Sessional Lecturer – URB234H1S Cities in Popular Culture

University of Toronto

Date Posted: 11/17/2022
Req ID: 28431
Faculty/Division: Innis College
Department: Urban Studies Program
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Course number and title:
URB234H1S Cities in Popular Culture

Course description:
By exploring different popular culture phenomena such as the emergence of hiphop in the Bronx, Batman’s Gotham, and Nollywood, this course works to examine the contributions of popular culture in shaping our understandings of cities (as well as providing different perspectives of the city and the urban experience than is generally captured in scholarly/academic literature). Popular culture becomes a vehicle by which we will explore different aspects of urban life and urban representation.

Estimated TA support
: 200

Estimated enrolment:
140 students

Class schedule:
Tuesdays 10am-12pm

  • Please note, the delivery method for this course is currently In-Person. Please note that, in keeping with current circumstances, the course delivery method may change as determined by the Faculty or the College

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


  • 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.

Minimum qualifications:

  • MA in related field

  • At least 5 years of experience teaching at the university level

  • At least 5 years of experience marking undergraduate essays

  • Evidence of recent teaching effectiveness

  • Ability to teach online if required

Preferred qualifications:

  • PhD in related field

Description of duties:

The Sessional Lecturer will develop a detailed syllabus (past material including syllabus, assignment guides and lectures will be provided), teach the full course, supervise teaching assistants, conduct all grading and prepare and submit all final marks. In addition, the Sessional Lecturer will hold office hours each week and answer student questions by email and/or appointment.

Application instructions:

Applicants must submit an updated curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching in the relevant area (including student evaluations, if available), and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form located here: to [email protected]

Closing Date:

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