Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs
Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto
Course Number and Title: CAS200Y1Y: Global Asia
Course description: This course introduces students to the study of contemporary global processes through important new interdisciplinary research on Asia and its regions. With a particular emphasis on the dynamic movement of people, ideas, and resources across borders, it draws attention to the very concept of “Asia” as an idea, political vocabulary, and economic space. The course will be structured on four major modules directed at thinking global themes through Asian lenses: democracy and authoritarianism; empire and revolution; markets and economic imaginaries; and media and public culture. Asian Institute core faculty will deliver “big ideas” lectures on these themes. The course instructor will work closely with core faculty to develop intensive seminar-style co-sessions and strategic assignments. The course will provide grounding for students aiming to take more advanced courses on Asia and for students interested in the Contemporary Asian Studies major and minor as well as the South Asian Studies minor.
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, 2013 – April 30, 2014
Salary: Sessional Lecture I (SL I): $14,250; Sessional Lecturer I Long Term (SL I LT): $14,520; Sessional Lecturer II (SL II): $15,150; Sessional Lecturer III (SL III): $15,850
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 Professors Joseph Wong and Ritu Birla. The sessional lecturer will work with the lead instructors 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 and the sessional lecturer will attend the weekly lecture on Tuesdays. The class will also 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 and providing office hours for academic counseling of students
Closing date: June 20, 2013
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
Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place, room 228N
Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7
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 by the Centre for South Asian Studies.
This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement.
Deadline: June 20, 2013