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Deadline February 20, 2018 at 9am

Academic: Teaching Assistant Position: SAS318H1S: Colonialism and Tradition

Emergency Posting – January 1, 2018 – April 30, 2018

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

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

SAS318H1S: Colonialism and Tradition

Course instructor: Bharat Punjabi

Course Description: Tradition and Colonialism is a course that focuses on the legacy of colonial era, institutions on post independence state making and economic development in South 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 South 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: Mondays, 10am – 12pm

Hours of work: 20 hours

Number of positions: 1

Estimated Course Enrolment: 30 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 Tuesday, February 20 at 7am, 2018. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications should be sent via email to the Nina Boric at nina.boric@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 February 16 2018.

 

 

Deadline: February 20, 2018 at 9am

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Deadline February 28, 2018

Academic, Grants & Awards: UCRSEA Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Applications for the Post-Doctoral Fellowship must include all relevant documentation listed below (items #1-#6). These documents should be submitted together as one application package. Applications must be received by no later than Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 12:00 noon (EST). Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Your application package should be sent via email to ucrsea@gmail.com or in hard copy addressed to:

Professor Amrita Daniere, Co-Director

UCRSEA Post-Doctoral Fellowship Application

Munk School of Global Affairs

University of Toronto

1 Devonshire Place, Room 262S

Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7

Canada

 

Applications will be judged according to the following criteria:

  • Overall academic excellence
  • Completion of doctoral dissertation in a relevant discipline (on or after July 2015)
  • Alignment of applicant research interests with the UCRSEA research agenda, including proposed research in one or more of the project’s cities of focus: Koh Kong and Battambang, Cambodia; Dawei and Bago, Myanmar; Khon Kaen and Mukdahan, Thailand; and Lao Cai and Ninh Binh, Vietnam

 

DOCUMENTS TO INCLUDE:

 

  1. Project Abstract: A short description of research proposed for the Fellowship year, not to exceed 250 words in length.
  1. Detailed Program of Research: A program of research not exceeding 1,250 words in 12-point font and 1.5 spacing. Each page should be numbered consecutively and include the applicant’s name and “UCRSEA Postdoctoral Fellowship” at the top right-hand corner. The proposal should be written for general academic readers and not for specialists in your field. The detailed program of research should describe:
  2. the issue(s) to be studied;
  3. the questions and goals of the proposed research;
  4. the distinction between the current project and the PhD dissertation;
  5. the way in which the project fits into the existing literature;
  6. the potential contribution of the project to UCRSEA’s research focus;
  7. the methodology/ies to be employed; and
  8. a proposed strategy for the dissemination of research.
  1. Bibliography: The bibliography should not exceed two pages in 12-point font and 1.5 spacing. Applicants need only to include those works most relevant to their research project. 
  1. Referees: Names of three academic referees who may be contacted to provide a reference if the applicant is shortlisted.
  1. Current Curriculum Vitae 
  1. Original Graduate Transcript

For more information, please contact the Research Project Manager (Canada) at ucrsea@gmail.com.

 

Deadline: February 28, 2018

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Deadline April 2, 2018

Academic, Student: Graduate Student Research Funding – 2018 Second Call for Applications

The Urban Climate Resilience Southeast Asia Partnership (UCRSEA)

Deadline: Monday, 2 April 2018

The Urban Climate Change Resilience in Southeast Asia Partnership (UCRSEA) invites graduate students to apply for funding to carry out field or desk-based research related to urbanization and climate change resilience in Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and/or Lao PDR. Preference will be given to applicants who will do research in one or more of the project’s secondary cities of focus: Koh Kong and Battambang, Cambodia; Dawei and Bago, Myanmar; Khon Kaen and Mukdahan, Thailand; and Lao Cai and Ninh Binh, Vietnam.

