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Engineering Science -Engineering and Society

Posting Date: July 22nd, 2021

Closing Date: August 12th, 2021


Run two, 2-hr weekly tutorials; attend a 1 hour weekly team meeting (to be scheduled.); preferably attend the lectures; assess written papers, exams, and student presentations. Engage a group of ~20 students in discussion about weekly topics that will range from "engineering equity" to "sustainable development". These topics will also be highlighted through the lectures and through assigned student readings. Grading will take place during tutorials, as well as through the marking of student presentations and written reflection pieces.


Applicants must have a broad spectrum of technical and non-technical interests and an interest in the intersection of science, engineering and society.  Must have a BA or BASc in a discipline such as Engineering, IHPST, Philosophy, or History. Must be able to adapt and respond to unexpected classroom situations, express, argue and defend opinions to both students and instructors and demonstrate strong communication skills in oral and written forms.

Relevant Criterion

Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.


Division of Engineering Science
Course ID
St. George
$46.70 per hour + 4% vacation pay
Course Enrollment
~290 total enrolment - each tutorial is ~ 20 students
Dates of Appointment
September 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Number of Positions
5-8 depending on availability
Number of Hours
Size of Appointment
Tutorial/Lab Schedule
TBA. Seminars are tentatively scheduled for Fridays 3-5; Mondays 9-11, 12-2 and 3-5; Tuesdays 12-2 and 3-5.
How to Apply
A complete application must include a resume that outlines relevant experience and some evidence of strong communication skills. Please submit the above to by the deadline. Candidates will be contacted for an interview. If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact Diane Giang at


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, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and LGBTQ2S+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity seeking groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the position.

The University of Toronto invites all qualified applicants to make application.

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 During employment, to request accommodation from the University, contact the supervisor or department chair and/or Health & Wellbeing Programs & Services at For more information about accommodations at U of T, please visit our Accommodation webpage.


All jobs are posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. It is understood that some announcements of vacancies are tentative, pending final course determinations and enrollment.

Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.

Positions posted here are open to Graduate Students in the School of Graduate Studies, Postdoctoral Fellows and Undergraduate Students in the University of Toronto.

Preference in hiring shall be given to Graduate Students enrolled in the School of Graduate Studies of the University of Toronto or those who have made application to be enrolled in the School of Graduate Studies of the University of Toronto.

The hiring criteria for Teaching Assistant positions are academic qualifications, the need to acquire experience, previous experience and previous satisfactory employment under the provisions of this collective agreement.