July 27, 2017

Sessional Lecturer – KMD 1002H

KMD1002H Applications in Knowledge Media

Sessional Lecturer Position for Winter 2018 (January to April 2018 Session)

Course Description: This course explores the definition and implications of Knowledge Media Design through a seminar format, guided largely by the research interests of seminar participants. Apart from developing a better understanding of KMD, specific topics that will be discussed may include media ownership, privacy, digital activism, the role of government and regulation, implications of an “open” internet, hacktivism and cyber-terrorism, surveillance and counter-surveillance, design thinking, and open data. Students will be asked to consider various issues at play in Knowledge Media Design and are expected to explore and improve their domain expertise. Ideas need to be openly shared and debated in order to come to a stronger understanding of the broader world in which KMD is situated. Readings for the course will vary from year to year and will depend on the interest of the instructor and seminar participants

Estimate of the course enrolment: 35 students

Estimate of TA Support: Allocation of TA hours, if any, will be based on enrolment numbers. Please see Faculty Guidelines

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

Sessional dates of appointment: January 1st, 2018 – April 30th, 2018

Salary: (Half Course):

  • Sessional Lecturer I: $7,359.07
  • Sessional Lecturer I LongTerm: $7,498.50
  • Sessional Lecturer II $7,823.85;
  • Sessional Lecturer III: $8,185.35

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: Preferred candidates will have a completed a Master degree, PhD preferred, related to humancomputer interaction and user centered design and will possess extensive professional experience in an area related to new media and knowledge media design. Extensive teaching experience is preferred along with industry experience.

Brief description of duties: Preparing course materials; delivering course content (e.g., seminars, lectures, and labs); developing and administering course assignments, tests & exams; grading; holding regular office hours.

Application Process: Applicants must submit a completed CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form http://forms.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/#recruitment by Monday, August 14th, 2017 to the attention of:

Mr Glenn Cumming, Chief Administrative Officer 
Faculty of Information, 140 St. George Street
University of Toronto  sessional.ischool@utoronto.ca

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement. 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. 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. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. It is understood that some announcements of vacancies are tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolment. 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. Posted July 25. 2017