Sessional Lecturer – MMG3003Y: Genomic Methodologies – Emergency Posting

University of Toronto

Job Area: CUPE 3902 Unit 3

College / Division: Temerty College of Medication

Division: Molecular Genetics

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

Job Posting: November 16, 2023

Job Closing: November 24, 2023

Course quantity and title: MMG3003Y: Genomic Methodologies

Course description:

This graduate course is obtainable inside the MHSc Medical Genomics program and is restricted to college students enrolled in that program. The Genomic Methodology course teaches the speculation and observe of molecular biology related to genetic and genomic testing. The course covers traditional, trendy and rising genetic strategies with a concentrate on computational strategies to investigate genomic information. College students who full this course will perceive the scientific ideas underlying genomic assessments, study the restrictions and functions of present assessments, and could have the required background to grasp and analyze new assays.

This course is a two-term course co-taught with one other college member within the Molecular Genetics Division. The sessional lecturer could be accountable educating 1-term (1 FCE, 12-weeks), break up between the winter and summer time phrases (5 weeks winter, 7 weeks summer time).

Estimated TA help: 40 TA hours in whole

Estimated course enrolment: 23

Class schedule:

Winter time period (5 weeks, March-April) – Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Summer time time period (7 weeks, April – June) – Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Sessional dates of appointment: March 1, 2024 to June 15, 2024

Wage for your complete 12-weeks: $18,915.79 for Sessional Lecturer I; $19,861.58 for Sessional Lecturer I Lengthy Time period; $20,243.53 for Sessional Lecturer II; $20,725.52 for Sessional Lecturer III,  inclusive of trip pay

Please be aware that ought to charges stipulated within the collective settlement range from charges acknowledged on this posting, the charges acknowledged within the collective settlement shall prevail.


The applicant should maintain a complicated diploma (MD or PhD) within the area of genetics, genomics, molecular biology or a associated area. The applicant ought to have earlier educating expertise on the College degree, and be skilled with ideas in genomic methodologies, together with RNA and protein-based strategies. The applicant should even have expertise processing and analyzing with subsequent technology sequencing information (e.g. RNA-seq, ChIP-seq) utilizing command-line applications and R packages. Expertise with excessive efficiency computing a plus.

Description of duties:

The course is structured as three weekly two-hour lecture & tutorial periods every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning from 10:00am-12:00pm within the winter time period, and two weekly three-hour lecture & tutorial periods on Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9:30am-12:30pm in the summertime time period. Class construction varies relying on the subject coated, however usually includes an instructor-led lecture adopted by a hands-on, instructor-led tutorial.  The teacher is predicted to attend all periods, put together for the lecture beforehand based mostly on current lecture content material and assignments, and to reply scholar questions.  The approximate time dedication is 12-15 hours per week.

The course has been co-taught for 5 years by two professors.  The profitable applicant will educate this course in collaboration with one other professor who has taught the course earlier than:

Winter time period, weeks 1-7 (January – March) might be taught by present college.

Winter time period, weeks 8-12 (March – April) might be taught by profitable applicant.

Summer time time period, weeks 1-7 (April – June) might be taught by profitable applicant.

Summer time time period, weeks 8-12 (June – July) might be taught by present college.

The profitable applicant will even have the help of a educating assistant. A whole course syllabus, course slides, assignments and reply keys / rubrics, and different crucial parts have already been designed, optimized, and used efficiently.  Minimal modification of those supplies could also be required to replace them to be used this yr.

Utility Process:

Purposes ought to embrace a single PDF with the next parts on this order: 1) the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 software type, accessible at: ; 2) a canopy letter; and three) a c.v. that features proof of experience in human genetics and genomics, in addition to the identify(s) of a number of certified referees.

Please submit the functions electronically to:

Dr. Timothy Hughes

Professor and Chair, Division of Molecular Genetics

[email protected]

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

It’s understood that some bulletins of vacancies are tentative, pending remaining course determinations and enrolment. Ought to charges stipulated within the collective settlement range from charges acknowledged on this posting, the charges acknowledged within the collective settlement shall prevail.

Choice in hiring is given to certified people superior to the rank of Sessional Lecturer II or Sessional Lecturer III in accordance with Article 14:12 of the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 collective settlement.

Please be aware:  Undergraduate or graduate college students and postdoctoral fellows of the College of Toronto are coated by the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 collective settlement slightly than the Unit 3 collective settlement, and shouldn’t apply for positions posted underneath the Unit 3 collective settlement.

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