September 5, 2017

Emergency Posting for 1/4 Sessional Lecturer Position

Sessional Lectureship 0.25 FCE

Continuously-posted Notice: Filling Positions under the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement

We are currently soliciting applications for 1/4 sessional instructor for the following course:

MSC1003: The Rhetoric of Science: Information, Media and Communication Literacy for the Life Sciences

Sessional Lecturer Position Fall 2017 (September 2017 to December 30, 2017) 

The Translational Research Program in the Institute of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, is seeking half sessional lecturer (1/4 FCE) for the Fall 2017 semester (September 2017 to December 30, 2017) for MSC 1003: The Rhetoric of Science: Information, Media and Communication Literacy for the Life Sciences

Description: This course introduces issues in scientific communications, with a focus on communicating complex concepts to a range of target audiences to accomplish specific outcomes. The course is divided into three main themes: Strategies, Contexts, and Channels.

The course will be structured as a weekly three-hour session, generally consisting of a one-hour lecture, a one-hour guided discussion, guest speaker, or workshop, and a one-hour writing/peer review exercise. Throughout the course, students will practice their communications skills individually and in groups. Individually, students will be asked to write a weekly assignment in their journals. Each week the nature of the journal assignment will change and students will be encouraged to experiment with style, delivery, organization and voice. Journal assignments will be reviewed each week in class during the group work portion, and students will be encouraged to incorporate the peer reviews into their final submissions.

Description of Duties: Duties include curriculum development, directing seminars, organization of workshops; coordinating guests, and evaluation of student work.

Enrolment: The course has a projected estimated enrollment of 20 – 25

TA Support: 1 TA position

Salary: (1/4 Course): Rates are stipulated in the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement.

Class Schedule: Thursdays, 1:00 – 4:00pm

Qualifications: Preferred consideration will be given to applicants with PhDs in English, Media Studies, Communication, or Comparative Literature, and who have expertise in teaching writing skills, writing for different audiences or a background in scientific writing or rhetoric are highly desirable.

Application Process: Applications should include: a cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as student evaluations), and the name(s) of one or more qualified referees.

Please submit the applications electronically to:
Joseph Ferenbok, Director,
Translational Research Program
c/o Moni Kim at trp.medscience@utoronto.ca

Closing date for receipt of applications: Sept. 12 at 3:00 pm

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement. 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.
In accordance with the Employment Equity Policy, the University of Toronto encourages applications from qualified women and men, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.

Unexpected vacancies may arise at any time.  Applications will be retained for (12) months.  Persons who submit applications and CV’s will receive emailed job postings for specified positions for the subsequent twelve (12) month period.

This notice is posted pursuant to the CUPE Unit 3 Collective Agreement