Jobs « Department for the Study of Religion

By: Religion U Toronto  09-12-2011

These positions are only available to students eligible for the Work-Study Program.

Work-Study Position: Teaching and Pedagogy Research Assistant

Job Order Number: 2012.WC.1519

Position Description: Students will work on developing and enhancing resources for the teaching of religion in the Department for the Study of Religion.

Work-Study Position: Digital Humanities Program Assistant

Job Order Number: 2012.WC.1527

Position Description: This person will provide programming support for digital humanities communities at the University and help develop online resources for working with new technologies in the humanities.

Work-Study Position: Video and Web Support Assistant

Job Order Number: 2012.WC.1512

Position Description: This person will provide general web support for websites in the Department for the Study of Religion. In particular, the person will videotape events and be responsible for putting these videos online. The student should have experience with website development and video processing.

Work-Study Position: Activities & communications coordinator

Job Order Number: 2012.WC.1511

Position Description: The student will assist in the development of program activities for the undergraduate Religion major program, as well as in the development of website resources designed to enhance undergraduate programs in the department. The student will design a series of creative activities designed to enhance undergraduate student experience in the Department for the Study of Religion. These may include organizing online communities, promotional videos, exhibits of student work, or social events. The student may also provide general support to departmental staff.

Work-Study Position: Sound engineering and digital reporting

Job Order Number: 2012.WC.1518

Position Description: The student will assist in the development of audio stories focused on research in the Department for the Study of Religion’s projects in Buddhist Studies. The student may help produce stories (involving audio recording, story composition and audio editing), as well as promote these stories using online communities, promotional videos, digital exhibits, or community events. An interest and some training in Inner Asian religious communities (Tibet and Mongolia in particular) is preferred.

Work-Study Position: Library collections assessment research

Job Order Number: 2012.WC.1517

Position Description: The student will prepare a detailed assessment of the library collections in Buddhist Studies at the U of T, including foreign language collections in Asian languages and digital resources. The assessment will involve comparison with collections at other libraries in North America and communication with librarians at those sites, as well as the developing of recommendations for further collection development at U of T. Knowledge of any Asian languages would be helpful although is not required.

Work-Study Position: Research assistant in Buddhist Studies

Job Order Number: 2012.WC.1531

Position Description: Students will assist faculty and doctoral students in the Dept for the Study of Religion in a range of research projects, focusing on the historical and anthropological study of Buddhist traditions and their relationship with epic literature, oral traditions, and healing practices in particular. Excellent library research skills required.

Work-Study Position: Burmese or Vietnamese research assistant

Job Order Number: 2012.WC.1532

Position Description: Students will assist faculty in the Dept for the Study of Religion’s Buddhist Studies program. The ability to read and speak Burmese (and possibly another regional language from Myanmar) or Vietnamese is required. Students will do bibliographic research and editorial work on a variety of topics relating to culture and religion in Myanmar/Vietnam.

Work-Study Position: Lao research assistant

Job Order Number: 2012.WC.1529

Position Description: Students will assist faculty in the Dept for the Study of Religion’s Buddhist Studies program. The ability to speak (and read, ideally) Lao, and/or possibly another regional language from Laos, is required. Students will do bibliographic research, editorial work, and ethnographic work on a variety of topics relating to culture and religion in Laos and in the Lao diaspora in Toronto.

Work-Study Position: Khmer language research assistant

Job Order Number: 2012.WC.1528

Position Description: Students will assist faculty in the Dept for the Study of Religion’s Buddhist Studies program. The ability to read and speak Khmer is required. Students will do bibliographic research on a variety of topics in Khmer studies.

Work-Study Position: Mongolian digital reporting

Job Order Number: 2012.WC.1525

Position Description: The student will assist in the development of audio stories focused on research in the Department for the Study of Religion’s projects in Buddhist Studies. The student will help produce stories (involving audio recording, story composition and audio editing) about local Mongolian communities. An understanding of spoken Mongolian and familiarity with Mongolian culture is required.

