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 religion.undergrad@utoronto.ca. Only course evaluations will be accepted in a separate PDF file.

Course Instructor Position
Summer Session: May 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021

Posted on February 9, 2021 Closing Date: March 5, 2021

The Department for the Study of Religion seeks a Course Instructor for the following course:

RLG232H1F - Religion and Film

The role of film as a mediator of thought and experience concerning religious worldviews. The ways in which movies relate to humanity's quest to understand itself and its place in the universe are considered in this regard, along with the challenge which modernity presents to this task. Of central concern is the capacity of film to address religious issues through visual symbolic forms.

Qualifications: M.A. in Religion; Ph.D. candidacy, significant graduate work and the ability to the address the themes of the course to which the application is being made.

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.

Session: May1, 2021- June 30, 2021

Time: Tuesday & Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm

Estimate of TA Support: N/A

Estimated Course Enrolment: 40 students

Rate of Pay: $8,219.16 (including vacation pay)

Final availability of the position is contingent upon enrolment, budgetary consideration and the determination of appointments as governed by the collective agreement.

Application Process

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 Applications should be addressed to Professor Simon Coleman, Associate Chair, Department for the Study of Religion. Please send your application as a single PDF file to religion.undergrad@utoronto.ca. Course evaluations should be sent

as a separate PDF file. The subject line of the email should read Unit 1 Application.

If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact religion.undergrad@utoronto.ca

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.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The Departmental Hiring Policy is available in the Department office and in the CUPE Local 3902 office.

Note: Although a graduate student’s preference as to the campus location of his/her TA appointment will be taken into account, both the initial TA appointment (or CI appointment) and the subsequent appointment obligation related to that appointment may be met through position(s) on any one of the three University of Toronto campuses (UTM, UTSC or St. George) in courses in the same discipline as the initial appointment. TAs will only be assigned to courses in fields in which they are or should be qualified to assist. 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.


Course Instructor Position

Session: July1, 2021- August 31, 2021

Posted on February 9, 2021 Closing Date: March 5, 2021

The Department for the Study of Religion seeks a Course Instructor for the following course:

RLG387H1S Religion and Science

Course explores issues at the intersection of religion and science which may include such topics as evolution and the assessment of its religious significance by different traditions, conceptions of God held by scientists (theism, pantheism, panentheism), ethical issues raised by scientific or technological developments ( cloning or embryonic stem cell research), philosophical analysis of religious and scientific discourses.

Qualifications: M.A. in Religion; Ph.D. candidacy, significant graduate work and the ability to the address the themes of the course to which the application is being made.

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.

Session: July1, 2021- August 31, 2021

Time: Tuesday & Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm

Estimate of TA Support: N/A

Estimated Course Enrolment: 35 students

Rate of Pay: $$8,219.16 (including vacation pay)

Final availability of the position is contingent upon enrolment, budgetary consideration and the determination of appointments as governed by the collective agreement.

Application Process

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 Applications should be addressed to Professor Simon Coleman, Associate Chair, Department for the Study of Religion. Please send your application as a single PDF file to religion.undergrad@utoronto.ca. Course evaluations should be sent as a separate PDF file. The subject line of the email should read Unit 1 Application.

If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact religion.undergrad@utoronto.ca

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.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The Departmental Hiring Policy is available in the Department office and in the CUPE Local 3902 office.

Note: Although a graduate student’s preference as to the campus location of his/her TA appointment will be taken into account, both the initial TA appointment (or CI appointment) and the subsequent appointment obligation related to that appointment may be met through position(s) on any one of the three University of Toronto campuses (UTM, UTSC or St. George) in courses in the same discipline as the initial appointment. TAs will only be assigned to courses in fields in which they are or should be qualified to assist. 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.