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RTA CUPE Postings

On this page, you will find information and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare your CUPE Unit-1 application for RTA School of Media. Please visit our FAQ page, opens in new window to find answers to the most common questions about RTA's CUPE postings. 

Effective May 1, 2022, the University’s Vaccination Policy has been suspended. However, due to the fluid and dynamic nature of the COVID-19 virus, should public health indicators change, the University reserves the right to reinstate the Vaccination Policy, as deemed necessary. Should this policy be reintroduced, all successful candidates will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and provide such proof via the TMU Safe Mobile App, opens in new window.

Current EMERGENCY Job Posting ID
WINTER 2023 — 370736

Posting Date and Application Deadline
These opportunities were posted on December 19th. In keeping with the timelines defined in the CUPE Unit-1 Collective Agreement for emergency postings, applications are due by Wednesday, December 21st, 2022 at 11:59pm.

Before Getting Started

In advance of applying for a role, we recommend carefully reviewing the important information and resources that pertain to CUPE Unit-1 Contract Lecturer postings at Toronto Metropolitan University. Please visit our Resources and Information, opens in new window page to learn more. 

If you would prefer to print off the checklist that is detailed digitally below, please download the word fileCUPE Application Checklist, opens in new window here. 

Submitting Your Application

You should carefully review the full list of available courses and consider your expertise, eligibility and availability prior to preparing your application. A full list of available teaching opportunities can be found here, opens in new window.

When you have decided the course(s) to which you wish to apply, please use the list below to prepare the documents required for your application package.

CV/Resume
NOTE: RTA has provided a downloadable word filerecommended structure document, opens in new window which you are encouraged to use when completing your CV/Resume. 

You should include the following in your CV:
    • Contact Information
    • List of expertise-related skills and software skills
    • Information about your academic and professional currency, as relevant


References (for external applicants only)
NOTE: RTA has provided a downloadable word filereference letter template document, opens in new window which you are encouraged to use.

External applicants (those who have never taught for RTA before or in the last two years) are required to provide: 
    • Three (3) reference letters
    • An interview may be conducted which could include skill testing. 


Currency Report (for returning instructors only)

A returning instructor (those who have taught for RTA School of Media within the last 2 years) is required to include their most recent Currency Report. To access yours, please click here, opens in new window.


Teaching Evaluations/Assessments
 (optional but recommended)

Please include any past teaching evaluations/assessments from Toronto Met or other academic or technical institutions that may demonstrate teaching experience and excellence.*

*While applicants may submit Faculty/Course Survey (FCS) results from the Winter 2020, Spring/Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Winter 2021, these results will not be used as evidence of teaching effectiveness by the Contract Lecturer Appointment Committee (CLAC), due to the impact of COVID-19 on these semesters. A negative inference will not be drawn if FCS results are not submitted for these semesters. Alternate evidence of teaching effectiveness may be provided by the candidate for consideration by the CLAC.


Cover Letter
 (optional but recommended)

You are encouraged to use a cover letter to provide a written rationale explaining why you are an ideal candidate for each course to which you're applying. A cover letter allows you to frame your experience in a way that highlights what you will bring to the teaching opportunities. 


Equity, Diveristy, and Inclusion Statement/Letter
 (required)

You are encouraged to demonstrate through your statement/letter how you will support, or contribute to, RTA School of Media's EDI initiatives in the delivery of the courses you are applying for. Please be as thorough as possible in your statement/letter. This statement/letter will be closely reviewed by the CLAC hiring panel if you choose to include it as part of your application package.

To speed up the administration of this hiring process in an effort to deliver quicker responses, we ask you to fill out a Google Form (link provided below). It collects required and relevant information beyond your CV/Resume and helps to ensure the Contract Lecturer Appointment Committee (CLAC) has all of the information they need to make their decision.

Please access the form here, opens in new window before moving to Step 4.

  • Your complete application package should consist of one .pdf file which contains all of your required documentation. We recommend using Adobe Acrobat to merge your documents into a single PDF. Instructions on how to do so can be found here, external link, opens in new window. If you are a Mac user, then you can also use the Preview app - instructions can be found here, external link, opens in new window.

    As a reminder, your package must include the following:
  • CV/Resume
  • Reference Letters (for external applicants only)
  • Most recent Currency Report (for returning instructors only)
  • EDI Statement/Letter

    The following items are not strictly required, but it is highly recommended that your package include the following:
  • Cover Letter
  • Any past teaching evaluations/assessments*
    *While applicants may submit Faculty/Course Survey (FCS) results from the Winter 2020, Spring/Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Winter 2021, these results will not be used as evidence of teaching effectiveness by the Contract Lecturer Appointment Committee (CLAC), due to the impact of COVID-19 on these semesters. A negative inference will not be drawn if FCS results are not submitted for these semesters. Alternate evidence of teaching effectiveness may be provided by the candidate for consideration by the CLAC.


Though not required, we kindly request that you use the following naming convention for your completed Application Package:
FirstName_LastName_ApplicableTerm.pdf  (e.g. Yasmin_Pinto_F21W22.pdf or Ali_Minhas_W22.pdf)

Using Job ID 370736, please apply via eHR (Employee Self Service > Careers) or through the Toronto Metropolitan University’s Career Page, opens in new window. Only those applications submitted via these online methods will be considered by the Contract Lecturer Appointment Committee (CLAC) Hiring Panel.

As an additional safety precaution, this optional (but highly recommended) step requests that you separately email a copy of your completed Application Package to joinrta@torontomu.ca, opens in new window