2022 Asian Studies Winter Teaching Assistantships

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Application deadline: April 30, 2022

Date of Posting:          March 31, 2022

ASIA 100 (3)Introduction to Traditional Asia
ASIA 101 (3)Introduction to Modern Asia
ASIA 200 (3) Cultural Foundations of East Asia
ASIA 212 (3)Writing About Japan
ASIA 250 (3)Introduction to Buddhism
ASIA 304 (3)Survey of South and Southeast Asian Performing Arts
ASIA 305 (3)Asian Horror Cinema: National Nightmares and Specters of Trauma
ASIA 314 (3)Premodern Japan
ASIA 315 (3)Japan from Feudal to Modern State
ASIA 323 (3)History of Cantonese Worlds
ASIA 326 (3)Critical Approaches to Manga and Anime
ASIA 341 (3) Classical Chinese Literature in Translation
ASIA 351 (3)Modern Chinese Fiction in Translation
ASIA 355 (3)History of Chinese Cinema
ASIA 361 (3) Modern Chinese Fiction in Translation II
ASIA 364A (3) Modern Japanese Literature in Translation
ASIA 367 (3)Contemporary Korean Culture
ASIA 368 (3) Modern Literatures of South Asia in Translation
ASIA 376 (3) The Sikhs: Formations, Contexts, and Historical Development
ASIA 377 (3)History of Korean Thought
ASIA 386 (3)Chinese Grammar and Usage I
ASIA 389 (3)Life Writings of South Asian Diasporic Women
ASIA 396 (3)Chinese Grammar and Usage II
ASIA 430 (3)International Relations in Modern East Asia: Korea and Japan
CHIN 481 (3)Modern Chinese Literature I (Heritage)
CNTO 301 (3)Basic Cantonese I
CNTO 303 (3) Basic Cantonese II
CNTO 311 (3)Basic Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers

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.