African Studies (Graduate Teaching Assistant)

The African Studies Minor Program in the UBC Faculty of Arts is seeking applications for a one-term teaching assistantship during 2020 Winter Term 1.

Position: Graduate Teaching Assistant I or II (G.T.A. I or II)

A G.T.A. I is a graduate student who holds a masters degree or is a graduate student who is registered in a doctoral degree program at the University of British Columbia or who is a student who holds a masters or doctoral degree in the posted discipline.

 A G.T.A. II is a graduate student who holds a bachelor’s degree or is a graduate student who is registered in a masters degree program at the University of British Columbia or who is a student who holds a bachelors degree in the posted discipline. An employee who is registered in a diploma or licentiate program shall be appointed as a G.T.A. II.

Course details: AFST 250A sections 001 & 2 (3 credits) – Introduction to African Studies: cultural, historical, and geographical issues of African Studies. The specific course description can be found at https://africanstudies.arts.ubc.ca/courses
Instructor: Dr. Kofi Gbolonyo
Lectures are scheduled on Tu/Th, 12:30 to 2:00pm and Tu/Th, 3:30 to 5:00 pm

Qualifications: Registration as a graduate student at UBC (either MA or PhD); substantially familiar with the general history, culture, and geography of the African continent either through undergraduate (or graduate) coursework or prior experience as a TA for a course with substantial African content.

Duties: Participate in Collaborate Ultra discussion classes; assist instructor with maintaining the Canvas course site; communicate with students; grade assignments and final exam

Hours: 12 hours per week for 4 months (September 8 – Dec 31, 2020)

Salary: $    34.44/hour for GTA I; $    33.14/hour for GTA II

Application: Please provide an updated CV and a brief cover letter. The CV should contain specific details of relevant experience either as a teaching assistant for a course with substantial African content or as a student having completed coursework at the undergraduate (or graduate level) with substantial African content.

Application materials should be sent the Chair of African Studies Program, Dr. Suzanne James c/o Silva Kraal at silva.kraal@ubc.ca

Deadline: 10:00 am, Friday, August 25, 2020

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.