Sessional Lecturer – POL 2212H S – Human Rights and International Relations

University of TorontoCanada

Updated: about 20 hours ago

Location: Downtown Toronto St James Park, ONTARIO

Deadline: ; 

Date Posted: 06/02/2021
Req ID: 4706
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Dept of Political Science
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Course Number and Title:   POL 2212H S – Human Rights and International Relations 
Course description: The major theme for the course is the relationship between international developments in human rights and domestic applications of those developments. We will examine the evolution of the international human rights regime, mostly from the post-World War II era, and understand how the radical steps forward in international law affect domestic lawmakers and leaders. We will also look at how domestic efforts shift the international debate, and how non-state actors engage in building the lingua franca of the 21st century. 

Estimated TA support:  N/A

Estimated course enrollment:   30 

Class schedule:    Monday 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

 * This course is scheduled to be delivered in-person. Please note that, in keeping with current circumstances, this course may be delivered in-person, remotely/online, or by a combination of delivery methods as determined by the Faculty or Department at a later date.

Sessional dates of appointment: January 1, 2022 – April 30, 2022

Sessional Lecturers I                          – $8,489.67

            Sessional Lecturers I (Long Term)   –  $8,869.25

            Sessional Lecturers II                         –  $9,085.58

            Sessional Lecturers III                        – $9,301.90

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.


  • PhD in Political Science is required.
  • Teaching experience at the university level is required 
  • Demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching and mastery of the subject area is preferred.  
  • Previous experience in teaching a similar course is preferred.

Description of duties:

• Preparation of course syllabus and course marking scheme
• Planning and teaching weekly lectures
• Setting and marking assignments/tests/exams and course administration in accordance with University regulations 
• Submission of grades
• Available for office hours for academic counselling of students
• Dealing with student enquiries, appeals and petitions

Application Procedure:
Applicants should submit the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form at  along with teaching evaluations if available, a current C.V., and the names and contact information for 3 references to:

                Elizabeth Jagdeo at [email protected]

Closing Date: 06/29/2021, 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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