Course Number and Title:  CAS320H1S: Comparative Modernities in Asia

Course description: Since at least the late 1700s, the effects of capitalism across the globe have profoundly transformed the landscapes of human livelihood, consumption, production and governance in Asia. While colonial empires have declined, new empires have emerged, and a growing number of countries have witnessed the rise of nationalism and independent states, social, political and technological revolutions, and most recently neoliberal globalization. This course theorizes and explores these dramatic changes in a comparative framework. It is aimed at students wishing to better understand the great transformations of modern Asia in a global context.

Estimated course enrolment:  60
Estimated TA support: n/a
Schedule: Tuesdays 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Sessional dates: January 1 to April 30, 2018

Salary: Sessional Lecture I (SL I): $7,359.07; Sessional Lecturer I Long Term (SL I LT): $7,498.50; Sessional Lecturer II (SL II): $7,823.85; Sessional Lecturer III (SL III): $8,185.35.

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 PhD in the disciplines of Anthropology, History, Sociology, Asian Studies, Geography, or related fields. A strong scholarly background in disciplines relevant to the course is required. Applicants should have a strong commitment to teaching.

Description of duties: Develop syllabus, plan and present weekly lectures, create and mark all assignments and tests, maintain Blackboard site for the course, provide office hours for academic counselling of students.

Closing date:  May 2, 2017

All individuals interested in this position must submit a Curriculum Vitae and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form, available at http://forms.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/#recruitment. Prior syllabi may be submitted as part of the application package. Please submit materials to:

Program Administrator, Contemporary Asian Studies Program
Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place, room 228N
Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7
Email: ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca
Phone: 416-946-8832

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 in accordance with Article 14:12.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement.

Deadline: May 2, 2017