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Deadline July 13, 2017

Academic: Teaching Assistant Position: CAS310H1: Comparative Colonialisms in Asia *Updated*

Teaching Assistant Position *Updated to 70 hours*

September 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017

The Contemporary Asian Studies program seeks one Teaching Assistant for the following course:

CAS310H1: Comparative Colonialisms in Asia

Course instructor: Professor Takashi Fujitani

This course analyzes the impact of colonialism in South, East, and Southeast Asia and the various ways in which pre-colonial traditions intersect with and reshape colonial and postcolonial process across the various regions of Asia. The course will examine the conjunctures of economy, politics, religion, education, ethnicity, gender, and caste, as these have played out over time in the making and re-making of Asia as both idea and place. Attention will be paid to postcolonial and indigenous theories, questions of ‘the colonial’ from the perspective of Asian Studies, and debates about the meaning of post colonialism for the study of Asia now and in the future.

Qualifications

A background in Asia-Pacific and/or South Asian studies is required, preferably from an interdisciplinary and multi-regional social science perspective. First consideration will be given to full-time senior graduate students at the University of Toronto. TA experience is preferred.

Duties

  • Attend weekly lectures and bi-weekly meetings with the professor
  • Mark 2 essays (5 pages each) and 1 final essay (10 pages)
  • Hold office hours the week after assignments are returned

 Course timetable: Thursdays, 4-6

Hours of work: approx. 70 hours total  

Estimated Course Enrolment: 45 students

Rate of Pay: SGS I/II – $43.65hour  (+ 4% Vacation Pay)

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.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable) by July 12, 2017. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications should be sent via email to the Contemporary Asian Studies Program Administrator, Neena Peterson, at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.caYOU MUST USE THE FOLLOWING FOR YOUR SUBJECT LINE: APPLICATION: COURSE CODE: LAST NAME. Please attach your resume and cover letter as PDFs, and label your attachments as follows: Last Name_First Name_Cover; Last Name_First Name_CV.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The position 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 June 21, 2017.

Deadline: July 13, 2017

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Deadline July 13, 2017

Academic: Course Instructor: CAS490H1S: Terrorism in South Asia: A Global Perspective

University of Toronto

Munk School of Global Affairs

 Job Posting – Course Instructor Position

Winter Term 2018 (January – April)

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

CAS490H1S: Terrorism in South Asia: A Global Perspective

This course will provide an overview of terrorism in South Asia by tracing global networks of insurgent thought and practice. Taking an expansive view of South Asia that aims to challenge any neat geographical compartmentalization of the region, this course will introduce students to a range of terrorist activities and ideologies in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, and Afghanistan from the early twentieth century to the present day. It will also assess both the impact of these South Asia sited terrorist networks on global politics as well as the impact of international relations, and particularly Western foreign policy, on terrorism within South Asia. Finally, the course will seek to problematize and challenge students’ understanding of ‘terrorism’ as a category of political violence, and to assess the complicated and politically-charged history of the term itself..

Qualifications

Working on PhD or post-doctoral fellows in the disciplines of History, Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, Religion or South Asian Cultural Studies, with current knowledge of research in these areas required. A strong scholarly background in disciplines relevant to the course is preferred. As the course is an important bridge to the South Asian Studies minor and the Contemporary Asian Studies program, the candidate would preferably have pedagogical and/or research experience that addresses larger global themes, such as democracy and authoritarianism, public culture, and capitalism, through deep site-specific 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 weekly lecture
  • Creating and marking tests and assignments
  • Providing scheduled office hours for academic counselling
  • Maintaining Blackboard site

Estimate of TA Support: None

Estimated Course Enrolment:  50 students

Dates of Appointment: January 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018

Class schedule: Fridays 10-12pm

 Rate of Pay: $7,385.12 including vacation pay

 Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V., previous teaching evaluations if available, and two letters of reference by July 7, 2017.Applications should be sent by email to:

Program Administrator and Communications Officer, Asian Institute Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca. YOU MUST USE THE FOLLOWING FOR YOUR SUBJECT LINE: APPLICATION: COURSE CODE: LAST NAME. Please attach your resume and cover letter as PDFs, and label your attachments as follows: Last Name_First Name_Cover; Last Name_First Name_CV.

