Date Posted: 07/12/2022
Req ID: 25830
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Women and Gender Studies Institute
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Course Number and Title: WGS365F – Gender Issues in the Law

Course Description: Examines the operation of the law as it affects women, the construction and representation of women within the legal system, and the scope for feminist and intersectional analyses of law. Includes an analysis of specific legal issues such as sexuality and reproduction, equality, employment, violence and immigration.

Estimated Enrolment60 students

Estimated TA Support: 120 hours

ClassSchedule: Tuesday, 6pm–8pm

*Please note, the delivery method for this course is currently 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 to December 31, 2022


$8,489.67 (Sessional Lecturer I);

$8,869.25 (Sessional Lecturer I Long Term);

$9,085.58 (Sessional Lecturer II);

$9,301.90 (Sessional Lecturer III)

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 Ph.D. or equivalent, with a scholarly background in areas related to the specific course required.

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience of a similar course at the university level. Experience using online teaching and learning platforms, apps, and software is also preferred.

Description of Duties:

  • Preparing the syllabus, reading list and lecture materials
  • Delivering lectures
  • Developing, marking and administering course assignments, tests and final assessments
  • Holding regular office hours
  • Communicating with students via email and Quercus
  • Supervising a teaching assistant(s), including overseeing grading and providing guidance concerning engagement with students

Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching similar courses (if applicable), two letters of reference and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form available at by Wednesday, August 3, 2022.

Applications should be emailed to:

Undergraduate Coordinator

c/o Paul Tsang, Business Officer

Women and Gender Studies Institute


Closing Date: 08/03/2022, 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.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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