Sessional Lecturer - Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
01 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Sessional lecturer 1
IMC 391H1- Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Course description:

This experiential learning course allows students to explore the inner working of new venture companies or other innovative organizations. The majority of the course consists of activities applying entrepreneurial concepts within a local organization, with oversight from the Impact Centre. In-class activities facilitate the application of entrepreneurial tools to develop the students’ entrepreneurial skills. Note: students must apply to be considered for participation in this course.

Description of duties: This course is currently planned for hybrid delivery (online and in-person) in the Winter 2021 term. All normal duties related to the design and teaching of a University credit course, including: administering course in accordance with University regulations as described in the Faculty of Arts & Science Academic Handbook for Instructors; delivering lectures; developing syllabus and marking scheme; setting and invigilating term tests and final examination / assessment; grading and reporting final grades; possible supervision of teaching assistants; availability in office hours for academic counselling of students.

Qualifications: Preferred consideration will be given to applicants with an MBA (or equivalent level of business knowledge), a background in teaching and applying Lean LaunchPad methodology and who have previous experience teaching an equivalent course at the University level. Applicants may be asked to supply a proposed course outline and/or references. Please note that in keeping with current circumstances, the candidate must be prepared to teach this course entirely online. Experience with management and delivery of online courses using University of Toronto or similar online systems (e.g., Quercus, Canvas-based technologies, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, etc.) not required but is an asset.

Estimated course enrolment: 150

Estimated TA support: TBD

Sessional dates:  January 1 – April 30, 2021 

Salary:  $8,489 Sessional Lecturer I

$8,869 Sessional Lecturer I - Long Term

$9,085 Sessional Lecturer II

$9,301 Sessional Lecturer III

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.

Application Procedure: All individuals interested in this position must submit a Curriculum Vitae and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form, available at to Following the closing date, select applicants will be asked to submit an annotated proposed syllabus for the course. 

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

If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact

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. 

The appointment will be made at the earliest possible time before the commencement of classes.  Final availability of the position is contingent upon final course determination, enrolment, budgetary considerations, and the final determination of assignments flowing from Article 14:03 of the Collective Agreement.

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.

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

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

Diversity Statement
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.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

Similar jobs

Similar jobs