The UCRSEA partnership addresses vulnerabilities to climate change in urbanizing areas of Southeast Asia with the goal of enhancing resilience and, hence, economic and social well-being. The project is a collaboration between partner organizations and academics in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Canada. For more information, visit our web site: http://urbanclimateresiliencesea.apps01.yorku.ca

 

Who is eligible to apply

To be eligible, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Be a graduate student (master’s or PhD level) enrolled at one of the following tertiary institutions in Canada (University of Toronto; York University; University of Ottawa) OR a citizen of Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam or Lao PDR and enrolled at a tertiary institution in one of these countries.
  • Your proposed graduate research must meet UCRSEA’s research funding criteria, available at: http://urbanclimateresiliencesea.apps01.yorku.ca/research-funding/.
  • You must have an approved research proposal. Applications for exploratory fieldwork are not eligible.
  • You must not have previously received funding from UCRSEA for fieldwork.

 

Eligible expenses

Research grants can be applied towards costs associated with field research in partner countries, desk-based research in Canada or partner countries (e.g., GIS, policy research), and/or the dissemination of research findings. This would include, but is not limited to, travel, living expenses while conducting research, survey costs, equipment costs and honoraria for local research assistants. Research funds may not be used to fund applicants’ salaries, tuition fees or other training costs. Funding will normally range between CAD$2,000 to CAD$4,500.

 

Other benefits for funding recipients

As a funding recipient, you will have the opportunity to benefit from the guidance of our partner institutions, and will also be invited to participate in a monthly Virtual Seminar series on urbanization and climate change with graduate students from across the world. You may also have the opportunity to participate in project workshops and/or other professional training.

 

How to apply

Please submit your application by e-mail to the Research Project Manager (Canada) at ucrsea@gmail.com, with the subject line “UCRSEA – Application for Graduate Research Funding.”

Applications are due Monday, 2 April 2018, for research beginning in the Spring or Summer 2018.  Late applications will not be accepted.

The applications forms and additional documents are available at: http://urbanclimateresiliencesea.apps01.yorku.ca/graduate_student_research_funding/

Your application should include:

  1. Funding Application Form outlining your expenses and revenues from other sources.
  1. Research Proposal (maximum 2 pages), including:
  • a description of your research questions, conceptual framework, and methodology, illustrating how your project will contribute to the literature and its relevance to UCRSEA research questions and core principles;
  • a timeline of your research or dissemination activities, clearly specifying the period for which you are seeking funding; and
  • a list of any skills you expect to develop during your research or dissemination activities (language, GIS, interviewing, workshop facilitation, etc.)
  1. Your CV
  1. Academic transcripts containing all grades obtained during your current degree program to date (an unofficial copy is acceptable)

Please submit documents 1 through 4 as one single electronic document (.docx, .doc, or .pdf format)  

  1. Letter of Reference

Each applicant should have his/her academic supervisor submit a letter directly to ucrsea@gmail.com which:

  • details the student’s research plan;
  • attests to the accuracy of the submitted budget; and
  • confirms the status of the student’s research proposal.

All applicants will be notified of the Selection Committee’s decision within two months of the deadline.

UCRSEA is supported by a five-year International Partnerships for Sustainable Societies (IPaSS) grant, funded by both the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada.

 

Deadline: April 2, 2018

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Deadline February 23, 2018

Academic, Student: Extended Deadline: Fully Funded Summer Internship in India

Calling St George Undergraduates in Socio-cultural Anthropology and Asian Studies

Fully Funded Summer Internship in India

Professor Tania Li has received funding from the Dean’s Fund for International and Indigenous Initiatives (DFIII) to cover air fare and living costs for 4 students to travel to Kerala, India, for internships at the Centre for Research and Education for Social Transformation (CREST). The commitment is for two months, May-June (2 interns) and July-August (2 interns).

