Date Posted: 07/05/2022
Req ID: 25655
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Dept of East Asian Studies
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Course number and title: EAS327H1F – Japanese Fiction and the Nation

Course description:  Explores modern Japanese literature, with special attention given to literature’s relation to the nation. Students explore how literature transforms throughout Japanese modernity and how its meaning and effects function to simultaneously solidify and fracture national identity.

Estimated course enrolment: 45 students

Estimated TA support: N/A

Class schedule: Mondays, 1–3 pm

**Please note, the delivery method for this course is in person. Please note that, in keeping with current circumstances, the course delivery method may change as determined by the Faculty or the Department.

Sessional dates of appointment: September 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022


Sessional Lecturer I = $8,489.67

Sessional Lecturer I, Long Term = $8,869.25

Sessional Lecturer II = $9,085.58

Sessional Lecturer III = $9,301.90

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.

Minimum qualifications: Completed PhD in area related to the course subject required with significant graduate work and ongoing academic development in the field.

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience at the university level preferred with evidence of superior teaching evaluations. Experience teaching online preferred.

Description of duties: Preparing lesson plans and lectures; delivering lectures; developing and administering grading, course assignments, tests, and exams; and providing scheduled office hours for academic counselling of students.

Application instructions:
Applicants must submit a detailed letter of application; an updated curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching in the relevant area, including student evaluations if available; and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form located here:, by email with the subject line “Sessional Lecturer Application” to:

Following the closing date of the posting, selected applicants may be asked to submit an abridged syllabus. Applicants will have up to one week to submit the outline. (NOTE: In this case, the abridged syllabus remains the property of the applicant).

Closing Date: 07/27/2022, 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.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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