Teaching Assistant | Winter 2023 | BMS301H1S Special Topics in Book & Media Cultures: Media and the Myths of Romance

Closes: October 14, 2022

Advising students, grading assignments, and participating in some discussions and activities.

Course description: This course explores historical and contemporary functions of media narratives and technologies in the construction of cultural myths of romance that permeate mainstream societies. Myths of romantic love will be deconstructed through feminist, queer, disability and postcolonial theories of gender, sexuality, race and body image at the intersections of film, music, literature, tv and social media to expose marginalizing and disempowering tropes at the centre of dominant constructions and representations of romantic love.

Please note as of the posting date for this position, the course is designated to be offered in-person.

  • Start Date
    January 1, 2023
  • Department
    Office of the Principal & VP
  • Compensation
    $46.23 per hour + 4% vacation pay
  • Hours
    25 hours
  • How to Apply
  • Terms

    Qualifications: PhD or equivalent professional experience in the discipline is preferred. University-level teaching experience in this field, with evidence of successful teaching, is preferred. Evidence of active research interests and of ability to mentor students in research projects is required.

    Number of positions: 1

    Estimated course enrolment: 50 students

    Class schedule: Thursday 14:00 – 16:00

    Dates of appointment: January 1 – May 6, 2023

    Application process: Applicants should submit a letter of application, a CV, and the names of two referees to:

    University of St. Michael’s College c/o Office of the Principal

    email: usmc.principalsoffice@utoronto.ca


    Please note that this position is tentative, pending funding, final course determinations and enrolments.

    This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 4 Collective Agreement.

    Vaccination Requirement

    As an employee of the University, you must be fully vaccinated to be able to attend and perform duties on University premises as required, even if some or all of your duties can be performed remotely. To read about our process in reviewing Medical Exemptions please visit this link.

    We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

    The University of St. Michael’s College 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, people who take a religiously informed view of human experience, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas.

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

    If you require accessibility accommodation, please contact Human Resources at 416-926-1300 ext. 7191 or hr.stmikes@utoronto.ca