For reports from students who took part in the internship in 2015, 2016 and 2017 see   http://ethnographylab.ca/category/undergraduate-ethnography-abroad/

CREST provides skills training for youth in Kerala who suffer from stigma and social exclusion based on their caste and tribal identities. CREST works with high school students seeking application to universities, who need guidance and preparation for entrance exams. It also works with trainees who have graduated from state universities, yet face discrimination when they seek jobs in the private sector, especially prestigious jobs in multinationals. During a 4-month residential program at CREST, these graduate trainees improve their conversational English, upgrade academic and computer skills, and learn how to present themselves with confidence and polish so they can compete with job applicants from more privileged backgrounds. For more information on CREST see http://crestcalicut.com

The role of the U of T student-interns is to assist CREST staff by coaching and mentoring high school students and graduate trainees individually, and by organizing creative and fun group activities to develop confidence and overcome cultural barriers to communication. The academic objective is to learn about social exclusion in India through direct exchanges and discussions with trainees and staff in both formal, classroom settings and through informal interactions (playing badminton, sharing accommodation in the trainee dorm, going with trainees or staff to visit their families on weekends or short breaks).  Selected interns may receive academic credit, or participate on a non-credit basis. While in Kerala, interns will work under the supervision of CREST staff; they will submit academic reports to Professor Li, and contribute blog posts for the Ethnography Lab website.

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please come to the Info Session on Friday, February 9 at 2:00 pm in AP 330 (Ethnography Lab, Anthropology building).  Preference will be given to students who will have completed at least 13 credits by April 2018.  You may be excluded if you have previously received Arts and Science Faculty funds for travel abroad.  The funding is restricted to St George students. Applications are due by Monday, February 12 at 9:00 am. Your application must include name, student number, email address, screen-shot of your u of t transcript to date, and a 300-word statement on what you think you can contribute to the internship, and what you expect to gain from it. Short-listed applicants will be notified on Tuesday, February 13 by 2:00 pm, interviewed on Wednesday, February 14 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm in AP 330, notified about provisional acceptance on Thursday, February 15, with confirmation by DFIII by Friday, February 23.  Send applications to the internship coordinator at v.sheldon@mail.uotoronto.ca

Deadline: February 23, 2018

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Deadline January 11, 2018

Academic: Teaching Assistant Position: CAS450H1S: Asian Pathways Research Practice

EMERGENCY POSTING – January 1, 2018 – April 30, 2018

Teaching Assistant Position        

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 January 11, 2017. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications 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 January 9, 2018.

 

 

Deadline: January 11, 2018

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Deadline January 5, 2018

Academic: Sessional Lecturer: SAS318H1S: Colonialism and Tradition

Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs

Faculty of Arts and Science 

University of Toronto

 

EMERGENCY JOB POSTING – SESSIONAL LECTURER 

Course Number and Title: SAS318H1S: Colonialism and Tradition 

Course Description This course analyzes the impact of colonialism in South Asia and the various ways in which tradition intersect with and reshape colonialism in postcolonial South Asia. The course will examine the role of religion, education, ethnicity, gender, and caste. Some attention will be paid to postcolonial and indigenous theory.

Estimated course enrolment: 40

Estimated TA support: n/a

Schedule: Mondays 10:00am – 12:00pm

Sessional dates: January 4 to April 30, 2018

Salary: Sessional Lecture I (SL I): $7,359.07; Sessional Lecturer I Long Term (SL I LT): $7,498.50; Sessional Lecturer II (SL II): $7,823.85; Sessional Lecturer III (SL III): $8,185.35.

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, Sociology, Asian Studies, or related fields, as well as current knowledge of research in these areas 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 and mark all assignments and tests, maintain Blackboard site for the course, provide office hours for academic counselling of students.

 

Closing date: January 5, 2018

 

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

 

Program Administrator, Contemporary Asian Studies Program

Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

1 Devonshire Place, room 228N

Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7

Email: ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca

Phone: 416-946-8832

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Deadline: January 5, 2018

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Deadline January 31, 2018

Student: CALL FOR IDEAS 2017-2018: INSIGHTS THROUGH ASIA CHALLENGE

The Richard Charles Lee Insights through Asia Challenge (ITAC) is a flagship experiential learning program at the Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs.