All jobs are posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. It is understood that some announcements of vacancies are tentative,, pending final course determinations and enrolments. The Departmental Hiring Policy is available in the Department office and in the CUPE Local 3902 office.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Posted on June 15, 2017.

 

Deadline: July 13, 2017

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Deadline July 13, 2017

Academic: Teaching Assistant Position: CAS450H1S: Asian Pathways Research Practice

Teaching Assistant Position

January 1, 2018 – April 30, 2018   

The Contemporary Asian Studies program seeks one Teaching Assistant for the following course:

CAS450H1S: Asian Pathways Research Practice

Course instructor: Lynette Ong

This seminar builds on the systematic overview of research methodologies of the Contemporary Asian Studies major and its capstone course, CAS400H1. CAS450H1 provides students with the opportunity to research questions of contemporary relevance stemming from Asia and its transnational networks and communities. Addressing a range of methodologies, including historical-archival, ethnographic, visual/media, and statistical/quantitative, the course emphasizes research experience outside the classroom, in Asia as well as locally with communities in Toronto. Students will develop their own research contributions while working collaboratively. This course, which is a senior undergraduate practicum, attracts students from varied disciplinary specialization with a common interest in Asia.

 

Qualifications

An MA degree is a minimum requirement, though upper-year PhD candidates with significant teaching experience are preferred. The ideal candidate should have strong methodological training and research experience in social science or humanities. Candidates with disciplinary background in History, Anthropology or East Asian Studies are preferred, but other specializations will also be considered. TA experience is preferred.

 

Duties

Job description includes, but is not restricted to, course preparation, consultation with students, holding office hours, grading and assisting with students’ field research.

 Course timetable: Wednesdays, 2-4pm

Hours of work: 200 hours

Number of positions: 1

Estimated Course Enrolment: 25 students

Rate of Pay: SGS I/II – $43.65/hour (+4% vacation Pay)

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.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable), and transcripts by July 7, 2017. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications should be sent via email to the Contemporary Asian Studies Program Administrator, Neena Peterson at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca. Enquiries for the position should be directed to Professor Lynette Ong at Lynette.Ong@utoronto.ca. YOU MUST USE THE FOLLOWING FOR YOUR SUBJECT LINE: APPLICATION: COURSE CODE: LAST NAME. Please attach your resume and cover letter as PDFs, and label your attachments as follows: Last Name_First Name_Cover; Last Name_First Name_CV.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement The Departmental Hiring Policy is available in the Department office and in the CUPE Local 3902 office. Final availability of the position(s) is contingent upon enrolment, budgetary consideration and the determination of appointments as governed by the collective agreement.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
Note: Although a graduate student’s preference as to the campus location of his/her TA appointment will be taken into account, both the initial TA appointment (or CI appointment) and the subsequent appointment obligation related to that appointment may be met through position(s) on any one of the three University of Toronto campuses (UTM, UTSC or St. George) in courses in the same discipline as the initial appointment. TAs will only be assigned to courses in fields in which they are or should be qualified to assist.

Posted on June 15, 2017.

