Sessional Lecturer: SWARM

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

Sessional Lecturer: LMP 2310: SWARM (0.125 FCE x 2 positions)
Date Posted: 10/08/2020
Req ID: 1408
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Lab. Medicine & Pathobiology
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Course description: 

Mission: To provide students with collaborative self-directed opportunities for developing skills, knowledge and experience around skills associated with the mobilization of knowledge and its translation into tangible activities related to Translational Research.

Purpose: The intention of the modules is to be flexible and allow students to pursue specific interests or activities that contribute to their learning outcomes.   Core philosophies of the program include experiential learning, implementation, problem-solving, collaboration and tangible impact.

The SWARM is conceived as “mini-capstone” experiential learning opportunity. TRP students propose and implement a small collaborative project (10-12hrs of individual contribution each) guided by an SGS appointed Faculty Member. SWARM projects shall demonstrate a focus on integrative reflective learning and result in outcomes that demonstrate clear, specific and individual learning objectives for each participant and tangible benefits or contributions to ‘Translation”.

Estimated course enrollment:  ~30 students

Estimated TA support: not applicable

Class schedule:  2-hour seminar-style workshops; occurring Tuesdays/Thursdays between 1-7pm

Sessional dates of appointment:  January 2021 to April 2021


Sessional Lecturer I - $2,122.42

Sessional Lecturer I – Long Term - $2,217.31

Sessional Lecturer II - $2,217.31

Sessional Lecturer III - $2,325.47

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:  PhD with equivalent professional and/or academic experience is preferred.

Description of duties:  Preparation and delivery of course content, including lectures and/or seminars; creation of courseware; the development and administration of assignments, tests and examinations; marking and grading of student work and the submission of grades to appropriate University officials, maintenance of reasonable hours of student contact outside of scheduled contact hours.

Closing date:  October 30, 2020

Application instructions:  submit cover letter and CV via

CAUTION:  This ad is “posted only” to the U of T CUPE 3902 Unit 3 job board. Please see the information directly above for the application instructions; applications submitted via the "Apply Now" button on this page will NOT be considered for this position.

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.

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