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Jun 28

Academic: Teaching Assistant Position – CAS310H1F: Comparative Colonialisms in Asia

Teaching Assistant Position        

Fall 2019 (September 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019)

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 colonialism and its postcolonial impacts across the Asia-Pacific region. The course will examine the conjunctures of economy, politics, religion, race, ethnicity, gender, and other markers of difference. Attention will be paid to postcolonial theories, questions of ‘the colonial’ from the perspective of Asian Studies, and debates about the meaning of postcolonialism for the study of Asia now and in the future.

Qualifications

PhD in progress preferred. A background in Asia-Pacific and/or South Asian studies is required, preferably from an interdisciplinary and multi-regional 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 3 essays (5 pages each) and record all marks, including for weekly short responses (graded by instructor).
  • Hold office hours the week after assignments are returned

Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.

Course timetable: Wednesdays, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Hours of work: 64 hours total  

Estimated Course Enrolment: 60 students

Rate of Pay: SGS I/II – $45.33/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 22, 2019. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications should be sent via email to the Contemporary Asian Studies Program Advisor, Katherine MacIvor, 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.

If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact Katherine MacIvor at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca.

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

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. Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.

June 29, 2019

Deadline: July 22, 2019

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Jun 28

Academic: Teaching Assistant Position – CAS2021S: Global Asian Studies: Sites and Practices

Teaching Assistant Position        

Winter 2020 (January 1, 2020 – April 30, 2020)

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

CAS202H1: Global Asian Studies: Sites and Practices

Course instructor: TBC

This interdisciplinary course explores a variety of sites and topics in South, Southeast, and East Asia. It explores themes including contemporary and historical articulations of socio-economic development, (post)colonial political formations, urbanization processes, climate change, labour struggles, gender studies, migration, citizenship, and social justice. The course examines the diversity of Asian modernities, cross-regional linkages, and changing approaches to area studies over time. It provides a foundation for the Contemporary Asian Studies major and minor, preparing students for taking more advanced courses on Asia in the global context.

Qualifications

PhD in progress preferred. 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

Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.

Course timetable: Thursdays, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hours of work: 75 hours total  

Estimated Course Enrolment: 60 students

Rate of Pay: SGS I/II – $46.24/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 22, 2019. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications should be sent via email to the Contemporary Asian Studies Program Advisor, Katherine MacIvor, 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.

If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact Katherine MacIvor at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca.

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

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. Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.

June 29, 2019

 

Deadline: July 22, 2019

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Jun 28

Academic: Teaching Assistant Position – CAS201H1F: Global Asian Studies: Insights and Concepts

Teaching Assistant Position        

Fall 2019 (September 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019)

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

CAS201H1: Global Asian Studies: Insights and Concepts

Course instructor: Professor Francis Cody

This course addresses Asia empirically in contemporary global formations and as an idea in the global imagination. It introduces students to concepts and theories central to scholarship on Asia and its transnational formations. It provides foundational theoretical and conceptual material to understand global issues as they play out in the politics, economies, cultures and contemporary social worlds of contemporary Asian sites. Interdisciplinary analytical and research concepts are introduced to provide area studies grounding. This course provides preparation to delve into deeper research on Asia connected to broad questions about the natures of democracy, authoritarianism, market formation, social justice, and the media of cultural expression. It informs students aiming to take more advanced courses on Asia and globalization and provides one part of the foundation for the Contemporary Asian Studies major and minor. CAS201H1 introduces the theoretical and conceptual frameworks that are explored through further grounded empirical case studies in upper year CAS courses.

Qualifications

PhD in progress preferred. 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

Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.

Course timetable: Wednesdays, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hours of work: 75 hours total  

Estimated Course Enrolment: 60 students

Rate of Pay: SGS I/II – $45.33/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 22, 2019. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications should be sent via email to the Contemporary Asian Studies Program Advisor, Katherine MacIvor, 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.

If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact Katherine MacIvor at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca.

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

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. Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.

June 29, 2019

Deadline: July 22, 2019

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Jun 28

Academic: Teaching Assistant Position – CAS200H1F: Introduction to Contemporary Asian Studies

Teaching Assistant Position        

Fall 2019 (September 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019)

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

CAS200H1: Introduction to Contemporary Asian Studies

Course instructor: TBC

This course is an introduction to Contemporary Asian Studies. It covers detailed case study material from South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia. It introduces students to the interdisciplinary study of political, sociocultural and economic interactions among these regions, as well as the transnational forces shaping internal dynamics throughout Asia. In addition, it examines the ways that forces stemming from Asia are affecting global processes, pushing scholarship to engage questions about colonialism, nationalism, “race,” religion, markets, urbanization, migration, and mass mediated culture. This course provides preparation for more advanced courses on Asia and globalization and provides an introductory gateway for the Contemporary Asian Studies major and minor. May be taken in the first year of studies.

