Sessional Lecturer – PHL356H1S – Philosophy of Physics – University of Toronto – Toronto, ON

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Date Posted: 07/25/2022
Req ID: 25982
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Dept of Philosophy
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Course Number and Title: PHL356H1 – Philosophy of Physics

Course Description:
Introduction to philosophical issues which arise in modern physics, especially in relativity and quantum mechanics. This course will be accessible to students without a significant background in physics, but with an interest in the philosophical challenges that modern physics poses.

Estimated Course Enrollment
: 35 Students

Estimated TA Support
: N/A

Class Schedule: Tuesdays 15:00–18:00

  • Please note, the delivery method for this course is currently in-person. Please note that, in keeping with current circumstances, the course delivery method may change as determined by the Faculty or the Department.

Sessional Dates of Appointment
: January 1st, 2023 – April 30th, 2023

Salary: $8,489.67 Sessional Lecturer I; $8,869.25 Sessional Lecturer I Long Term; $9,085.58 Sessional Lecturer II; $9,301.90 Sessional Lecturer III

Please note that 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
: Ph.D. in philosophy with specialization in Philosophy of Science; strong academic record and professional promise; ongoing research and scholarly publications in the field; relevant and recent teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who have clearly demonstrated teaching excellence in the subject matter.

Description of Duties
: All normal duties related to the design and teaching of a university credit course, including preparation and delivery of course content; development, administration and marking of assignments; calculation and submission of grades; holding regular office hours; and, supervising teaching assistants.

Application Procedure
: Applicants must submit a cover letter, updated curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching in the relevant area (including student evaluations, if available), a sample syllabus, and the CUPE 3902 Application form located here: to Eric Correia at [email protected].

Closing Date: 08/15/2022, 11:59PM EDT

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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