CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Job Postings https://unit1.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
LITERATURE AND CRITICAL THEORY PROGRAM AT VICTORIA COLLEGE 
JOB POSTING – Teaching Assistant: Two positions | closed
Posted on June 11, 2021
LCT 202Y1Y Forms of Representation

Course Description
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 will span a broad historical range and are expected to include: Homer’s The Odyssey, Aristotle’s Poetics, Dante’s Inferno, Russian Formalist literary theory, Eliot’s The Waste Land, Barthes’s Mythologies, Mahasweta Devi’s Imaginary Maps, and Foucault’s The History of Sexuality, vol 1.

Estimated course enrolment: 80
Hours of work: 190 hours
Class schedule: (lectures) Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-1
(All tutorials); R1, R2, R3, R4
Please note that current expectations are that TAs will provide in-person support for this class, but due to the evolving circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, a full or partial shift to online delivery may be necessary.

Dates of appointment: 1 September 2021 to 30 April 2022
Salary: $46.70 per hour Fall 2021 $47.17 per hour as of January 2022 + vacation pay
Relevant Criterion:
Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.

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 previous 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 an asset.

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: July 12, 2021

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission. The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca. During employment, to request accommodation from the University, contact the supervisor or department chair and/or Health & Wellbeing Programs & Services at hwb@utoronto.ca. For more information about accommodations at U of T, please visit our Accommodation webpage
The hiring criteria for Teaching Assistant positions are academic qualifications, the need to acquire experience, previous experience and previous satisfactory employment under the provisions of this Collective Agreement.

Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and LGBTQ2S+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity seeking groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the position.

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, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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.

Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.

Preference in hiring shall be given to Graduate Students enrolled in the School of Graduate Studies of the University of Toronto or those who have made application to be enrolled in the School of Graduate Studies of the University of Toronto.

CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Job Postings https://unit1.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/

CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Job Postings https://unit1.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
LITERATURE AND CRITICAL THEORY PROGRAM AT VICTORIA COLLEGE

Teaching Assistant: one position| closed
Posted on June 11, 2021
LCT 203H1F Empires I

Course Description
This course will examine the role epic poetry has played in the Aeneid and its reception as our thematic framework, we will compare the establishment, interpretation and reinvention of cultural forms of empire at local, national, transnational and global levels. We will read a number of literary responses to the Aeneid, paying particular attention to the tradition of epic poetry, to consider how these works have been used to celebrate, critique, or reimagine empires and imperialism. Theoretical texts, including the work of Bakhtin, Said, hooks, Gadamer, Latour and others will inform—but not determine—our exploration of Virgil’s reception.

Estimated course enrolment: 45
Hours of work: 95 hours
Class schedule: M 12-2: Tutorials M 2-3, M 3-4 –please note that current expectations are that TAs will provide in-person support for this class, but due to the evolving circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, a full or partial shift to online delivery may be necessary.

Dates of appointment: 1 September 2021 to 31 December 2021
Salary: $46.70 per hour + vacation pay
Relevant Criterion:
Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need “o acquire experience in respect of this posted position.
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 previous 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 an asset.

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 aphrodite.gardner@utoronto.ca

Closing date for applications: July 12, 2021

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission. The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca. During employment, to request accommodation from the University, contact the supervisor or department chair and/or Health & Wellbeing Programs & Services at hwb@utoronto.ca. For more information about accommodations at U of T, please visit our Accommodation webpage

The hiring criteria for Teaching Assistant positions are academic qualifications, the need to acquire experience, previous experience and previous satisfactory employment under the provisions of this Collective Agreement.

Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and LGBTQ2S+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity seeking groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the position.

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, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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.

Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.

Preference in hiring shall be given to Graduate Students enrolled in the School of Graduate Studies of the University of Toronto or those who have made application to be enrolled in the School of Graduate Studies of the University of Toronto.

CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Job Postings https://unit1.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
LITERATURE AND CRITICAL THEORY PROGRAM AT VICTORIA COLLEGE

Teaching Assistant: one position | closed
Posted on June 11, 2021
LCT 205H1S Empires II

Course Description
This course examines the intercultural encounter between Europe and the Americas through literary, philosophical and visual representations. Focusing on Early modern times the material to be discussed ranges from texts of “discoveries,” travel literature, missionary literature, botany, proto-ethnography to novels and plays. Historically, it covers the development of globalization from “the great age of discoveries” to the establishment of a global bourgois capitalist system and the framework of philosophical modernity in the 18th Century. Students will acquire a strong set of interpretative and writing skills, will learn to situate the literature we discuss in a broad, historical framework, and will be encouraged to think critically about contemporary representations of globalization and local resistance.

Possible primary texts might include authors like *(the final choice remains to be made)
Bartholmé de las Casas, Michel de Montaigne, Miguel de Cervantes, Shakespeare, Jean de Léry, Bernardino de Sahagun, Lescarbot, Sagard, Lahontan, Lafitau, Jean-Jacques Rousseau,Olympe de Gouges, Maria Sybilla Merian, Jose de Acosta, Heinrich von Kleist, etc.

Estimated course enrolment: 45
Hours of work: 95 hours
Class schedule: M 10-12; Tutorials M 12-1, M 1-2
Please note that current expectations are that TAs will provide in-person support for this class, but due to the evolving circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, a full or partial shift to online delivery may be necessary.
Dates of appointment: 1 January 2021 to 30 April 2021
Salary: $47.17 per hour + vacation pay
Relevant Criterion:
Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.

Qualifications: MA in Comparative Literature or a closely related discipline. The TA should be able to deal with the Spanish and French context (and languages) in addition to the English and ideally focus on his/her own work on the early modern period. 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 previous 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 an asset.

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 (aphrodite.gardner@utoronto.ca).

Closing date for applications: July 12, 2021

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission. The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca. During employment, to request accommodation from the University, contact the supervisor or department chair and/or Health & Wellbeing Programs & Services at hwb@utoronto.ca. For more information about accommodations at U of T, please visit our Accommodation webpage
The hiring criteria for Teaching Assistant positions are academic qualifications, the need to acquire experience, previous experience and previous satisfactory employment under the provisions of this Collective Agreement.

Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and LGBTQ2S+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity seeking groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the position.

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, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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.

Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.

Preference in hiring shall be given to Graduate Students enrolled in the School of Graduate Studies of the University of Toronto or those who have made application to be enrolled in the School of Graduate Studies of the University of Toronto.

CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Job Postings https://unit1.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/

CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
CREATIVE EXPRESSION AND SOCIETY PROGRAM

JOB POSTING Teaching Assistant, Marker position
Teaching Assistant: CRE209H1F – How Stories Work | closed
Posting Date: June 11, 2021
Estimated course enrolment: 40
Hours of work: 85 hours
Dates of appointment: September 1 to December 31, 2021
Class schedule: Fridays 12-2
Salary: $46.70 per hour

Note: The need to acquire experience is the more relevant criterion than previous experience in respect of this posted position.

Course description: Stories give shape and substance to the things we believe in, from scientific theories and sacred texts to literary tales and philosophical propositions. They perpetuate ideals and identities, and sustain institutions and communities. This course will take up a set of texts from the arts, sciences, religions and several other storytelling traditions, ancient and modern, considering their claims to authority and making connections between them.

Qualifications: MA in a discipline related to creative arts (writing, visual arts, music, etc.). The successful candidate will have familiarity with the topics covered by the course as well as creative and critical expertise relevant to the program in Creative Expression and Society.
Duties: Marking assignments and meeting with students regarding projects and essays

Application Procedure: Submit a letter of application, a brief Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and a current CV to Ms. A. Gardner, Business Officer, Centre for Comparative Literature: aphrodite.gardner@utoronto.ca

Closing date for applications: July 12, 2021

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission. The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca. During employment, to request accommodation from the University, contact the supervisor or department chair and/or Health & Wellbeing Programs & Services at hwb@utoronto.ca. For more information about accommodations at U of T, please visit our Accommodation webpage

The hiring criteria for Teaching Assistant positions are academic qualifications, the need to acquire experience, previous experience and previous satisfactory employment under the provisions of this Collective Agreement.

Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and LGBTQ2S+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity seeking groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the position.

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, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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.

Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.

Preference in hiring shall be given to Graduate Students enrolled in the School of Graduate Studies of the University of Toronto or those who have made application to be enrolled in the School of Graduate Studies of the University of Toronto.

CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Job Postings https://unit1.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/


EMERGENY POSTING: 
CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
LITERATURE AND CRITICAL THEORY PROGRAM AT VICTORIA COLLEGE (closed)
 
Teaching Assistant: one position
VIC 205H1S
Empires II
 Closing date for applications:  January 20, 2021

This course examines literary representations of intercultural encounters in the context of imperial conquest and hegemony from the emergence of the modern nation-state through more recent developments in globalization. We will consider four novelists (Aphra Behn, Herman Melville, Chinua Achebe, and Shusaku Endo), each writing from a distinct cultural perspective, who represent encounters with the “Other” at different points in the history of imperialist expansion. We will frame our analysis of these literary authors with reference to several key 20th-century philosophical reflections on the relationship between the self and others. Drawing on phenomenological examinations of the same theme in the work Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Fanon, Buber, and Levinas, we will attend to the novel’s special power as a medium for encountering and imagining the Other in the context of colonial expansion and globalization.

Includes Texts By: Montaigne, Aphra Behn (Oroonoko), Melville (Moby Dick), Achebe (Things Fall Apart),  and Endo (Silence). Critical works by Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Fanon, Levinas, and Buber.

Estimated course enrolment:  45
Hours of work: 95 hours
Class schedule:  W 10-12 (Lectures- Online Synchronous);  W12-1 , W 1-2 (tutorials-Online Synchronous)
Dates of appointment: 1 January 2021 to 30 April 2021
Salary:  $46.24 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.  Due to the current circumstances, it is likely that some TA duties will be carried out online (e.g. video conferencing for one or both tutorials).

Application Procedure: Submit a letter of application, a brief Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and a current CV to Aphrodite Gardner, Centre for Comparative Literature (aphrodite.gardner@utoronto.ca).

If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact Ms. Aphrodite Gardner, Business Officer at the Centre for Comparative Literature aphrodite.gardner@utoronto.ca

 Closing date for applications:  January 20, 2021

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.

Updated: May 17, 2021

CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
LITERATURE AND CRITICAL THEORY PROGRAM AT VICTORIA COLLEGE
JOB POSTING – Teaching Assistant:  Two positions | CLOSED
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 will span a broad historical range and are expected to include: Homer’s The Odyssey, Aristotle’s Poetics, Dante’s Inferno, Russian Formalist literary theory, Eliot’s The Waste Land, Barthes’s Mythologies, Mahasweta Devi’s Imaginary Maps, and Foucault’s The History of Sexuality, vol 1.

Estimated course enrolment:  80
Hours of work: 190 hours
Class schedule:  (Lectures);  Online-Asynchronous
(All tutorials);  will be Dual Delivery;  R1, R2, R3, R4
Dates of appointment: 1 September 2020 to 30 April 2021
Salary:  $46.24 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. At least some instruction will take place online.

Application Procedure: Submit a letter of application, a brief Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and a current CV to Aphrodite Gardner, Centre for Comparative Literature aphrodite.gardner@utoronto.ca

If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact Ms. Aphrodite Gardner, Business Officer at the Centre for Comparative Literature aphrodite.gardner@utoronto.ca

Closing date for applications:  July 13, 2020

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.


CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
LITERATURE AND CRITICAL THEORY PROGRAM AT VICTORIA COLLEGE  
Teaching Assistant: one position CLOSED
VIC 203H1F
Empires I

Course Description
This course will examine the role epic poetry has played in the literary representations that accompany imperial conquests and hegemony from pre-modern times to the emergence of the modern nation-state. Using Virgil’s Aeneid and its reception as our thematic framework, we will compare the establishment, interpretation and reinvention of cultural forms of empire at local, national, transnational and global levels. We will read a number of literary responses to the Aeneid to consider how these works have been used to celebrate, critique, or reimagine empires and imperialism. Theoretical texts, including the work of Bakhtin, Said, hooks, Gadamer, Latour and others will inform—but not determine—our exploration of Virgil’s reception.

Estimated course enrollment: 45
Hours of work: 95 hours
Class schedule: W 10-12 (lectures – Dual Delivery); W 12-1, W 1-2 (tutorials –Dual Delivery)
Dates of appointment: 1 September 2020 to 31 December 2020
Salary: $46.24 per hour

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. Due to the current circumstances, it is likely that some TA duties will be carried out online (e.g. video conferencing for one or both tutorials)

Application Procedure: Submit a letter of application, a brief Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and a current CV to Aphrodite Gardner, Centre for Comparative Literature aphrodite.gardner@utoronto.ca

If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact Ms. Aphrodite Gardner, Business Officer at the Centre for Comparative Literature aphrodite.gardner@utoronto.ca

Closing date for applications: July 13, 2020

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

Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting
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.



CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
LITERATURE AND CRITICAL THEORY PROGRAM AT VICTORIA COLLEGE 
Teaching Assistant: one position CLOSED
VIC 205H1S

Empires II

This course examines literary representations of intercultural encounters in the context of imperial conquest and hegemony from the emergence of the modern nation-state through more recent developments in globalization. We will consider four novelists (Aphra Behn, Herman Melville, Chinua Achebe, and Shusaku Endo), each writing from a distinct cultural perspective, who represent encounters with the “Other” at different points in the history of imperialist expansion. We will frame our analysis of these literary authors with reference to several key 20th-century philosophical reflections on the relationship between the self and others. Drawing on phenomenological examinations of the same theme in the work Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Fanon, Buber, and Levinas, we will attend to the novel’s special power as a medium for encountering and imagining the Other in the context of colonial expansion and globalization.

Includes Texts By: Montaigne, Aphra Behn (Oroonoko), Melville (Moby Dick), Achebe (Things Fall Apart),  and Endo (Silence). Critical works by Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Fanon, Levinas, and Buber.

Estimated course enrollment:  45
Hours of work: 95 hours
Class schedule:  W 10-12 (Lectures-Dual Delivery);  W12-1 , W 1-2 (tutorials-Dual Delivery)
Dates of appointment: 1 January 2021 to 30 April 2021
Salary:  $46.24 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.  Due to the current circumstances, it is likely that some TA duties will be carried out online (e.g. video conferencing for one or both tutorials).

Application Procedure: Submit a letter of application, a brief Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and a current CV to Aphrodite Gardner, Centre for Comparative Literature (aphrodite.gardner@utoronto.ca).

If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact Ms. Aphrodite Gardner, Business Officer at the Centre for Comparative Literature aphrodite.gardner@utoronto.ca

Closing date for applications:  July 13, 2020

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.




CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
LITERATURE AND CRITICAL THEORY PROGRAM AT VICTORIA COLLEGE
 JOB POSTING – Teaching Assistant:  One position
EMERGENCY POSTING  September 2019

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 will span a broad historical range and are expected to include: Homer’s The Odyssey, Aristotle’s Poetics, the Bible, the Qur’an, Dante’s Inferno, Auerbach’s Mimesis, Russian Formalist literary theory, Eliot’s The Waste Land, Barthes’s Mythologies, Mahasweta Devi’s Imaginary Maps, and Foucault’s The History of Sexuality, vol 1.

