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Deadline Nov 23, 2016

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

EMERGENCY POSTING

Teaching Assistant Position       

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.

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: Fridays, 2-4pm
Hours of work: 200 hours
Number of positions: 1
Dates of appointment: November 28, 2016 – April 30, 2017
Estimated Course Enrolment: 22 students

Rate of Pay: SGS I/II – $42.90/hour May 1, 2016; $43.22/hour January 1, 2017

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 November 23, 2016. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications should be sent via email to the Contemporary Asian Studies Program Administrator, Katherine MacIvor, at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca. Enquiries for the position should be directed to Professor Lynette Ong at Lynette.Ong@utoronto.ca.

This job is 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 November 17, 2016

 

Deadline: Nov 23, 2016

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Deadline Nov 23, 2016

Academic: Richard Charles Lee Postdoctoral Fellow at the Asian Institute

Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs
Faculty of Arts and Science
University of Toronto

JOB POSTING – POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Area of Research:

The Richard Charles Lee Asian Pathways Research Lab (APRL), housed within the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship. The APRL focuses on Asian migration and mobility as seen through Asian life histories and experiences. In the 2016-17 academic year, the APRL cultivates engaged qualitative research, student training, and public dialogue on migrations from Asia to Canada in the context of cross-cutting global themes. These themes include: Asian modernities, broadly conceived – East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, capitalisms, and urban life in global contexts. The Fellow will serve as the Lab Manager for the Asian Pathways Research Lab, a position that includes academic, research, outreach and administrative responsibilities. The fellow will also provide support to the faculty member teaching the course CAS450H (Asian Pathways Research Practicum).

Description of duties:

In addition to pursuing an intensive research project, the post-doctoral fellow is expected to participate as a member of the APRL team, including:

  • Managing the daily and long-term planning activities of the lab, including overseeing and mentoring specific student-led lab projects.
  • Supporting the faculty member teaching CAS450H – Asian Pathways Research Practicum, a course that includes training student researchers in a range of research methodologies field research projects.
  • Presenting their research as part of one seminar at the Asian Institute during the fall term of the fellowship.
  • Preparing an original, full-length research paper for publication.
  • Planning APRL events, in conjunction with Asian Institute Centre Directors, including a public panel to showcase student research from the practicum course.
  • Managing the Lab and reporting to the Director of the Asian Institute.

Salary:

The Fellowship offers $43,000 (CAD) of financial support (inclusive of vacation pay), and provides benefits pursuant to the collective agreement between the University of Toronto and CUPE 3902, Unit 5.

Please note that should the minimum rates stipulated in the collective agreement be higher than rates stated in this posting, the minimum rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Required qualifications:

Fellowship applicants’ research and experience should be pertinent to the goals of the APRL as stated above. Fellowship recipients are expected to live in Toronto, Canada, while pursuing their research and study, and will have the opportunity to participate generally in the intellectual life of the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs and larger University of Toronto community during the tenure of the fellowship. Eligibility is limited to applicants who will have received their Ph.D. in a relevant discipline within three years prior to the time they begin their fellowship at APRL (i.e., by January 1, 2017).  Please note that applicants must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. before the start date.

Application instructions:

All individuals interested in this position must submit a statement of interest, CV (including publications), and names of three referees to Katherine MacIvor via email at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca by the closing date, with the following subject line: Application for Richard Charles Lee Postdoc.

Closing date:  November 23, 2016
Supervisor: Richard Charles Lee Director of the Asian Institute
Expected start date: January 1, 2017
Term: 12 months, with possibility of 6 month extension
FTE:    80%

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 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.

Deadline: Nov 23, 2016

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Deadline November 14, 2016

Academic: Sessional Lecturer Posting: CAS202H1S: Asian Sites, Global Questions, Part 2

Posting Date: October 24, 2016
Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs
Faculty of Arts and Science
University of Toronto

JOB POSTING – SESSIONAL LECTURER

Course Number and Title: CAS202H1: Asian Sites, Global Questions, Part 2

Course description: 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.

