Sessional Lecturer - S Praxis II Lead Communication
University Of Toronto
Toronto, ON, CA
6d ago
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Engineering Communication ProgramCourse number and title : ESC102H1 S Praxis II Lead Communication InstructorCourse description : Praxis II follows from Praxis I and challenges students to apply, enhance, and refine their engineering design and communication skills.

The design projects in Praxis II are both identified and defined by the students themselves, and focus on issues associated with the City of Toronto, its agencies and services, and its communities and citizens.

  • In the first half of the course students, working in small teams, identify, frame, and document appropriate engineering challenges;
  • in the second half they design, prototype, and present engineering solutions to a subset of those identified challenges.

    In support of these activities students continue to explore in greater depth the theories, tools, and practices of engineering design and communication.

    Praxis II culminates in an open showcase where students present their design solutions to representatives from interested governmental and non-governmental agencies, to their project stakeholders, and to the general public.

  • Number of Positions (est.) : One (1) position.Estimated TA support : Some assessment may be performed alongside design-focused teaching assistants;
  • some studios may be supported by design-focused teaching assistants.Estimated course enrolment : 250 students, in 10 studio sections of 25 students each.

    Class schedule : Students attend 3 one-hour lectures and 1 two-hour tutorial per week. Lectures are tentatively scheduled for Monday from 1 : 00-2 : 00pm, Tuesday from 1 : 00-2 : 00pm and Friday 2-3pm.

    Studios are scheduled for Tuesday 4 : 00-6 : 00pm, Wednesday 3 : 00-5 : 00pm, and Thursday 3 : 00-5 : 00pm. These times are tentative and may be subject to change.

    Sessional dates of appointment : January 1 April 30, 2021Hours : 1.25 HCE (up to a maximum of 285 hours)Salary : CUPE minimum salary rates for a half course (HCE), inclusive of vacation pay, are : Sessional Lecturer 1 - $8,489.

    67; Sessional Lecturer 1 Long Term - $8,869.25; Sessional Lecturer 2 - $9,085.58; and Sessional Lecturer 3 - $9,301.90. 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 : include at least a Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline (such as, but not limited to, Communication, English, Engineering, Education, Technology Studies) with strong written and oral communication skills, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching communication and demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.

    Preferred Qualifications : include a PhD in an appropriate discipline (as above), and TESL or other training / certification in second-language instruction at the university level, and familiarity with engineering communication practices, and strong performance as an instructor in Praxis I or II.

  • Flexible availability for studio and benchmarking meetings is also preferred.Description of duties : attending two lectures per week throughout the termattending two one-hour weekly course planning meetings (after Friday lecture and Tuesday studios)teaching studios : co-instructing two 2 hour studios per week with a design TA;
  • preparing for studio teaching, and participating in studio planning, revision, and discussion; participating in short debriefing meetings after first and second studios of the weekevaluating and delivering detailed feedback on up to five assignments (both group and individual), and attending benchmarking meeting(s) for assignment grading (to be scheduled)assisting with studio prep, including developing lesson plans and other materials for dissemination to the larger group of instructorsassisting with assignment design and assessment, including contributing to and developing rubrics and spot checking teaching team’s feedbackattending & evaluating at all day design Showcase scheduled for April 13, 2020supervising and mentoring both individuals and teams within your studios;
  • holding consultations with students to help them complete and improve their assignments, and develop as writers and presentersdeveloping curriculum for supporting students outside of regular classes, and providing extra curricular support for students in need of helpmust be able to meet tight marking deadlines for an oral presentation (late Jan) and one key assignment over Reading Weekcalibrating assessment between assessors across assignmentscreating and distributing studio plans in conjunction with the teaching teamhelping to equip studios with necessary resourceshaving ability to convert to online duties if requiredApplication Procedure : Applicants should submit : an application lettercurriculum vitae including the names of three refereesa short writing samplea Unit 3 application form available online atPlease submit applications by email toApplication letters should be addressed to : Dr.

  • Deborah TihanyiDirector, Engineering Communication Program35 St. George StreetToronto, ON M5S 1A4Please include only one (1) Unit 3 application, listing all courses you are applying for;
  • do not send separate applications for each course.If during the application and / or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact Jean McNeil at .

    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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