Sessional Lecturer - Queer Indigenous Politics and Cultures

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

Sessional Lecturer - SDS385H1S Queer Indigenous Politics and Cultures

Date Posted: 09/24/2020
Req ID: 1153
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Course number and title: SDS385H1S Queer Indigenous Politics and Cultures 

This upper level course introduces students to questions of gender, sexuality, two-spirit, and same-sex desire at the intersections of race, indigeneity, and the violences of settler colonialism. Students will engage with work by scholars, activists, and artists in the fields of indigenous and queer studies, decolonizing activism, and cultural production.

Estimated course enrolment: 45

Class schedule: Mondays, 10:00am-12:00pm 

* Please note that, in keeping with current circumstances, this course may be delivered in-person, remotely/online, or by a combination of delivery methods as determined by the Department at a later date.  

Sessional dates of appointment: January 01, 2021 - April 30, 2021 

Salary: $8,489.67 (Sessional Lecturer I)  

$8,869.25 (Sessional Lecturer I Long Term)  

$9,085.58 (Sessional Lecturer II)  

$9,301.90 (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. 

Minimum qualifications: Master's degree in sexuality studies, indigenous studies, or related field. 

Preferred qualifications: Doctorate degree in sexuality studies, indigenous studies, or related field; experience teaching in a university environment; relevant background in sexuality studies and indigenous studies.  

Description of duties: Duties include the design of a university credit course, including preparation and delivery of course content; development, administration and marking of assignments, tests and exams; calculation and submission of grades; holding regular office hours. 

Application instructions: Applicants should submit a detailed letter of application; an updated curriculum vitae; names and contact information (email and phone) for two referees or two reference letters; evidence of teaching in the relevant area, including student evaluations if available; and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form located here: Please ensure you are using the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form.     

Submit Application to: Valley Weadick, Program Administrative Coordinator, Mark S. Bonham Centre Sexual Diversity Studies at A valid email address is required. 

Closing Date: 10/19/2020, 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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