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Academic, Student: EMERGENCY POSTING: CUPE 3902 Unit # 1 LEAD WRITING TA (LWTA) POSITION

Asian Institute
Fall and Winter Terms 2015-16

Posted on August 25, 2015
Applications due September 1, 2015

Position Title: Lead TA (LTA) for CAS200Y1Y, Global Asia
Number of Positions: 1
Size of Appointment: 200 hours at the SGS II rate of $42.47
Appointment Dates: September  1, 2015 to April 30, 2016

Qualifications

  • Current PhD student
  • At least two years’ experience as a course TA, whether leading tutorials/ labs, in-class instruction, or grading
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to work effectively with and show tact when communicating with course instructors and TAs
  • Strong administrative skills, including ability to schedule meetings, plan and document work
  • Strong time management skills with ability to meet multiple deadlines
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills and/or experience leading workshops
  • Evidence of superior writing skills in their discipline (writing sample must be individually authored)
  • Flexible schedule, able to accommodate short notice requests for meetings with ELL participants

Duties

As part of the “Reading to Write” initiative in Arts and Science, the Lead TA will work with the English Language Learning Coordinator to support Course Instructors. The LTA will perform the following duties:

  • Participate in relevant parts of WIT LWTA training (with LTAs from other units) throughout the year (early September and early January)
  • Meet with the ELL Coordinator and course instructors to plan course assignments and writing activities for classes
  • Design and lead training sessions on topics such as teaching strategies for scholarly reading, providing feedback to students on writing, planning tutorial/lab activities related to reading and writing, etc.) through Fall and Winter terms
  • Develop and/or adapt resources for scholarly reading and academic writing instruction (such as marking rubrics and assignment guides) for course instructors, TAs, and students
  • Communicate regularly by email and in person with course instructors, ELL Coordinator, and others to coordinate ELL activities
  • Collect and analyze data on the “Reading to Write” initiative (e.g., surveys, student writing samples, TA, and instructor focus groups, etc.)
  • Document activities (e.g., provide monthly updates, write a final report about ELL’s impact in the unit, etc.)

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. Standards and Policies are available in the Departmental office and the CUPE Local 3902 office.

Please apply by September 1, 2015 via email to the Contemporary Asian Studies Program Administrator, Katherine MacIvor, at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca. Your application should include a cover letter and CV, teaching evaluations (if applicable), and a short (up to 4 pages) writing sample, and the names of two referees who have supervised you in course TAships.

The university is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications form minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Deadline: September 1, 2015

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Student: Work Study Position: Special Project Assistant at the Asian Institute

Start Date: September 14, 2015
End Date: February 26, 2016
Hours Per Week: 10 (Monday-Friday, variable hours)

Job Description & Qualifications:

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 Special Project Assistant plays a key role with an opportunity to learn first-hand and experience the operational and administrative side of running the Asian Institute. More generally, the student gains practical experience working on different projects and supporting the AI’s various portfolios that require (and contribute to developing) a range of administrative and management skills. The Assistant will work in collaboration with stakeholders, faculty, and students to establish project requirements, resources, and objectives. Depending on the nature of the responsibility, the student may partner with the Associate Director, the Program Administrator|Communications Officer, or the Event Coordinator.

The position requires a mature, self-motivated individual who can work under minimal supervision, and who will contribute to our long-term initiatives. Must be resourceful and highly organized with excellent time management skills. Tasks are expected to be completed accurately, responsibly, and by the appointed deadlines.

Eligibility:

Students must be registered in at least 2.0 credit continuously from September 2015 to April 2016 (at least 40% for graduate students).

How to Apply:

Please submit a covering letter, resume, and unofficial transcript from ROSI to eileen.lam@utoronto.ca. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The position will remain posted until filled, and applications will be evaluated on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Deadline: Open until filled

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Student: Work Study Position: Event Coordinator/Photographer & Videographer at the Asian Institute

Start Date: September 14, 2015
End Date: February 26, 2016
Hours Per Week: 10 (Monday-Friday, variable hours)

Job Description & Qualifications:

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.

This is a joint role, and requires someone who is comfortable working with the public at our events, organized and capable of handling administrative tasks, and also creative and adept with taking and editing photos and videos. As Event Assistant, the student plays a vital role working closely with the Event Coordinator 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.