This year, ITAC invites students to research the theme of MOBILITIES in Asia today. We call on ALL U OF T STUDENTS (UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE) who want to apply classroom learning to fieldwork in Asia. Students are welcome to apply as individuals or in small teams and can propose to create their field research as a policy report, a journal article, a documentary film, a large-scale event, or something else entirely. Most importantly, projects must be fully grounded in academic research. Projects may address issues relevant to particular localities in East, Southeast, or South Asia, or issues connecting multiple places. These projects should address a specific issue within the broad theme of mobilities (e.g., circulations of people, commodities, money, ideas and ideologies) in the context of larger forces (e.g., global markets, socio-politics, emerging technologies and digital spaces, the environment, health, etc.).

Students will prepare for the challenge through several workshops providing feedback and guidance from faculty and advisors between January 2017 and April 2018. From May to July, students will have the opportunity to travel to Asia for up to 21 days to conduct research and put their proposals into action. In August students will write up their final reports. The program will culminate in September 2018 with public presentations by student awardees at the Munk School of Global Affairs.

Draft Proposal Submission Deadline: January 10, 2018, 4:00PM
Final Application: January 31, 2018, 4:00PM

For more information visit: http://uoft.me/ITAC

Contact me with any questions: Shannon Garden-Smith
Assistant to the Director; Special Projects Coordinator Asian Institute
ai.coordinator@utoronto.ca
1 Devonshire Place, Room 227N
Munk School of Global Affairs

Deadline: January 31, 2018

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Deadline January 31, 2018

Student: CALL FOR IDEAS 2017-2018: BIG IDEAS

CALL FOR IDEAS 2017-2018

We are looking for motivated students to carry out their outstanding research and creative projects in Taiwan. Whether you are in the humanities, social sciences, or sciences, the Big Ideas Competition is an opportunity to create and experiment in a new environment. The possibilities are endless! For example, your project could be a documentary film about Taipei’s changing neighbourhoods; a study of the butterfly species endemic to the island, or an investigation of Asia’s most vibrant democracy. The only constraint is your imagination.

Students will be supported in the application process through a series of workshops between now and April 2018, which will cover: conceiving a winning idea; writing a successful proposal, and idea execution through project management. Students are welcome to apply as individuals or as a team.

FULL-TIME UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS FROM ALL THREE CAMPUSES ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY. Proposals will be adjudicated based on creativity, feasibility, and quality. Students’ academic records and background training may factor in the deliberation.

Students will prepare for the competition through several workshops providing feedback and guidance from faculty and advisors between January 2017 and April 2018. From May to July, students will have the opportunity to travel to Asia for up to one month to conduct research and put their proposals into action. In August students will write up their final reports. The program will culminate in September 2018 with public presentations by student awardees at the Munk School of Global Affairs.

Draft Proposal Submission Deadline:             January 10, 2018, 4:00PM

Final Application:                                              January 31, 2018, 4:00PM

 For more details visit: http://uoft.me/bigideascall

Contact me with any questions: Shannon Garden-Smith
Assistant to the Director; Special Projects Coordinator Asian Institute
ai.coordinator@utoronto.ca
1 Devonshire Place, Room 227N
Munk School of Global Affairs

Deadline: January 31, 2018

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Deadline December 4. 2017

Student: Canada-China Business Council Research Position

The Asian Institute will be preparing a research project on the history of the Canada-China Business Council, which will require extensive research through CCBC documents that are located in the CCBC offices in Toronto. Student researchers will be working under the supervision of James Poborsa for an initial 12 week period, and the work may continue for a longer period if required. Applicants will require Chinese language proficiency in reading, and must be able to translate text to English when required. Organizational and data management skills are a must. Students may work up to 12 hours per week, a portion of which will be at the CCBC offices. Remuneration is at $20/hour. Applicants should send their CV and a covering letter with relevant information to deanna.horton@utoronto.ca

Deadline: December 4. 2017

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Deadline September 15, 2017

Student: CALL FOR EXECUTIVES: INDePth 2018 team

INDePth 2017-2018 is focusing on the conference theme: Asian Cities. We are seeking enthusiastic students with diverse experiences and academic interests who would like to join our team in making this year’s conference interrogative and enriching. Undergraduate students across all disciplines are encouraged and eligible to apply!

