2024 Asian Studies Winter Teaching Assistantships

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Application deadline: April 30, 2024

Date of Posting:          March 28, 2024

ASIA 100Introduction to Traditional Asia
ASIA 101Introduction to Modern Asia
ASIA 110Introduction to Religions in Asia
ASIA 200Cultural Foundations of East Asia
ASIA 212Writing About Japan
ASIA 250Introduction to Buddhism
ASIA 254Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Japanese Literature and Film
ASIA 258Religion in South Asia
ASIA 300Writing and Culture in East 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 314Premodern Japan
ASIA 315Japan from Feudal to Modern State
ASIA 319Contemporary Chinese Popular Cultures
ASIA 320History of Early China
ASIA 324 Literature of Hong Kong
ASIA 325Hong Kong Cinema
ASIA 326Critical Approaches to Manga and Anime
ASIA 327Korean Popular Music in Context
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 364Modern Japanese Literature in Translation
ASIA 367Contemporary Korean Culture
ASIA 371Foundations of Chinese thought
ASIA 375Global Chinese Cinemas
ASIA 386Chinese Grammar and Usage I
ASIA 387Japanese Religions
ASIA 394Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema
ASIA 395 Modern Persian Literature
ASIA 410International Relations in Premodern East Asia
ASIA 411Chinese Political Thought and Institutions
ASIA 456History and Culture of Taiwan
ASIX 300Topics in Asian Studies Crossings
ASTU 201Canada, Japan and the Pacific: Cultural Studies
ASTU 202Canada, Japan and the Pacific: Political, Economic and Geographical Perspectives
CDST 250 Introduction to Canada

Please note the course list is not comprehensive (in terms of not listing language courses, but also more generally), and is an estimate at the time of this posting. 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:      September 1 – December 31, 2024
Term 2:     January 1 – April 30, 2025
NOTE: All teaching assistantships for the 2024 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 $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-w/

The deadline for submission is April 30, 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.