Course Instructor

Course Instructor: Two (2) Positions Available

CJS Graduate Student Competition to Teach CJS390H1-F/S in 2020-2021

The Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce that we will be running a competition for the 2020-2021 academic year for two half-course (0.5 FCEs) to be taught by CJS graduate students. The courses will be at the 300-level and taught under the rubric of "Special Topics."

The courses will be offered as H units (12 weeks, two hours per week). The Fall semester course, CJS390H1-F, will be offered on Tuesdays from 4:00pm-6:00pm EST. The Spring semester course, CJS390H1-S, will be offered on Thursdays from 4:00pm-6:00pm EST. You must be available to teach during these days and times.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the University of Toronto is offering Dual Delivery model courses for Fall 2020. You will be expected to deliver your course through the HyFlex Model: Lectures will be delivered in-person (if permitted by UofT and Public Health guidelines) and live-streamed and recorded on an online platform (e.g. Bb Collaborate, Microsoft Teams software, etc.). This means students can attend lectures in-person on campus OR watch the live-stream online at the allotted time of the lecture OR watch the recording of the lecture at a later time. As of right now, Spring courses will be delivered fully in-person. Updates will be provided as the 2020-2021 academic year nears.  

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.

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: preparing and presenting two hours of lectures a week; uploading lectures onto online platform; keeping online course platform up to date at all times; grading papers and final assessments (including make-up examinations if required); and other pedagogical and administrative tasks associated with an undergraduate course.

Applicants should provide:


Which semester (Fall or Spring) is your preference


One-page prospectus of the course they would like to teach


Sample syllabus


Up-to-date curriculum vitae


Name(s) of one or more referees who can comment on their work and teaching potential


Applications should be submitted electronically to and the heading should be Student Initiated Proposals. The applications and questions about the program can also be addressed to Professor Adam Cohen at

Deadline for applications will be 5:00pm on Monday, June 22nd, 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.