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Deadline September 23, 2016

Academic, Student: Call for Editors 2016-2017 – Re:Locations: Journal of the Asia-Pacific World

Re:locations: Journal of the Asia-Pacific World is a student-run journal and academic forum that seeks to bridge disciplinary and geographical divides. In order to foster dialogue among a wide range of scholars interested in Asia and the Pacific, we invite quality submissions from both graduate and undergraduate students in any discipline who are conducting research related to the Asia-Pacific world.

Re:locations is currently recruiting undergraduate and graduate students for its editorial board. Editors are responsible for managing content on the Re:locations Academic Forum, soliciting and editing submissions from fellow students, and coordinating the efforts of Re:locations. Senior Editors are responsible for soliciting content for the journal, finding appropriate peer reviewers, and ensuring the smooth functioning of the journal’s double-blind peer-review process. Students accepted for positions as editors or senior editors will be able to actively blog on the Re:locations Academic Forum.

If you are interested in applying for a position as an editor or senior editor, please send a brief cover letter and curriculum vitae that includes the following:

  • your program of study and intended year of graduation
  • any Asia-Pacific related scholarships, courses, and languages.

Web development, writing and editing experience is an advantage. Students from a variety of academic backgrounds with an interest in the Asia-Pacific are encouraged to apply, as a strict Asia-Pacific Studies background is NOT a requirement.

Please submit your application by Friday, September 23, 2016, to For
more information on the journal consult our website:

Deadline: September 23, 2016

Deadline July 22, 2016

Academic, Student: Teaching Assistant Position: CAS201H1: Asian Sites, Global Questions, Part 1

Teaching Assistant Position       
September 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016

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

CAS201H1: Asian Sites, Global Questions, Part 1
Course instructor: Professor Francis Cody

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-North American 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 and their relationship with selected methods in the humanities.


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.


  • Attend weekly lectures and bi-weekly meetings with the professor
  • Mark assignments and tests
  • Hold office hours for counselling students

Number of Position(s): [1]

Course timetable: Wednesdays, 2-4
Hours of work: 175 hours total  
Estimated Course Enrolment: 60 students
Rate of Pay: SGS I/II – $42.90/hour

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

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 22, 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

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.

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 30, 2016

Deadline: July 22, 2016

Deadline September 1, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

All inquiries regarding this scholarship program should be directed to:

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

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

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

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

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

Pour toute question, vous pouvez contacter le BCEI par courriel à

Deadline: September 1, 2016

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 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 If you have any questions towards submission, please send them to with the subject line “Synergy Submission Inquiries”.

We look forward to receiving your submission.

Susan Cui

Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies

Deadline: Open/ Rollling

Deadline Open/ Rollling

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

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Based out of the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto, Re:locations: Journal of the Asia-Pacific World is a new peer-reviewed, student-run journal and academic forum that seeks to foster dialogue among student researchers working across disciplines, institutions, and regions in Asia and the Pacific. Our aim is to advance and empower student voices while providing novel insights that serve to broaden contemporary viewpoints on the Asia-Pacific.

On a rolling basis throughout the year, the Re:locations academic forum invites quality submissions from both graduate and undergraduate students from any institution who feel that they have meaningful pieces to contribute to this exchange. We encourage both prospectively long-term and temporary contributors to submit any number of their works.

Contributions Considered:

  • Field Notes related to Asia and the Pacific that detail the experiences of students living and working abroad.
  • Analysis & Commentary that are insightful, critical reflections on current events or scholarly literature related to Asia and the Pacific. Interviews are also welcome, pending approval by the Re:locations editorial board.
  • Photo Essays related to Asia and the Pacific that explore social issues or specific people, places, or events and display clarity, documentary integrity, and aesthetic style.

For additional information, please consult the Re:locations Academic Forum Submission Guidelines on our Facebook page  or contact the Editor at

Deadline: Open/ Rollling

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 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

Deadline open

Academic: Sessional Lecturer Positions at the Asian Institute: Continuously Posted Notice




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, 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 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
Phone: 416-946-8832

A valid email address is required. We prefer that applications and CVs be submitted via email.


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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