Sessional Lecturer - GLA1006HS International Legal Challenges

Date Posted: 04/20/2021
Req ID: 3802
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Munk Sch Global Affairs & Public Policy
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)




Course number and title: GLA1006HS International Legal Challenges


Course description: This course introduces students to public international law and its relationship with global affairs and public policy. The course will present foundational information such as the history and sources of international law, international legal personality and key actors in international law, questions of jurisdiction, the relationship between international and domestic law, and the settlement of international legal disputes. It will then consider key topics in international law such as the protection of human rights and the environment, the laws of war, international criminal law, and economic and trade law, considering both the content of the law and its application in selected case studies. This course will draw on a range of views about the nature, impacts, limits, legitimacy, and future of international law, and illuminate the ways that international law shapes and is shaped by politics and power. Students will consider both dominant/"mainstream" voices and ideas in the field, and insights and critiques of those who have often been at its margins, including Indigenous and feminist perspectives.


Estimated course enrolment: 90 


Estimated TA support: 100 hours


Class schedule: Thursday 10am-1pm* This course is normally taught in two sections but will be combined into one section. 

*Please note that, in keeping with current circumstances, this course may be delivered in-person, remotely/online, or by a combination of delivery methods as determined by the University at a later date.


Sessional dates of appointment: January 1, 2022 - April 30, 2022



Sessional Lecturer I: $16, 979.33*

Sessional Lecturer I Long Term: $17, 738.50

Sessional Lecturer II $18, 171.15

Sessional Lecturer III: $18, 603.79


*This course is normally taught in two sections but will be combined into one section. Remuneration will reflect two sections. 


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


Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Political Science, International Relations or Law degree is required.


Preferred Qualifications: Previous teaching experience in this field.


Description of duties: Developing the syllabus, teaching one 3-hour lecture per week at the graduate level, providing weekly office hours for academic counseling of students, preparing and delivering course material; preparing and delivering assignments and tests; marking student work and submitting grades; and TA supervision.


Application Procedure: All individuals interested in this position must submit an updated Curriculum Vitae and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form to mga@utoronto.ca. 

Closing Date: 05/18/2021, 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.

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