Sessional Lecturer – TYP024H1S: Equity and Solidarity in Education

University of Toronto

Date Posted: 06/06/2024

Req ID: 37437

Faculty/Division: Vice-Provost, Students

Department: Transitional Year Programme

Campus: St. George


This course offers an interdisciplinary and intersectional exploration of systemic inequities and social justice issues in education, both locally and globally. Delving into major concepts, historical perspectives, key debates, and grassroots community resistance to inequity and oppression it provides the foundation for a critical engagement with equity and solidarity in education. Through a focused examination of theory and practice, this course provides insight into diverse thoughts and methods for fostering transformational change within educational spaces.


  • Preparation of course syllabus for the course (TYP024). 
  • 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 to help students succeed in academic writing for social science, history, and critical theory. 
  • Counsel students with respect to academic progress and assist them in obtaining appropriate counseling for non-academic matters. 
  • Evaluate attendance and course participation for the course. 
  • Attending regularly scheduled faculty meetings 
  • Submitting marks for assessments associated with TYP024.


  • Completed or nearly completed Ph.D in Equity Studies or related discipline with course work and/or extensive research in this area.
  • Possess 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. 

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.

Salary: $9,457.90 (vacation pay included)

Sessional Dates: The course will be offered over the Winter term (January 2025 – April 2025)

Application Instructions: Submit your cover letter, CV/Resume, and teaching statement in the same PDF document to ‘[email protected]’ with the subject line “TYP024 – Equity and Solidarity in Education SL Application”

Closing Date: 06/21/2024, 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. 

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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