 

Deadline: July 13, 2017

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Deadline August 27, 2017

Academic: Teaching Assistant Position: CAS202H1S: Asian Sites, Global Questions, Part 2

Teaching Assistant Position    *UPDATED*     

January 1, 2018 – April 30, 2018

The Contemporary Asian Studies program seeks one Teaching Assistant for the following course:

CAS202H1: Asian Sites, Global Questions, Part 2

Course instructor: TBA

This course, along with CAS201H1, addresses Asia empirically in contemporary global formations and as an idea in the global imagination. It introduces students to critical research methods and scholarship on Asia and its transnational formations. At the same time, it grapples with contemporary global problems, as well as Asian-Canadian connections posed by the unique configurations of politics, economy, culture and historical memory in contemporary Asian sites. Interdisciplinary analytical and research methods are introduced to provide area studies grounding and conceptual framing. This course provides preparation to delve into located Asia-based studies to ask universal questions on the nature of democracy, authoritarianism, markets, social justice, and the meanings and media for cultural expression. It informs students aiming to take more advanced courses on Asia and globalization and provides the foundation for the Contemporary Asian Studies major and minor. CAS202H1 puts the frameworks introduced in CAS201H1 in conversation with practical methods in applied/policy studies.

Qualifications

A rigorous background in Asia-Pacific and/or South Asian Studies is required, as evinced by grounded research in these regions and strong interdisciplinary training. Preference will be given to candidates that evince a multi-regional social science perspective that includes critical approaches to area studies, public culture and markets, ethnography and/or historical studies, deployment of vernacular languages in their research, and engagement with humanities approaches. First consideration will be given to full-time senior graduate students at the University of Toronto. TA experience is preferred.

Duties

  • Consultations with the instructor
  • Mark assignments and tests
  • Hold office hours for counselling students

 Course timetable: Thursdays, 2-4pm

Hours of work: 70 hours total  

Estimated Course Enrolment: 60 students

Rate of Pay: SGS I/II – $43.65/hour (+ 4% Vacation Pay)

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.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable) by August 28, 2017. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications should be sent via email to the Contemporary Asian Studies Program Administrator, Neena Peterson, at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca. YOU MUST USE THE FOLLOWING FOR YOUR SUBJECT LINE: APPLICATION: COURSE CODE: LAST NAME. Please attach your resume and cover letter as PDFs, and label your attachments as follows: Last Name_First Name_Cover; Last Name_First Name_CV.

Final availability of the position(s) is contingent upon enrolment, budgetary consideration and the determination of appointments as governed by the collective agreement.

The Departmental Hiring Policy is available in the Department office and in the CUPE Local 3902 office.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

 

Note: Although a graduate student’s preference as to the campus location of his/her TA appointment will be taken into account, both the initial TA appointment (or CI appointment) and the subsequent appointment obligation related to that appointment may be met through position(s) on any one of the three University of Toronto campuses (UTM, UTSC or St. George) in courses in the same discipline as the initial appointment. TAs will only be assigned to courses in fields in which they are or should be qualified to assist.

August 1, 2017

Deadline: August 27, 2017

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Deadline July 13, 2017

Academic: 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 2017 (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 historical, political, economic and cultural factors that define South Asia as a region. Attention will also be paid to the South Asian diaspora.

 

Qualifications

Working on PhD or post-doctoral fellows in the disciplines of History, Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, Religion or South Asian Cultural Studies, with current knowledge of research in these areas required. A strong scholarly background in disciplines relevant to the course is preferred. As the course is an important bridge to the South Asian Studies minor and the Contemporary Asian Studies program, the candidate would preferably have pedagogical and/or research experience that addresses larger global themes, such as democracy and authoritarianism, public culture, and capitalism, through deep site-specific 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 weekly lecture
  • Creating and marking tests and assignments
  • Providing scheduled office hours for academic counselling
  • Maintaining Blackboard site

 

Estimate of TA Support: None

Estimated Course Enrolment:  50 students

Dates of Appointment: September 1 to December 31, 2017

Class schedule: Tuesdays, 2:00-4:00 pm

 

Rate of Pay: $7,385.12 including vacation pay

 

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V., previous teaching evaluations if available, and two letters of reference by July 7, 2017.Applications should be sent by email to:

Program Administrator and Communications Officer, Asian Institute

Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca. YOU MUST USE THE FOLLOWING FOR YOUR SUBJECT LINE: APPLICATION: COURSE CODE: LAST NAME. Please attach your resume and cover letter as PDFs, and label your attachments as follows: Last Name_First Name_Cover; Last Name_First Name_CV.

