The Department of Labour Studies invites applications for the following teaching position in Summer 2021
Course Number& Name - Labour Studies 1D03 Will Robots Take All Our Jobs
This course explores the future of work in the face of the advances in robotics, artificial intelligence, and other technologies, and consider which jobs are most vulnerable to automation. How is technology changing the work/life balance, and how will the current 4th industrial revolution be different than the previous ones? Most importantly how can we organize to make machines enhance our lives instead of threatening our futures?
Lectures and discussions; one term
Number of Sections Available:
Number of Units Per Section:
Location – Delivery will be Online
Start time & duration:
Tuesday and Thursday Evening 6 –10pm (1 hour tutorials weekly). June 21 - August 6, 2021
Projected TA support:
Wage Rate* $7635.50:
(per 3 unit course)
A PhD or ABD is preferred, although applicants with an MA and teaching experience (either in post-secondary institutions or in the labour movement) will be considered. Applicants should have an interdisciplinary approach to labour issues.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, those legally able to work in Canada and at McMaster University will be given priority. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. Accordingly, the University especially encourages applications from women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, and persons with disabilities
- Supplemented Fees- 15.02(a) The employee may be eligible to receive supplemented fees in accordance with Schedule C of the Collective Agreement. The actual rate of pay when in excess of the base rate of pay is deemed to include any supplemented fees owing, to the extent of the excess amount. If the actual rate of pay is less than the sum of the base rate of pay and the supplemented fees owing, then the employee shall receive the difference.
Submit all documentation online via the Mosaic portal
A cover letter stating your intent to apply for the position (including your address, phone number, and email address) and emphasizing your experience with the material to be taught.
A CV listing your academic qualifications and relevant employment experience (include details of teaching experience).
Information necessary to determine your current and aggregate seniority (as defined by Article 20 of the Unit 2 Collective Agreement).
Questions may be directed to CUPE 3906 (905-525-9140 Ext. 24003).
If you require this information in an alternate/accessible format, please contact Employee/Labour Relations Administrator at extension 23850.