Sessional Lecturer: CAS390H1S: Asian Digital Network Practicum

Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
Faculty of Arts & Science
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Course Number and Title: CAS390H1S: Asian Digital Network Practicum

Course description: Students are connected with a digital practicum placement in partnership with local, national, or international not-for-profits or governmental organizations connected to Asia. Students work in teams of 2-5 students, and help partner organizations address key issues they identify. Student teams work actively on strengthening on-line networks with partner organizations, while developing mutual mentoring, critique, and exchange with the organizations. Students are expected to invest 5-7 hours per week in course projects, in addition to class time.  Students are expected to help teammates, advise other teams, and contribute their skills and talents to their community partners. The course will emphasize how groups can work together to contribute to extending, learning from, and contributing to transnational networks that bridge the University of Toronto and a range of partners throughout Asia.

Estimated course enrolment: 15 students
Estimated TA support: None
Schedule: Wednesdays 10:00am – 12:00pm

*This course is scheduled to be delivered in-person. 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 Faculty or Asian Institute at a later date.

Sessional dates: January 1, 2022 – April 30, 2022

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.

Minimum 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.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching and mastery of the subject area is preferred. Previous experience in teaching a similar course is preferred.

Description of duties:

  • Develop and maintain student placements with partner organizations
  • Prepare course syllabus and course marking scheme
  • Plan and teach weekly lectures
  • Set and mark assignments/tests/exams and course administration in accordance with University regulations as described in the Faculty of Arts & Science Academic Handbook for Instructors
  • Create and maintain Quercus site for the course
  • Submit grades
  • Hold office hours for academic counselling of students
  • Deal with student enquiries, appeals and petitions

Application Procedure:

All individuals interested in this position must submit an updated Curriculum Vitae and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form, available at Prior syllabi and teaching evaluations, if applicable, 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

Closing Date: 11/02/2021, 11:59PM EDT
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: November 2, 2021