2021 Asian Studies Winter Teaching Assistantships

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Application deadline: May 31st, 2021

Date of Posting:           April 23rd, 2021

ASIA 101Introduction to Modern Asia
ASIA 110Introduction to Religions in Asia
ASIA 150Asian Internets
ASIA 210Traditions of Yoga
ASIA 211Sex, Sexual Ethics, and Asian Religions
ASIA 212Writing About Japan
ASIA 250Introduction to Buddhism
ASIA 254Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Japanese Literature and Film
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 321Celebrity Culture in Chinese Societies
ASIA 325Hong Kong Cinema
ASIA 326Critical Approaches to Manga and Anime
ASIA 342Chinese Literature in Translation: The Vernacular Tradition
ASIA 347Traditional Korean Literature in Translation
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 367Contemporary Korean Culture
ASIA 371Foundations of Chinese thought
ASIA 372Development of Traditional Chinese Thought
ASIA 375Global Chinese Cinemas
ASIA 382Buddhism in China
ASIA 386Chinese Grammar and Usage I
ASIA 390History of the Indian Ocean World
ASIA 392Classical Persian Literature in English Translation
ASIA 394Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema
ASIA 396Chinese Grammar and Usage II
ASIA 410International Relations in Premodern East Asia
ASIA 411Chinese Political Thought and Institutions
ASIA 451 Modern Chinese Authors in Translation
ASIA 452Literature of the Korean Diaspora
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 134/234 Intensive 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 100/101Beginning 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 102Basic 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 in the relevant language desirable

Period of Employment:

Term 1:      September 1 – December 31, 2021
Term 2:     January 1 – April 30, 2022
NOTE: All teaching assistantships for the 2021 Winter session will be 192 hours per course unless otherwise noted.

General nature of the duties: 

Preparation of and instruction in the language laboratory, discussion periods, tutorial sessions, review sessions and lectures; teaching ; 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 competence in Connect ; duplicating materials; ordering and obtaining AV equipment; demonstrating procedures or setting up demonstrations.

Current salary: 

Graduate Teaching Assistant I (Doctoral) or equivalent $36.85/hour
Graduate Teaching Assistant II (Masters) or equivalent$34.44/hour
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA1)$20.33/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-2021-w/

The deadline for submission is May 31st, 2021.

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.