Date Posted: July 16, 2021
Req ID: 11668
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Campus: St. George
Description: SOC412H1S - Medicalization of Deviance
This course examines the sociological implications associated with the growing dominance of psychiatry over designating and managing the margins of ‘normality’ and ‘deviance.’ It covers the evolution of the DSM and rise of deinstitutionalization, the importance of stigma and symbolic interactionist understandings of psychiatric diagnoses, and the methods of social control used to mitigate risk and reduce social deviance within the psychiatric and criminal justice systems. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the social implications of mental health labels. Restricted to 4th-year sociology majors and specialists.
Estimated TA Support:
Mondays, 4-6. The delivery method for this course is currently in-person. Please note that, in keeping with current circumstances, the course delivery method may change as determined by the Faculty or the Department.
Dates of Appointment:
January 1, 2022 – April 30, 2022
$8,489 Sessional Lecturer I; $8,869 Sessional Lecturer I Long Term; $9,085 Sessional Lecturer II; $9,301 Sessional Lecturer III
PhD in Sociology required (or equivalent as demonstrated by refereed, published research).
Strong academic record in is area required.
Superior undergraduate teaching at the university level directly related to the area is strongly preferred.
Description of Duties:
This course will be taught in-person. The Sessional Lecturer in SOC412H1S is responsible for the preparation of the course syllabus, the preparation and presentation of course material. It is the duty of the Sessional Lecturer to attend regularly scheduled office hours. Sessional Lecturers are responsible for preparing and evaluating course assignments, term tests, and the final examination; and for submitting final marks in accordance with University deadlines.
All individuals interested in this position must submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and the CUPE 3902 Application form, (which is available at: https://uoft.me/CUPE-3902-Unit-3-Application-Form. Following the closing date, selected applicants may be asked to submit an annotated proposed syllabi for the course) to:
Professor Jack Veugelers
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies
A valid email address is required. We prefer that applications, and CVs be submitted via email.
Closing Date: 5:00 pm, Monday, August 9, 2021
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.