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Deadline July 16, 2020

Academic: Teaching Assistant Position – CAS370H1S: Asian Cities

Teaching Assistant Position        

Winter 2021 (January 1, 2021 – April 30, 2021)

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

CAS370H1S: Asian Cities
Course instructor: TBA

This course offers a multidisciplinary perspective of urban life in Asia. The thematic focus will be on how the urban intersects with modernities and postcolonial formations. Drawing on recent scholarship in the social sciences and the humanities, we will examine the realignment of cultural, political, and economic forces associated with Asia’s diverse processes of urbanization.

Qualifications
Preference in hiring will be given to graduate students at the University of Toronto. 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 senior PhD 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: Fridays, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
* Please note, the planned delivery method for this course is in person-synchronous (limited seating) & online-synchronous.

 Hours of work: 30 hours, approximately
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 updated CV (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable) by July 16, 2020. 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.caYOU 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.

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 22, 2020

Deadline: July 16, 2020

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Deadline July 16, 2020

Academic: Teaching Assistant Position – CAS360H1S: Asian Genders

Teaching Assistant Position        

Winter 2021 (January 1, 2021 – April 30, 2021)

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

CAS360H1S: Asian Genders
Course instructor: TBA

This course will explore ways that gender is mobilized and produced in parts of Asia. It seeks to understand gender and sexuality in their diversity and in attempts to “fix” or locate it in various bodies and places. Attempts will be made to see how gender is made knowable in terms of sexuality, medicine, nation, class, ethnicity, religion, and other discourses. The course assumes a willingness to read challenging theory – such as the writings of Judith Butler, Michel Foucault, and Eve Sedgwick – and asks that students commit to regular attendance.

Qualifications
Preference in hiring will be given to graduate students at the University of Toronto. 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 senior PhD 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, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
* Please note, the planned delivery method for this course is in person-synchronous (limited seating) & online-synchronous.

Hours of work: 30 hours, approximately
Estimated Course Enrolment: 48 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 updated CV (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable) by July 16, 2020. 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.caYOU 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.

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 22, 2020

Deadline: July 16, 2020

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Deadline July 16, 2020

Academic: Teaching Assistant Position – CAS320H1S: Comparative Modernities in Asia

Teaching Assistant Position        

Winter 2021 (January 1, 2021 – April 30, 2021)

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

CAS320H1S: Comparative Modernities in Asia
Course instructor: TBA

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.

Qualifications
Preference in hiring will be given to graduate students at the University of Toronto. 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 senior PhD 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: Tuesdays, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
* Please note, the planned delivery method for this course is in person-synchronous (limited seating) & online-synchronous.

Hours of work: 30 hours, approximately
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 updated CV (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable) by July 16, 2020. 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.caYOU 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.

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 22, 2020

Deadline: July 16, 2020

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Deadline July 16, 2020

Academic: Teaching Assistant Position – CAS202H1S: Global Asian Studies: Sites and Practices

Teaching Assistant Position        

Winter 2021 (January 1, 2021 – April 30, 2021)

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

CAS202H1S: Global Asian Studies: Sites and Practices
Course instructor: TBA

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
Preference in hiring will be given to graduate students at the University of Toronto. 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 senior PhD 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, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
* Please note, the planned delivery method for this course is in person-synchronous (limited seating) & online-synchronous.

Hours of work: 75 hours
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 updated CV (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable) by July 16, 2020. 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.caYOU 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.

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 22, 2020 

Deadline: July 16, 2020

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Deadline July 16, 2020

Academic: Teaching Assistant Position – CAS450H1F: Asian Pathways Research Practice

Teaching Assistant Position        

Fall 2020 (September 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020)

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

CAS450H1F: Asian Pathways Research Practice
Course instructor: Professor 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
Preference in hiring will be given to graduate students at the University of Toronto. The ideal candidate should have strong methodological training and research experience in social science or humanities. Candidates with a disciplinary background in History, Anthropology or East Asian Studies are preferred, but other specializations will also be considered. First consideration will be given to PhD students at the University of Toronto with significant teaching experience. TA experience is preferred.

Duties
Duties include, but are not restricted to: course preparation, consultation with students, holding office hours, grading, and assisting with students’ field research.

 Course timetable: Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
* Please note, the planned delivery method for this course is online-synchronous.

Hours of work: 30 hours, approximately
Estimated Course Enrolment: 20 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 updated CV (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable) by July 16, 2020. 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.caYOU 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.

