CUPE Positions

The Canadian Union of Public Employees represents our teaching assistants, course instructors, and sessionals. Please select a category for further information about open positions.

CUPE Local 3902 Unit 1 Policy

  • Course descriptions are available on the Arts & Science Calendar. Given uncertainties about COVID-19, it may be advantageous to consider delivering some or all of your applied-for course(s) online.

  • TAships: Please apply through the TAship Application Portal.

  • Course Instructorships: Applications should be addressed to Professor Simon Coleman. Please send your application as a single PDF file to Only course evaluations will be accepted in a separate PDF file.


We have two postings at this time. The Instructor position posted below, and a TA position, which can be found on the Arts & Science TAships website:



Department for the Study of Religion

Faculty of Arts and Science

University of Toronto

Unit 1 Job Posting 2020-2021

Posting Date:   September 21, 2020

Closing Date:  October 13, 2020

The Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto invites applications from graduate students interested in teaching the following course during the 2020-2021 Session at the St. George Campus.  Applicants should submit (1) a current curriculum vitae, (2) an outline of the course, method of evaluation, and required textbook(s), and (3) evidence of teaching ability (e.g., summarized course evaluations, letters of reference, etc.).  A description of courses is available at The Arts & Science Calendar

Applications should be addressed to Professor Simon Coleman. Please send your application as a single PDF file to  Course evaluations should be sent as a separate PDF file. The subject line of the email should read Unit 1 Application.  

Duties:  Include presenting two hours of lectures a week; conducting tutorials; grading papers and exams (including make-up examinations if required); and other pedagogical and administrative tasks associated with an undergraduate course.

Stipend:  A full course from January –December 2020 is $16,438.32 and a half course is $8,219.16. This includes vacation pay. 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:  M.A. in Religion; Ph.D. candidacy, significant graduate work and ongoing research in the specific field of the course to which application is being made.


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Religion and Popular Culture








Department Standards and Policies are available in the Department office and in the CUPE3902 Office

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The positions posted above are tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments.


If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact

Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.

“The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Please note: Those who are not undergraduate or graduate students and postdoctoral fellows of the University of Toronto are covered by the CUPE 3902Unit 3collective agreement rather than the Unit 1collective agreement, and should not apply for positions posted under the Unit 1 collective agreement.