Estimated course enrolment:  60
Estimated TA support: 70 hours
Schedule: Thursdays 2-4pm
Sessional dates: January 1- April 30, 2017

Salary: Sessional Lecture I (SL I): $7,359.07; Sessional Lecturer I Long Term (SL I LT): $7,498.50; Sessional Lecturer II (SL II): $7,823.85; Sessional Lecturer III (SL III): $8,185.35.

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 Anthropology, History, Sociology, Asian Studies, Geography, or related fields. A strong scholarly background in disciplines relevant to the course is required. Applicants should have a strong commitment to teaching.

Description of duties: Develop syllabus, plan and present weekly lectures, create all assignments and tests, maintain Blackboard site for the course, provide office hours for academic counselling of students, oversee TA who will do marking and student consultations.

Closing date:  November 14, 2016

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. Prior syllabi may be submitted as part of the application package. 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: November 14, 2016

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Deadline November 3, 2016

Academic: Sessional Lecturer Posting: CAS390H1S: Politics of Development in Asia: Imaginaries and Practices

Posting Date: October 13, 2016
Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs
Faculty of Arts and Science
University of Toronto

JOB POSTING – SESSIONAL LECTURER

Course Number and Title: CAS390H1S: Politics of Development in Asia: Imaginaries and Practices 

Course description: This course seeks to study development as a powerful project of the human imagination rooted the promises of modernization—for example sanitation, health, urban infrastructure, economic efficiency and ‘structural adjustment,’ among others. At the same time, development is also addressed here as an array of concrete practices enacted in a range of spaces from households to government bureaucracies; practices that make those developmentalist imaginaries everyday realities. This course thus approaches development as a terrain for managing bodies and economies and as a politics of imagining community, self, and culture. In so doing, it attends to both the application of policy and its implications. Asia, a potent imaginary that fuels master narratives of the global future (innovation, financial prowess) and development’s failures (extreme poverty, lack of sanitation, income disparities), is addressed here through a range of on-the-ground studies as well as contributions to critical theories of development.

Estimated course enrolment:  50
Estimated TA support: n/a
Schedule: Mondays 2:00-4:00 pm
Sessional dates: January 1- April 30, 2017

Salary: Sessional Lecture I (SL I): $7,359.07; Sessional Lecturer I Long Term (SL I LT): $7,498.50; Sessional Lecturer II (SL II): $7,823.85; Sessional Lecturer III (SL III): $8,185.35.

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 Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, Urban Planning, Geography, Asian Studies, History, or related field, as well as current knowledge of research in these areas required. Evidence of training in critical area studies and attention to methodologies that connect theory to practice. Specialization in South Asia preferred.

Description of duties: Develop syllabus, plan and present 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: Nov 3, 2016

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. Prior syllabi may be submitted as part of the application package. 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: November 3, 2016

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Deadline November 3, 2016

Academic: Sessional Lecturer Posting: CAS320H1: Comparative Modernities in Asia

Posting Date: October 13, 2016
Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs
Faculty of Arts and Science
University of Toronto

JOB POSTING – SESSIONAL LECTURER

Course Number and Title: CAS320H1: Comparative Modernities in Asia

Course description: Since at least the late 1700s, the effects of capitalism across the globe have profoundly transformed the landscapes of human livelihood, consumption, production and governance in Asia. While colonial empires have declined, new empires have emerged, and a growing number of countries have witnessed the rise of nationalism and independent states, social, political and technological revolutions, and most recently neoliberal globalization. This course theorizes and explores these dramatic changes in a comparative framework. It is aimed at students wishing to better understand the great transformations of modern Asia in a global context.

Estimated course enrolment:  60
Estimated TA support: n/a
Schedule: Thursdays 4-6pm
Sessional dates: January 1- April 30, 2017

Salary: Sessional Lecture I (SL I): $7,359.07; Sessional Lecturer I Long Term (SL I LT): $7,498.50; Sessional Lecturer II (SL II): $7,823.85; Sessional Lecturer III (SL III): $8,185.35.

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 Anthropology, History, Sociology, Asian Studies, Geography, or related fields. A strong scholarly background in disciplines relevant to the course is required. Applicants should have a strong commitment to teaching.

Description of duties: Develop syllabus, plan and present 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:  November 3, 2016

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. Prior syllabi may be submitted as part of the application package. 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: November 3, 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

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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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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