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 22, 2020

Deadline: July 16, 2020

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Deadline July 16, 2020

Academic: Teaching Assistant Position – CAS350H1F: Asian Youth Cultures

Teaching Assistant Position        

Fall 2020 (September 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020)

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

CAS350H1F: Asian Youth Cultures
Course instructor: TBA

In focusing on youth in Asia, this course brings together two disputed cultural formations of substantial contemporary importance. Both youth and Asia are increasingly invoked on the global stage in support of a wide range of interests. Examining practices of young people and the idea of youth in the context of Asia requires critical attention to the promises and fears that attach to the rise of Asian economies, international demographic transitions, the growth of a global middle-class, increasing consumption disparities, changing immigration patterns, expanding technological skills, global/local environmental concerns, and young people’s shifting political priorities and loyalties. The course may feature a significant amount of social theory, with authors such as Michel Foucault, Roland Barthes, Louis Althusser, and Stuart Hall.

Qualifications
Preference in hiring will be given to graduate students at the University of Toronto in Geography, Anthropology, Political Science, East Asian Studies, History, Sociology, Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, or related discipline. 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 senior PhD students at the University of Toronto. TA experience is preferred.

Duties

  • Attend meetings with the instructor
  • Mark assignments

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

* Please note, the planned delivery method for this course is in person-synchronous (limited seating) & online-synchronous.

Hours of work: 30 hours, approximately
Estimated Course Enrolment: 50 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 updated CV (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable) by July 16, 2020. 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.caYOU 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.

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 22, 2020

Deadline: July 16, 2020

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Deadline July 16, 2020

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

Teaching Assistant Position        

Fall 2020 (September 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020)

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

CAS310H1F: 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
Preference in hiring will be given to graduate students at the University of Toronto. 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 senior PhD students at the University of Toronto. TA experience is preferred.

Duties

  • Attend weekly lectures and bi-weekly meetings with the professor
  • Mark essays and record marks
  • Hold office hours the week after assignments are returned

 Course timetable: Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
* Please note, the planned delivery method for this course is online-synchronous.

Hours of work: 64 hours
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 updated CV (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable) by July 16, 2020. 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.caYOU 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.

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 22, 2020

Deadline: July 16, 2020

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Deadline July 16, 2020

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

Teaching Assistant Position        

Fall 2020 (September 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020)

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

CAS201H1F: 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
Preference in hiring will be given to graduate students at the University of Toronto. 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.

Duties

  • Attend weekly lectures and bi-weekly meetings with the professor
  • Mark essays
  • Hold office hours the week after assignments are returned

 Course timetable: Wednesdays, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
* Please note, the planned delivery method for this course is online-asynchronous.

Hours of work: 75 hours
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 updated CV (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable) by July 16, 2020. 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.caYOU 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.

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 22, 2020

Deadline: July 16, 2020

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Deadline July 16, 2020

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

Teaching Assistant Position        

Fall 2020 (September 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020)

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

CAS200H1F: Introduction to Contemporary Asian Studies

Course instructor: TBA

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

Preference in hiring will be given to graduate students at the University of Toronto. 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.

Duties

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

 Course timetable: Mondays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
* Please note, the planned delivery method for this course is in person-synchronous (limited seating) & online-synchronous.

Hours of work: 75 hours
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 updated CV (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable) by July 16, 2020. 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.caYOU 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.

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 22, 2020

Deadline: July 16, 2020

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Deadline July 6, 11:59 PM EST

Academic: Sessional Lecturer Posting: CAS200H1F: Introduction to Contemporary Asian Studies

Posting Date: June 10, 2020

Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
Faculty of Arts and Science
University of Toronto

JOB POSTING – SESSIONAL LECTURER

Course Number and Title:  CAS200H1F: Introduction to Contemporary Asian Studies

Course description: 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.

Estimated course enrolment: 60 students
Estimated TA support: 75 hours
Schedule: Mondays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

*Please note that, in keeping with current circumstances, this course may be delivered in-person, remotely/online, or by a combination of delivery methods as determined by the University at a later date.

Sessional dates: September 1 to December 31, 2020

Salary: Sessional Lecturer I (SL I): $8,489.67; Sessional Lecturer I – Long Term (SL I – LT): $8,869.25; Sessional Lecturer II (SL II): $9,085.58; Sessional Lecturer III (SL III): $9,301.90.

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, History, Sociology, Asian Studies, Geography, or related fields is 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 all assignments and tests, maintain Quercus site for the course, provide office hours for academic counselling of students, supervise TA(s) who will do marking and student consultations.

Closing date:  July 6, 2020

All individuals interested in this position must submit an updated Curriculum Vitae and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form, available at http://forms.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/#employment. Prior syllabi may be submitted as part of the application package. Please submit materials to:

Program Advisor, Contemporary Asian Studies Program
Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto
Email: ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement.

It is understood that some announcements of vacancies are tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolment. Should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

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 of the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 collective agreement.

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.

Deadline: July 6, 11:59 PM EST

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