Sessional Lecturer: CTL1617H – Social Media & Education

University of Toronto

Date Posted: 06/14/2024

Req ID: 37968

Faculty/Division: OISE/UT

Department: Dept of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning

Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


This course explores issues related to the use of social media in education contexts. There will be a particular focus on K-12 schools but the course will also examine the use of social media in higher education. Some of the topics that will be discussed include: popular social media tools and their application to teaching and learning, policies and practices related to integrating social media into classrooms, student safety in online environments, cyber bullying, elements of digital citizenship, e-professionalism and teachers as models of digital citizenship.

Estimated course enrolment: 25

Estimated TA support: None

Class schedule: See job application site for schedule and mode of teaching

Sessional dates of appointment: September 2024 to December 2024

Salary: As of May 01, 2024, the minimum stipend is $9,457.90 (inclusive of vacation pay) for a half credit course. Salary may be prorated based on the appointment percentage. 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: Candidates should possess a doctorate degree in a relevant discipline and demonstrated currency and mastery of the subject area. Mastery may be demonstrated, but not limited to scholarly publications establishing expertise in the area.

Preferred qualifications: Over and above the minimum qualifications, preference will be given to individuals with prior graduate teaching experience in this area.

Description of duties: Prepare, organize, and teach this half-course graduate seminar; be available to students seeking assistance between classes; evaluate and provide students with feedback on their work.

Additional Notes: See job application site for additional notes, if any.

Application instructions: Please indicate in a letter of application why you believe your experience qualifies you to teach this particular course. Please include a current CV and names of three referees in your cover-letter. If you are selected for an interview, we will notify you to provide reference letters. Please apply at:

Closing Date: 07/05/2024, 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. 

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.

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