 

All jobs are posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. It is understood that some announcements of vacancies are tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments. The Departmental Hiring Policy is available in the Department office and in the CUPE Local 3902 office.

 

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

 

Posted on June 15, 2017.

 

Note: Although a graduate student’s preference as to the campus location of his/her TA appointment will be taken into account, both the initial TA appointment (or CI appointment) and the subsequent appointment obligation related to that appointment may be met through position(s) on any one of the three University of Toronto campuses (UTM, UTSC or St. George) in courses in the same discipline as the initial appointment. TAs will only be assigned to courses in fields in which they are or should be qualified to assist.

 

Deadline: July 13, 2017

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Deadline July 13, 2017

Academic: Course Instructor: CAS490H1F: Migration, Mobility, and Displacement in Asia

University of Toronto

Munk School of Global Affairs

 Job Posting – Course Instructor Position

Fall Term 2017 (September – December)

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

CAS490H1F: Migration, Mobility, and Displacement in Asia

Today, demographic and economic pressures, climate change, disasters, political instability, violence, development projects and social disruptions all precipitate voluntary and involuntary population movements in Asia. This seminar draws from interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives to examine migration patterns, the experiences of immigrants, refugees and migrants, and the actors, policies and instruments involved in managing contemporary migration. The seminar will expose students to a range of methodologies for studying who migrates or is displaced, where they go, how they are treated in their new host communities, and how they use their experiences to challenge dominant narratives about migration and displacement.

Qualifications

Working on PhD or post-doctoral fellows in the disciplines of History, Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, Religion or South Asian Cultural Studies, with current knowledge of research in these areas required. A strong scholarly background in disciplines relevant to the course is preferred. As the course is an important bridge to the South Asian Studies minor and the Contemporary Asian Studies program, the candidate would preferably have pedagogical and/or research experience that addresses larger global themes, such as democracy and authoritarianism, public culture, and capitalism, through deep site-specific 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 weekly lecture
  • Creating and marking tests and assignments
  • Providing scheduled office hours for academic counselling
  • Maintaining Blackboard site

 

Estimate of TA Support: None

Estimated Course Enrolment:  50 students

Dates of Appointment: September 1, 2017 to December 30, 2017

Class schedule: Tuesdays 10-12pm

 Rate of Pay: $7,385.12 including vacation pay

 Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V., previous teaching evaluations if available, and two letters of reference July 7, 2017. Applications should be sent by email to:

Program Administrator and Communications Officer, Asian Institute

Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca. YOU MUST USE THE FOLLOWING FOR YOUR SUBJECT LINE: APPLICATION: COURSE CODE: LAST NAME. Please attach your resume and cover letter as PDFs, and label your attachments as follows: Last Name_First Name_Cover; Last Name_First Name_CV.

All jobs are posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. It is understood that some announcements of vacancies are tentative,, pending final course determinations and enrolments. The Departmental Hiring Policy is available in the Department office and in the CUPE Local 3902 office.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

 Posted on June 15, 2017.

Deadline: July 13, 2017

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Deadline July 13, 2017

Academic: Teaching Assistant Position: CAS430H1: Nationalism and Revolution in Asia

Teaching Assistant Position        

September 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017

The Contemporary Asian Studies program seeks one Teaching Assistant for the following course:

CAS430H1: Nationalism and Revolution in Asia

Course instructor: TBA

This course explores the far-reaching social, political, and cultural transformations in modern East, Southeast, and South Asia, focusing on the twentieth-century revolutionary histories and struggles to establish modern nation-states. The course adopts a topical approach within a chronological and comparative framework to highlight major historical movements and theoretical issues significant to the Asian experience.

