Troost Institute for Leadership Education in EngineeringCourse number and title : TEP444H1 F The Happy Engineer Positive Psychology for EngineersCourse description : Humanities and Social Science elective Many disciplines have explored happiness - philosophy, anthropology, psychology, sociology, neurobiology, film, art and literature - to name a few.
Why not engineering? During the first part of the course we will play catch-up, examining the scholarly and creative ways that people have attempted to understand what makes for a happy life.
Then we turn our attention to our own domain-expertise, applying engineering concepts like balance , flow , amplitude , dynamic equilibrium , momentum and others to explore the ways that your technical knowledge can contribute to a deep understanding of happiness.
This course is designed to challenge you academically as we analyze texts from a variety of disciplines, but it is also designed to challenge you personally to explore happiness as it relates to yourself, your own personal development and your success and fulfillment as an engineer.
If the number of students electing to take the course exceeds the class size limit, selection of the final group will be made on the basis of an in-class assessment completed during the first class.
Number of positions (est) : One (1) positionEstimated TA support : 200 hours (for 2 sections)Estimated course enrolment : 72 students per sectionClass schedule : TBCSessional dates of appointment : September 1 December 31, 2020Hours : 1 FCE (up to a maximum of 460 hrs) 2 sections of courseSalary : CUPE minimum salary rates for a full course (FCE), inclusive of vacation pay, are : Sessional Lecturer 1 - $16,979.
33; Sessional Lecturer 1 Long Term - $17,738.50; Sessional Lecturer 2 - $18,171.15; and Sessional Lecturer 3 - $18,603.79.
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 : Applicants must have extensive experience teaching both Positive Psychology and Leadership. The applicant must have experience and knowledge of evidence-based research that links a variety of positive psychology concepts to leadership effectiveness.
Applicants should have a strong record of delivering engaging experiential lectures with an ability to explain concepts clearly and creatively as well as connect them effectively to the lived experience of the students.
Preference will be given to candidates with a graduate degree in Positive Psychology, Leadership or related fields.Preferred Qualifications : Experience teaching humanities and social sciences courses to engineering students.
Description of duties : Delivery of course material in an integrated lecture-practical formatCreation of content that leverages engineering thinking in teaching positive psychologyAssessment, feedback, and evaluation of student capability and improvementAbility to convert to online duties if requiredApplication Procedure : Applicants should submit : an application lettercurriculum vitae including the names of three refereesa max.
one-page letter stating your beliefs about the teaching and learning of leadershipa Unit 3 application form available online atPlease submit your application by email to : Application letters should be addressed to : Dr.
Emily MooreDirector, Troost Institute for Leadership Education in EngineeringMyhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship55 St.
George Street, Room 772Toronto, 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.