CUPE Positions

Teaching Assistant Position for CJS201H1-S: Introduction to Jewish Culture

University of Toronto
Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies
Job Posting – Teaching Assistant (CUPE Unit 1)

CJS201H1S Introduction to Jewish Culture
General introduction to history, literatures and cultures of Jewish people with a focus on the nineteenth century through the present. A balanced presentation of multi-disciplinary approaches and multi-methodological approaches to Jewish studies, with a special emphasis on Jewish cultural studies and Jewish secularity.

Delivery Model: Dual Delivery (as allowed by UofT policy and Public Health guidelines) - Lectures will be delivered in-person (if permitted by UofT and Public Health guidelines) and live-streamed and recorded. This means students can attend lectures in-person on campus OR watch the live-stream online at the allotted time of the lecture OR watch the recording of the lecture at a later time on Bb collaborate. Tutorials are delivered synchronously at the time allotted in the meeting schedule and students must attend either in-person or remotely at the allotted time.

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

Assisting instructors with Dual Delivery model (e.g. recording and uploading lectures, updating course website with recordings, etc.), responding to student inquiries, grading assignments (submitted online), and conducting two review tutorials.

Position: 1

Estimated Course Enrolment: 50

Hours of Work: 110
Class Schedule: R10-12
Dates of Appointment: 4 January – 30 April, 2021
Salary: $48.09/ hour inclusive of 4% vacation pay (SGSI, II, PDF)

Posting Date: November 13, 2020
Closing Date: December 4, 2020

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 December 4, 2020. Applications should be sent to the attention of: Adam Cohen, Undergraduate Director. E-Mail:

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, aboriginal 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, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
Note: Although a graduate student’s preference as to the campus location of his/her TA appointment will be taken into account, both the initial TA appointment (or CI appointment) and the subsequent appointment obligation related to that appointment may be met through position(s) on any one of the three University of Toronto campuses (UTM, UTSC or St. George) in courses in the same discipline as the initial appointment. TAs will only be assigned to courses in fields in which they are or should be qualified to assist.