Sessional Lecturer - -ANT433H5F - Advanced Seminar in Sociocultural andLinguistic Anthropology

Sessional LecturerANT433H5F - Advanced Seminar in Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology (SSc)

Course Description: Special seminar on selected topics in any social science aspect of anthropology, including one or more sub-fields; focus of seminar changes each year.


Session: September 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021


Lectures: Thursdays 5:00-7:00 pm

This course can be delivered in one of the following options:

  • Online Synchronous: Online attendance is expected at a specific time for some or all course activities, and attendance at a specific location is not expected for any activities or exams.
  • Dual-delivery: A flexible model of delivery where some students are required to attend in person at a specific location and time for some or all course activities, while a portion of students attend online at a specific time for some or all course activities (Subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing.)


The selected sessional lecturer must make final delivery mode decision by May 14, 2021.


Estimated Course Enrolment: 25


Estimated TA Support: None (total number of assigned hours is dependent on course enrolment and course approvals)



  • $8,489.67 for Sessional Lecturer I
  • $8,869.25 for Sessional Lecturer I - Long Term
  • $9,085.58 for Sessional Lecturer II
  • $9,301.90 for Sessional Lecturer III


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: Successful applicants should have a PhD in Anthropology with a specialty in sociocultural and/or linguistic anthropology, and other aspects of this course as described. Experience with management and delivery of online courses using University of Toronto or similar online systems (e.g., Quercus, Canvas-based technologies, Zoom, etc.) preferred. The candidate should be prepared to teach this course entirely online.


Duties: Preparation and delivery of course material (including online modes of delivery) preparation and delivery of online assignments, tests and/or exams; supervision of teaching assistants (includes providing instruction on how to mark online, as well as holding office hours online); marking of students’ work online (during the term and beyond if an extension of time is granted by the university officials); submission of grades to university officials; and holding regular office hours online.


Application instructions: 

  1. Apply online from the Anthropology website.
  2. Email your CV, topic title and description (max 50 words), along with a draft syllabus to by May 11, 2021 at 11:59pm.


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.

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


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