Course Number and Title:  CAS400H1F: Interdisciplinary Research Methods in Contemporary Asian Studies

Course description: This seminar addresses Asian worlds – In Asia, transnationally, and locally – to cultivate new approaches to global processes and problems. The course explores key Asian sites that open new configurations for studying interactions between economic/environmental development, political change, and migration and cultural politics. It provides an advanced and systematic overview of the research methodologies that students have been exposed to throughout the CAS program. These include historical-archival, ethnographic, visual/media, and statistical/quantitative methods that allow us to map Asian political, economic, and cultural formations, and through them, global challenges. The seminar builds interdisciplinary conversations attentive to both critical problematizing and problem-solving, to qualitative and applied projects. Together with CAS450H1, it is the required capstone to the Contemporary Asian Studies major.

Estimated course enrolment:  20
Estimated TA support: n/a
Schedule: Wednesdays 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Sessional dates: September 1 to December 31, 2017

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, Sociology, Asian Studies, or related fields, as well as current knowledge of research in these areas required. 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 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
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