2020 Asian Studies Summer Teaching Assistantships

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Application deadline extended to April 6th 2020

Date of Posting:           February 25th, 2020

ASIA 211Sex, Sexual Ethics, and Asian Religions
ASIA 304Survey of South and Southeast Asian Performing Arts
ASIA 319Contemporary Chinese Popular Cultures
ASIA 320History of Early China
ASIA 325Hong Kong Cinema
ASIA 326Critical Approaches to Manga and Anime
ASIA 329Gender in Southeast Asia
ASIA 345Chinese Film Classics
ASIA 354Introduction to Japanese Cinema
ASIA 355History of Chinese Cinema
ASIA 371Foundations of Chinese Thought
CHIN 134Intensive Basic Chinese I (Non-Heritage)
CHIN 234Intensive Basic Chinese II (Non-Heritage)
CNTO 311Basic Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers
CNTO 451Advanced Cantonese through Popular Culture
KORN 102Basic Korean
JAPN 100Beginning Japanese IA
JAPN 101Beginning Japanese IB
JAPN 200Beginning Japanese II A
JAPN 201Beginning Japanese II B
JAPN 322Intermediate Japanese II A
JAPN 323Intermediate Japanese II B
JAPN 360Intensive Intermediate Japanese I

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:       May 11th – June 18th 2020
Term 2:       July 6th – August 13th 2020

NOTE: All teaching assistantships for the 2020 Summer session will be 24 hours per week for the respective session unless otherwise noted.

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:$33.10/hour
Graduate Teaching Assistant II (Masters) or equivalent:$31.85/hour
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA1):$17.79/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-s/

The deadline for submission has been extended to April 6th 2020 However, positions remain open until they are filled.

You will be informed about the result of your application by the 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.