To apply for a position:

  1. Email: recruitment@indepthconference.com
  2. Attach a copy of your résumé with relevant skills, interests (maximum one page)
  3. Attach a letter of interest:
    1. If you wish to apply for multiple positions, your letter will be a maximum of two pages
    2. If you only wish to apply for one position, your letter will be a maximum of one page.
    3. Please specify which position(s) you are applying for within the letter.
    4. Each applicant may only apply for a maximum of three positions.
  4. Attach a graded research paper that you believe demonstrates your skills in writing.
  5. Please include a picture of yourself in your application. If you do not feel comfortable with this, please contact us at recruitment@indepthconference.com.
  6. Please place in the subject of the email: INDePth Application_Position You Are Applying For_Your Name

For general inquiries or specific questions, please contact: info@indepthconference.com

Application deadline:

October 9, 2017 11:59PM EST

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

OVERALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Due to the scale of the INDePth conference and its associations with the Asian Institute (A.I.) and the greater Munk School, there are several criteria that are required of all members and specific criteria for leadership positions.

For All Staff:

  • Experience of writing several research papers prior to applying.
  • Experience in working in university group settings required.
  • Must not be committed to more than 2-3 other positions in university clubs/related event planning unless candidate is demonstratively capable of handling these commitments in addition to schoolwork and INDePth.
  • Must be able to commit 2-3 hours a week for meetings and INDePth related activities.

For Manager of Operations and Directors:

  • Prior experience in a leadership role within a team environment is mandatory.
  • Prior experience in interpersonal problem solving is strongly preferred.

MANAGER OF OPERATIONS

The main role of the Manager of Operations is to act as assistant to the Chairs in overseeing and managing the overall progress of the conference. Each Manager will oversee two departments and will work closely with each Director in their given departments in making sure that the planning and execution of initiatives runs smoothly. The Manager of Operations is responsible for ensuring smooth communication between their departments and the Chairs, in giving reports and updates and the status of projects and the overall progress of the Conference. The Managers will work with their departments on respective projects related to the conference, and will problem solve with the Chairs or with department Directors in emergency situations.

Manager of Operations (1)

  • The Manager of Operations, Internal is responsible for overseeing the Departments of Research and Development and Marketing.

Manager of Operations (1)

  • The Manager of Operations, External is responsible for overseeing the Departments of Logistics and Finance and Fundraising.

DEPARTMENT OF LOGISTICS

The Logistics Department is responsible for working closely with Chairs and other departments in completing secretarial tasks necessary to the conference. This includes scheduling meetings, rooms; organizing and booking venues, ordering food and beverages, and working with the Administrative staff at AI to prepare for the day of the conference.

Director of Logistics(1)

  • The Director of Logistics is responsible for overseeing the smooth running of the logistics department affairs.
  • The Director should work closely in planning and executing operations and tasks with Logistics exec to keep in line with the overall direction of the conference.
  • Prior experience in event planning and team coordination is required.

Logistics Executives (2)

  • The Logistics Executives is responsible for working closely with the Logistics Director in the execution of the following:
  • Taking minutes at meetings, maintaining records of documents and relevant contacts to keep the conference team updated.
  • Logistics operations including booking venues, volunteering for fundraising events. They are in charge of registration, booking and setting up venues and preparing logistical materials for the conference.

DEPARTMENT OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

The Department of Research and Development is responsible for structuring the content of the conference program. This Department will manage all of the academic and research based conference material. The Department of Research and Development will manage all conference content, invite guest speakers, organize panels and the topics, lead breakout sessions with the audience; following the conference themes and topics. Members of this department require good levels of research and writing skills and will work closely with Chairs in planning and creating the content of the conference.

