Sessional Lecturer-ENG238H5F LEC0101 Fantasy Literature

University of Toronto

Date Posted: 03/25/2024

Req ID: 36636

Faculty/Division: UofT Mississauga

Department: UTM: English & Drama

Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)

Description: This course focuses on fantasy literature, film, and television, and draws on a wide range of critical, cultural, and theoretical approaches. As it explores the magical and supernatural, it may consider such genres as alternative histories, animal fantasy, epic, fairy tales, magic realism, and swords and sorcery. Authors and texts covered will survey the history of fantasy across American, British, and Canadian literature, and may include Beowulf, Butler, Carroll, Gaiman, Le Guin, Lewis, Martin, Ovid, Rowling, Shakespeare, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Swift, and Tolkien.

Section: LEC0101 

Day(s): Monday, Wednesday

Time(s): 3-6pm

Estimated Enrolment: 60

Est of TA hours: ~90h

Sessional dates of appointment: May 6 2024 – June 21 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

SL3 Long Term – $21,140.03 per full course

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 and/or experience teaching Fantasy Literature or a related subject at the university level; strong academic record, demonstrated teaching ability, evidence of currency in subject matter. 

To be considered for a position, please 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]

For an application form go to:

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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