CUPE Positions

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

University of Toronto - Centre for Jewish Studies

EMERGENCY TA Posting – Teaching Assistant (CUPE Unit 1)

JGJ360H1-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.

Delivery Model: Online synchronous

This is an online, synchronous course. Students are expected to be logged into the course on Tuesdays from 10am-1pm EST and Thursdays 10am-12pm EST every week, when they will be virtually attending lectures, delivered in real time, and participating in online discussions, again, in real time. All readings and audio/visual materials will be posted on course website.


Applicants should have at least an MA in Comparative Literature, History or Germanic Languages and Literatures, preferably with a concentration in Jewish Studies. First consideration will be given to full-time graduate students at the University of Toronto.

Assisting instructor with online synchronous model; responding to student inquiries, grading assignments (submitted online).

Position: 1

Estimated Course Enrolment: 31

Hours of Work: 60

Class Schedule: Tuesdays 10:00 - 13:00 and Thursday 10:00 - 12:00

Dates of Appointment: May 3 – June 30, 2021

Salary: $46/ hour plus 4% vacation pay (SGSI, II, PDF) or according to the new CUPE Unit 1 scale

Posting Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Closing Date: Friday, April 30, 2021

Final availability of the position is contingent upon enrolment, budgetary consideration and the determination of appointments as governed by the collective agreement.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V., and names of two references by Friday, April 30, 2021.

Applications should be sent to

The job is posted in accordance with CUPE 3902, Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The Department’s hiring policy is available in the Programs Office and at the CUPE, Local 3902 office:

The position posted above is tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments. In accordance with the Employment Equity Policy, the University of Toronto encourages applications from qualified women and men, members of visible minorities, indigenous peoples, and person with disabilities.

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