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 2019 to 30 April 2020
Salary:  $45.33 / $46.24 beginning January 2020 per hour

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.

 If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact Ms. Aphrodite Gardner, Business Officer at the Centre for Comparative Literature agardner@chass.utoronto.ca

 Closing date for applications:  September 5, 2019

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.

 Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located.  Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.  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.

CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
LITERATURE AND CRITICAL THEORY PROGRAM AT VICTORIA COLLEGE
 
Teaching Assistant: one position
VIC 203H1F
Empires I
 EMERGENCY POSTING  September 3, 2019

Course Description

 This course explores numerus facets of Euro-colonialism as they inform selected literary, visual and politico-philosophical texts.  Beginning with early modern Spanish, English and French Empires, we will study capitalist, colonialist, anti-colonialist or – imperialist discourses and texts.  Students will acquire a strong set of interpretative and writing skills, will learn to situate the literature we discuss in a broad, historical framework, and will be encouraged to think critically about contemporary representations of empire, racialization, and ecological crisis.

Estimated course enrolment:  45
Hours of work: 95 hours
Class schedule:  M 12-2 (lectures); M2, M3 (tutorials)
Dates of appointment: 1 September 2019 to 31 December 2019
Salary:  $45.33 per hour

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.

If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact Ms. Aphrodite Gardner, Business Officer at the Centre for Comparative Literature agardner@chass.utoronto.ca

 Closing date for applications:  September 5, 2019

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

 

Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located.  Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting

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.

CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
LITERATURE AND CRITICAL THEORY PROGRAM AT VICTORIA COLLEGE
JOB POSTING – Teaching Assistant:  Two positions (Closed)

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 will span a broad historical range and are expected to include: Homer’s The Odyssey, Aristotle’s Poetics, the Bible, the Qur’an, Dante’s Inferno, Auerbach’s Mimesis, Russian Formalist literary theory, Eliot’s The Waste Land, Barthes’s Mythologies, Mahasweta Devi’s Imaginary Maps, and Foucault’s The History of Sexuality, vol 1.

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 2019 to 30 April 2020
Salary:  $45.33 / $46.24 beginning January 2020 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:  July 12, 2019

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.


CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
LITERATURE AND CRITICAL THEORY PROGRAM AT VICTORIA COLLEGE
 Teaching Assistant: one position (Closed)
VIC 203H1F
Empires I
Course Description

 This course explores numerus facets of Euro-colonialism as they inform selected literary, visual and politico-philosophical texts.  Beginning with early modern Spanish, English and French Empires, we will study capitalist, colonialist, anti-colonialist or – imperialist discourses and texts.  Students will acquire a strong set of interpretative and writing skills, will learn to situate the literature we discuss in a broad, historical framework, and will be encouraged to think critically about contemporary representations of empire, racialization, and ecological crisis.

Estimated course enrolment:  45
Hours of work: 95 hours
Class schedule:  M 12-2 (lectures); M2, M3 (tutorials)
Dates of appointment: 1 September 2019 to 31 December 2019
Salary:  $45.33 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:  July 12, 2019

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.


CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
LITERATURE AND CRITICAL THEORY PROGRAM AT VICTORIA COLLEGE
 Teaching Assistant: one position (Closed)
VIC 205H1S
Empires II

This course examines literary representations of intercultural encounters in the context of imperial conquest and hegemony from the emergence of the modern nation-state through more recent developments in globalization. We will consider four novelists (Aphra Behn, Herman Melville, Chinua Achebe, and Shusaku Endo), each writing from a distinct cultural perspective, who represent encounters with the “Other” at different points in the history of imperialist expansion. We will frame our analysis of these literary authors with reference to several key 20th-century philosophical reflections on the relationship between the self and others. Drawing on phenomenological examinations of the same theme in the work Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Fanon, Buber, and Levinas, we will attend to the novel’s special power as a medium for encountering and imagining the Other in the context of colonial expansion and globalization.

