Teaching Assistant

Job Posting – Teaching Assistant (CUPE Unit 1)

University of Toronto

Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies

Summer F Term 2020

The Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies seeks 1 Teaching Assistant for the following course:

JGJ360H1F The Holocaust in Literature (Cross-listed with HIS389H1F)

The course examines literary works written in different languages, in ghettos and concentration camps during the Holocaust, as well as those reflecting on the genocide in its aftermath. We focus on literature as a means of engaging with the unimaginable and on the cross analysis of eye-witness and memory writing. 


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


Office hours for academic counselling of students

Responding to student inquiries

Uploading readings to Blackboard

Marking course materials

Attending lectures

Course readings

Hours of work: approx. 90 Hours

Estimated Course Enrolment: 45

Class Schedule: Tuesdays 10:00am–1:00pm, Thursdays 10:00am–12:00pm

Rate of Pay: SGS 11-Mstrs/11-Phd - $46.24/hour (+4% vacation pay)

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.

 Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and names of two references by March 23, 2020. Applications should be sent by email to:


Professor Anna Shternshis and Professor Doris Bergen

email: cjs.events@utoronto.ca
Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 218, 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.

Posted on February 25, 2020.

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.