Course Instructor FSL224H1(F) Practical French for Exploring Linguistics

University of Toronto

Department of French

Job Posting – Teaching Assistant

Summer Term 2023 (May 1 – June 30)


Posted on March 9, 2023

The French Department seeks 1 Teaching Assistant for the following course:

FSL224H1(F) Practical French for Exploring Linguistics

This course is designed to present students with the practical skills, grammatical knowledge and metalinguistic awareness needed to engage with introductory French linguistics courses. Students will hone higher-order analytical skills related to French language and linguistics through comprehension and production exercises and activities. A variety of textual excerpts selected from several subfields of linguistics will allow exposure to the basic elements of French linguistics through which students will develop awareness and comfort with academic writing and academic discourse in French. Emphasis is on the appropriate use of formal registers, terminology, incorporation of logical connectors and analytical thinking in written and spoken French.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctoral student in French Linguistics. Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the University level.   Extensive expertise in the course area.  Native(-like) fluency in spoken and written French. Extensive explicit knowledge of French grammar.  

Preferred Qualifications

Extensive knowledge of the use of Quercus. Experience teaching FSL220, 221 or 222.

Relevant Criterion

Past teaching experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.


  • Teaching a language course oriented towards preparation for courses in French linguistics
  • Preparation of lectures and related course materials, contact hours, marking of assignments and tests, final exams/assessments if applicable, tutorials, meeting with course coordinator and Teaching Assistant.

Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.

Final availability of the position(s) is contingent upon enrolment, budgetary consideration and the determination of appointments as governed by the collective agreement.

Tutorial Schedule

LEC0101 Tuesday, Thursday 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Hours of work: approx. 

50 hrs

Estimated Course Enrolment:

30 students

Rate of Pay:

SGS II - $8,142.51 (plus vacation pay)

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter addressed to Professor Michaël Friesner, Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies, and a current curriculum vitae by March 30, 2023. Applications should be sent to: M. Phonsavatdy, Undergraduate Counsellor and Administrative Assistant.

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission. The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact U of T careers. During employment, to request accommodation from the University, contact the supervisor or department chair and/or Health & Wellbeing Programs & Services. For more information about accommodations at U of T, please visit our Accommodation webpage.

The hiring criteria for Course Instructors positions are academic qualifications, the need to acquire experience, previous teaching experience and previous satisfactory employment under the provisions of this Collective Agreement.

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, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and LGBTQ2S+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity seeking groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the position.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement.

The position(s) posted above is (are) tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments.

Positions posted here are open to Graduate Students in the School of Graduate Studies, Postdoctoral Fellows and Undergraduate Students in the University of Toronto.