Sessional Lecturer-ENG205H5S Rhetoric

University of Toronto

Date Posted: 03/25/2024

Req ID: 36635

Faculty/Division: UofT Mississauga

Department: UTM: English & Drama

Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)

Description: An introduction to the rhetorical tradition from classical times to the present with a focus on prose as strategic persuasion. Besides rhetorical terminology, topics may include the discovery and arrangement of arguments, validity in argumentation, elements of style, and rhetorical criticism and theory.

Section: LEC0101 

Day(s): Tuesday, Thursday

Time(s): 6-9pm

Estimated Enrolment: 45

Est of TA hours: 0

Sessional dates of appointment: July 2, 2024 – August 12, 2024


  • SL1 – $18,915.79 per full course 
  • SL1 Long term – $19,861.58 per full course 
  • SL2 – $20,243.53 per full course 
  • SL3 – $20,725.52 per full course 

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.

Duties: All normal duties related to the design and teaching of a university credit course, including preparation and delivery of course content; development, admin. and marking of assignments, tests and exams; calculation and submission of grades; holding regular office hours; supervising any TAs assigned to course, if applicable. 

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in English with specialization in rhetoric or a related subject and/or experience teaching rhetoric/composition/writing at the university level; strong academic record, demonstrated teaching ability, evidence of currency in subject matter. 

Application Instructions:

Anyone wishing to be considered for a particular position must submit an Application Form as well as a current CV. E-submissions are preferred and should be sent to Professor Jacob Gallagher-Ross, Chair, Department of English and Drama c/o [email protected]

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Closing Date: 04/12/2024, 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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