Teaching Assistant

University of Toronto

Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies

Job Posting: Teaching Assistant

Fall Term 2016 (September–December)

The Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies seeks 1 Teaching Assistant for the following course:

CJS201H1F Introduction to Jewish Culture

General introduction to history, literatures and cultures of Jewish people from antiquity to contemporary. A balanced presentation of multi-disciplinary approaches and multi-methodological approaches to Jewish studies, with a special emphasis on Jewish cultural studies and Jewish secularity.


Applicants should have at least an MA in Religion or History or English or Comparative Literature, preferably with a concentration in Jewish Studies. First consideration will be given to full-time graduate students at the University of Toronto.


  • Office hours for academic counselling of students
  • Responding to student inquiries
  • Uploading readings to Blackboard
  • Marking course materials
  • Attending lectures
  • Course readings

Hours of work: approx. 82

Estimated Course Enrolment: 45

Class Schedule: Wednesday 2:00pm–4:00pm

Rate of Pay: SGS 11-Mstrs/11-Phd - $42.90/hour (+4% vacation pay)

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The position posted above is tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and names of two references by July 25, 2016. Applications should be sent by email to:

Professor Anna Shternshis

 Email: jewish.studies@utoronto.ca
Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 218, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, ON  M5R 2M8

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The Departmental Hiring Policy is available in the Department office and in the CUPE Local 3902 office.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Posted on June 29, 2016.

Note: Although a graduate student’s preference as to the campus location of his/her TA appointment will be taken into account, both the initial TA appointment (or CI appointment) and the subsequent appointment obligation related to that appointment may be met through position(s) on any one of the three University of Toronto campuses (UTM, UTSC or St. George) in courses in the same discipline as the initial appointment. TAs will only be assigned to courses in fields in which they are or should be qualified to assist.