Sessional Lecturer - Weaving Together Mind, Body, and Spirit

Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
04 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
23 Nov 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Sessional Lecturer: CTL5056H - Weaving Together Mind, Body, and Spirit: Envisioning pathways to....
Date Posted: 11/03/2020
Req ID: 1755
Faculty/Division: OISE/UT
Department: Dept of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


CTL5056H - Special Topics in Curriculum: Master's Level - Weaving Together MInd, Body, and Spirit: Envisioning pathways to trauma-informed classrooms from Indigenous Perspectives: This course is designed for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous educators and professional practitioners.  It examines Indigenous perspectives on trauma-informed classrooms and pedagogical contexts in both urban and rural K-12 contexts in Canada and more generally across Turtle Island (North America). It focuses on Indigenous peoples' experiences of trauma and its impacts on family, community and children and youth in K-12 classrooms. Students will develop an understanding of Indigenous practices of care that include the complex interplay of various aspects of colonialism and its implications for trauma-informed care in classrooms. Historical, social, and political issues as well as themes related to culturally and spiritually safe care will be examined in relation to Indigeneity, the diversity of Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island, and the ways we are all implicated in colonial relations of power and privilege. This course will open up discussions about what this means to our practices and why it is important - here, now in this time.

Estimated course enrolment: 25

Estimated TA support: None

Class schedule: see schedule on application site

Sessional dates of appointment: Jan. 2021 - Apr. 2021

Salary: The minimum stipend as of January 1, 2020 is $8,323.20 (inclusive of vacation pay) for a half credit course. As of September 1, 2020, the minimum stipend is $8,489.66 (inclusive of vacation pay) for a half credit course. Salary may be prorated based on the appointment percentage. 

Minimum qualifications: Candidates should possess a doctorate degree in a relevant discipline and demonstrated currency and mastery of the subject area. Mastery may be demonstrated, but not limited to scholarly publications establishing expertise in the area.

Preferred qualifications: Over and above the minimum qualifications, preference will be given to individuals with prior graduate teaching experience in this area.

Prior experience teaching online is an asset and should be highlighted in your application cover letter.

Description of duties: Prepare, organize, and teach this half-course graduate seminar; be available to students seeking assistance between classes; evaluate and provide students with feedback on their work.

Application instructions: Please indicate in a letter of application why you believe your experience qualifies you to teach this particular course. Please include a current CV and names of three referees in your cover-letter. If you are selected for an interview, we will notify you to provide reference letters. Please apply at:

Given the current uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to maintain social distancing, courses for the Fall portion in CTL will be offered online and for the Winter portion  MAY need to be offered online- using a combination of synchronous tools (like Zoom ) and UT asynchronous applications (Canvas & Pepper).   

Closing Date: 11/23/2020, 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
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.

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