Teaching Assistant | Winter 2023 | BMS350H1S Propaganda and Media

Closes: October 14, 2022

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

Course description: This course assesses ways in which governments, political parties, news agencies and other groups and institutions use media to shape particular messages or describe current events. Each week the seminar will focus on a major historical event, the manner in which it was reported and interpreted, and principal challenges to that interpretation. A wide variety of media will be analyzed including: books, newspapers, film, radio, television, and the internet. Events such as the War on Terror, the Great War, the Dreyfus Affair, the Irish Famine, and the “Red Scare” are among some of the topics that will be discussed. Students will prepare unique assignments akin to the work done by communications officers.

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
    30 hours
  • How to Apply
  • Terms

    Qualifications: MA required. In accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 4 Collective Agreement, Article 15.07, preference in hiring will be given to graduate students in the field of Information, Communication & Culture, or a closely related discipline.

    Number of positions: 1

    Estimated course enrolment: 60 students

    Class schedule: Tuesday 16:00 – 18:00

    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