Work-Study Position: Mongolian language research assistant

Job Order Number: 2012.WC.1521

Position Description: Students will assist faculty and doctoral students in the Centre for the Study of Religion’s Buddhist Studies program. The ability to read Mongolian is required. Students will do bibliographic research on Mongolian research sources and prepare analytical summaries on a range of academic topics relating to Inner Asian religious traditions and history.

Work-Study Position: Tibetan bibliographer

Job Order Number: 2012.WC.1526

Position Description: The student will work with others to prepare a detailed assessment of the library collections in Tibetan Studies at the U of T. The assessment will involve comparison with collections at other libraries in North America and communication with librarians at those sites, as well as the developing of recommendations for further collection development at U of T. Ability to read Tibetan is required.

Work-Study Position: Tibetan digital reporting

Job Order Number: 2012.WC.1524

Position Description: The student will assist in the development of audio stories focused on research in the Department for the Study of Religion’s projects in Buddhist Studies. The student will help produce stories (involving audio recording, story composition and audio editing) about local Tibetan communities, or use audio materials recorded in Tibet. An understanding of spoken Tibetan and familiarity with Tibetan culture is required.

Work-Study Position: Tibetan transcription assistant

Job Order Number: 2012.WC.1523

Position Description: Students will assist faculty and doctoral students in the Centre for the Study of Religion’s Buddhist Studies program. The ability to understand, read, and write Tibetan is required. Students will transcribe audio and video recordings from Tibet, and in some cases translate into English. Students will classify these recordings using keywords, and work with a team to create edited audio/video productions.

Work-Study Position: Spoken Tibetan tutor

Job Order Number: 2012.WC.1522

Position Description: Students will assist students in the Department for the Study of Religion’s Buddhist Studies program with practicing spoken Tibetan. The ability to speak Tibetan fluently is required; the ability to read Tibetan is beneficial but not required.

Work-Study Position: Tibetan language research assistant

Job Order Number: 2012.WC.1520

Position Description: Students will assist faculty and doctoral students in the Centre for the Study of Religion’s Buddhist Studies program. The ability to read Tibetan is required. Students will do bibliographic research on Tibetan research sources and prepare analytical summaries on a range of academic topics relating to Tibetan religious traditions and history.

Work-Study Position: Chinese bibliographer

Job Order Number: 2012.WC.1530

Position Description: The student will work with others to prepare detailed bibliographies and summaries of research articles and books in Chinese.

Work-Study Position: Chinese language research assistant

Job Order Number: 2012.WC.1514

Position Description: Students will assist faculty and doctoral students in the Centre for the Study of Religion’s Buddhist Studies program. The ability to read Chinese is required. Students will do bibliographic research on Chinese research sources and prepare analytical summaries on a range of academic topics relating to Chinese religious traditions and history.

Work-Study Position: Russian language research assistant

Job Order Number: 2012.WC.1513

Position Description: Students will assist faculty and doctoral students in the Centre for the Study of Religion’s Buddhist Studies program. The ability to read Russian is required. Students will do bibliographic research on Russian research sources and prepare analytical summaries on a range of academic topics relating to Asian religious traditions and history.

Work-Study Position: German language research assistant

Job Order Number: 2012.WC.1516

Position Description: Students will assist faculty and doctoral students in the Centre for the Study of Religion’s Buddhist Studies program. The ability to read German fluently is required. Students will do bibliographic research on German research sources and prepare analytical summaries on a range of academic topics relating to Asian religious traditions and history.

Work-Study Position: French language research assistant

Job Order Number: 2012.WC.1515

Position Description: Students will assist faculty and doctoral students in the Centre for the Study of Religion’s Buddhist Studies program. The ability to read French fluently is required. Students will do bibliographic research on French research sources and prepare analytical summaries on a range of academic topics relating to Asian religious traditions and history.


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