Sessional Lecturer - Japan in the World, Mid-16th to Mid-20th Century

Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
22 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
12 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Sessional Lecturer - JHA384H1S - Japan in the World, Mid-16th to Mid-20th Century
Date Posted: 10/22/2020
Req ID: 1581
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Department of History
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Course number and title: JHA384H1S - Japan in the World, Mid-16th to Mid-20th Century

Course description: This course examines Japan within the context of world history from the mid-16th to the mid-20th century.  Rather than seek comprehensive coverage of Japan’s national history along a linear timeline, we will use Japan as a lens through which to consider key moments in the history of the modern world. For the full course description, visit the department website:

Estimated course enrolment: 45 students

Estimated TA support: N/A

Class schedule:  Thursdays, 12:00 - 14:00

*Please note, the delivery method for this course is currently Online - Synchronous.  Please note that, in keeping with current circumstances, the course delivery method may change as determined by the Faculty or the Department.

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


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.

Minimum qualifications: Master of Arts in History or related field required. Mastery of the subject area as related to the course description above required. Teaching experience at the university level required.

Preferred qualifications: PhD in History preferred. Demonstrated evidence of superior undergraduate teaching preferred. Previous experience teaching a similar course is highly desirable.

Description of duties: Course preparation, lecturing, and marking. There will be 24 hours of lectures in this course and one office hour per teaching week.

Application instructions: Applications should be emailed to and must include: 

Closing Date: 11/12/2020, 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.  

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.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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