Director of Research and Development (1)

  • The Director of Research and Development is responsible for overseeing the development of conference programs and agenda, workshop facilitation and contacting guest speakers.
  • Works closely with R&D staff in researching and preparing conference program material in line with this year’s theme and topics.
  • Prior knowledge on the conference theme is an asset but taking a class relevant to the Conference theme is also acceptable. Experience in conducting research and writing program material is required.

Research and Workshop Facilitators (4)

  • This position encompasses a dual role. Researchers will work towards the development of different elements of the conference that includes researching for topics and/or speakers. They will also work towards designing the workshop component of the conference.

DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING

The Department of Marketing is responsible for promoting the INDePth Conference through multiple forms of media. Marketing executives will create promotional material and will reach out to students, the public and groups and associations both on and off campus to attract conference attendees and make the conference known.

Director of Marketing (1)

  • The Director of Marketing is responsible for overseeing the operations within the department.
  • This includes the development of social media presence, contact with traditional media outlets, outreach to various groups on and off campus and in the greater GTA community.
  • The Director of Marketing will work closely with other Department Heads and Chairs to maintain updated information on the conference for promotional material.
  • Prior experience in marketing campaigns or have a demonstrated interest in marketing is strongly preferred.

Social Media Coordinators (2)

  • Responsible for managing and updating INDePth’s Facebook page/group, twitter, blogs and other online platforms to promote INDePth; as well as working with other Marketing staff in creating promotional material.
  • Coordinators should maintain updated knowledge of conference updates and information for answering all inquiries on INDePths media platforms.
  • Coodinators are also responsible for running the INDePth website and keeping track of news related to the conference theme: Asian Cities
  • Prior experience in using social media for marketing purposes and speaking on behalf of an organization is preferred but not required.

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE & FUNDRAISING

The Department of Finance and Fundraising is responsible for planning and budgeting for the conference, and will work very closely with the Logistics and Marketing departments in determining required funds. The Department of Finance and Fundraising will seek out and meet with funders and sponsors to raise money for the conference. This is a valuable opportunity to hone communication, financial and networking skills. Members of this department need to be competent in financial budgeting and calculations. Prior experience in finance and accounting is an asset.

Director of Fundraising and Finance (1)

  • The Director of Finance and Fundraising is responsible for overseeing and initiating fundraising operations and events, setting the budget with INDePth Chairs, working with Fundraising staff to raise money for the conference, and managing the overall INDePth account.
  • The Director will manage the INDePth bank account, manage all conference transactions, keep records throughout the year, and completing a financial report by the end of 2018.
  • The Director will also be responsible for managing communication with bank and funding personnel or organizations.
  • Prior experience in budget planning, finance management, and writing grant proposals and pitching to sponsors is required.

Fundraising Coordinator (1)

  • Responsible for working closely with Director of Finance and Fundraising in seeking out sponsors, meeting with them, keeping up-to-date with all INDePth budgets and costs. They are responsible for maintaining smooth communication between the conference team and outside personnel.
  • The Fundraising Coordinator will also initiate, plan and organize initiatives to raise funds for INDePth. They will also keep accurate records of funds raised, donated, or spent during the events.
  • Prior experience in pitching sales and writing grant proposals is required.

Fundraising executives (2)

  • Works closely with Director of Finance and Fundraising as well as the Fundraising Coordinator in seeking our potential sponsors for the conference, meeting with funders, keep records, and budget.
  • Responsible for initiatives to establish an outgoing fundraising program and generate new ideas to increase fund development.
  • Fundraising executives will also document all activities and submit reports in a timely manner.

ABOUT INDEPTH CONFERENCE

INDePth (Interrogating Notions of Development and Progress) is an award-winning annual student-run conference hosted by the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto. Our goal is to enable students to work together to better understand economic and social developments in the regional context of Asia. In 2017, INDePth presented the theme of South Asia for the first time and was awarded “Event of the Year Award” by the University of Toronto Student’s Union. https://indepthconference.com/

 

Deadline: September 15, 2017

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