Date Posted: 08/24/2023
Req ID: 31203

Faculty/Division: Vice-Provost, Students

Department: Transitional Year Programme
Campus: St. George (Downtown)

Course Description: The Introduction to Indigenous Studies seminar is designed to support TYP students enrolled in INS201Y1 to identify key information in lecture and provide a thorough understanding of course material and assignments. The seminar will further explore ideas, methods and themes of the discipline of Indigenous Studies. The development of the field of Indigenous Studies in Canada will form an important focus in the first half. The second part of the course will address “history and politics,” including an overview of the historical processes of diplomacy, alliances, and treaty-making.

Minimum Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a doctorate degree in Indigenous Studies and/or experience teaching INS201Y1 content and in-depth knowledge of Transitional Year Programme (TYP) student supports, curriculum, and culture. Demonstrated commitment to equity and anti-oppressive/social-justice approaches to education. Familiarity with Quercus and online/remote instructional methods. Previous coursework in Indigenous Studies or related field.   

Preferred Qualifications: Previous work experience, and/or coursework relating to anti-oppression and/or social-justice approaches to post-secondary education. In-depth knowledge of the University of Toronto community and University of Toronto student experience an asset. Knowledge of/experience with adult education and the University of Toronto. Experience advising students and providing academic support.

Shortlisted candidates may be asked to complete a brief written screening question and/or an interview. No other offers or notices of the outcome of the applications are authorized.


The duties as governed by Article 7:03 of the Collective Agreement between the Governing Council of the University of Toronto and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 3902 Unit 3 will include:

  • Referencing INS201Y1 syllabus to instruct and help students learn while providing an encouraging, creative, and positive environment for academic assistance for a variety of learning needs.
  • Preparation and presentation of course materials and assignments for seminars  to help students succeed in academic writing for social science, history, and critical theory.
  • Counsel students with respect to academic progress such as study-skills, academic reading, organization, and time management and assist them in obtaining appropriate counseling for non-academic matters. 
  • Evaluate attendance and course participation for the course. 
  • Attending regularly scheduled faculty and staff meetings.
  • Submitting marks for assessments associated with TYP053Y1.

Salary: $ 18,915.79

Estimated Course Enrolment: 20 

Sessional Dates: September 2023 – April 2024

Class Schedule: TBD

TO APPLY:  Submit your cover letter, CV/Resume, and teaching statement in the same PDF document to ‘‘ with the subject line  ‘TYP053 –  SL Application’ .

Closing Date: 08/30/2023, 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.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

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The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

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