Sessional Lecturer – ESS331H1F – Sedimentation and Stratigraphy

University of Toronto

Date Posted: 07/17/2023
Req ID: 32754
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Department of Earth Sciences
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Description:   Sessional Lecturer – ESS331H1F – Sedimentation and Stratigraphy 

Sessional Lecturer – ESS331H1F – Sedimentation and Stratigraphy

Course description:

Formal principles of stratigraphy, types of stratigraphic unit, methods of dating and correlation (biostratigraphic methods, magnetostratigraphy, radiometric dating). Methods of study in surface and subsurface (outcrop measurement, elementary introduction to wireline logs, seismic methods). The principles of facies analysis; sediment transport – sedimentary structures, the flow regime, and sediment gravity flows. The carbonate factory and carbonate rock classification. Trace fossils. Laboratory exercises in understanding facies mapping, isopachs and isolith maps. Prerequisites: ESS221H1; Recommended Preparation: ESS222H1, ESS330H1; Distribution Requirements: Science; Breadth Requirements: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)

Estimated course enrollment: 40

Estimated TA support:  90

Schedule: Lectures Monday 3-5 and labs Friday 9-12, September 7 to December 6, 2023

Sessional datesSeptember 1  to December 31, 2023       

Rate of pay:  

Sessional Lecturer I: $9,457.90

Sessional Lecturer I, Long Term: $9,930.79

Sessional Lecturer II: $10,121.77

Sessional Lecturer II, Long Term: $10326.62

Sessional Lecturer III: $10,362.76

Sessional Lecturer III Long Term: $10,570.02

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.

Qualifications:  A Ph.D. degree in Earth Sciences, and industry experience in deep water depositional systems are required. Previous teaching experience geosciences at the university level will be an asset. 

Description of duties:   Planning and delivering lectures; planning labs: developing and administering grading, course assignments, tests, and exams; supervising TA’s; and providing scheduled office hours for academic counselling of students.

To apply for this position, applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V. including previous teaching evaluations (if applicable), one letter of reference and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form:

Silvanna Papaleo

Business Officer

e-mail: [email protected]

Closing Date: 08/04/2023, 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.

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