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Job Opportunity: Sessional Lecturer – AST251 Summer

17 Mar 2017

Course Number and Title:  AST251H1 F  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.

 

Estimated course enrolment:  196 students

 

Estimated TA support:  280 hours

 

Schedule:  TBA

 

Sessional dates: May 1, 2017 – June 30, 2017 for F courses

 

Salary:  Sessional Lecturer I rate of pay will be $7,359.07 (inclusive of vacation pay), Sessional Lecturer I long term rate of pay will be $7,498.50 (inclusive of vacation pay), for a Half (F/S) course.  The Sessional Lecturer II rate of pay will be $7,823.85 (inclusive of vacation pay) for a Half (F/S) course.  The Sessional Lecturer III rate of pay will be $8,185.35 (inclusive of vacation pay) for a Half (F/S) course.

 

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:  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.

 

Closing date:  March 28, 2017

 

All individuals interested in this position must submit a Curriculum Vitae and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form PDF format (http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/Assets/HR+Digital+Assets/HR+Forms/Recruitment+$!26+Selection/CUPE+3902+Unit+3+Application+Form.pdf) or WORD format (http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/Assets/HR+Digital+Assets/HR+Forms/Recruitment+$!26+Selection/application-for-employment-$!5bCUPE+3902+Unit+3$!5d.rtf) and CV to:

 
Professor Dae-Sik Moon, Associate Chair – Undergraduate
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
University of Toronto
50 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario.  M5S 3H4
 
e-mail:  ungrad.sec@astro.utoronto.ca
 
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.
 
Preference in hiring is given to qualified individuals advanced to the rank of Sessional Lecturer II or Sessional Lecturer III by the Department of  Astronomy and Astrophysics.      
 
This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement.