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Department of Leadership, Higher, and Adult Education

LHA1826H - Comparative Higher Education

Posted on:March 3rd, 2021

Closing Date: March 25th, 2021


Instructors are required to: Prepare, organize, and lead this graduate half course; be available to students seeking assistance between classes; and evaluate student work and provide students with feedback.

Minimum Requirements:

Candidates must hold an EdD or PhD in Higher Education or a related field and have a demonstrated record of scholarship in the field of Higher Education and the areas of the topic of the course. Demonstrated prior experience in graduate level teaching online, preferably using Blackboard or Canvas/Quercus. Demonstrated prior graduate teaching experience in the areas of course topic.  Preferred Candidates will be given for prior graduate teaching in the areas of the course topic.

Course Description:

This course provides an overview of the field of comparative higher education, beginning with perspectives from the different civilizations which fostered higher learning in the pre-modern era. It considers theories from comparative education and disciplines such as history, sociology and anthropology as they apply to understanding higher education in global context. It also takes both a regional and a thematic approach in looking at higher education across different societies. Themes covered in the course include gender in higher education, curricular patterns across different societies, student issues and the relation of higher education to the state.


Campus - St. George

Salary Minimum stipend is $8,219.16 (inclusive of vacation pay) for a half (F/S) course.

Course Enrollment: 25

Dates of Appointment: Summer 2 - July 1, 2021-August 31, 2021

Number of Positions: 1

Number of Hours: Teach a minimum of 36 hours

Tutorial/Lab Schedule: Monday 17:00-20:00. (Online synchronous and asynchronous)

Application Procedure For a Pool Member:

All applications must be received by March 25, 2021 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.

Applications should be sent to: E-mail: 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. LHAE Chair, Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, OISE, 252 Bloor St West, Toronto, ON M5S 1V6, Fax: 416-926-4749 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.

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