Teaching Assistant | Winter 2023 | BMS387H1S Advertising and Media

Closes: October 14, 2022

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

Course description: This course presents a critical media studies approach to advertising and consumer culture, past and present. Advertising, marketing, branding, and promotion play a central role in capitalist societies and media industries, reflecting and refracting dominant cultural attitudes and ideologies. How does advertising shape what and how we consume? What are its social, cultural, economic, and environmental impacts? Students will learn to analyze the form, content, and ideology of advertisements, and think critically about the advertising they are subjected to in everyday life.

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
    36 hours
  • How to Apply
    usmc.principalsoffice@utoronto.ca
  • 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: 68 students

    Class schedule: Monday 12:00 – 14:00

    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

    Disclaimer:

    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