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Academic, Student: EMERGENCY POSTING: Teaching Assistant Position – CAS450H1F: Asian Pathways Research Practice

Teaching Assistant Position – Emergency Posting    

Fall 2019 (September 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019)

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.


An MA degree is the minimum requirement, though 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 include, but are not restricted to, course preparation, consultation with students, holding office hours, grading, and assisting with students’ field research.

Course timetable: Wednesdays, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hours of work: 100 hours   
Estimated Course Enrolment: 25 students
Rate of Pay: SGS I/II – $45.33/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 August 20, 2019. 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

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 August 14, 2019



Deadline: August 20, 2019


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