Sessional Lecturer – VPSC51H3S Curatorial Perspectives II

University of Toronto

Office of the Chair
Department of Arts, Culture and Media
University of Toronto Scarborough

Studio Art

Winter 2023
Emergency Posting

The following Sessional Lecturer positions are available in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media, Studio Art, for the Winter 2023 academic session. In accordance with the Collective Agreement, this posting is being sent as an email notification to all applicants in the Department’s Applicant Pool: all Sessional Lecturers who are teaching for the Department during the current academic year or who have taught for the Department since September 1, 2005, and all persons who have submitted an application within the past twenty-four months. Preference in hiring is given to qualified individuals advanced to the rank of Sessional Lecturer II or Sessional Lecturer III in accordance with 14:12. All pool members who wish to be considered for a particular position must submit an updated curriculum vitae to Professor Thy Phu, interim Chair of the Department of Arts, Culture and Media, University of Toronto Scarborough using the online application system found at

All applicants to Studio Art must also include the following materials combined into a single PDF: a 1 to 2 page cover letter highlighting your qualifications for the position, a current CV, 5 to 10 samples of recent artistic work relevant to the position, 5 to 10 samples of student work if available, and the names/contact information of 2-3 references.

Salary: in accordance with the current CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement, the stipend rate for a half course (Y, F or S), inclusive of vacation pay, will be:
Sessional Lecturer I: $8,489.67
Sessional Lecturer I – Long Term (Six or more years as SL I): $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.

Sessional Dates (excluding Exam period): S courses: Jan. 9 – Apr. 10, 2023

Note: all positions involve completion of any course grading not finished by April 30, 2023 for S courses.

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Winter 2023

VPSC51H3S Curatorial Perspectives II

This course focuses on the finer details of curating and/or collecting contemporary art. Students will delve into the work of selected artists and curators with an emphasis on the conceptual and philosophical underpinnings of their projects. Term work will lead to a professionally curated exhibition, or the acquisition of an artwork.

LEC 01


FR 10-1

January 1 – April 30, 2023



All normal duties related to the design and teaching of a university credit course, including preparation and delivery of course content; participation in Studio’s exhibitions and guest lecture opportunities on campus; development, administration and marking of assignments and final portfolios; calculation and submission of grades; holding regular office hours. Applicant to work closely with permanent faculty.

Teaching experience at the university level. Instructor must have a strong curatorial knowledge of Scarborough’s diverse art scene and communities in order to plan and facilitate studio visits. Candidate must have experience teaching discipline-specific writing skills. A comprehensive knowledge of contemporary art practices as it relates to curation is required. Instructor must have an active curatorial practice.

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

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