As Photographer and Videographer, the student will be responsible for providing video/photographic coverage of Asian Institute events and working on special projects including video interviews, promotional videos, and portrait shoots, as well as post-processing and editing of video footage and photos 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 both aspects of the role are an asset, but we encourage all interested students to apply.

Eligibility:

Students must be registered in at least 2.0 credit continuously from September 2015 to April 2016 (at least 40% for graduate students).

How to Apply:

Please submit a covering letter, resume, unofficial transcript from ROSI, and samples of your photographic/video work to ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The position will remain posted until filled, and applications will be evaluated on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Deadline: open until filled

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Student: Work Study Position: Event Coordinator/Social Media Assistant at the Asian Institute

Start Date: September 14, 2015
End Date: February 26, 2016
Hours Per Week: 10 (Monday-Friday, variable hours)

Job Description & Qualifications:

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.

This is a joint role, and requires someone comfortable working with the public at our events. As Event Assistant, the student plays a vital role working closely with the Event Coordinator 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.

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.

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 a strength in both aspects of the role are an asset, but we encourage all interested students to apply.

Eligibility:

Students must be registered in at least 2.0 credit continuously from September 2015 to April 2016 (at least 40% for graduate students).

How to Apply:

Please submit a covering letter, resume, unofficial transcript from ROSI, and writing/social media samples to ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The position will remain posted until filled, and applications will be evaluated on a first-come-first-serve basis.

 

 

Deadline: open until filled

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Academic: EMERGENCY JOB POSTING – SESSIONAL LECTURER, CAS200Y, FALL/WINTER 2015-16

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: CAS200Y1Y: 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:  60

Estimated TA support: n/a

Schedule: Tuesdays 10-11 am (weekly lectures by faculty members), Thursdays 1-2pm and 2-3pm (sessional lecturer-led seminars with 30 students each)

Sessional dates: September 1, 2015 – April 30, 2016

Salary: Sessional Lecture I (SL I): $14,500.44; Sessional Lecturer I Long Term (SL I LT): $14,775.19; Sessional Lecturer II (SL II): $15,416.26; Sessional Lecturer III (SL III): $16,128.56.

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 (or nearly completed) PhD (or equivalent) 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:

  • This course will be led by Professor Yiching Wu. The sessional lecturer will work with the lead instructor to finalize the syllabus and coordinate weekly 1-hour guest lectures by faculty members in various departments across the Faculty of Arts and Science. Each guest lecturer will be responsible for assigning the readings for their module of 3-4 lectures.
  • All 60 students in the class will attend the weekly lecture on Tuesdays. The class will then be divided into two groups of 30 students each for weekly 1-hour seminars led by the sessional lecturer. The sessional lecturer will be responsible for planning and leading these two 1-hour seminar discussions, working with students to break down, synthesize, and discuss each week’s lecture and readings.
  • The sessional lecturer will also be responsible for creating and marking tests and assignments, providing office hours for academic counseling of students, and maintaining Blackboard

Closing date:  August 24, 2015

All individuals interested in this position must submit a Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter, and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form, available at http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/resources/forms.htm to:

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: August 24, 2015

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Academic, Student: Call For Editors: CASSU Undergraduate Journal

The Contemporary Asian Studies Student Union is currently recruiting editors for its pilot journal, Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian StudiesSynergy is an undergraduate academic journal with a regional focus on East, Southeast, and South Asia. The journal will consist mainly of research articles and photographs that examine recent political, social, and economic developments in the region. Articles will be published online throughout the year and then compiled into a print publication at the end of each academic year.

For further details see below or visit http://utcassu.com/synergy-hiring/

Expected Workload

We expect our editors to:

  • Spend an average of 1-3 hours per week reviewing submissions
  • Process approximately 5 submissions per month (note: this number could vary depending on volume of submissions)
  • Do two rounds of readings for each submission before sending the results back to the Editor-in-Chief: skim and read, and edit submissions from students following the journal’s style guidelines
  • Attend monthly meetings hosted by the Editor-in-Chief/Assistant Editor-in-Chief for final review of accepted articles for the monthly online publication

Application & Eligibility Requirement

All students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts & Science are welcome to apply for a position on our editorial team. Preference will be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

  • Past writing and/or editorial experience
  • Knowledge of political, economic, and/or social issues in East, Southeast, and South Asia
  • Work, cultural, and/or study experience in Asia
  • Mastery of an Asian language

Application Procedure

Please submit all 3 items listed below to executive@utcassu.com, with the subject line “Synergy Journal Editor Application” by August 7, 2015. Requests for interviews will be sent shortly after to determine your placement.

