Date Posted: 06/29/2022
Req ID: 25609
Faculty/Division: UofT Mississauga
Department: UTM:RG Academic Skills Centre
Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)

The Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre

Writing Instructor – Elements of Academic Reading and Writing Workshop Series

Fall 2022


Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre– Writing Instructor, Elements of Academic Reading and Writing Workshop Series

Nature of the assignment: The Writing Instructor, Elements of Academic Reading and Writing Workshop Series for the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre will provide synchronous and/or asynchronous prepared learning modules and potentially in-person/ group writing and reading instruction across the disciplines. The successful candidate will work within the Learning Management System (Quercus) and through other online tools.

Estimate number of positions available: 1

Hours of Work (per position): 60 hours.

Schedule Information: The position will consist of 60 hours, and will require two hours of availability, three days per week. Final schedule to be determined in collaboration with the Centre Coordinator and Director.

Sessional Dates of Appointment: 1 September 2022 – 31 December 2022 (Fall semester)


$47.94/hour  (Writing Instructor 1)
$51.55/hour  (Writing Instructor 2)
$53.06/hour  (Writing Instructor 2 – Priority)

All positions are subject to budgetary approval. 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: A completed graduate degree in the Humanities and/or Social Sciences and/or Sciences. Previous experience teaching writing across all disciplines at a post-secondary institution. Demonstrated ability to teach, critical reading, critical writing, and communication skills to undergraduate students. Demonstrated ability to facilitate interactive workshops. The ability to work cooperatively and effectively in a highly collaborative setting. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Experience as a TA or instructor for writing-intensive post-secondary courses.

Application Process: Applicants should submit the following documents by Friday, July 22, 2022 via email

  • an application form (available online at: See the Continuously Posted Notice.)
  • a statement of interest outlining suitability for the position
  • an updated curriculum vitae
  • sample instructional materials
  • names and contact information for two referees

Closing Date: 07/22/2022, 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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Accessibility Statement

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