The undergraduate program in American Studies is seeking one course instructor for USA300H1S: Theories and Methods in American Studies for the spring 2016 semester.
USA300H1S: Theories and Methods in American Studies
This course, required for majors and minors, explores a range of approaches to the field of American Studies. We will focus on how various scholars approach their objects of study (the methods part) as well as how scholars have interrogated the analytic categories that produce knowledge, such as “race,” “commodity,” “the past” (the theories part). In looking at sources, students will engage with a range of primary texts, including written, visual, aural, and material, and to develop useful methodologies in interpreting these primary texts. These methods will be drawn from several fields but all share a common commitment to close readings as an approach.
Description of Duties:
Designing tutorials in consultation with the instructor; teaching tutorials; marking/grading student papers and examinations; holding office hours for academic counselling of students.
Enrollment: The estimated course enrollment is 60 students. One Teaching Assistant will be hired; the appointment size, and number of hours, varies with the entitlement of the hired graduate student assistant. The position is tentative, pending final enrollment for the course.
Hours of work: approx. 180 hours in total (approx. 14 hours/week)
Number of tutorial sections: maximum of 3
Rate of Pay: $42.05/hour
Salary and qualifications are per the latest agreement with CUPE, local 3902; standards and policies regarding the agreement are available in the offices of the Centre for the Study of the United States and in CUPE, Local 3902 office.
Final availability of the position is contingent upon enrolment, budgetary consideration, and the determination of appointments as governed by the collective agreement.
To apply: applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V. (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable), and the names of two referees. Please submit the applications electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with a cc to:email@example.com.
Closing Date: June 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm.
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.
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.
Deadline: June 30, 2015