Sessional Lecturer, INF1240H – Research Methods

University of Toronto

University of Toronto

Faculty of Information

Sessional Lecturer

Fall Term 2023 (September – December)

INF1240H – Research Methods

Course Description: This course (INF1240H — Research Methods) focuses on developing an understanding of appropriate quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and relevant descriptive and inferential statistics for the investigation of both practical and theoretical problems in the information professions. By considering the nature, concepts, and logic of the research enterprise, permits a critically informed assessment of published research, including data gathering and data analysis procedures.

The course offers an overview of the different approaches, considerations and challenges involved in social research. The objectives of the course are to provide students with the tools and skills required to understand research terminology and assess published research, identify the types of methods best suited for investigating different types of problems and questions, develop research questions that are based on and build upon a critical appraisal of existing research, design a research proposal, and begin initial preparations for embarking on a new research project.

Estimate of the course enrolment: 56

Estimate of TA Support: 140 hours of TA support

Class Schedule: Wednesdays 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM (In-person). You are required to be located in geographical proximity to the applicable University premises in order to attend and perform your duties on University premises as of the Starting Date.

Sessional dates of appointment: October 25, 2023 – December 20, 2023


Sessional Lecturer I: $10,300

Sessional Lecturer I Long Term: $10,764

Sessional Lecturer II $11,021

Sessional Lecturer II Long Term: $11,227

Sessional Lecturer III: $11,279
Sessional Lecturer III Long Term: $11,485

The salary will be prorated based on the start date of this appointment. 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:Preferably candidates will have a completed, or nearly completed, PhD degree in an area related to the course or a Master’s degree plus extensive professional experience in an area related to the course. Teaching experience is preferred.

Brief description of duties: Preparing course materials; delivering course content (e.g., seminars, lectures, and labs); developing and administering course assignments, tests & exams; grading; holding regular office hours.

Application Deadline: October 19, 2023

Application Process: Applicants must submit a CV and a completed CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form in one pdf file to the attention of: 

Faculty of Information, 140 St. George Street

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement. Preference in hiring is given to qualified individuals advanced to the rank of Sessional Lecturer II and Sessional Lecturer III in accordance with Article 14:12.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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