Sessional Instructor - ECE286 - Probability and Statistics

Toronto (Region), Ontario (CA)
07 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
24 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Sessional Instructor - ECE286 - Probability and Statistics

Date Posted: 09/02/2020
Req ID: 851
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
Department: Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Course description: A course in probability and statistics for Engineering Science students focusing on building solid probabilistic and statistical foundations both mathematically and in terms of engineering application. Topics include: sample space, events, definitions of probability, conditional probability, Bayes' theorem, important classes of discrete and continuous random variables and their distributions, joint, conditional, and marginal distributions, expectation, moment generating and characteristic functions, transformations of random variables, central limit theorem and approximations. Graphical methods, quantile plots, point and interval estimation of population parameters, method of maximum likelihood. Hypothesis testing, simple and multiple regression, correlation analysis, and introduction to Bayesian statistics.   

Estimated TA support: ~5-7

Estimated course enrolment: 244

Class schedule:

Sessional dates of appointment: January 4, 2021- April 30, 2021

Salary: as per the Collective Agreement

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred consideration will be given to applicants who have taught the course/equiv. before or have teaching expertise in the subject.

Description of duties: Deliver lectures in accordance with class schedule and description; supervises TAs; evaluate student's work and assigns final grades.

Application Procedure: Please submit a completed application – link is:  and attach a detailed Teaching Resume. Completed applications are to be submitted electronically to

Closing Date: 09/24/2020, 11:59PM EDT

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement. 

 It is understood that some announcements of vacancies are tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolment. Should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.  

 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.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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