All Recent Opportunity Postings from the Reach Project:


Posted June
23 2017

Employment: Research Communications Coordinator

Reporting to the Munk School’s Executive Director of Public Affairs and Engagement and working closely with the Reach Project Principal Investigator, the Research Communications Coordinator develops, implements and communicates research findings to a range of audiences across Canada and around the globe in a clear and engaging manner.

The incumbent supports both the Public Affairs and Engagement and the Reach Project teams to ensure they are as efficient and effective as possible on the planning, development and delivery of articles, case studies, reports and rich communications content that tell the story of the Munk School’s and the Reach Project’s research in a compelling way. This includes writing and sharing research results and lessons learned and conveying research content to various audiences. This position also supports the networking, community building and thought leadership efforts of the Munk School and Reach Project researchers and staff to various audiences.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations or journalism or an acceptable/equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience: A minimum of three (3) years of experience in a communications, public relations, or journalism role. Experience in maintaining and updating websites. Experience managing social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter) and writing for a web audience. Experience writing and editing articles for external and internal publications. Experience in developing and implementing communications initiatives. Experience in delivering high-quality communications content in a range of formats.

Skills: Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills. Skills in digital photography. Excellent synthesis skills and demonstrated ability to translate complex concepts across a broad range of topics into stories that appeal to a general audience. Excellent administrative and organizational skills. Excellent attention to detail skills. Strong interpersonal, problem-solving, organizational and communication skills are essential. Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Proficiency with graphic design software for web and print communications, video or audio editing software. Familiarity of basic social science research methods and the culture of academic research is an asset.

Other: Ability to research and synthesize information for a variety of sources. Well-developed skills in writing communication material and in giving attention to facts, detail and content. Ability to exercise sound judgement, tact and diplomacy. Demonstrated ability to participate in a highly collaborative team oriented work environment. Ability to anticipate needs, seek direction, and provide support to work collaboratively with other members of the department. Ability to manage internal client expectations through prioritization. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple assignments and meet deadlines. Ability to effectively and accurately interact with all levels to accurately and clearly present their message to a broad audience. Resourceful, takes initiative and ensures follow-through. Must have a demonstrated ability to generate a reliable stream of original and compelling story ideas and to write to a superb standard. The incumbent works in a professional manner, be committed to excellence in dealing with internal and external clients. Familiarity with organizations or efforts to fight global poverty is an asset

Travel: None
Notes: This is a one year term position.
Employee Group: United Steelworkers (USW)
Appointment Type: Budget – Term
Schedule: Full-time

Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: USW Pay Band 08 — $50,690 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $64,824. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.   

Job Field: Communications / Media / Public Relations 

Job Posting: Jun 23, 2017 

Job Closing: Jul 4, 2017, 11:59:00 PM

Deadline: July 4, 2017

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Posted June
23 2017

Academic, Employment: TEACHING ASSISTANT USA200H1F: INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN STUDIES

Posting date: June 23, 2017
Closing date for receipt of applications: July 18, 2017, at 4:00 pm.

The undergraduate program in American Studies is seeking one teaching assistant for USA200H1F: Introduction to American Studies for the fall 2017 semester.

Description:
USA200H1F: Introduction to American Studies; Instructor: A. Rahr; Tuesdays, 2:00-4:00 pm; Enrollment Cap: 60
Students in this course will examine the politics, history, and culture of the United States through a selection of “keywords” from the field of American Studies (i.e. nation, frontier, race, gender, memorials, etc.). Through a critical analysis of primary readings from American Studies scholars, as well as other academic and contemporary writing, we will interrogate and problematize the keywords in question. A central focus of our analysis will be the social, cultural, and political contexts surrounding our keywords, as well as their representation in mediated texts. The instructor will also provide a material “object of the week” which functions as a fun and engaging entry point into the issues and debates related to the week’s topic. The object and its significance will be discussed and debated by the students in conjunction with the instructor.

Description of Duties:
Marking/grading student papers and examinations; holding office hours for academic counselling of students for 2 hours/week.

Enrollment: The estimated course enrollment is a maximum of 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. 60 hours in total

Rate of Pay$43.65 per hour + 4% vacation pay
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 Prof. Rob Vipond, at: csus.director@utoronto.ca, with a cc to: csus@utoronto.ca.

Closing Date: July 18, 2017, at 4:00 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.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Generally speaking, for Fall and/or Winter courses, we expect to make hiring decisions June through September; Summer course hirings occur in March/April (note, however, that we do not usually run summer courses). However, some decisions may be made earlier or later than these time frames, depending on circumstances. Unexpected vacancies may arise at any time. Applications will be retained for twelve (12) months. Persons who submit applications and CVs will receive emailed job postings for specific positions for the subsequent twelve (12) months.

