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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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Deadline July 13, 2017

Academic: Teaching Assistant Position: CAS310H1: Comparative Colonialisms in Asia *Updated*

Teaching Assistant Position *Updated to 70 hours*

September 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017

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 the impact of colonialism in South, East, and Southeast Asia and the various ways in which pre-colonial traditions intersect with and reshape colonial and postcolonial process across the various regions of Asia. The course will examine the conjunctures of economy, politics, religion, education, ethnicity, gender, and caste, as these have played out over time in the making and re-making of Asia as both idea and place. Attention will be paid to postcolonial and indigenous theories, questions of ‘the colonial’ from the perspective of Asian Studies, and debates about the meaning of post colonialism for the study of Asia now and in the future.

Qualifications

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

 Course timetable: Thursdays, 4-6

Hours of work: approx. 70 hours total  

Estimated Course Enrolment: 45 students

Rate of Pay: SGS I/II – $43.65hour  (+ 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 12, 2017. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications should be sent via email to the Contemporary Asian Studies Program Administrator, Neena Peterson, at ai.asianstudies@utoronto.caYOU 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 position 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.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Policy, the University of Toronto encourages applications from qualified women and men, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.

Posted on June 21, 2017.

Deadline: July 13, 2017

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Deadline July 13, 2017

Academic: Course Instructor: CAS490H1S: Terrorism in South Asia: A Global Perspective

University of Toronto

Munk School of Global Affairs

 Job Posting – Course Instructor Position

Winter Term 2018 (January – April)

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

CAS490H1S: Terrorism in South Asia: A Global Perspective

This course will provide an overview of terrorism in South Asia by tracing global networks of insurgent thought and practice. Taking an expansive view of South Asia that aims to challenge any neat geographical compartmentalization of the region, this course will introduce students to a range of terrorist activities and ideologies in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, and Afghanistan from the early twentieth century to the present day. It will also assess both the impact of these South Asia sited terrorist networks on global politics as well as the impact of international relations, and particularly Western foreign policy, on terrorism within South 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 history of the term itself..

Qualifications

Working on PhD or post-doctoral fellows in the disciplines of History, Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, Religion or South Asian Cultural Studies, with current knowledge of research in these areas required. 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. First consideration will be given to full-time graduate students at the University of Toronto.

Duties

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

Estimate of TA Support: None

Estimated Course Enrolment:  50 students

Dates of Appointment: January 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018

Class schedule: Fridays 10-12pm

 Rate of Pay: $7,385.12 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 7, 2017.Applications should be sent by email to:

Program Administrator and Communications Officer, Asian Institute Munk School of Global Affairs, 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.

All jobs are posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. It is understood that some announcements of vacancies are 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.

Posted on June 15, 2017.

 

Deadline: July 13, 2017

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Deadline July 13, 2017

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

Teaching Assistant Position

January 1, 2018 – April 30, 2018   

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 July 7, 2017. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications should be sent via email to the Contemporary Asian Studies Program Administrator, Neena Peterson at ai.asianstudies@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 June 15, 2017.

 

Deadline: July 13, 2017

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Deadline August 27, 2017

Academic: Teaching Assistant Position: CAS202H1S: Asian Sites, Global Questions, Part 2

Teaching Assistant Position    *UPDATED*     

January 1, 2018 – April 30, 2018

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

CAS202H1: Asian Sites, Global Questions, Part 2

Course instructor: TBA

This course, along with CAS201H1, addresses Asia empirically in contemporary global formations and as an idea in the global imagination. It introduces students to critical research methods and scholarship on Asia and its transnational formations. At the same time, it grapples with contemporary global problems, as well as Asian-Canadian connections posed by the unique configurations of politics, economy, culture and historical memory in contemporary Asian sites. Interdisciplinary analytical and research methods are introduced to provide area studies grounding and conceptual framing. This course provides preparation to delve into located Asia-based studies to ask universal questions on the nature of democracy, authoritarianism, markets, social justice, and the meanings and media for cultural expression. It informs students aiming to take more advanced courses on Asia and globalization and provides the foundation for the Contemporary Asian Studies major and minor. CAS202H1 puts the frameworks introduced in CAS201H1 in conversation with practical methods in applied/policy studies.

Qualifications

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

 Course timetable: Thursdays, 2-4pm

Hours of work: 70 hours total  

Estimated Course Enrolment: 60 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 and CV (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable) by August 28, 2017. Letters of recommendation are not required but will be accepted. Applications should be sent via email to the Contemporary Asian Studies Program Administrator, Neena Peterson, 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.

Final availability of the position(s) is contingent upon enrolment, budgetary consideration and the determination of appointments as governed by the collective agreement.

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.

August 1, 2017

Deadline: August 27, 2017

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Deadline July 13, 2017

Academic: Course Instructor: SAS114H1F: Introduction to South Asian Studies

University of Toronto

 Centre for South Asian Studies at the Asian Institute,

Munk School of Global Affairs

 Job Posting – Course Instructor Position

Fall Term 2017 (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

Working on PhD or post-doctoral fellows in the disciplines of History, Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, Religion or South Asian Cultural Studies, with current knowledge of research in these areas required. 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. First consideration will be given to full-time graduate students at the University of Toronto.

 

Duties

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

 

Estimate of TA Support: None

Estimated Course Enrolment:  50 students

Dates of Appointment: September 1 to December 31, 2017

Class schedule: Tuesdays, 2:00-4:00 pm

 

Rate of Pay: $7,385.12 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 7, 2017.Applications should be sent by email to:

Program Administrator and Communications Officer, Asian Institute

Munk School of Global Affairs, 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.

 

All jobs are posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. It is understood that some announcements of vacancies are 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.

 

Posted on June 15, 2017.

 

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.

 

Deadline: July 13, 2017

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Deadline July 13, 2017

Academic: Course Instructor: CAS490H1F: Migration, Mobility, and Displacement in Asia

University of Toronto

Munk School of Global Affairs

 Job Posting – Course Instructor Position

Fall Term 2017 (September – December)

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

CAS490H1F: Migration, Mobility, and Displacement in Asia

Today, demographic and economic pressures, climate change, disasters, political instability, violence, development projects and social disruptions all precipitate voluntary and involuntary population movements in Asia. This seminar draws from interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives to examine migration patterns, the experiences of immigrants, refugees and migrants, and the actors, policies and instruments involved in managing contemporary migration. The seminar will expose students to a range of methodologies for studying who migrates or is displaced, where they go, how they are treated in their new host communities, and how they use their experiences to challenge dominant narratives about migration and displacement.

Qualifications

Working on PhD or post-doctoral fellows in the disciplines of History, Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, Religion or South Asian Cultural Studies, with current knowledge of research in these areas required. 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. First consideration will be given to full-time graduate students at the University of Toronto.

Duties

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

 

Estimate of TA Support: None

Estimated Course Enrolment:  50 students

Dates of Appointment: September 1, 2017 to December 30, 2017

Class schedule: Tuesdays 10-12pm

 Rate of Pay: $7,385.12 including vacation pay

 Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V., previous teaching evaluations if available, and two letters of reference July 7, 2017. Applications should be sent by email to:

Program Administrator and Communications Officer, Asian Institute

Munk School of Global Affairs, 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.

All jobs are posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. It is understood that some announcements of vacancies are 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.

 Posted on June 15, 2017.

Deadline: July 13, 2017

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