Teaching Assistant

 

University of Toronto, Centre for Jewish Studies

Job Posting – Teaching Assistant (CUPE Unit 1)

CJS200H1F Introduction to Jewish Thought

This course will familiarize students with key texts, ideas, and personalities in the Jewish intellectual tradition from the Bible to the present. Students receive an interdisciplinary introduction to Jewish thought, learning the various ways its central questions have been answered.

Qualifications

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

Duties

Meeting with instructors, responding to student inquiries and marking 2 short papers and a final exam. The position also involves attending lectures.

Position: 1

Estimated Course Enrolment: 30

Hours of Work: 62 hours

Class Schedule: Wednesdays 4:00pm–6:00pm

Dates of Appointment: 1 September 2014 to 31 December 2014

Salary: $42.05/ hour plus 4% vacation pay (SGSI, II, PDF)

Posting Date: June 27, 2014

Closing Date: July 29, 2014

Final availability of the position is contingent upon enrolment, budgetary consideration and the determination of appointments as governed by the collective agreement.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V., and names of two references by July 29, 2014. Applications should be sent to:

Professor Anna Shternshis
Centre for Jewish Studies
170 St. George Street, Room 218
Toronto, ON  M5S 3G3
E-mail: jewish.studies@utoronto.ca

The job is posted in accordance with CUPE 3902, Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The Department’s hiring policy is available in the Programs Office and at the CUPE, Local 3902 office: http://www.cupe3902.org/

The position posted above is tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments. In accordance with the Employment Equity Policy, the University of Toronto encourages applications from qualified women and men, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and person with disabilities. 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. 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.

 

Job Posting – Teaching Assistant (CUPE Unit 1)

CJS290H1F Who is a Jew

"Who is a Jew?" is a complex question that has engaged not just Jews of virtually all stripes but also non-Jews, both friends and enemies. This course intends to introduce students to the host of fascinating theoretical and methodological issues that have long been debated and that must be decided in defining Jewish identity.  

Qualifications

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

Duties

Marking  2 assignments.

Position: 1

Estimated Course Enrolment: 30

Hours of Work: 30 hours

Class Schedule: Wednesdays 12:00pm–2:00pm

Dates of Appointment: 1 September 2014 to 31 December 2014

Salary: $42.05/ hour plus 4% vacation pay (SGSI, II, PDF)

Posting Date: June 27, 2014

Closing Date: July 29, 2014

Final availability of the position is contingent upon enrolment, budgetary consideration and the determination of appointments as governed by the collective agreement.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V., and names of two references by July 29, 2014. Applications should be sent to:

Dr. Sol Goldberg
Centre for Jewish Studies
170 St. George Street, Room 218
Toronto, ON  M5S 3G3
E-mail: jewish.studies@utoronto.ca

The job is posted in accordance with CUPE 3902, Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The Department’s hiring policy is available in the Programs Office and at the CUPE, Local 3902 office: http://www.cupe3902.org/

The position posted above is tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments. In accordance with the Employment Equity Policy, the University of Toronto encourages applications from qualified women and men, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and person with disabilities. 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. 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.

 

Job Posting – Teaching Assistant (CUPE Unit 1)

CJS383H1F Jews and Power

The course will explore the relationship of Jews to political power. Among the themes to be covered are: How has the relationship of the Jewish community to political authority changed over time? What is the Jewish conception of political authority? How did Jews protect their communal and individual rights in the absence of sovereignty? How did the dynamics of antisemitism, philosemitism, and anti-Jewish violence change over time? How did Zionism and the revival of Jewish sovereignty change the position of Jews in the political order? What are the political and moral dilemmas posed by statehood? And what are the implications of Jewish sovereignty for Jews in the Diaspora?

Qualifications

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

Duties

Meeting with instructors, responding to student inquiries and marking 1 assignment, a midterm and a final exam. The position also involves attending lectures.

Position: 1

Estimated Course Enrolment: 30

Hours of Work: 60 hours

Class Schedule: Wednesdays 10:00am – 12:00pm

Dates of Appointment: 1 September 2014 to 31 December 2014

Salary: $42.05/ hour plus 4% vacation pay (SGSI, II, PDF)

Posting Date: June 27, 2014

Closing Date: July 29, 2014

Final availability of the position is contingent upon enrolment, budgetary consideration and the determination of appointments as governed by the collective agreement.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V., and names of two references by July 29, 2014. Applications should be sent to:

Professor Jeffrey Kopstein
Centre for Jewish Studies
170 St. George Street, Room 218
Toronto, ON  M5S 3G3
E-mail: jewish.studies@utoronto.ca

The job is posted in accordance with CUPE 3902, Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The Department’s hiring policy is available in the Programs Office and at the CUPE, Local 3902 office: http://www.cupe3902.org/

The position posted above is tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments. In accordance with the Employment Equity Policy, the University of Toronto encourages applications from qualified women and men, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and person with disabilities. 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. 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.