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.

Deadline: July 18, 2017

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Posted June
15 2017

Academic, Employment: TEACHING ASSISTANT POSITION: COMPARATIVE COLONIALISMS IN ASIA *UPDATED*

Teaching Assistant Position *Updated to 70 hours*

September 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017

The Contemporary Asian Studies program seeks one Teaching Assistant for the following course:

CAS310H1: Comparative Colonialisms in Asia

Course instructor: Professor Takashi Fujitani

This course analyzes the impact of colonialism in South, East, and Southeast Asia and the various ways in which pre-colonial traditions intersect with and reshape colonial and postcolonial process across the various regions of Asia. The course will examine the conjunctures of economy, politics, religion, education, ethnicity, gender, and caste, as these have played out over time in the making and re-making of Asia as both idea and place. Attention will be paid to postcolonial and indigenous theories, questions of ‘the colonial’ from the perspective of Asian Studies, and debates about the meaning of post colonialism for the study of Asia now and in the future.

Qualifications

A background in Asia-Pacific and/or South Asian studies is required, preferably from an interdisciplinary and multi-regional social science perspective. First consideration will be given to full-time senior graduate students at the University of Toronto. TA experience is preferred.

Duties

  • Attend weekly lectures and bi-weekly meetings with the professor
  • Mark 2 essays (5 pages each) and 1 final essay (10 pages)
  • Hold office hours the week after assignments are returned

 Course timetable: Thursdays, 4-6

Hours of work: approx. 70 hours total  

Estimated Course Enrolment: 45 students

Rate of Pay: SGS I/II – $43.65hour  (+ 4% Vacation Pay)

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.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable) by July 12, 2017. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications should be sent via email to the Contemporary Asian Studies Program Administrator, Neena Peterson, at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.caYOU 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.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The position is tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments. 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.

Posted on June 21, 2017.

Deadline: July 13, 2017

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Posted June
15 2017

Academic, Employment: COURSE INSTRUCTOR: TERRORISM IN SOUTH ASIA: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

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..

Qualifications

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.

Duties

  • 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

ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca. 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

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Posted June
15 2017

Academic, Employment: TEACHING ASSISTANT POSITION: ASIAN PATHWAYS RESEARCH PRACTICE

Teaching Assistant Position

January 1, 2018 – April 30, 2018   

The Contemporary Asian Studies program seeks one Teaching Assistant for the following course:

CAS450H1S: Asian Pathways Research Practice

Course instructor: Lynette Ong

This seminar builds on the systematic overview of research methodologies of the Contemporary Asian Studies major and its capstone course, CAS400H1. CAS450H1 provides students with the opportunity to research questions of contemporary relevance stemming from Asia and its transnational networks and communities. Addressing a range of methodologies, including historical-archival, ethnographic, visual/media, and statistical/quantitative, the course emphasizes research experience outside the classroom, in Asia as well as locally with communities in Toronto. Students will develop their own research contributions while working collaboratively. This course, which is a senior undergraduate practicum, attracts students from varied disciplinary specialization with a common interest in Asia.

Qualifications

An MA degree is a minimum requirement, though upper-year PhD candidates with significant teaching experience are preferred. The ideal candidate should have strong methodological training and research experience in social science or humanities. Candidates with disciplinary background in History, Anthropology or East Asian Studies are preferred, but other specializations will also be considered. TA experience is preferred.

Duties

Job description includes, but is not restricted to, course preparation, consultation with students, holding office hours, grading and assisting with students’ field research.

 Course timetable: Wednesdays, 2-4pm

Hours of work: 200 hours

Number of positions: 1

Estimated Course Enrolment: 25 students

Rate of Pay: SGS I/II – $43.65/hour (+4% vacation Pay)

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.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable), and transcripts by July 7, 2017. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications should be sent via email to the Contemporary Asian Studies Program Administrator, Neena Peterson at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca. Enquiries for the position should be directed to Professor Lynette Ong at Lynette.Ong@utoronto.ca. 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.

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. Final availability of the position(s) is contingent upon enrolment, budgetary consideration and the determination of appointments as governed by the collective agreement.

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.

Note: Although a graduate student’s preference as to the campus location of his/her TA appointment will be taken into account, both the initial TA appointment (or CI appointment) and the subsequent appointment obligation related to that appointment may be met through position(s) on any one of the three University of Toronto campuses (UTM, UTSC or St. George) in courses in the same discipline as the initial appointment. TAs will only be assigned to courses in fields in which they are or should be qualified to assist.

