Sessional Lecturer - WGS 396 S Writing the Body

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Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
13 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
02 Nov 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Sessional Lecturer - WGS 396 S Writing the Body 1
Job Posting for Sessional Lecturer

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

2020-21 Winter: January 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021
WGS 396 H1S: Writing the Body

Examines the ways in which bodies are lived and enscribed and represented through a variety of genres. Students will work through issues of corporeality and materiality in the production and reception of texts and will practice embodied writing on a personal level through in-class workshops and written assignments.

Enrolment Estimate:      45 students

Estimated TA Support:  40 hours

Class Schedule:             Monday 6pm-8pm

Please note that, in keeping with current circumstances, this course will be delivered online (synchronous) as per the meeting schedule.


$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:
Completed Ph.D. with a scholarly background in areas related to the specific course required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Teaching experience of a similar course at the university level. Experience using online teaching and learning platforms, apps, and software is also preferred.

Description of Duties:

  • Preparing the syllabus, reading list and lecture materials
  • Delivering lectures
  • Developing, marking and administering course assignments, tests and final assessments
  • Holding regular office hours
  • Communicating with students via email and Quercus
  • Supervising a teaching assistant(s), including overseeing grading and providing guidance concerning engagement with students

Application Process:
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching similar courses (if applicable), two letters of reference and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form available at by Monday, November 2, 2020. 

Applications should be sent to:

Undergraduate Coordinator c/o Paul Tsang

Women and Gender Studies Institute,

Wilson Hall, New College, room 2032

40 Willcocks Street

University of Toronto

Toronto, ON M5S 1C6


Applications and CVs should be submitted by e-mail.

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.

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 of the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 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.

The deadline to apply is Monday, November 2, 2020.

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

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