Job Posting – Course Instructor Position

Winter Term 2018 (January – April)

The South Asian Studies Program seeks 1 Course Instructor for the following course:

CAS490H1S: Terrorism in South Asia: A Global Perspective

This course will provide an overview of terrorism in South Asia by tracing global networks of insurgent thought and practice. Taking an expansive view of South Asia that aims to challenge any neat geographical compartmentalization of the region, this course will introduce students to a range of terrorist activities and ideologies in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, and Afghanistan from the early twentieth century to the present day. It will also assess both the impact of these South Asia sited terrorist networks on global politics as well as the impact of international relations, and particularly Western foreign policy, on terrorism within South Asia. Finally, the course will seek to problematize and challenge students’ understanding of ‘terrorism’ as a category of political violence, and to assess the complicated and politically-charged history of the term itself..


Working on PhD or post-doctoral fellows in the disciplines of History, Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, Religion or South Asian Cultural Studies, with current knowledge of research in these areas required. A strong scholarly background in disciplines relevant to the course is preferred. As the course is an important bridge to the South Asian Studies minor and the Contemporary Asian Studies program, the candidate would preferably have pedagogical and/or research experience that addresses larger global themes, such as democracy and authoritarianism, public culture, and capitalism, through deep site-specific study. Previous teaching experience is preferred. First consideration will be given to full-time graduate students at the University of Toronto.


  • Developing syllabus
  • Planning and teaching weekly lecture
  • Creating and marking tests and assignments
  • Providing scheduled office hours for academic counselling
  • Maintaining Blackboard site

Estimate of TA Support: None

Estimated Course Enrolment:  50 students

Dates of Appointment: January 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018

Class schedule: Fridays 10-12pm

 Rate of Pay: $7,385.12 including vacation pay

 Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V., previous teaching evaluations if available, and two letters of reference by July 7, 2017.Applications should be sent by email to:

Program Administrator and Communications Officer, Asian Institute Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto YOU MUST USE THE FOLLOWING FOR YOUR SUBJECT LINE: APPLICATION: COURSE CODE: LAST NAME. Please attach your resume and cover letter as PDFs, and label your attachments as follows: Last Name_First Name_Cover; Last Name_First Name_CV.

All jobs are 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 June 15, 2017

Deadline: July 13, 2017