Hydrology and Watershed Management Sessional Lecturer Position

University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada
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Course Description:  This graduate course provides an advanced understanding of hydrological processes occurring at the watershed scale within the broader theme of management for water resources protection.  Fundamental hydrological processes are considered in-depth and brought together through the concept of integrated watershed management.  The course makes links between scientific understanding, governance, regulations, and management approaches. Though an instructor would have academic freedom to approach the course as they wish, the course has traditionally been taught in a hybrid lecture-seminar format, with a strong focus on students becoming increasingly comfortable talking about science in a crowd, as well as honing their abilities to read and more deeply understand primary scientific research literature.

Qualifications:  PhD in physical geography, hydrology or closely-related subject.  Recent experience related to managing and/or research in watershed-scale impacts, demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications within the past 5 years. Demonstrated ability to communicate scientific research at an advanced level, as demonstrated through recent presentations at academic conferences and/or previous experience in teaching at the university level.  Demonstrated ability for understanding and using isotope-based approaches in hydrology and/or watershed management.  Past experience interfacing with industry or resource managers preferred.  Technical and pedagogical competencies in relation to the online delivery of courses would be an asset.

Duties:  All normal duties related to the design and teaching of a university credit course at the graduate level in an online environment, which includes preparation and delivery of course content though online lectures; uploading lectures and course content to online modules; live interactions via online video communications; development, creation, weekly organization and leading of discussion on current peer-reviewed literature related to watershed management; administration and marking of online assignments; marks management; holding online office hours, supervision of a TA and participation in the instructor/course evaluation process by the students.

Class Schedule:  Classes are currently scheduled on Wednesdays, 2 to 5pm.

TA Support:  TA support consistent with enrollment will be provided.

All applicants who wish to be considered for the position must submit an online application, curriculum vitae and any other supporting documentation, via the following:

https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/webapps/slship/jobs.php  or the direct link: https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/webapps/slship/modules/postings/postings.php?d=1258&u=1&s_a=true


Salary: Starting September 1, 2020 the following rates of pay apply for half courses (F or S),  inclusive of vacation pay: $8,489.67 for a Sessional Lecturer I; $8,869.29 for a Sessional Lecturer I Long Term; $9,085.58 for a Sessional Lecturer II and $9,301.90 for a Sessional Lecturer III.

Please note that should the rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Closing Date: 11/13/2020, 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.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.