Sessional Lecturer - APD3260H - Psychodiagnostic Systems

Course number and title:
APD3260H Psychodiagnostic Systems
Course description:
This course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding and working knowledge of the defining characteristics of major clinical/psychological disorders as well as current diagnostic systems and practices. Students will develop skills in synthesizing clinical material and formulating/making differential diagnoses based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental disorders (DSM-5). The course will also provide some opportunity to critically examine current theories and etiological perspectives on psychopathology with attention to gender and cultural issues. The course material will include video recordings for illustration of diagnostic issues and clinical syndromes as well as for practice purposes.
Estimated TA support: none
Estimated course enrolment: 25 
Class schedule: Mon 18:00 - 21:00
Sessional dates of appointment: Winter  2021-01-01 - 2021-04-30
Appointment percentage: 100

Salary:CUPE3902 Unit 3 Salaries. The rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Minimum Qualifications:
1- Candidate must have a doctoral degree in school and/or clinical psychology or a related field;                                                                          

2- Expertise in diagnosis and diagnostic systems with a focus on disorders of childhood and adolescence;         

3- Must be registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario;                                                                                        

4-Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching graduate courses.
Preferred Qualifications:
1 - Individuals with demonstrated experience with related course content;                                                                                          

2 - Demonstrated scholarship in the area of the course topic;    

3- Prior experience teaching flex-mode courses preferred.
Description of duties:
1) Teach a minimum of 36 hours.                                                  

2) Prepare teaching resources for each class and provide relevant materials.                                                                                      

3) Assess and evaluate students' work and provide a final course grade according to OISE/UT grading practices.                            

4) Be available for informal meetings/communications with students as necessary.


There is a possibility that part or all of a course offered during Fall, Winter or Year may require online teaching and timetable adjustments, given community health considerations related to the pandemic. Successful candidates will be contacted to determine online course delivery needs. 

Application Procedure:
All applications must be received by October 23, 2020 to be considered for this position, a one-page covering letter outlining what the applicant brings to the position and an updated Curriculum Vitae. Names of referees may also be included but are not required. Applicants are asked to submit copies of course evaluations for all recent university-level courses taught, if available.

Apply here: http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/oise/Faculty_Staff/Sessional_Lecturer_Applications.html?apply=1303

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

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