Generally speaking, for Fall and/or Winter courses, we expect to make hiring decisions June through September; Summer course hirings occur in March/April (note, however, that we do not usually run summer courses). However, some decisions may be made earlier or later than these time frames, depending on circumstances. Unexpected vacancies may arise at any time.
Applications will be retained for twelve (12) months. Persons who submit applications and CVs will receive emailed job postings for specific positions for the subsequent twelve (12) months.
This notice is posted pursuant to the CUPE Local 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement.
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Munk School of Global Affairs
Centre for the Study of the United States
Job Posting for Teaching Assistant, USA 300H1S
“Theories and Methods in American Studies”
Posting date: October 30, 2013
Closing date for receipt of applications: November 28, 2013, at 4 pm.
The program in American Studies is seeking a graduate teaching assistant for USA 300H1S “Theories and Methods in American Studies” for the spring 2014 semester.
This course, required for majors and minors, explores a range of approaches to the field of American Studies. We will focus on how various scholars approach their objects of study (the methods part) as well as how scholars have interrogated the analytic categories that produce knowledge, such as ‘race,’ ‘commodity,’ ‘the past’ (the theories part). In looking at sources, students will engage with a range of primary texts, including written, visual, aural, and material, and to develop useful methodologies in interpreting these primary texts. These methods will be drawn from several fields, but all share a common commitment to close readings as an approach.
Designing tutorials in consultation with the instructor; teaching tutorials; marking/grading student papers and examinations; holding office hours for academic counseling of students.
The estimated course enrollment is 60 students. One Teaching Assistant will be hired; the appointment size, and number of hours, varies with the entitlement of the hired graduate student teaching assistant. The position is tentative, pending final enrollment for the course.
Hours of work: approx. 120 hours in total (approx. 10 hours/week)
Number of tutorial sections: maximum of 2
Rate of Pay: SGS I/II - $42.05/hour
Salary and qualifications are per the latest agreement with CUPE, Local 3902; standards and policies regarding the agreement are available in the offices of the Centre for the Study of the United States (Munk School of Global Affairs) 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.
To Apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V. (including previous teaching evaluations (if applicable), and the names of two referees by November 28, 2013 at 4 pm.
Applications should be sent to:
Prof. Peter Loewen, Director
Centre for the Study of the United States and American Studies Program
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.
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.
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.