Sessional Lecturer for CIN451H1F – Advanced Study in Theory and Criticism

University of Toronto

Date Posted: 03/28/2024

Req ID: 36723

Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science

Department: Cinema Studies

Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Course code and title: CIN451H1F – Advanced Study in Theory and Criticism

Course description: An advanced seminar in a topic pertaining to key methods and debates in cinema and media theory and criticism.

Estimated course enrolment: 19 students

Estimated TA support: N/A

Class schedule: Monday 15:00 – 17:00, Wednesday 15:00 – 17:00

  • 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 Institute. 

Sessional dates of appointment: September 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024.


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 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:

  • Demonstrated film expertise in film theory.

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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