Sessional Lecturer - Real Estate and the City

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Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
05 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
30 Oct 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Date Posted: 09/30/2020
Req ID: 1225
Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)
Department: Department of Human Geography
Campus: University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)


Course Number and Titile: CITC03H3 S, Real Estate and the City

Course Description: Operation of property markets; cities as markets in land and structures; stocks of property and flows of accommodation service; location of industry, offices and retailing within the city; rental and owner-occupied housing; depreciation and maintenance; cyclical behaviour in metropolitan property markets; impacts of local government; property taxation.

Estimated course enrolment: 40 students

Estimated TA support: To be determined 

Class schedule: Mondays, 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Sessional dates of appointment: January 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021

Salary: Sessional Lecturer I - $8,489.67; Sessional Lecturer I Long Term - $8,869.25; Sessional Lecturer II - $9,085.58; Sessional Lecturer III - $9,301.90

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.

Qualifications: PhD or ABD required. Effective teacher: teaching experience is an asset. Well-organized and stimulating approach to subject. Applicants’ research area should be closely related to course material.
A university degree in a related area of study. A graduate degree is an asset. Minimum three (3) years work experience in urban planning, or municipal or property law. Excellent knowledge of current processes of real estate in the Ontario urban context. Effective teacher: Teaching experience is an asset. Well-organized and stimulating approach to subject.

Description of duties: The course will be offered completely online, hence will require the instructors to perform all normal duties related to the design and teaching of a normal credit course offered in an online environment, including preparation and delivery of course content through online lectures, upload lecture modules and course content, live interactions through mediums that support video communications; development, creation, administration and marking of online assignments, tests and exams; hold online office hours. Supervising TAs assigned to courses, if needed. Support will be provided from Centre for Teaching and Learning to accommodate with the online environment if needed.  

Application Procedure: 

All applicants who wish to be considered for a particular position must submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Letters from two referees are also sought; comments on both research and teaching would be of value. Referees to send the reference letters separately to: Applicants must include the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form available at in their applications.

Application materials should be submitted to the attention of Professor Thembela Kepe, Chair, Department of Human Geography, University of Toronto Scarborough. All applications must be submitted to the Online Teaching Application at:

Closing Date: 10/30/2020, 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.

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.

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