CUPE Positions

There is currently one (1) Course Instructor posting. Please see below for details and closing date.

CJS390H1-S (Summer Term): "Special Topics in Jewish Studies"

The Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce that in the Summer 2021 academic session it will offer one half course (0.5 FCE) at the undergraduate level that will be taught by a CJS Graduate student under the rubric of "Special Topics”. The half-course will be offered in the second summer semester (July-August 2021).

The courses will be offered as H units (two classes per week/4 hours total per week). CJS390H1-S will be offered in the second summer semester on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00–8:00pm. 

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the University of Toronto is offering Dual Delivery model courses for Summer 2021. You will be expected to deliver your course through the HyFlex Model: Lectures will be delivered in-person (if permitted by UofT and Public Health guidelines) and live-streamed and recorded on an online platform (e.g. Bb Collaborate, Microsoft Teams software, etc.). This means students can attend lectures in-person on campus OR watch the live-stream online at the allotted time of the lecture. If UofT and Public Health guidelines do *not* permit in-person teaching, this course will be Online Synchronous.

Graduate students are invited to propose courses within their own areas of expertise; the proposals will be adjudicated on a competitive basis. Suitability of topic proposals will be assessed on the basis of academic promise and appropriateness to the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies’ undergraduate curriculum, including how well the proposals address the skills, and curricular needs of Centre’s students, second and third year students in particular.

Preference will be given to applicants who have completed at least two years of doctoral study and have passed the comprehensive examinations. The topics may be related to the applicant’s dissertation topic, but this is not obligatory.

The rate of pay will be the amount stipulated by the CUPE3902 Unit 1 collective agreement for course instructors which is currently $8,219 (inclusive of vacation pay).

Duties: preparing and presenting four hours of lectures a week (two lectures of two hours each per week); uploading lectures onto online platform; keeping online course platform up to date at all times; grading papers and final assessments (including make-up examinations if required); and other pedagogical and administrative tasks associated with an undergraduate course. 

Applicants should provide a one-page prospectus of the course they would like to teach, as well as a detailed syllabus and an up-to-date curriculum vitae and the name(s) of one or more referees who can comment on their work and teaching potential.

Applications should be submitted electronically to The subject heading should be Student Initiated Proposals. Questions about the program can also be addressed to Professor Michael Rosenthal at

Deadline for applications will be 12:00pm on Friday, February 19, 2021. The results of the competition will be announced within a few days of the closing date.

The Centre’s hiring policy is available in the Centre or in the CUPE 3902 Office. This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 collective agreement.

Job Posting: One (1) Course Instructor for JGJ360H1-F

Summer Term 2021 (May 3rd – June 28th)

The Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies seeks 1 Course Instructor for the following course:

JGJ360H1-F (cross-listing with HIS389H1-F): Holocaust in Literature

This course examines literary works written in different languages, in ghettos and concentration camps during the Holocaust, as well as those reflecting on the genocide in its aftermath. We focus on literature as a means of engaging with the unimaginable and on the cross analysis of eye-witness and memory writing.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, this course will be offered as an Online Asynchronous course. You will be expected to deliver the course through an online platform (e.g. Bb Collaborate, Microsoft Teams software, etc.). You will require a high-speed internet connection and hardware (webcam, microphone) to record and upload lectures online.


Applicants should have at least an MA in Comparative Literature or History as well as a background in Jewish Studies. First consideration will be given to full-time graduate students at the University of Toronto.

Duties: Developing syllabus, providing two hours of weekly classes, academic counselling of students, responding to student inquiries, uploading all course materials to online platform, marking course materials and reporting on final grades. Please note there is no TA support for this course.

Estimated Course Enrolment: 30

Compensation Amount: $8,219.16 (inclusive of 4% vacation pay)

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The position posted above is tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments.

Application Process                                                                                                             

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and names of two references by Friday, March 19, 2021.

Applications should be sent by email to:

Professor Michael Rosenthal


This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The Departmental Hiring Policy is available in the Department office and in the CUPE Local 3902 office.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Posted on Friday, February 26th, 2021.

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