Includes Texts By: Montaigne, Aphra Behn (Oroonoko), Melville (Moby Dick), Achebe (Things Fall Apart),  and Endo (Silence). Critical works by Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Fanon, Levinas, and Buber.

Estimated course enrolment:  45
Hours of work: 95 hours
Class schedule:  M12-2  (lectures); M2, M3 (tutorials)
Dates of appointment: 1 January 2020 to 30 April 2020
Salary:  $46.24 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:  July 12, 2019

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.


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

JOB POSTING – Teaching Assistant: Two positions | CLOSED
VIC 202Y1Y Forms of Representation
Closing date for applications: July 13, 2018 

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 will span a broad historical range and are expected to include: Homer’s The Odyssey, Aristotle’s Poetics, the Bible, the Qur’an, Dante’s Inferno, Auerbach’s Mimesis, Russian Formalist literary theory, Eliot’s The Waste Land, Barthes’s Mythologies, Mahasweta Devi’s Imaginary Maps, and Foucault’s The History of Sexuality, vol 1.

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 2018 to 30 April 2019

Salary: $44.44 / 45.33 beginning January 2019 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: July 13, 2018

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.

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

Teaching Assistant: One position  | CLOSED
VIC 203H1F Empires I
Closing date for applications: July 13, 2018

This course will examine the role epic poetry has played in the literary representations that accompany imperial conquests and hegemony from pre-modern times to the emergence of the modern nation-state. Using Vergil’s Aeneid and its reception as our thematic framework, we will compare the establishment, interpretation and reinvention of cultural forms of empire at local, national, transnational and global levels. We will read a number of literary responses to the Aeneid, paying particular attention to the tradition of epic poetry, to consider how these works have been used to celebrate, critique, or reimagine empires and imperialism. Theoretical texts, including the work of Bakhtin, Said, hooks, Gadamer, Latour and others will inform—but not determine—our exploration of Vergil’s reception.

Texts include: Virgil’s, Aeneid; Augustine, Confessions and City of God; Dante, Inferno and Purgatorio; Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra; Milton, Paradise Lost; Alonso de Ercilla, La Araucana. Critical Works by Bakhtin, Said, Gadamer, bell hooks, Latour, David Quint, and Charles Martindale.

Estimated course enrolment: 45
Hours of work: 95 hours
Class schedule: F 10-12 (lectures); F12, F1 (tutorials)
Dates of appointment: 1 September 2018 to 31 December 2018

Salary: $44.44 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: July 13, 2018

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.

CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
LITERATURE AND CRITICAL THEORY PROGRAM AT VICTORIA COLLEGE
Teaching Assistant: One position  | CLOSED
VIC 205H1S Empires II
Closing date for applications: July 13, 2018

This course examines literary representations of intercultural encounters in the context of imperial conquest and hegemony from the emergence of the modern nation-state through more recent developments in globalization. We will consider four novelists (Aphra Behn, Herman Melville, Chinua Achebe, and Shusaku Endo), each writing from a distinct cultural perspective, who represent encounters with the “Other” at different points in the history of imperialist expansion. We will frame our analysis of these literary authors with reference to several key 20th-century philosophical reflections on the relationship between the self and others. Drawing on phenomenological examinations of the same theme in the work Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Fanon, Buber, and Levinas, we will attend to the novel’s special power as a medium for encountering and imagining the Other in the context of colonial expansion and globalization.

Includes Texts By: Montaigne, Aphra Behn (Oroonoko), Melville (Moby Dick), Achebe (Things Fall Apart), and Endo (Silence). Critical works by Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Fanon, Levinas, and Buber.

Estimated course enrolment: 45
Hours of work: 95 hours
Class schedule: F 10-12 (lectures); F12, F1 (tutorials)
Dates of appointment: 1 January 2019 to 30 April 2019

Salary: $45.33 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: July 13, 2018

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.

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