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Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

CTL7072H - Curriculum and Teaching in Social Studies and Indigenous Education (6 Course Sections)

Posted on: Aug 27, 2021

Closing Date: August 31, 2021


Prepare, organize, and teach this full-course graduate semi

0nar; be available to students seeking assistance between classes; evaluate and provide students with feedback on their work.

Minimum Requirements:

Doctoral students in a relevant discipline with demonstrated currency and mastery of the subject area. Mastery may be demonstrated, but not limited to scholarly publications establishing expertise in the area. Preference will be given to individuals with prior graduate teaching experience in this area.


Over and above the minimum qualifications, preference will be given to individuals with prior graduate teaching experience in this area. Prior experience teaching online is an asset and should be highlighted in your application cover letter.                       

Course Description:

The Curriculum and Instruction in Social Studies and Aboriginal Education course explores the shared histories of Indigenous and settler relationships across Turtle Island and, while recognizing the US/Canadian divisions as colonial constructs, will focus more specifically on the Canadian context.  This course provides a practical and conceptual introduction to the teaching of Social Studies (Grades 4-6), History and Geography (7-10) within the context of Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) understandings. This course consists of a series of seminars and workshops designed to emphasize the expectations, pedagogy, methodology and content integrating both Social studies and Aboriginal Studies in the junior/intermediate grades. The course provides opportunities to develop practical understandings relating to instructional methods and skills through unit and lesson planning, including practical assessment strategies, in a variety of classroom contexts as well as the incorporation of Indigenous and Western knowledges and understandings. It seeks answers to questions of identity, meaning-making, complex issues concerning community and nation, past and present. It looks to bring local histories and traditional ecological knowledges- and to provide a template for understanding the complex interplay relating to constructions of identity (personal, local, and national) and sovereignty.


Campus - St. George

Salary: Minimum stipend is $7982.07 (inclusive of vacation pay) for a half (F/S) course. "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.

Course Enrollment: 30

Dates of Appointment: September 2021 – April 2022

Number of Positions: 1

Number of Hours: Teach a minimum of 36 hours

Tutorial/Lab Schedule:

PJ231 -Wed 0930

JI252 – Mon 1300

PJ261 – Tue 0930

PJ281 – Thu 1330

Application Procedure For a Pool Member:

All applications must be received by the closing date. Please indicate in a letter of application why you believe your experience qualifies you to teach this particular course. Please include a current CV and letters from three referees. Applications should be sent to: E-mail: 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 Morgan Selvanathan (

CTL Chair, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, OISE, 252 Bloor St West, Toronto, ON M5S 1V6

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