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ESS104H1F – Controversies in Earth Science


Faculty of Arts and Science
University of Toronto


ESS104H1F – Controversies in Earth Science

Course description: The evolution of ideas about the origin and development of the earth from the Athenians to the 20th Century, with attention on the age of earth; on the evolution and disappearance of species; on the origin of oceans, continents and mountains; on climate change; and on the courage of scientists in confronting the religious and political views of their time.  ESS104H1 is primarily intended as a science Distribution Requirement course for Humanities and Social Science students. Taught in even years. Exclusion: GLG105H1; Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course; Breadth Requirement: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)

Estimated course enrolment:  120

Estimated TA support:  115 hours          

Schedule:  Lectures Tuesday 6-8 pm, September 6 to December 6, 2018; final exam scheduled during December 8-21, 2018

Sessional dates:  September 1 to December 31, 2018           

Please note:  This position includes the completion of any course work and grading not completed by December 21, 2018.  

Rate of pay: Sessional Lecturer I – $8,160.; Sessional Lecturer I Long Term – $8,364; Sessional Lecturer II – $8,568; Sessional Lecturer III $8,772 (including 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:  A Ph.D. degree in geology or a closely related field is required.  In exceptional cases a M.Sc. may be accepted.   Experience teaching geology at the university level will be preferred.

Description of duties:   The lecturer will be responsible for effectively delivering the course with all of the attendant organizational issues of lecture preparation and delivery, supervising of teaching assistants, (if applicable), setting, supervision and marking of exams, final course marks, course evaluations and so forth.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/Assets/jobs/empapp/3903u3appword.rtf  and updated CV to:

Russell Pysklywec, Chair
Department of Earth Sciences
22 Russell St, Toronto , Ontario M5S 3B1
e-mail: spapaleo@es.utoronto.ca

If sending by e-mail, please send as an attachment.

Posting date: May 9, 2018

Closing date : May 31, 2018

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.

Preference in hiring will be 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.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement.