Sessional Lecturer – JPI201H1 S, Indigenous Politics in Canada – Emergency Posting

University of Toronto

Date Posted: 11/22/2022
Req ID: 28550
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Dept of Political Science
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Course Number and Title:
JPI201H1 S, Indigenous Politics in Canada

Course description:
This course focuses on the legal and political relationship between Canada’s Indigenous peoples and the Canadian state. The course provides a detailed genealogy of the relevant legal and political touchstones of the relationship from the Hawthorn Report in 1966 to the present-day Unist’ot’en roadblocks on Wet’suwet’en territory in British Columbia. Students will gain a sense of the historical and ongoing pendulum-like legal and political relationship between the Canadian state and Indigenous communities. Students will become familiar with a shortlist of relevant legal and political concepts: Aboriginal rights, treaty relationship, nation-to-nation, reconciliation, resurgence, honour of the Crown, duty to consult, and Indigenous spirituality.

Estimated TA support: TA support will be provided in this course at roughly 210 hours for 150 students.

Estimated course enrollment:
250 students

Class schedule:
Monday 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm

  • This course is scheduled to be delivered in-person.

Please note that, in keeping with current circumstances, this course may be delivered in-person, remotely/online, or by a combination of delivery methods as determined by the Faculty or Department at a later date.

Sessional dates of appointment:
January 1, 2023 – April 30, 2023


Sessional Lecturers I – $8,489.67

Sessional Lecturers I (Long Term) – $8,869.25

Sessional Lecturers II – $9,085.58

Sessional Lecturers III – $9,301.90

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.


  • PhD in Political Science is required.
  • Teaching experience at the university level is required.
  • Demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching and mastery of the subject area is preferred.
  • Previous experience in teaching a similar course is preferred.

Description of duties:

  • Preparation of course syllabus and course marking scheme
  • Planning and teaching weekly lectures
  • Setting and marking assignments/tests/exams and course administration in accordance with the University regulations as described in the Faculty of Arts & Science Academic Handbook for Instructors
  • Submission of grades
  • Available for office hours for academic counselling of students
  • Dealing with student enquiries, appeals and petitions
  • Supervising and training of TAs

Application Procedure:

Applicants should submit the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form at along with teaching evaluations if available, a current C.V., and the names and contact information for 3 references to:

Elizabeth Jagdeo at [email protected]

Closing Date:
12/05/2022, 11:59PM EDT

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.

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