Course Instructor

Course Instructor Position:

CJS391H1-S Special Topics in Jewish Studies (Summer Term)

The Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce that in the 2020 summer semester it will offer one half course at the undergraduate level that will be taught under the rubric of "Special Topics."

Graduate students are invited to propose courses within their own areas of expertise; the proposals will be adjudicated on a competitive basis. Suitability of topic proposals will be assessed on the basis of academic promise and appropriateness to the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies’ undergraduate curriculum, including how well the proposals address the skills, and curricular needs of Centre’s students, second and third year students in particular.

The courses will be offered as H units (6 weeks, four hours per week). CJS391H1-S will be offered in the second half of the summer semester (July 6th to August 17th, plus an exam period), on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00pm. There will be no TA support for this course. 

Preference will be given to applicants who have completed at least two years of doctoral study and have passed the comprehensive examinations. The topics may be related to the applicant’s dissertation topic, but this is not obligatory.

The rate of pay will be the amount stipulated by the CUPE3902 Unit 1 collective agreement for course instructors.

Duties: Include presenting four hours of lectures a week; grading papers and exams (including make-up examinations if required); and other pedagogical and administrative tasks associated with an undergraduate course.

Applicants should provide a one-page prospectus of the course they would like to teach, a draft syllabus, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and the name(s) of one or more referees who can comment on their work and teaching potential. 


Applications should be submitted electronically to the attention of Professor Anna Shternshis at The subject heading should be Student Initiated Proposals.

Deadline for applications will be 5:00pm on Monday, February 10, 2020. The results of the competition will be announced within a few days of the closing date.

The Centre’s hiring policy is available in the Centre or in the CUPE 3902 Office. This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 collective agreement.