Sessional Instructional Assistant - Health Care Ethics

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

Sessional Instructional Assistant - HMB406H1S - Health Care Ethics
Date Posted: 09/28/2020
Req ID: 1147
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Human Biology
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Course description: Since research involving human subjects lays the foundation for innovation in modern health care, this course examines health care ethics along a continuum from bench to bedside. Ethical issues are discussed in the context of specific cases involving human research, as well as contemporary clinical practice. 

Estimated course enrolment: 35 students

Hours of Work: 50 (to be confirmed)

Class schedule: Lectures on Mondays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 

*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 University at a later date

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

Salary: $46.92 per hour plus of vacation pay

*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: Candidates should have a completed M.Sc. degree in a related field and basic knowledge of bioethics and ethical theory. Previous Teaching Assistant experience in a bioethics course preferred. 

Description of duties:

  • Assist in preparation of course syllabus and course marking scheme;
  • Assist in teaching weekly lectures and tutorials;
  • Assist in marking assignments and exams;
  • Providing office hours for academic counselling of students;
  • Assist in setting and marking assignments/exams
  • Assist in course administration in accordance with University regulations as described in the Faculty of Arts & Science Academic Handbook for Instructors.

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.

Applications should be submitted by: October 19, 2020 to:

Director, Human Biology Program, 

University of Toronto, Wetmore Hall, Room 105

300 Huron Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3J6

Email: or FAX 416-946-5536

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.

Diversity Statement
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