Qualifications

A rigorous background in Asia-Pacific and/or South Asian Studies is required, as evinced by grounded research in these regions and strong interdisciplinary training. Preference will be given to candidates that evince a multi-regional social science perspective that includes critical approaches to area studies, public culture and markets, ethnography and/or historical studies, deployment of vernacular languages in their research, and engagement with humanities approaches. First consideration will be given to full-time senior graduate students at the University of Toronto. TA experience is preferred

Duties

  • Consultations with the instructor
  • Mark assignments and tests
  • Hold office hours for counselling students

 Course timetable: Mondays, 10-12pm

Hours of work: 30 hours total  

Estimated Course Enrolment: 60 students

Rate of Pay: SGS I/II – $43.65/hour

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.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable) by July 7, 2017. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications should be sent via email to the Contemporary Asian Studies Program Administrator, Neena Peterson, at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca. YOU MUST USE THE FOLLOWING FOR YOUR SUBJECT LINE: APPLICATION: COURSE CODE: LAST NAME. Please attach your resume and cover letter as PDFs, and label your attachments as follows: Last Name_First Name_Cover; Last Name_First Name_CV.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The position 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.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

June 15, 2017.

Deadline: July 13, 2017

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Deadline July 13, 2017

Academic: Teaching Assistant Position: CAS201H1F: Asian Sites, Global Questions, Part 1

Teaching Assistant Position        

September 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017

The Contemporary Asian Studies program seeks one Teaching Assistant for the following course:

CAS201H1: Asian Sites, Global Questions, Part 1

Course instructor: TBA

This course, along with CAS202H1, addresses Asia empirically in contemporary global formations and as an idea in the global imagination. It introduces students to critical research methods and scholarship on Asia and its transnational formations. At the same time, it grapples with contemporary global problems, as well as Asian-Canadian connections posed by the unique configurations of politics, economy, culture and historical memory in contemporary Asian sites. Interdisciplinary analytical and research methods are introduced to provide area studies grounding and conceptual framing. This course provides preparation to delve into located Asia-based studies to ask universal questions on the nature of democracy, authoritarianism, markets, social justice, and the meanings and media for cultural expression. It informs students aiming to take more advanced courses on Asia and globalization and provides the foundation for the Contemporary Asian Studies major and minor. CAS201H1 introduces students to basic social science frameworks in the study of global Asia.

Qualifications

A background in Asia-Pacific and/or South Asian studies is required, preferably from an interdisciplinary and multi-regional social science perspective. First consideration will be given to full-time senior graduate students at the University of Toronto. TA experience is preferred.

Duties

  • Attend weekly lectures and bi-weekly meetings with the professor
  • Mark 2 essays (5 pages each) and 1 final essay (10 pages)
  • Hold office hours the week after assignments are returned

Course timetable: Wednesdays, 2-4

Hours of work: 70 hours total  

Estimated Course Enrolment: 60 students

Rate of Pay: SGS I/II – $43.65/hour (+ 4% Vacation Pay)

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.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable) by July 7, 2017. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications should be sent via email to the Contemporary Asian Studies Program Administrator, Neena Peterson, at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca  YOU MUST USE THE FOLLOWING FOR YOUR SUBJECT LINE: APPLICATION: COURSE CODE: LAST NAME. Please attach your resume and cover letter as PDFs, and label your attachments as follows: Last Name_First Name_Cover; Last Name_First Name_CV.

Final availability of the position(s) is contingent upon enrolment, budgetary consideration and the determination of appointments as governed by the collective agreement.

The Departmental Hiring Policy is available in the Department office and in the CUPE Local 3902 office.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Note: Although a graduate student’s preference as to the campus location of his/her TA appointment will be taken into account, both the initial TA appointment (or CI appointment) and the subsequent appointment obligation related to that appointment may be met through position(s) on any one of the three University of Toronto campuses (UTM, UTSC or St. George) in courses in the same discipline as the initial appointment. TAs will only be assigned to courses in fields in which they are or should be qualified to assist.

June 15, 2017

 

Deadline: July 13, 2017

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Deadline Open/ Rollling

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

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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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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