.   Send them via email with the subject line CSAS 2015/Award Title (eg. CSAS2014/India Canada Advisory Group Bursary Award) to csas.assist@utoronto.ca.
·         Proposal for the deployment of funds, based on your academic research and project (500 words)
·         Curriculum vitae (including contact information and the names and contact information for 2 academic referees)
·         Academic transcript (printout or pdf from ROSI is fine)
·         A 5–10 page writing sample

 

For OSOTF awards:

If the award you are applying for is  an OSOTF award, then please also submit  a completed OSOTF Financial Needs Assessment Form (a copy can be downloaded here) – this is only necessary for awards with an asterisk (*) above.  This may be submitted as a separate pdf with your application pdf file.

Deadline: April 15, 2015

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Mar 15

Student: Call for Blog Posts: Asian Institute Student and Alumni Blog

The Asian Institute is looking for student journalists who are interested in contributing short articles about Asia to our new blog. Current and former students of the University of Toronto are invited to submit short blog entries (about 250-500 words) that relate to contemporary South, East, or Southeast Asia, as well as Asian culture in Canada.

For example, you could write an article about any of the following topics:

  • A place you discovered on a trip to Asia and your thoughts about it.
  • A critique of an Asian film that was screening at a neighbourhood arts festival.
  • A popular Toronto Asian restaurant or a new food craze, like the Japanese izakayas or Korean pojang-machas that are popping up in the hip areas of the city.
  • An interesting concept or fact that you learnt about in a South Asian Studies or Contemporary Asian Studies course that blew your mind.
  • Your thoughts on an event or phenomenon taking place in Asia that you’ve been following but that hasn’t been getting much attention in international news.

But those are just ideas – we welcome any submissions that examine Asian topics in a thoughtful way. This is a great opportunity for students to engage with topics that interest them personally, and have their work published for others to enjoy.

Photos to accompany your article are highly encouraged. Please make sure to let us know if someone other than you took the photo, and include the photographer’s name in your submission, so that we can properly credit the artist.

If you’d like to a submit an article to be considered for publication on our student blog, please send an e-mail to ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca with your name, program, year of study (or let us know if you are an alumnus), your entry, and any photos you’d like to include.

We look forward to reading your entries, and seeing Asia through your perspective.

Deadline: Ongoing

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