  1. Resume (PDF or Word file) – highlighting your relevant past experiences and skills you can offer as a prospective editor for Synergy
  2. A short English language writing sample (less than 200 words) in any topic or discipline
  3. Answers to the questions listed below (in a separate PDF or Word attachment):

Questions
1. Why would you like to join the Synergy editorial team? (100 words max)
2. Are there any Asian languages in which you are comfortable reading, writing, and/or editing?
3. What direction do you see Synergy journal going in the next 2 years? (200 words max)

Please direct questions about the journal or editorial positions to susan.cui@utcassu.com.

Deadline: August 7, 2015

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External, Student, Travel: Internship Openings at the Embassy of Canada in Yangon

The Embassy of Canada to Burma in Yangon is interested in hiring interns for three to four month terms starting in September 2015. Work at the Canadian Embassy in Yangon provides a chance to work in an entrepreneurial setting at the start of a new embassy in a country that is just opening up. It is a very fluid, fast changing and exhilarating environment. The deadline for the September session is July 8, 2015.

TWO Types of Positions: There are two types of positions: trade and development. Please indicate in the cover letter which one(s) you are applying for. All interns are expected to do substantial work on event planning and to write for our website and social media as well as complete miscellaneous tasks.

Intern in the Trade Section

As an intern in the Trade section, the person will work closely with trade commissioners to support Canadian participation at trade related events and participate in the organization and execution of visits of Canadian officials to Burma. The intern will collect, collate and organize relevant information about the Burmese marketplace; build and sustain mutually beneficial relationships with local contacts; compile, update and maintain databases of Canadian and local contacts; use knowledge of the marketplace to respond to basic requests for information; respond to Canadian and Burmese company inquiries; research, develop and prepare profiles, reports and presentations. Through this internship, the intern will gain insight into the mandate and work of the Trade section, and most importantly, what Canadian interests are and how the Embassy advances Canadian priorities.

Intern in the Development Section

The development section is looking for interns who have a passion for international cooperation and development. As an autonomous and self-starter intern, you will work directly with the Head of the Development Cooperation program. You will be required to work collaboratively with colleagues in all the sections in the embassy and, from time to time, with members of the team located in Gatineau and Ottawa. You will be responsible for conducting analysis and prepare succinct reports on issues including good governance, advancing democracy, natural resources management, gender equality, and sustainable rural development. We will also need your support in attending and reporting on meetings with the donor community, international and local NGOs. Part of your contribution will be to organize events and visits. Through this internship, you will better appreciate the dynamic relationship between development, diplomacy and trade, Canada’s development assistance priorities and the role an embassy plays in translating priorities into results.

Eligibility:

  • Only Canadian citizens or permanent residents able to relocate to Burma will be considered for the positions.
  • Of this group, only Canadian undergraduate, recent graduates (one year or less) and graduate students will be considered for the positions.  Selected candidates must complete a reliability screening before the start of the internship.

Mandatory Qualification:

  • Excellent command of English or French (written and oral).
  • Knowledge of written and/or spoken Burmese is an asset.

Hours of Work: Monday to Thursday: 8:30 – 16:30 Friday: 8:30 – 13:30

Remuneration and Health Insurance

This internship is unpaid: no financial support of any kind is provided to interns. In accordance with Government of Canada policy, interns will not be eligible for benefits such as, overtime compensation, sick leave, etc. Interns will be eligible for statutory holiday and visa reimbursement upon the presentation of receipts Interns are responsible for ensuring that they are covered by a national health plan in the country of the internship or by an adequate private insurance policy, before they start the internship. Internship Sessions The universities should suggest candidates by July 8th for the September session.

For prospective applicants, please send the following items to your program advisor:

  • Cover letter addressed to the Embassy of Canada
  • Updated CV
  • Informal transcript
  • Writing sample

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

Deadline: July 8, 2015

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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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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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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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