Sessional Lecturers

Continuously-Posted Notice


The Department of Political Science may hire Sessional Lecturers to deliver some of its undergraduate courses. CURRENT SESSIONAL LECTURER POSITIONS will be posted here and on our Departmental bulletin board outside SSH 3027. To be considered for a position, a CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form (available in PDF or RTF formats and Curriculum Vitae must be submitted to:

Elizabeth Jagdeo
Student and Alumni/Advancement Coordinator
Department of Political Science
100 St. George Street
Sidney Smith Hall, Room 3027
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3G3
Fax:  (416) 978-5566

N.B. All applicants must have a valid e-mail address on their application.


Hiring decisions for courses offered during the Winter Session (September-April) are usually made in the preceding February-May period. For summer courses (May-August), hiring decisions are usually made in the preceding December-February period. However, some decisions may be made earlier or later than these time frames, depending on circumstances. Unexpected vacancies may arise at any time.

Applications will be retained for twenty-four (24) months.  Persons who submit applications and CVs will receive emailed job postings for specific positions for the subsequent twenty-four (24) months.

This notice is posted pursuant to the CUPE Local 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement.  Please note that in accordance with that agreement, preference in hiring is given to qualified persons holding the rank of Sessional Lecturer II.

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


For candidates teaching a course, having taught a course that is declared an exclusion equivalent counts as relevant experience. For a list of exclusion equivalent courses please see here.