University of Toronto
CONTEMPORARY ASIAN STUDIES PROGRAM
Job Posting – Teaching Assistant Position
Winter Term 2024 (January 1, 2024 – April 30, 2024)
Posted on June 19, 2023
The Contemporary Asian Studies program seeks 1 Teaching Assistant for the following course:
CAS320H1S: Comparative Modernities in Asia
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.
Demonstrated interest in Asia-Pacific and/or South Asian Studies and strong performance in a social sciences or humanities graduate program is required.
Preference will be given to candidates with grounded research experience in East, Southeast, and/or South Asian Studies who are excelling in their respective disciplinary graduate program, and those that evince a multi-regional social science perspective that includes critical approaches to area studies, public culture and markets, ethnography and/or historical studies. First consideration will be given to senior PhD students at the University of Toronto, but strong MA students are invited to apply. TA experience is preferred.
Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.
• 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.
Hours of work: approx. 45 hours total
Estimated Course Enrolment: 40 students
Rate of Pay: UG/SGS I/II - 47.64/hour (+ 4% vacation pay)
Applicants should submit a cover letter and updated CV (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable) by July 12, 2023. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications should be sent via email to Asian Institute Manager Nina Boric at email@example.com. YOU MUST USE THE FOLLOWING FOR YOUR SUBJECT LINE: TA APPLICATION: COURSE CODE: LAST NAME. Please attach your CV and cover letter as PDFs, and label your attachments as follows: Last Name_First Name_Cover; Last Name_First Name_CV.
To access accommodation during the application and hiring processes, and throughout the duration of the appointment, please contact Nina Boric at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and LGBTQ2S+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity seeking groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the position.
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission. The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. During employment, to request accommodation from the University, contact the supervisor or department chair and/or Health & Wellbeing Programs & Services at email@example.com. For more information about accommodations at U of T, please visit our Accommodation webpage.
The hiring criteria for Teaching Assistant positions are academic qualifications, the need to acquire experience, previous experience and previous satisfactory employment under the provisions of this Collective Agreement.
This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement.
Positions posted here are open to Graduate Students in the School of Graduate Studies, Postdoctoral Fellows and Undergraduate Students in the University of Toronto.
The position posted above is tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments.
Preference in hiring shall be given to Graduate Students enrolled in the School of Graduate Studies of the University of Toronto or those who have made application to be enrolled in the School of Graduate Studies of the University of Toronto.