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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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