Sessional Lecturer : Special Topics in Urban Studies

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Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
06 Oct 2020
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26 Oct 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Sessional Lecturer - INI432H1S: Special Topics in Urban Studies

Date Posted: 10/05/2020
Req ID: 1206
Innis College
Department: Urban Studies Program, Innis College
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Course Number and Title: INI432H1S: Special Topics in Urban Studies

Course description: Special topics courses are offered periodically for senior students in the Urban Studies Program. Offerings in any given year will depend on program priorities, availability of specialized expertise and funding. Please note that, in keeping with current circumstances, this course will be delivered in an online synchronous mode.

Estimated Enrolment: 20

Number of Positions: 1

Estimated TA Support: 36 hours

Sessional Dates of Appointment: January 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021

Salary: Sessional Lecturer I of $8,489.67; Sessional Lecturer I – Long Term of $8,869.25; Sessional Lecturer II of $9,085.58; or Sessional Lecturer III of $9,301.90  (inclusive of vacation pay)

Minimum qualifications: 

Graduate degree in Urban Studies or closely related field.
At least 2 years of experience teaching at the university level.
Demonstrated knowledge of the subject matter as evidenced by scholarship or professional experience.

Description of duties: The Sessional Lecturer will develop a detailed syllabus, teach the full course, conduct all grading and prepare and submit all final marks. In addition, the Sessional Lecturer will, hold office hours each week, and answer student questions by email and/or appointment. 

Application Process: Those interested should email a course proposal, cover letter, curriculum vitae (by Word attachment), and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form (found here: to:

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Closing Date: 10/26/2020, 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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