Posted on June 15, 2017.

Deadline: July 13, 2017

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Posted June
15 2017

Academic, Employment: TEACHING ASSISTANT POSITION: ASIAN SITES, GLOBAL QUESTIONS, PART 2

Teaching Assistant Position        

January 1, 2018 – April 30, 2018

The Contemporary Asian Studies program seeks one Teaching Assistant for the following course:

CAS202H1: Asian Sites, Global Questions, Part 2

Course instructor: TBA

This course, along with CAS201H1, addresses Asia empirically in contemporary global formations and as an idea in the global imagination. It introduces students to critical research methods and scholarship on Asia and its transnational formations. At the same time, it grapples with contemporary global problems, as well as Asian-Canadian connections posed by the unique configurations of politics, economy, culture and historical memory in contemporary Asian sites. Interdisciplinary analytical and research methods are introduced to provide area studies grounding and conceptual framing. This course provides preparation to delve into located Asia-based studies to ask universal questions on the nature of democracy, authoritarianism, markets, social justice, and the meanings and media for cultural expression. It informs students aiming to take more advanced courses on Asia and globalization and provides the foundation for the Contemporary Asian Studies major and minor. CAS202H1 puts the frameworks introduced in CAS201H1 in conversation with practical methods in applied/policy studies.

Qualifications

A rigorous background in Asia-Pacific and/or South Asian Studies is required, as evinced by grounded research in these regions and strong interdisciplinary training. Preference will be given to candidates that evince a multi-regional social science perspective that includes critical approaches to area studies, public culture and markets, ethnography and/or historical studies, deployment of vernacular languages in their research, and engagement with humanities approaches. First consideration will be given to full-time senior graduate students at the University of Toronto. TA experience is preferred.

Duties

  • Consultations with the instructor
  • Mark assignments and tests
  • Hold office hours for counselling students

 Course timetable: Thursdays, 2-4pm

Hours of work: 70 hours total  

Estimated Course Enrolment: 60 students

Rate of Pay: SGS I/II – $43.65/hour (+ 4% Vacation Pay)

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.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable) by July 7, 2017. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications should be sent via email to the Contemporary Asian Studies Program Administrator, Neena Peterson, at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca. 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.

Final availability of the position(s) is contingent upon enrolment, budgetary consideration and the determination of appointments as governed by the collective agreement.

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.

Note: Although a graduate student’s preference as to the campus location of his/her TA appointment will be taken into account, both the initial TA appointment (or CI appointment) and the subsequent appointment obligation related to that appointment may be met through position(s) on any one of the three University of Toronto campuses (UTM, UTSC or St. George) in courses in the same discipline as the initial appointment. TAs will only be assigned to courses in fields in which they are or should be qualified to assist.

June 15, 2017

Deadline: July 13, 2017

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Posted June
15 2017

Academic, Employment: COURSE INSTRUCTOR: INTRODUCTION TO SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES

Job Posting – Course Instructor Position

Fall Term 2017 (September – December)

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

SAS114H1F: Introduction to South Asian Studies

An interdisciplinary introduction to South Asian Studies emphasizing inquiry and critical analysis, drawing attention to the specificities of individual nations as well as the historical, political, economic and cultural factors that define South Asia as a region. Attention will also be paid to the South Asian diaspora.

Qualifications

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.

Duties

  • 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: September 1 to December 31, 2017

Class schedule: Tuesdays, 2:00-4:00 pm

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

ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca. 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.

Note: Although a graduate student’s preference as to the campus location of his/her TA appointment will be taken into account, both the initial TA appointment (or CI appointment) and the subsequent appointment obligation related to that appointment may be met through position(s) on any one of the three University of Toronto campuses (UTM, UTSC or St. George) in courses in the same discipline as the initial appointment. TAs will only be assigned to courses in fields in which they are or should be qualified to assist.

Deadline: July 13, 2017

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Posted June
15 2017

Academic, Employment: COURSE INSTRUCTOR: MIGRATION, MOBILITY, AND DISPLACEMENT IN ASIA

Job Posting – Course Instructor Position

Fall Term 2017 (September – December)

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

CAS490H1F: Migration, Mobility, and Displacement in Asia

Today, demographic and economic pressures, climate change, disasters, political instability, violence, development projects and social disruptions all precipitate voluntary and involuntary population movements in Asia. This seminar draws from interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives to examine migration patterns, the experiences of immigrants, refugees and migrants, and the actors, policies and instruments involved in managing contemporary migration. The seminar will expose students to a range of methodologies for studying who migrates or is displaced, where they go, how they are treated in their new host communities, and how they use their experiences to challenge dominant narratives about migration and displacement.

