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Leadership, Higher, and Adult Education

LHA1114HF, Commons Community and Social Justice

Posted on: Aug 9, 2021

Closing Date: Aug 12, 2021


Prepare, organize, and teach this full-course graduate seminar; be available to students seeking assistance between classes; evaluate and provide students with feedback on their work in a timely manner.

Minimum Requirements:

Holds a PhD in adult education or a related field. Prior graduate teaching in the areas of the course topic and an established record of mastery in the topic area is required, with demonstrated community and workplace experience in the field of equity.

Relevant Criterion

An established and successful track record of online or hybrid format teaching is preferred.


Course Description:


While our economic GDP is growing today via enclosure and destruction of the Commons, our human wellbeing and sustainability increasingly depend not only upon protection of the Commons (economic, ecological, cultural and electronic) but their extension in most areas of human experience. With the participation of all faculty members of the AECD Program, the course will be based on introducing students to the following: i) a history of Commons in societies; ii) conceptualization of Commons; iii) relevance of Commons for understanding adult education in relation to a variety of learning contexts and social issues. In this context, the course will specifically seek to explore the following dynamics of change: a) the current impact of 'counter-commons' market measures of wealth, well-being and 'development'; b) current commons- related education, policy and activism in economic, social, cultural and spiritual realms at the local, national and global levels; and c) theoretical and strategic debates among commoners and between commoners and corporate 'sharing economy.'


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: 25

Dates of Appointment: September 2021 –December 2022

Number of Positions: 1

Number of Hours: Teach a minimum of 36 hours

Tutorial/Lab Schedule:

Wednesdays 9:00-12:00

Application Procedure For a Pool Member:

Apply online to Include a cover letter, c.v., the names of three referees and a detailed course description including possible topics, structure of course material, and expected learning outcomes.

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.