Sessional Lecturer for CIN411H1S – Networks of Contemporary Horror Media

University of Toronto

Date Posted: 03/29/2024

Req ID: 36720

Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science

Department: Cinema Studies

Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Course code and title: CIN411H1S – Creepypasta: Networks of Contemporary Horror Media

Course description: This course will examine how creepypastas (modern urban legends copied and pasted on various internet forums) and other internet/social media horror as a cultural phenomenon have impacted cinematic horror form – from replicating the scrolling, screenlife, non sequitur rhythms of social media horror fiction sites – to iterative adaptations of the content and interactive story worlds.

Estimated course enrolment: 19 students

Estimated TA support: N/A

Class schedule: Monday 9:00 – 13:00

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

Sessional dates of appointment: January 1 – April 30, 2025.


Sessional Lecturer I: $9,457.90

Sessional Lecturer I, Long Term: $9,930.79

Sessional Lecturer II: $10,121.77

Sessional Lecturer III: $10,362.76

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 Cinema/Film required; PhD in Cinema/Film strongly preferred.
  • At least 5 years of experience teaching cinema at the university level, with a concentration on film history, theory, and/or analysis.
  • At least 5 years of experience marking undergraduate essays in cinema.
  • Evidence of recent teaching effectiveness.
  • Ability to teach online if public health issues require.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Expertise in horror genre, global film cultures.

Description of duties: The Sessional Lecturer will follow the broad outline of the syllabus that has been established for the course, using any textbooks/films that may have been ordered. Revisions and/or updates to the curriculum should be discussed with the Director. They will lecture, grade assignments, hold office hours each week, and answer queries by email or appointment.

Appliction instructions: Those interested should email a curriculum vitae (PDF) and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form to: Cinema Studies Institute HR.

Closing Date: 04/19/2024, 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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