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Date Posted: 05/20/2021

Req ID: 4251

Faculty/Division: Faculty of Medicine

Department: Dept of Lab. Medicine & Pathobiology

Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Course description: This course serves as an introduction to issues in scientific communications. The course is designed with a focus on communicating complex concepts to a range of target audiences to accomplish specific outcomes. The course is divided into three main themes: Communication Tools, Techniques, and Technologies & Trends. The three lectures that cover communication Tools cover the theoretical and classical techniques of the art of persuasion; the lectures that deal with techniques look at domain-specific modes of communication in research, government and industry; while the lectures that deal with technologies and trends engage with mediums of communication (print, social media, blogs, etc.). Although each of the three sections endeavours to look at different aspects of scientific communication as they pertain to translational research, they are not entirely mutually exclusive and will often build on each other.

To achieve a specific communication and translational agenda, students, in collaborative teams will be asked to engage with an organization of their choice communicate complex scientific concepts that help positively impact human health of targeted constituents.

Estimated course enrollment: ~ 30 students

Estimated TA support: TBD

Class schedule: 2-hour seminar-style workshops; occurring Tuesdays or Thursday between 10am-7pm

Sessional dates of appointment: September 1, 2021

  • December 31, 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: 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, supervision of day-to-day work of Teaching Assistant.

Application instructions: Please submit application using the following form:

Closing Date: 06/25/2021, 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.

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