2024 Asian Studies Summer Teaching Assistantships

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Application deadline: March 31, 2024

Date of Posting:          March 15, 2024

ASIA 305Asian Horror Cinema: National Nightmares and Specters of Trauma
ASIA 320History of Early China
ASIA 323History of Cantonese Worlds
ASIA 325Hong Kong Cinema
ASIA 326Critical Approaches to Manga and Anime
ASIA 327Korean Popular Music in Context
ASIA 328Modern Islam
ASIA 330Muslims in Modern South Asia
ASIA 341Classical Chinese Literature in Translation
ASIA 345Chinese Film Classics
ASIA 351Modern Chinese Fiction in Translation
ASIA 354Introduction to Japanese Cinema
ASIA 355History of Chinese Cinema
ASIA 367Contemporary Korean Culture
ASIA 371Foundations of Chinese Thought
ASIA 375Global Chinese Cinemas
ASIA 386Chinese Grammar and Usage I
ASIA 428Mughal India
ASIA 444Topics in Modern Japanese Fiction and Cultural History
ASIA 456History and Culture of Taiwan

(Please note the course list is not comprehensive and is an estimate at the time of this posting. Language courses will also be available. The application form does not restrict applications to the contents of this list.)

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 6 – June 30, 2024
Term 2:     July 1 – August 25, 2024
NOTE: All teaching assistantships for the 2024 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 $38.99/hour
Graduate Teaching Assistant II (Masters) or equivalent$37.53/hour
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA1)$25.68/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-2024-s/

The deadline for submission is March 31, 2024.

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.