The program in American Studies is seeking one sessional lecturer for the Spring 2016 semester, to teach USA 310H1S: American Political Development.
USA310H1S: American Political Development
American political development (APD) is where American history meets political science. APD — as a subfield in the study of U.S. politics — is chiefly concerned with explaining the growth and development of major political institutions and public policies over time. The course will proceed in two phases. In part one, we will undertake a brief survey of the constitution, major institutions, and political history of the United States in order to equip us with the essential contextual knowledge for what follows. In part two, we will explore the methodological approaches, debates, and themes that animate APD — such as the causal role of political culture, ideas, race, and the economy. Specific topics will include: Congress, the presidency, the bureaucracy, federalism, political parties and party system realignment, and social policymaking. Throughout the course, present-day U.S. politics will never be far from view as we seek to better understand current political phenomena (and problems) through a long historical lens.
Description of Duties:
Duties include the design of a university credit course, including preparation and delivery of course content; development, administration, and marking of assignments, tests, and exams, calculation and submission of grades (including any grading or submission of grades not completed by April 30, 2016); holding regular office hours.
Enrolment: The course has a projected enrolment cap of: 45.
Estimate of TA Support: N/A
Timetable: Tuesdays, 10:00 am -12:00 noon
Dates of appointment: January 1, 2016 to April 30, 2016
The salary rate for Sessional Lecturer I is $7,268.21; for Sessional Lecturer I – Long Term is 7,405.67; for Sessional Lecturer II is $7727.26; for Sessional Lecturer III is $8084.29. 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.
A PhD candidate in Cinema Studies, History, English literature, Political Science, Aboriginal studies, Anthropology, Art history/Visual Culture studies, Ethnic studies, Geography, Women and Gender studies, Religion, Media studies, Communications, Music, Sexuality studies, or other similar areas with a focus on the interdisciplinary approach to United States history, politics, and culture. Applicants should be PhD candidates in the relevant subject area and be interdisciplinary in approach. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, and previous teaching experience are both highly desirable. Final availability of the position is contingent upon enrolment, budgetary consideration and the determination of appointments as governed by the collective agreement.
All individuals interested in this position must submit a letter of application; a C.V.; evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as student evaluations); the name(s) of one or more qualified referees, and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form, available at http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/resources/forms.htm to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with a cc to: email@example.com.
Closing Date: June 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm.
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.
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.
This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement.
In accordance with the Employment Equity Policy, the University of Toronto encourages applications from qualified women and men, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.
Deadline: June 30, 2015