Tamil instructor at York

Ian Smith iansmith at YORKU.CA
Fri Nov 21 15:11:11 UTC 2008

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Likely opening for Tamil instructor - Call for early applications and 
expressions of interest

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at York 
University in Toronto ( http://dlll.yorku.ca/ ) expects to offer 
beginning and intermediate Tamil, starting in 2009-10. The courses will 
be staffed for the first few years by contract faculty, earning 
approximately CAD 16,000 per two-semester course.  (The courses will be 
scheduled on two days per week, so that the instructor will be free to 
seek supplementary employment on other days.)

Hiring procedures are governed by the collective agreement with Local 
3903 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, which groups contract 
faculty, TAs & research assistants at York.   According to the 
established procedures, early "blanket" applications must be received by 
January 31, 2009.  Assuming the courses are approved, a second 
application window will be open for two weeks beginning April 22, 2009, 
when the job descriptions ("Postings") will be made available.

We will be looking for an instructor with university level 
qualifications and experience.  Toronto has a sizeable Tamil-heritage 
community, from which the majority of the students is likely to be 
drawn. Experience dealing with groups with mixed prior exposure to Tamil 
will therefore be an advantage.  Class size is expected to be 20-30. 
The Department is home to a number of language/culture programmes as 
well as to a substantial linguistics section. (Linguistics has a 
separate website at http://dlll.yorku.ca/linguistics/ )  We also have a 
graduate programme in linguistics and applied linguistics ( 
http://www.yorku.ca/gradling/ )

I would be glad to hear informally from anyone who might be interested 
in applying for these courses, either now or at the end of April. 
(Please respond to me <iansmith at yorku.ca> , not to the general list!)

Anyone wishing to submit an early application must use the prescribed 
form, available from:

Hints on filling out the form:
Employee number should be left blank, unless you have already worked at 
Social Insurance Number should be left blank if you do not have a 
Canadian Social Insurance number.
Early applicants should circle "Blanket" beside "Type of Application"
Faculty is "Liberal Arts and Professional Studies"
Department is "DLLL"
Under Courses/Positions requested write the following:
1. AS/TAM1000 6.0 Introduction to Tamil, FW09  and
2. AS/TAM2000 6.0 Intermediate Tamil, FW09
The rest of page 1 as well as pp. 2-4 deal with prior teaching 
experience at York and unless you have taught here before, you may skip 
to p. 5 of the form.
A curriculum vitae is also required.

Early applications should be received no later than Jan 31, 2009 at the 
following address:

Administrative Assistant
Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
York University
4700 Keele St.
Toronto, ON
Canada  M3J 1P3.

The CUPE3903 collective agreement is available from 

Ian Smith
Ian R. Smith
Associate Professor of Linguistics
Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
York University
4700 Keele St.
Toronto  M3J 1P3

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