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University of Toronto
Job Posting – Teaching Assistant Position – Emergency Posting
Winter Term 2023 (January 1, 2023 – April 30, 2023)
Posted on December 2, 2023
The Asian Institute seeks one Teaching Assistant for the following course:
GLA2093HS: Topics in Global Affairs IV: Seeing Taiwan
Course instructor: Professor Tong Lam
This course uses Taiwan as a site to examine some of the most pressing contemporary and historical issues. They include state-building, environmental politics, colonialism and empire, the politics of memory, innovation and urbanism, as well as visual culture. In so doing, students do not only acquire a body of knowledge about Taiwan and its dynamic global connections; they also develop interdisciplinary skills to improve their understanding of major global issues.
Master’s degree completed, PhD in progress required. 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 senior PhD students at the University of Toronto. TA experience is preferred.
Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.
- Meetings with the professor
- Mark essays and weekly response papers
- Hold office hours to consult with students on their assignments and course work
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: Mondays, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Hours of work: 35 hours
Estimated Course Enrolment: 20 students
Rate of Pay: SGS I/II - 47.64/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.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable) by Wednesday, December 7, 2022. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications should be sent via email to the Asian Institute Program Advisor, Katherine MacIvor, at email@example.com. YOU MUST USE THE FOLLOWING FOR YOUR SUBJECT LINE: 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.
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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 email@example.com. During employment, to request accommodation from the University, contact the supervisor or department chair and/or Health & Wellbeing Programs & Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.