Teaching Assistant

Job Posting – Teaching Assistant (CUPE Unit 1) 

Winter Term 2018

The Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies seeks 1 Teaching Assistant for the following course:

CJS200H1S Introduction to Jewish Thought

This course will familiarize students with key texts, ideas, and personalities in the Jewish intellectual tradition from the Bible to the present. Topics will include moral philosophy, science and religion, and philosophical theology. Students receive an interdisciplinary introduction to Jewish thought, learning the various ways its central questions have been answered.


Applicants should have at least an MA in Religion or Philosophy or Political Theory, preferably with a concentration in Jewish Studies. First consideration will be given to full-time graduate students at the University of Toronto.


Meeting with instructors, responding to student inquiries and marking 3 short papers and an optional final exam. The position also involves attending lectures.

Position: 1

Estimated Course Enrolment: 40

Hours of Work: 73

Class Schedule: R12-2

Dates of Appointment: 1 January - 30 April, 2018

Salary: $43.65/ hour plus 4% vacation pay (SGSI, II, PDF)

Posting Date: October 25, 2017

Closing Date: November 22, 2017

Final availability of the position is contingent upon enrolment, budgetary consideration and the determination of appointments as governed by the collective agreement.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V., and names of two references by November 22, 2017. Applications should be sent to:
Professor Sol Goldberg 
Centre for Jewish Studies
E-Mail: cjs.undergraduate@utoronto.ca


The job is posted in accordance with CUPE 3902, Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The Department’s hiring policy is available in the Programs Office and at the CUPE, Local 3902 office: http://www.cupe3902.org/

The position posted above is tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments. In accordance with the Employment Equity Policy, the University of Toronto encourages applications from qualified women and men, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and person with disabilities. 

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 

Note: Although a graduate student’s preference as to the campus location of his/her TA appointment will be taken into account, both the initial TA appointment (or CI appointment) and the subsequent appointment obligation related to that appointment may be met through position(s) on any one of the three University of Toronto campuses (UTM, UTSC or St. George) in courses in the same discipline as the initial appointment. TAs will only be assigned to courses in fields in which they are or should be qualified to assist.