Date Posted: 06/17/2021
Req ID: 5131
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Dept of Geography
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)
Course Description: This course will investigate geological, biological and archaeological evidence of environmental change. We will examine the processes that have driven and will drive environmental change and how past societies have shaped and responded to these changes. The emphasis is on the current interglacial period, or Holocene, and how shifts in population and technologies have affected human-environment interactions. As language of the Holocene gives way, for many, to that the Anthropocene, the implications of environmental change for present and future human societies will be our concluding concern.
Estimate of course enrollment: 300
Estimate of TA Support: 450 hours
Class Schedule: Thursdays, 12:00pm to 2:00pm (No Tutorials) - Please note that this course will be delivered remotely/online
Sessional dates of appointment: September 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021
Salary: Sessional Lecturer I - $8,489.67; Sessional Lecturer I LongTerm - $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.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Geography or a related field is required. Suitable background research experience, including fieldwork, is required; experience and knowledge across human and physical geography is preferred. Previous experience teaching this or a similar course at the University level is preferred.
Brief description of duties: Preparing materials for lectures and class discussions; preparing course syllabi and selecting relevant readings; developing, administering, and marking course assignments, tests and exams; test/exam invigilation; holding regular office hours; planning and supervising the work of teaching assistants.
Applicants should submit a detailed letter of application; an updated curriculum vitae; names and contact information (email and phone) of two referees or two reference letters; evidence of teaching in the relevant area, including student evaluations if available; and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form located here: http://forms.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/#employment by July 8, 2021 to:
Professor Richard DiFrancesco, Chair
Department of Geography and Planning
Faculty of Arts and Science – University of Toronto
100 St. George Street, Room 5047
Toronto, ON M5S 3G3
Closing Date: 07/08/2021, 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.
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.