2020 Asian Studies Winter Teaching Assistantships

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Application deadline: June 30th 2020

Date of Posting:           May 22nd, 2020

ASIA 100Introduction to Traditional Asia
ASIA 101Introduction to Modern Asia
ASIA 210Traditions of Yoga
ASIA 250Introduction to Buddhism
ASIA 254Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Japanese Literature and Film
ASIA 304Survey of South and Southeast Asian Performing Arts
ASIA 308Myth, Ritual and Epic in Ancient India
ASIA 311Tibetan Buddhism
ASIA 313Tibetan and Himalayan Culture and Society
ASIA 319Contemporary Chinese Popular Cultures
ASIA 320History of Early China
ASIA 325Hong Kong Cinema
ASIA 326Critical Approaches to Manga and Anime
ASIA 342Chinese Literature in Translation: The Vernacular Tradition
ASIA 351Modern Chinese Fiction in Translation
ASIA 353Intro to Hindi Film
ASIA 354Intro to Japanese Cinema
ASIA 355Chinese Cinema
ASIA 364Modern Japanese Literature in translation
ASIA 371Foundations of Chinese thought
ASIA 375Global Chinese Cinemas
ASIA 382Buddhism in China
ASIA 386Chinese Grammar and Usage I
ASIA 390History of the Indian Ocean World
ASIA 396Chinese Grammar and Usage II
ASIA 410International Relations in Premodern East Asia
ASIA 411Chinese Political Thought and Institutions
ASIA 451Modern Chinese Authors in Translation
ASIA 456History and Culture of Taiwan
ASIA 465Japanese Horror Cinema
CHIN 131 / 133Basic Chinese I: Part 1/Part 2 (Non-Heritage)
CHIN 141 / 143Basic Chinese I: Part 1/Part 2 (Heritage)
CHIN 134 / 234Intensive Basic Chinese I/II (Non-Heritage)
CHIN 231 / 233Basic Chinese II: Part 1/Part 2 (Non-Heritage)
CHIN 241 / 243Basic Chinese II: Part 1/ Part 2 (Heritage)
CHIN 331 / 333Intermediate Chinese I: Part 1/ Part 2 (Non-Heritage)
CHIN 461Early Classical Chinese Poetry (to Han)
CHIN 463Early Classical Chinese Poetry (Han to Tang)
CHIN 471Later Classical Chinese Poetry (Tang)
CHIN 473Later Classical Chinese Poetry (after Tang)
CHIN 481 / 483Modern Chinese Literature 1/2
CHIN 491 / 493Classical Chinese I/II (Heritage)
CNTO 301 / 303Basic Cantonese I/ II
CNTO 311Basic Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers
JAPN 101 / 103Beginning Japanese IA/ IB
JAPN 160 / 260Intensive Beginning Japanese I/II
JAPN 200 / 201Beginning Japanese II A/II B
JAPN 320 / 321Intermediate Japanese I A/ I B
JAPN 322 / 323Intermediate Japanese II A/ II B
KORN 201Basic Korean (Both Terms)
KORN 200Intermediate Korean (Both Terms)
KORN 301 / 302Readings in Korean Topics I / II
PUNJ 102 / 200Intro / Intermediate Punjabi (Both Terms)

Required qualifications:

  • High level of fluency in the language/subject to be taught
  • Ability to prepare teaching materials
  • Training or previous experience in language teaching, or at least B.A. with specialization in the relevant language desirable

Period of Employment:

Term 1:       Sept 1st – Dec 31st 2020
Term 2:       Jan 1st – April 30th 2021

General nature of the duties: 

Preparation of and instruction in the class, discussion periods, tutorial sessions, review sessions and lectures; keeping class records; setting, marking and providing feedback on examinations, tests and assignments; holding office hours; invigilating exams and assisting instructors to conduct oral exams; management and maintenance of a website and Connect; duplicating materials; ordering and obtaining AV equipment; demonstrating procedures or setting up demonstrations.

Current salary: 

Graduate Teaching Assistant I (Doctoral) or equivalent:$33.76/hour
Graduate Teaching Assistant II (Masters) or equivalent:$32.49/hour
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA1):$18.15/hour

Application Procedure:

If you are interested and think that you qualify, please fill out an application here: https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/ta-form-2020-w/

If selected you will be informed about the result of your application by the language coordinator(s) and/or Administrator.  Please note that generally it is impossible to make firm decisions about appointments until the enrollments are known at the end of the registration period. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity.   We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.