The following positions for Sessional Lecturers are available in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media, Studio Art discipline, for the Fall 2022 academic session. This is a posting in accordance with the Collective Agreement between The Governing Council of the University of Toronto and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3902 (Unit 3). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, this posting is being sent as an email notification to all applicants in the Department’s Applicant Pool: all Sessional Lecturers who are teaching for the Department during the current academic year or who have taught for the Department since September 1, 2005, and all persons who have submitted an application within the past twenty-four months. Preference in hiring is given to qualified individuals advanced to the rank of Sessional Lecturer II or Sessional Lecturer III in accordance with 14:12.  All pool members who wish to be considered for a particular position must submit an application and updated curriculum vitae to Professor Barry Freeman, Chair of the Department of Arts, Culture and Media, University of Toronto Scarborough using the online application system found at

Salary: in accordance with the current CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement, the stipend rate for a half course (Y, F or S), inclusive of vacation pay, will be:

Sessional Lecturer I: $8,489.67

Sessional Lecturer I – Long Term (Six or more years as SL I): $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.

Sessional Dates (excluding Exam period):  F courses: Sep 7 – Dec 6, 2022

Note: all positions involve completion of any course grading not finished by December 31, 2022 for F courses.

Course Description:

Students will be introduced to sound as a medium for art making. Listening, recording, mapping, editing, and contextualizing sounds will be the focus of this course. Sound investigations will be explored within both contemporary art and experimental sound/music contexts.


Teaching experience at the university level. Instructor must have expertise teaching sound as a visual arts medium with connections to the history and methods of experimental music and through the intellectual framework of cultural studies. Instructor must be able to teach concepts and processes to both visual art and music students. An expert understanding of recording technology, audio editing software, and acoustics is required. Instructor must have an active practice in sound art, music composition, and music or sound performance/recording, with audio work as the primary part of that practice. An exhibition history involving sound in a range of contexts is required.


All normal duties related to the design and teaching of a university credit course, including preparation and delivery of course content; participation in Studio’s exhibitions and guest lecture opportunities on campus; development, administration and marking of assignments and final portfolios; calculation and submission of grades; holding regular office hours. Applicant to work closely with permanent faculty.

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

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