2022 Asian Studies Summer Teaching Assistantships

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Application deadline: March 31, 2022

Date of Posting:           March 15, 2022

ASIA 208Cultural Foundations of East Asia
ASIA 212Writing About Japan
ASIA 250Introduction to Buddhism
ASIA 300Writing and Culture in East Asia
ASIA 305Asian Horror Cinema
ASIA 319Contemporary Chinese Popular Cultures
ASIA 320History of Early China
ASIA 325Hong Kong Cinema
ASIA 326Critical Approaches to Manga and Anime
ASIA 345Chinese Film Classics
ASIA 351Modern Chinese Fiction in Translation
ASIA 354Introduction to Japanese Cinema
ASIA 355History of Chinese Cinema
ASIA 363Fiction and Film from Modern Taiwan
ASIA 367Contemporary Korean Culture
ASIA 371Foundations of Chinese Thought
ASIA 374Imagining Punjab
ASIA 428Mughal India
ASIA 444Topics in Modern Japanese Fiction and Cultural History
CHIN 134Intensive Basic Chinese I (Non-Heritage)
CHIN 144Intensive Basic Chinese I (Heritage)
CHIN 234Intensive Basic Chinese II (Non-Heritage)
CHIN 244Intensive Basic Chinese II (Heritage)
CHIN 338Intensive Intermediate Chinese II (Non-Heritage)
CHIN 464Early Classical Chinese Poetry (Intensive)
CHIN 465Fantasy in Chinese Literature
CHIN 474Later Classical Chinese Poetry (Intensive)
CHIN 484Intensive Modern Chinese Literature (Heritage)
CHIN 485Contemporary Chinese Fiction in Film
CNTO 311Basic Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers
JAPN 100Beginning Japanese IA
JAPN 101Beginning Japanese IB
JAPN 200Beginning Japanese II A
JAPN 201Beginning Japanese II B
JAPN 360Intensive Intermediate Japanese I
JAPN 361Intensive Intermediate Japanese II
JAPN 424Japanese for Professional Life I
KORN 102Basic Korean
PUNJ 102Introductory Punjabi

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:      May 9 – July 3, 2022
Term 2:     July 4 – August 28, 2022
NOTE: All teaching assistantships for the 2022 Summer 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 Canvas; duplicating materials; ordering and obtaining AV equipment; demonstrating procedures or setting up demonstrations.

Current salary: 

Graduate Teaching Assistant I (Doctoral) or equivalent $35.13/hour
Graduate Teaching Assistant II (Masters) or equivalent$33.80/hour
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA1)$22.77/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-2022-s/

The deadline for submission is March 31, 2022.

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.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.