Date Posted: 08/18/2023
Req ID: 33533
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
Department: APSC Admin. Units – Cross-Disciplinary Programs Office
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Course number and title: Sessional Instructional Assistant – JRE410H1 F – Markets and Competitive Strategy
Course description: Introduces the basic concepts, frameworks and methodologies useful to managers in crafting and executing entrepreneurial business strategies in technology-based companies. In the first part of the course, students gain an understanding of the external, internal, and dynamic environments of a business and the elements of a superior competitive position. In the second part, we focus on designing and delivering customer value, which involves strategic decisions about segmentation, targeting and positioning, and tactical decisions related to product introductions, marketing communications, distribution channels and pricing. In the third part of the course, we build on these fundamentals and examine challenges related to innovation and industry dynamics, such as industry life cycles, disruptive technologies, product renewal, and the relationship between R&D and commercialization.
Estimated course enrolment: 210 (30 per practical section)

Number and size of positions:  1 position (Head SIA) at 110 hrs, 2 position (SIA) at 95 hrs

•Scheduled sections:  Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. or 6-8 p.m.
Sessional dates of appointment: September 1 – December 31, 2023
Salary: $52.26/hour
Minimum qualifications: PhD or Masters  with a strong background in marketing and strategy. Engineering background is an asset, as is previous teaching experience.
Preferred qualifications: PhD or Masters  with a strong background in marketing and strategy. Engineering background is an asset, as is previous teaching experience in this or a similar course.
Description of duties: The teaching and invigilation for this position will be in-person.  SIA will a) Hold weekly case-study analysis sessions for ~30 students); b) grade assignments, mid-terms and final assessment; c) invigilate in-person final exam; d) assist with the development of case study material for the course; e) other duties, as assigned.  Head SIA will have additional responsibilities for coordinating tutorial sessions and assisting with course administration.

How to apply: Individuals interested in this position should apply no later than: August 25, 2023, 11:59 p.m..  Please submit your application (cover letter, CV and CUPE3902 Unit 3 application form via email to Sharon Brown:

Closing Date: 08/25/2023, 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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