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Sessional Lecturer (.25 FCE) ESS492Y1-Y – Undergraduate Thesis Project


Faculty of Arts and Science
University of Toronto



Course Number and Title:  ESS492Y1-Y – Undergraduate Thesis Project

Course description:  Research emphasising methods used in field and experimental work. Students must obtain the consent of an instructor and register with the undergraduate coordinator and are urged to do so toward the end of their third year. In addition to submitting a thesis, students are required to give an oral presentation of their research results to an open meeting of the department. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Estimated course enrolment: 15               

Estimated TA support: 0

Schedule: To be arranged between instructor and course participants


Sessional dates:  September 1 2018, to April 30, 2019


Please note:  This position includes the completion of any course work and grading not completed by April 30th, 2019.


Rate of pay:  25% of Sessional Lecturer I – $8,160 ($4,080); Sessional Lecturer I Long Term – $8,364 ($4,182); Sessional Lecturer II – $8,568 ($4,284); Sessional Lecturer III $8,772 ($4,386) (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 Earth Sciences 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 supporting students in their writing. This will be done through workshops and feedback on individual assignments, specifically a 4 page summary of the research project.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/resources/forms.htm

Russ 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: Sept 6th, 2018

Closing date: Sept 10th, 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.

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