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Position: Sessional Lecturer

Department : Engineering Communication Program

Course number and title: CHE299H1 F

  • Communication

Course description: Each student will learn to identify the central message they wish to communicate. They will learn to articulate this message through effective argumentation. Students will analyze their audience and purpose to select the most effective mode of communication. Students will summarize and synthesize information from external sources and effectively organize information and prioritize it in each mode of communication. They will apply effective strategies to the design of text, visuals and oral presentations.

Posting End Date: August 6, 2021

Number of Positions (est.): Two (2) positions.

Estimated TA support: TA consultation will be available from associated engineering courses as required.

Estimated course enrolment: Approximately 100 students.

Class schedule: In CHE299 students attend 2 one-hour tutorials per week. The final schedule is to be confirmed.

Hours: 0.65 HCE (up to a maximum of 150 hrs)

Sessional dates of appointment: September 1

  • December 31, 2021

Salary: CUPE minimum salary rates for 0.65 half course (HCE), inclusive of vacation pay, are: Sessional Lecturer 1

  • $5,518.29; Sessional Lecturer 1 Long Term
  • $5,765.01; Sessional Lecturer 2
  • $5,905.63; and Sessional Lecturer 3
  • $6,046.24. 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: include at least a Master's degree in an appropriate discipline (such as, but not limited to, Communication, English, Engineering, Education, Technology Studies) with strong written and oral communication skills, a demonstrated commitment to teaching communication and demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications: include familiarity with engineering communication practices, experience as an instructor in Chemical Engineering, familiarity with the specific needs of CHE, and a strong working relationship with its faculty.

Description of duties :

  • developing tutorial content
  • leading two 1-hour tutorials per week during the fall and winter
  • organizing and attending weekly meeting with co-instructors
  • grading closely supervised in-class assignments, and non-closely supervised written assignments
  • providing support to students (individually and in groups) on core course assignments
  • recording and entering grades
  • having the ability to convert to online duties if required

Application Procedure: Applicants should submit:

  • an application letter
  • curriculum vitae including the names of three referees
  • a short writing sample
  • A brief course proposal, outlining a plan for genre choices, course content, assignments, and assessments
  • a Unit 3 application form available online at

Please submit applications by email via Isarta

Application letters should be addressed to:

Meaghan Carter

Academic Administrative Coordinator

Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education and Practice (ISTEP)

55 St. George Street

Toronto, ON M5S 0C9

Please include only one (1) Unit 3 application, listing all courses you are applying for; do not send separate applications for each course.

If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact Meaghan Carter at via Isarta.

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.

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