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PMU199H1F – Earth and Life Through Time


Faculty of Arts and Science
University of Toronto


Course Number and Title: PMU199H1F – Earth and Life Through Time

Course description: This seminar will look through the lens of earth history to explore drivers of change in the biosphere and the impacts of these changes. We will focus on episodes of mass extinction, and the spectacular landscape changes and speciation events which often followed. Abrupt or gradual climatic changes, massive volcanism, asteroid impacts, catastrophic carbon releases, and human activity will be evaluated as the causes of major extinction events in Earth history. The course will involve reading of scientific literature, student-led discussions, oral presentations and research projects, as well as potential field trips to sites in Southern Ontario. Breadth Category 5: The Physical and Mathematical Universes.

Estimated course enrolment: 24                                 

Estimated TA support:  none      

Schedule:  Lectures Tuesday 10-12, September 6 to December 6, 2018

Sessional dates:  September 1 to December 31, 2017           

Please note:  This position includes the completion of any course work and grading not completed by December 20, 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 geosciences 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 and lab/field trip preparation and delivery, supervising of teaching assistants for Lab 1 (Geology of Ontario: the Don Valley Brickyard), 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 8, 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.