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Reference   |   Awards, Contests, Scholarships and Grants   |   Job Postings in the Latin American Studies Program

Reference for LAS Students

Application form for LAS410H1, Independent Study (PDF 68Kb)
This form outlines, for both student and supervisor, the expectations, rules and regulations associated with LAS Independent Study courses.

NGOCASMQGA.pdf
This listing, which was compiled by Peter T. Johnson (Princeton University) provides starting points for seeking information from and about Non-Governmental Organizations, Civic Associations, Social Movements, and Quasi-Governmental Agencies and their activities in rural and urban Latin America.

Canadian NGOs on LA Development.pdf
This document, compiled by Lissette Rosado Ferrari and Berenice Villagómez, includes information on Canadian NGOs that work on different areas of development in Latin America.



Awards, Contests, Scholarships and Grants

UofT Faculty of Arts and Science Undergraduate Research Fund

The Undergraduate Research Fund fosters research experience at the undergraduate level by providing students with an opportunity to develop a research project of their own, for which there is no other available funding. The fund is open to all Arts & Science undergraduate students in good academic standing and no minimum GPA is required. The Fund is to be used for research initiated by students, related to their degree, and supervised by a faculty member either through a regular course, an independent study, a research essay, or other academic project. For more information, please visit: http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/scholarships/undergraduate-research-fund

Latin American Studies Undergraduate Research Award 

The award is designed especially for undergraduates, with a preference for those in their second- and third-years of study. It aims to support exceptionally qualified and committed undergraduate students who want to engage in bold, innovative projects in the region. Priority shall be given to Major or Minor students in Latin American Studies Students. Applicants are asked to propose a project that is likely to increase their commitment toward, and knowledge of, Latin America. The project should be completed sometime between May 1 and December 31, 2017. It is permitted to propose a project you would pursue while engaged in a study abroad or internship programme, but this is not required.

Undregraduate Research Award Application 

Undergraduate Research Award Information 

 



Job Postings

Latin American Studies Program / Faculty of Arts and Science
Continuously-Posted Notice
Filling Sessional Lecturer Positions
Under the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement

How to Submit an Application

The Latin American Studies Program may hire Sessional Lecturers to deliver some of its undergraduate courses. Specific courses will be posted on the Resources section of the program’s website at las.utoronto.ca/resources, and on our program bulletin board at JHB 535. To be considered for a position, the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form http://forms.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/#recruitment, a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae must be submitted to:

Dr. Susan Antebi, Director
170 St. George St., room 535
Toronto, ON   M5R 2M8
las . director   @   utoronto . ca
with copy to: las . coord   @   utoronto . ca

A valid email address is required. We prefer that applications and CVs be submitted via email.

General Information
Generally speaking, we expect to make decisions concerning courses in July for Winter or Fall courses; and in December for Spring courses. However, some decisions may be made earlier or later than these time frames, depending on circumstances. Unexpected vacancies may arise at any time.
Applications will be retained for twenty-four (24) months. Persons who submit applications and CVs will receive emailed job postings for specific positions for the subsequent twenty-four (24) months.

This notice is posted pursuant to the CUPE Local 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement. Please note that in accordance with that agreement, preference in hiring is given to qualified persons advanced to the rank of Sessional Lecturer II or Sessional Lecturer III in accordance with Article 14:12.


 Posting Date: July 19, 2017.

JOB POSTING – SESSIONAL LECTURER

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM
FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

Title and number of the course: LAS 200 H1F – Introduction to Latin American Studies I: Foundational Themes
Course Description: A multi-disciplinary introductory course studying the development of Latin American societies from their pre-Columbian past to the 19th century building of modern nations. Cultural, historical, political, and social topics are examined combining historical documents with art, music and other texts from popular culture.

Estimated Course Enrolment: 40-50
Estimate of TA Support: 105 - 190 hours (pending final course enrolments)
Class Schedule: Tuesday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
Sessional Dates of Appointment: September 1st, 2017 to December 31st, 2017.
Salary: Sessional Lecturer I - $7,359.07; Sessional Lecturer I Long Term - $7,498.50; Sessional Lecturer II - $7,823.85; Sessional Lecturer III - $8,185.35 (including vacation pay)

Please note that should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline in Latin American studies required; Experience in teaching at the university level required. An added benefit is previous experience teaching a Latin American Studies interdisciplinary course.

Description of Duties: Developing syllabus; teaching a weekly two-hour class; providing scheduled office hours for academic counselling of students; preparation and delivery of course material; preparation and delivery of assignments and tests; marking of student work and submission of grades; supervision of teaching assistants.

Application Process: All individuals interested in this position must submit a Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter, and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form (available at http://forms.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/#recruitment), by August 9, 2017. Applications should be sent to: (Electronic applications preferred)

Professor Susan Antebi
Director, Latin American Studies
University of Toronto
Jackman Humanities Building
170 St. George St. Room 535
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8
Email: las . director   @   utoronto . ca
with copy to: las . coord @ utoronto . ca

Please note: Undergraduate or graduate students and postdoctoral fellows of the University of Toronto are covered by the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 collective agreement rather than the Unit 3 collective agreement, and should not apply for positions posted under the Unit 3 collective agreement.
Preference in hiring is given to qualified individuals advanced to the rank of Sessional Lecturer II or Sessional Lecturer III in accordance with Article 14:12.
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.
This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement.

 


 

Posting Date: July 19, 2017.

JOB POSTING – SESSIONAL LECTURER

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM
FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

Title and number of the course: LAS 301 H1F – Topics in the Humanities
Subtitle: Latin American Thought
Course Description: A seminar course exploring critical thinking by some of the most influential Latin American intellectuals of the 20th and 21st century. Students read a wide selection of texts and discuss Latin American debates on culture, history, politics, and society within a regional and global context. Some of the emerging issues studied include: cultural diversity, identity, indigenism, liberation theology, colonialism, neocolonialism, postcolonialism, coloniality, and decoloniality.

Estimated Course Enrolment: 20 - 25 students
Estimate of TA Support: 105 hours (pending final enrolment)
Class Schedule: Wednesday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
Sessional Dates of Appointment: September 1st, 2017 to December 31st, 2017.
Salary: Sessional Lecturer I - $7,359.07; Sessional Lecturer I Long Term - $7,498.50; Sessional Lecturer II - $7,823.85; Sessional Lecturer III - $8,185.35 (including vacation pay).

Please note that should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline in Latin American studies required; Experience in teaching at the university level required. An added benefit is previous experience teaching a Latin American Studies interdisciplinary course.

Description of Duties: Developing syllabus; teaching a weekly two-hour class; providing scheduled office hours for academic counselling of students; preparation and delivery of course material; preparation and delivery of assignments and tests; marking of student work and submission of grades.

Application Process: All individuals interested in this position must submit a Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter, and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form (available at http://forms.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/#recruitment), by August 9, 2017. Applications should be sent to: (Electronic applications preferred)

Professor Susan Antebi
Director, Latin American Studies
University of Toronto
Jackman Humanities Building
170 St. George St. Room 535
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8
Email: las . director   @   utoronto . ca
with copy to: las . coord   @   utoronto . ca

Please note: Undergraduate or graduate students and postdoctoral fellows of the University of Toronto are covered by the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 collective agreement rather than the Unit 3 collective agreement, and should not apply for positions posted under the Unit 3 collective agreement.
Preference in hiring is given to qualified individuals advanced to the rank of Sessional Lecturer II or Sessional Lecturer III in accordance with Article 14:12.
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.
This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement.

 


 

Posting Date: July 21, 2017

JOB POSTING – TEACHING ASSISTANT

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM
FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

Title and Number of the Course: LAS 301 H1F – Topics in the Humanities
Subtitle: Latin American Thought
Course Description: A seminar course exploring critical thinking by some of the most influential Latin American intellectuals of the 20th and 21st century. Students read a wide selection of texts and discuss Latin American debates on culture, history, politics, and society within a regional and global context. Some of the emerging issues studied include: cultural diversity, identity, indigenism, liberation theology, colonialism, neocolonialism, postcolonialism, coloniality, and decoloniality.

Position Type: Teaching Assistant
Estimated Number of Positions: One (1)

Qualifications: Applicants should have at least an MA in Spanish/Portuguese or History or Latin American Studies or Comparative Literature, preferably with a concentration in Latin American Studies. First consideration will be given to full-time graduate students at the University of Toronto.

Description of duties: Attend first contact training with Course Instructor; Attend all course lectures; Complete all course readings; Meet with students during office hours for academic counseling; Respond to student inquiries; Upload readings to Blackboard; Mark course materials (evaluations and tests, according to the answer keys provided by the Course Instructor); Report marks to the Course Instructor, ensuring accuracy and delivering the marks in a timely fashion.

Dates of Appointment: September 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017.
Size of Appointment (# of hours): 105
Estimated Course Enrolment: 20 – 25
Class Schedule: Wednesdays, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Rate of Pay: SGS 11-Mstrs/11-Phd/PDF - $43.65/hour (+4% vacation pay)

Posting Date: July 21, 2017
Closing Date: August 11, 2017
Emergency Posting: No

Application Procedure: Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and names of two references by Friday, August 11. Applications should be sent (preferably by email) to:

Professor Susan Antebi
Email: las . director   @   utoronto . ca
Director, Latin American Studies Program
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 537
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.

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.