CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
LITERATURE AND CRITICAL THEORY PROGRAM AT VICTORIA COLLEGE

CURRENT OPENINGS (CUPE 3902, Unit 1)

 EMERGENCY JOB POSTING – Closed

Teaching Assistant: One Position

VIC 202Y1Y: Forms of Representation

 This course explores representation as a cultural and political problem.  Representation is both a means of depicting or constructing reality and a means of constituting individual and collective subjectivities.  We will consider literary and other modes of representation in their historical contexts.

 Texts include: Aristotle’s Poetics, the Bible, Auerbach’s Mimesis, Russian Formalist literary theory, Picasso’s Les demoiselles d’Avignon, Art Spiegelman’s Maus, Barthes’ Mythologies, and Foucault’s The Order of Things.

Estimated course enrolment:  80
Hours of work: 190 hours
Class schedule:  TR 12-1 (lectures); R1, R2, R3, R4 (tutorials)
Dates of appointment: 1 September 2017 to 30 April 2018

Salary:  $43.65 per hour as per CUPE agreement

Qualifications: MA in Comparative Literature or a closely related discipline. Demonstrated knowledge of critical and literary theory relevant to the course. Scholarly expertise relevant to the course material (as shown, for example, by dissertation research). At least two years of prior experience as a Teaching Assistant in position(s) involving tutorials or as a Course Instructor. Evidence of effective teaching and communication skills. Knowledge of some of the literature in the original language is a preferred qualification.

Duties: The TA will conduct two weekly tutorial sections, hold regular office hours, meet periodically with the instructor, and mark student essays. The TA will also keep a record of student progress, which will be used by the instructor to help determine final marks.
Application Procedure: Submit a letter of application, a brief Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and a current CV to Aphrodite Gardner, Centre for Comparative Literature (agardner@chass.utoronto.ca).
Closing date for applications:  September 1, 2017

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement.
 
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 

The University of Toronto invites all qualified applicants to make application.
 
The Centre’s Hiring policy is available in the Centre office and at the CUPE Local 3902 office.