All Recent Opportunity Postings:


Deadline May 1, 2016

Student: SUMMER WORK-STUDY POSITION: EVENT 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 Asian Institute (AI) of the Munk School of Global Affairs is seeking bright and motivated students to fill its work/study positions. A hub of cutting-edge research and teaching on the contemporary Asia region, the AI brings together leading scholars and students to push the boundaries of intellectual inquiry through conferences, seminars, and innovative multidisciplinary initiatives.

The role of the Event Assistant requires someone who is organized and capable of coordinating administrative and other tasks. The student plays a vital role to work closely with the Event Coordinator to coordinate the Summer and Fall event calendar and to gain first-hand knowledge of the operational and logistical challenges of organizing lectures, workshops and conferences, and more generally to gain practical experience in event planning, project management and administration. Responsibilities include liaising and managing domestic and international speakers, advertising events (creating and distributing/posting promotional flyers, drafting event emails, and submitting event listings), event logistics (including pre-event planning, venue, catering and AV bookings, set-up and tear-down of event venues), and other administrative assistance as required.

The position requires a creative self-motivated individual who can work under minimal supervision, and who is also reliable and punctual. Tasks are expected to be completed accurately, responsibly, and by the appointed deadlines. Students with a strength in aspects of the role are an asset, but we encourage all interested students to apply.

Start Date: May 9, 2016
End Date: August 8, 2016
Hours Per Week: about 10 (90 hours total)
Application Deadline: May 1, 2016. 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.

Please apply with covering letter, resume, unofficial transcript from ROSI to asian.institute@utoronto.ca.

Deadline: May 1, 2016

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Deadline May 1, 2016

Student: Summer Work-Study Position: Writing 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 Asian Institute (AI) at the Munk School of Global Affairs is seeking bright and motivated students to fill its work/study positions. A hub of cutting-edge research and teaching on the contemporary Asia region, the AI brings together leading scholars and students to push the boundaries of intellectual inquiry through conferences, seminars, and innovative multidisciplinary initiatives.

As Writing and Social Media Assistant, the student will work closely with the Communications Officer to maintain social media initiatives such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, evaluate their effectiveness as tools for promotion and outreach, and propose strategies for improvement. The Assistant may also be asked to help update and contribute to the usability and content of AI websites and write/edit promotional pieces such as posters, brochures, blog posts and website news articles. Other administrative assistance are assigned as required.

The position requires a creative, self-motivated individual who can work under minimal supervision and who is also reliable and punctual. 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. Students with strength in aspects of the role are an asset, but we encourage all interested students to apply.

Start Date: May 9, 2016
End Date: August 8, 2016
Hours Per Week: about 10 (90 hours total)
Application Deadline: May 1, 2016. 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 “Writing and Social Media Assistant.”

Deadline: May 1, 2016

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Deadline September 1, 2016

Academic, Grants & Awards, Student: Competition Open for Canadians: Foreign Government Awards ­- Korea

The Government of the Republic of Korea, through the National Institute for International Education Development (NIIED), has launched its scholarship competition for Canadian students and researchers. Up to three scholarships are offered for study or research at the Master’s or PhD level in Korean studies, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, and other fields of study. The Foreign Government Awards – Korea are tenable from September 1, 2016.

To be considered for a scholarship under the Foreign Government Awards-Korea program, an applicant will need to complete the following two-step process:

  1. Complete and submit the online application form of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), and provide the supporting documents as requested.
  2. Complete and submit the Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) for Graduate Students application and provide the supporting documents as requested. This application will be used in the final selection process and must be submitted in English.

The deadline to submit an application is March 17, 2016.

Please visit Foreign Government Awards – Korea for full program details and to submit an online application.

All inquiries regarding this scholarship program should be directed to: scholarships-bourses@cbie.ca.


Lancement de concours pour les Canadiens : Bourses des gouvernements étrangers – Corée

Le gouvernement de la République de la Corée, par l’entremise du National Institute for International Education Development (NIIED) (anglais et coréen seulement), a lancé son concours de bourses pour les étudiants et chercheurs canadiens. Jusqu’à trois bourses sont offertes pour des études ou de la recherche au niveau de la maîtrise et du doctorat dans les domaines suivants : études coréennes, sciences humaines, sciences sociales, sciences naturelles, génie et autres. Les Bourses des gouvernements étrangers – Corée sont valides à partir du 1er septembre 2016.

Pour être considéré pour une bourse dans le cadre du programme Bourses des gouvernements étrangers – Corée, les candidats intéressés devront compléter les deux étapes suivantes :

  1. Remplir le formulaire de demande en ligne du ministère des Affaires étrangères, du Commerce et du Développement (MAECD) et y joindre les documents à l’appui tel que demandé.
  2. Remplir le formulaire de demande du Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) for Graduate Students (anglais seulement) et soumettre tous les documents à l’appui tel que demandé. Cette demande sera utilisée dans le processus de sélection finale et doit être soumise en anglais.

La date limite pour soumettre une candidature est le 17 mars 2016. Veuillez consulter la page Bourses des gouvernements étrangers – Corée pour tous les renseignements concernant le programme et pour soumettre une demande en ligne.

Pour toute question, vous pouvez contacter le BCEI par courriel à scholarships-bourses@cbie.ca.

Deadline: September 1, 2016

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Deadline Open/ Rollling

Academic, Student: Call for Submissions: Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies

Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies

Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies from the Asian Institute at Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto is inviting submissions for its monthly online publication for the academic year of 2015-2016. The Journal seeks to publish the world’s premier undergraduate work pertaining to the study of contemporary Asia, specifically on the current political, societal, and/or economic developments in the Asia region. Submissions are open to all individuals within the scholarly community around the world, with preference given to rigorous undergraduate submissions.

Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies is an undergraduate academic journal with a regional focus on East, Southeast, and South Asia founded at the Asian Institute of University of Toronto. The goal of the journal is to stimulate and generate vibrant academic discussions on the current political, societal, and/or economic developments in the region. The journal will consist mainly of submissions of Academic Articles, Book Reviews, and Original Photography that centres on Asia’s rising prominence and economic growth in the recent decade. Academic Articles, Book Reviews, and Original Photography will be published online throughout the year and then compiled into a print publication at the end of each academic year.

Type of Accepted Submission

Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies accepts academic scholarly contributions in the following categories:

  1. Academic Articles should present moderate original academic research. The accepted language of the academic article is English.
  2. Book Reviews should be insightful and critical reviews of recently published academic works within the Synergy‘s accepted academic framework (refer to Synergy Journal goal and vision above).
  3. Original Photography should present original photography work from the individual photographer.

Please send submissions to submissions@utsynergyjournal.org as attachments in MS Word format for written submissions (Academic Articles or Book Reviews) or JPEG format for Original Photography, with all identifying information such as contributor(s) names and institutional affiliation(s) removed from the document for the purposes of anonymous review by editors. Please ensure that you have attached a signed copy of the Statement of Originality (available on our website) to your submission. The submission is accepted on a rolling basis for the monthly publication.

For more information on detailed requirements, style guide, and submission process, please visit http://utsynergyjournal.org/call-for-submission/. If you have any questions towards submission, please send them to submissions@utsynergyjournal.org with the subject line “Synergy Submission Inquiries”.

We look forward to receiving your submission.

Susan Cui

Editor-in-Chief
Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies

Deadline: Open/ Rollling

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Deadline Open/ Rollling

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

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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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Deadline Ongoing

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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Deadline open

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:

Program Administrator, Asian Institute
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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