Qualifications

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.

Duties

  • 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: September 1, 2017 to December 30, 2017

Class schedule: Tuesdays 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 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

ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca. 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

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Posted June
15 2017

Academic, Employment: TEACHING ASSISTANT POSITION: NATIONALISM AND REVOLUTION IN ASIA

Teaching Assistant Position        

September 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017

The Contemporary Asian Studies program seeks one Teaching Assistant for the following course:

CAS430H1: Nationalism and Revolution in Asia

Course instructor: TBA

This course explores the far-reaching social, political, and cultural transformations in modern East, Southeast, and South Asia, focusing on the twentieth-century revolutionary histories and struggles to establish modern nation-states. The course adopts a topical approach within a chronological and comparative framework to highlight major historical movements and theoretical issues significant to the Asian experience.

Qualifications

A rigorous background in Asia-Pacific and/or South Asian Studies is required, as evinced by grounded research in these regions and strong interdisciplinary training. Preference will be given to candidates that evince a multi-regional social science perspective that includes critical approaches to area studies, public culture and markets, ethnography and/or historical studies, deployment of vernacular languages in their research, and engagement with humanities approaches. First consideration will be given to full-time senior graduate students at the University of Toronto. TA experience is preferred

Duties

  • Consultations with the instructor
  • Mark assignments and tests
  • Hold office hours for counselling students

 Course timetable: Mondays, 10-12pm

Hours of work: 30 hours total  

Estimated Course Enrolment: 60 students

Rate of Pay: SGS I/II – $43.65/hour

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.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable) by July 7, 2017. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications should be sent via email to the Contemporary Asian Studies Program Administrator, Neena Peterson, at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca. 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.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The position is 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.

June 15, 2017

Deadline: July 13, 2017

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Posted June
15 2017

Academic, Employment: TEACHING ASSISTANT POSITION: ASIAN SITES, GLOBAL QUESTIONS, PART 1

Teaching Assistant Position        

September 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017

The Contemporary Asian Studies program seeks one Teaching Assistant for the following course:

CAS201H1: Asian Sites, Global Questions, Part 1

Course instructor: TBA

This course, along with CAS202H1, addresses Asia empirically in contemporary global formations and as an idea in the global imagination. It introduces students to critical research methods and scholarship on Asia and its transnational formations. At the same time, it grapples with contemporary global problems, as well as Asian-Canadian connections posed by the unique configurations of politics, economy, culture and historical memory in contemporary Asian sites. Interdisciplinary analytical and research methods are introduced to provide area studies grounding and conceptual framing. This course provides preparation to delve into located Asia-based studies to ask universal questions on the nature of democracy, authoritarianism, markets, social justice, and the meanings and media for cultural expression. It informs students aiming to take more advanced courses on Asia and globalization and provides the foundation for the Contemporary Asian Studies major and minor. CAS201H1 introduces students to basic social science frameworks in the study of global Asia.

Qualifications

A background in Asia-Pacific and/or South Asian studies is required, preferably from an interdisciplinary and multi-regional social science perspective. First consideration will be given to full-time senior graduate students at the University of Toronto. TA experience is preferred.

Duties

  • Attend weekly lectures and bi-weekly meetings with the professor
  • Mark 2 essays (5 pages each) and 1 final essay (10 pages)
  • Hold office hours the week after assignments are returned

Course timetable: Wednesdays, 2-4

Hours of work: 70 hours total  

Estimated Course Enrolment: 60 students

Rate of Pay: SGS I/II – $43.65/hour (+ 4% Vacation Pay)

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.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable) by July 7, 2017. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications should be sent via email to the Contemporary Asian Studies Program Administrator, Neena Peterson, at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca  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.

Final availability of the position(s) is contingent upon enrolment, budgetary consideration and the determination of appointments as governed by the collective agreement.

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.

Note: Although a graduate student’s preference as to the campus location of his/her TA appointment will be taken into account, both the initial TA appointment (or CI appointment) and the subsequent appointment obligation related to that appointment may be met through position(s) on any one of the three University of Toronto campuses (UTM, UTSC or St. George) in courses in the same discipline as the initial appointment. TAs will only be assigned to courses in fields in which they are or should be qualified to assist.

June 15, 2017

Deadline: July 13, 2017

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