2022 Asian Studies Winter Teaching Assistantships

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Application deadline: April 30, 2022

Date of Posting:          March 31, 2022

ASIA 100Introduction to Traditional Asia
ASIA 101Introduction to Modern Asia
ASIA 110Introduction to Religions in Asia
ASIA 208Cultural Foundations of South Asia
ASIA 210Traditions of Yoga
ASIA 212Writing About Japan
ASIA 250Introduction to Buddhism
ASIA 254Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Japanese Literature and Film
ASIA 258Religion in South Asia
ASIA 305Asian Horror Cinema: National Nightmares and Specters of Trauma
ASIA 308Myth, Ritual and Epic in Ancient India
ASIA 311Tibetan Buddhism
ASIA 313Tibetan and Himalayan Culture and Society
ASIA 314ASIA 314
ASIA 315Japan from Feudal to Modern State
ASIA 319Contemporary Chinese Popular Cultures
ASIA 320History of Early China
ASIA 321Celebrity Culture in Chinese Societies
ASIA 324 Literature of Hong Kong
ASIA 325Hong Kong Cinema
ASIA 326Critical Approaches to Manga and Anime
ASIA 333Contemporary South Asian Gender and Sexuality Studies
ASIA 351Modern Chinese Fiction in Translation
ASIA 353Intro to Hindi Film
ASIA 354Intro to Japanese Cinema
ASIA 355Chinese Cinema
ASIA 363Fiction and Film from Modern Taiwan
ASIA 367Contemporary Korean Culture
ASIA 371Foundations of Chinese thought
ASIA 372Development of Traditional Chinese Thought
ASIA 375Global Chinese Cinemas
ASIA 377History of Korean Thought
ASIA 382Buddhism in China
ASIA 386Chinese Grammar and Usage I
ASIA 387Japanese Religions
ASIA 391Classical Islam
ASIA 392Classical Persian Literature in English Translation
ASIA 394Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema
ASIA 395 Modern Persian Literature
ASIA 396Chinese Grammar and Usage II
ASIA 410International Relations in Premodern East Asia
ASIA 411Chinese Political Thought and Institutions
ASIA 445Japanese Crime Fiction
ASIA 453Japanese Travel Literature
ASIA 456History and Culture of Taiwan
ASIA 462Japanese Cinema and Genre
ASTU 201Canada, Japan and the Pacific: Cultural Studies
ASTU 202Canada, Japan and the Pacific: Political, Economic and Geographical Perspectives
CDST 250 Introduction to Canada
CHIN 131Basic Chinese I: Part 1 (Non-Heritage)
CHIN 133Basic Chinese I: Part 2 (Non-Heritage)
CHIN 141Basic Chinese I: Part 1 (Heritage)
CHIN 143Basic Chinese I: Part 2 (Heritage)
CHIN 231Basic Chinese II: Part 1 (Non-Heritage)
CHIN 233Basic Chinese II: Part 2 (Non-Heritage)
CHIN 241Basic Chinese II: Part 1 (Heritage)
CHIN 243Basic Chinese II: Part 2 (Heritage)
CHIN 331Intermediate Chinese I: Part 1 (Non-Heritage)
CHIN 333Intermediate Chinese I: Part 2 (Non-Heritage)
CHIN 335Intermediate Chinese II: Part 1 (Non-Heritage)
CHIN 337Intermediate Chinese II: Part 2 (Non-Heritage)
CHIN 341Intermediate Chinese I: Part 1 (Heritage)
CHIN 343Intermediate Chinese I: Part 2 (Heritage)
CHIN 345Intermediate Chinese II: Part 1 (Heritage)
CHIN 347Intermediate Chinese II: Part 2 (Heritage)
CHIN 388Introduction to Classical Chinese I (Non-Heritage)
CHIN 403Advanced Chinese Reading and Writing II (Non-Heritage)
CHIN 405Advanced Chinese Speaking and Writing I (Non-Heritage)
CHIN 407Advanced Chinese Speaking and Writing II (Non-Heritage)
CHIN 415Media Chinese I (Heritage)
CHIN 435Business Chinese I (Heritage)
CHIN 437Business Chinese II (Heritage)
CHIN 441Advanced Chinese Reading and Writing I (Heritage)
CHIN 443Advanced Chinese Reading and Writing II (Heritage)
CHIN 445Advanced Chinese Speaking and Writing I (Heritage)
CHIN 447Advanced Chinese Speaking and Writing II (Heritage)
CHIN 451Introductory Modern Chinese Literature I
CHIN 453Introductory Modern Chinese Literature II
CHIN 461Early Classical Chinese Poetry (to Han)
CHIN 463Early Classical Chinese Poetry (Han to Tang)
CHIN 465Fantasy in Chinese Literature
CHIN 466Chinese Martial Arts Fiction
CHIN 471Later Classical Chinese Poetry (Tang)
CHIN 473Later Classical Chinese Poetry (after Tang)
CHIN 481Modern Chinese Literature I (Heritage)
CHIN 483Modern Chinese Literature II (Heritage)
CHIN 485Contemporary Chinese Fiction in Film
CHIN 491Classical Chinese I (Heritage)
CHIN 493Classical Chinese II (Heritage)
CNTO 301Basic Cantonese I
CNTO 303 Basic Cantonese II
CNTO 311Basic Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers
CNTO 401Intermediate Cantonese I
CNTO 403Intermediate Cantonese II
CNTO 451Advanced Cantonese through Popular Culture
JAPN 100Beginning Japanese IA
JAPN 101Beginning Japanese IB
JAPN 160Intensive Beginning Japanese I
JAPN 200Beginning Japanese II A
JAPN 201Beginning Japanese II B
JAPN 260Intensive Beginning Japanese II
JAPN 320Intermediate Japanese IA
JAPN 321Intermediate Japanese IB
JAPN 322Intermediate Japanese II A
JAPN 323Intermediate Japanese II B
JAPN 360Intensive Intermediate Japanese I
JAPN 361Intensive Intermediate Japanese II
JAPN 400Advanced Modern Japanese: Reading and Writing I
JAPN 401Advanced Modern Japanese: Reading and Writing II
JAPN 402Advanced Modern Japanese: Conversation and Composition I
JAPN 422Classical Japanese I
JAPN 424Japanese for Professional Life I
JAPN 450Advanced Oral Communication I
JAPN 452Readings in Modern Japanese Essays
JAPN 453Readings in Modern Japanese Literature
JAPN 456Newspaper Japanese I
JAPN 465Japanese Media and Translation
KORN 102Basic Korean
KORN 200Intermediate Korean
KORN 301Readings in Korean Topics I
KORN 302Readings in Korean Topics II
KORN 351A Introduction to Sino-Korean Readings I
KORN 351BIntroduction to Sino-Korean Readings II
KORN 410AModern Korean Short Fiction
KORN 410BModern Korean Short Fiction
PUNJ 102Introductory Punjabi
PUNJ 200Intermediate Punjabi
PUNJ 300Advanced Punjabi
SANS 300Introductory Sanskrit

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, 2022
Term 2:     January 1 – April 30, 2023
NOTE: All teaching assistantships for the 2022 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 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-w/

The deadline for submission is April 30, 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.