Sessional Lecturer - Design Thinking Incubator: From Problem to Prototype

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

Sessional Lecturer - EDS345H5S
Job Posting Sessional Lecturer - EDS345H5S Design Thinking Incubator: From Problem to Prototype

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

Course number and title:
EDS345H5S Design Thinking Incubator: From Problem to Prototype

Course description:
This course is open to all students on campus and provides an intellectual toolset for finding innovative solutions to complex problems. Students will learn to apply education theory to design thinking models in order to identify and solve real-world challenges facing their chosen discipline, whether in business, education, healthcare, etc. An iterative approach for testing, refining, and improving their idea will be used to create a working prototype of their proposed solution. This will demonstrate the idea's sustainability, scalability and viability, while taking into account ethical and legal implications.

Estimated course enrolment: 45
Estimated TA support: TBD
Class schedule: L0101 Thursdays 17-19:00 (online synchronous)
Sessional dates of appointment: January 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021
Sessional Lecturer I - $8489.67 inclusive of vacation pay (0.5 FCE)

Sessional Lecturer I Long Term - $8869.25 inclusive of vacation pay (0.5 FCE)

Sessional Lecturer II - $9085.58 inclusive of vacation pay (0.5 FCE)

Sessional Lecturer III - $9301.90 inclusive of vacation pay (0.5 FCE)

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:

Applicants should have a completed a Ph.D in Education and possess experience teaching at the Ontario primary/junior/senior level; demonstrated excellence in teaching and pedagogy; demonstrated ability infusing the practice of teaching with current research; current knowledge of ethical and legal principles of teaching and their application to pedagogy; and at least 5 years experience in curriculum design.
Preferred qualifications:

Candidates should also possess demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and social justice as well as the ability to work with current technology and infuse technology into pedagogical practices. Experience teaching a similar course is preferred.

Description of duties: 
Preparation and delivery of course content (online synchronous); development, administration and marking of assignments, tests and exams; calculation and submission of grades; holding regular office hours; supervising TAs (if any) assigned to the course.
Application instructions:
Applicants should send a letter of application and CV to the attention of Professor Emmanuel Nikiema, Chair, Department of Language Studies: by e-mail to:

Deadline to apply is November 27, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted. 

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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