Sessional Lecturer – SOCC70 Models of the Social World

Date Posted: 11/18/2022
Req ID: 28579
Faculty/Division: UofT Scarborough
Department: UTSC:Dept-Sociology
Campus: University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)


Course Number and Title:SOCC70H3
Models of the Social World

Course Description:
This course examines how quantitative models can be used to understand the social world with a focus on social inequality and social change. Students will learn the fundamentals of modern computational techniques and data analysis, including how to effectively communicate findings using narratives and visualizations. Topics covered include data wrangling, graphic design, regression analysis, interactive modelling, and categorical data analysis. Methods will be taught using real-world examples in sociology with an emphasis on understanding key concepts rather than mathematical formulas.

Estimated course enrolment:

Estimated TA support:
To be determined

Class schedule: TH 11-1

Sessional dates of appointment:
Jan 2023 – April 2023

Salary: Sessional Lecturer I – $8,489.67; Sessional Lecturer I Long Term – $8,869.25; Sessional Lecturer II – $9,085.58; Sessional Lecturer 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.


Applicants’ teaching area and qualifications should be closely related to course material. Evidence of progress in a graduate level program.

Demonstrated ability to design syllabus in accordance with department guidelines. Ability to coordinate multiple tutorials, lectures to large classes, explain a variety of methodologies to an undergraduate student body.

Min. Qualifications:

Completed graduate courses and other training in statistics and quantitative methods, and to have TAed courses in statistics and quantitative methods.

Preferred Qualifications:

Haven successfully taught statistics or quantitative methods at the undergraduate level.

Description of duties:

Classes will be held in person. All normal duties related to the design and teaching of a university credit course, including preparation and delivery of course content; development, administration and marking of assignments, tests and exams; calculation and submission of grades; supervising TAs, holding regular office hours.

Application Procedure:

All applicants who wish to be considered for a particular position must submit a cover letter and current curriculum vitae. Letters from two referees are also sought; comments on both research and teaching would be of value. Referees letters can be sent separately to: [email protected]

Application materials should be submitted to the attention of Professor J Hermer, Chair, University of Toronto Scarborough. All applications must be submitted to the Online Teaching Application at: ht

Closing Date:
11/24/2022, 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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