EMERGENCY POSTING: AST251H1F (Summer) – Life on Other Worlds30 Mar 2022
Description: Job Posting for Sessional Lecturer. Posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement.
Course Number and Title: AST251H1F (Summer) – Life on Other Worlds
Course Description: Scholarly discussion of the probability that there are planets with life elsewhere in the universe, from the perspective of current ideas concerning the origin and evolution of the universe, the solar system and life. Search techniques and possibilities for interstellar travel and space colonies are discussed. Intended for life sciences students.
Estimated course enrolment: ~ 190
Estimated TA support: ~ 280 hours
Class schedule: TBA- please visit http://coursefinder.utoronto.ca/ for the most up to date information.
Sessional dates of appointment: May 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022
Qualifications: PhD or equivalent training in Astronomy, with experience in teaching university courses in astronomy required; teaching excellence, strong academic record, and mastery of subject area; previous experience in teaching a similar course is highly desirable.
Description of duties: All normal duties related to the design and teaching of a university credit course, including preparation and delivery of course content; development, administration and marking of assignments, test and exams; calculation and submission of grades; holding regular office hours; supervising TAs assigned to course; address any issues of academic integrity that arise related to this course.
Application Procedure: Please submit your Curriculum Vitae and a completed application to Lina McDonald (Department Manager, David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics) at email@example.com by 11:59pm EST on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Please save the documents in PDF format and use the following naming format: LastName, FirstName – Course Code – Resume / Application. Additional material (cover letter, teaching dossier, statement) is optional, but if included, they should be attached in PDF format (naming the document LastName, FirstName – Course Code – Document Type) as messages in the body of the email will not be considered. If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact Lina McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unit 3 application link: https://people.utoronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2016/04/Employment-CUPE-3902-Unit-3-Application-Form-June-2012b.pdf
Closing Date: 04/07/2022, 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.