Qualifications

PhD in progress preferred. 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

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

Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.

Course timetable: Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hours of work: 75 hours total  

Estimated Course Enrolment: 50 students

Rate of Pay: SGS I/II – $45.33/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 22, 2019. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications should be sent via email to the Contemporary Asian Studies Program Advisor, Katherine MacIvor, 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.

If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact Katherine MacIvor at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca.

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

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. Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.

June 29, 2019

Deadline: July 22, 2019

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Jun 28

Academic: Course Instructor Position (CUPE3902 Unit 1): CAS420H1S: Asia and the New Global Economy, winter 2020

University of Toronto
Asian Institute
Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

Job Posting – Course Instructor Position
Winter Term 2019 (September – December)

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

CAS420H1S:  Asia and the New Global Economy

This course explores the rise of Asia and its integration into the new global economy (labour, capitalism, knowledge economy, economic nationalism, inequality, gender, the meaning of capitalism, democracy, among others), exposing students to diverse disciplinary perspectives. Geographical coverage is pan-Asian, including East, Southeast and South Asia.

Qualifications

Candidate must be working on PhD or be a post-doctoral fellow in any of the following disciplines: History, Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, Religion or Asian Studies, with current knowledge of research in the area. A strong scholarly background in disciplines relevant to the course is preferred. 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.

Duties

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

Estimate of TA Support: None
Estimated Course Enrolment:  25 students
Dates of Appointment: January 1, 2020, to April 30, 2020
Class schedule: Mondays, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
 

Rate of Pay: $8,219.16 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 22, 2019. Applications should be sent by email to:

Program Advisor and Communications Officer, Asian Institute
Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, 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.

If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact Katherine MacIvor at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca.

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

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. Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.

Posted on June 28, 2019

Deadline: July 22, 2019

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Jun 28

Academic: Course Instructor Position (CUPE3902 Unit 1): CAS390H1F: Special Topics, Terrorism and Security in Modern Asia, fall 2019

University of Toronto
Asian Institute
Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

Job Posting – Course Instructor Position
Fall Term 2019 (September – December)

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

CAS390H1F: Terrorism and Security in Modern Asia

This course will provide a thematic overview of terrorism and security in Asia by tracing global networks of militancy and surveillance. The course will provide historical grounding for understanding the origins of modern terrorism from the early twentieth century to the present, while also introducing a range of disciplinary approaches to the study of political violence. This reading-intensive seminar will assess the impact of Asia-sited terrorist networks on global politics as well as the impact of international relations, and particularly Western foreign policy, on terrorism within 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 dimensions of the term itself.

Qualifications

Candidate must be working on PhD or be a post-doctoral fellow in any of the following disciplines:  History, Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, Religion or Asian Studies, with current knowledge of research in the area. A strong scholarly background in disciplines relevant to the course is preferred. 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.

Duties

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

Estimate of TA Support: None
Estimated Course Enrolment:  25 students
Dates of Appointment: September 1 to December 31, 2019
Class schedule: Mondays, 12:00-2:00 pm
 

Rate of Pay: $8,058.00 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 22, 2019. Applications should be sent by email to:

Program Advisor and Communications Officer, Asian Institute
Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, 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.

If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact Katherine MacIvor at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca.

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

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. Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.

Posted on June 28, 2019

Deadline: July 22, 2019

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Jun 28

Academic: Course Instructor Position (CUPE3902 Unit 1): SAS114H1F: Introduction to South Asian Studies, fall 2019

University of Toronto
Centre for South Asian Studies at the Asian Institute,
Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

Job Posting – Course Instructor Position
Fall Term 2019 (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

Candidate must be working on PhD or be a post-doctoral fellow in any of the following disciplines: History, Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, Religion or South Asian Cultural Studies, with current knowledge of research in the area. 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.

Duties

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

Estimate of TA Support: None
Estimated Course Enrolment:  55 students
Dates of Appointment: September 1 to December 31, 2019
Class schedule: Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00 pm
 

Rate of Pay: $8,058.00 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 22, 2019. Applications should be sent by email to:

Program Advisor and Communications Officer, Asian Institute
Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, 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.

If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact Katherine MacIvor at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca.

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

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. Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.

Posted on June 28, 2019

Deadline: July 22, 2019

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