CUPE Unit 3 Positions

The Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3902 Unit 3 (CUPE 3902 Unit 3) represents employees engaged in teaching, demonstrating, tutoring, or marking/grading on contracts of less than one year. These positions are governed under the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 collective agreement.

To view a list of currently available CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Sessional Lecturer and Sessional Instructional Assistant postings across the University, please visit the University of Toronto Careers website and select the CUPE 3902 (Unit 3) icon.

Within the Department of East Asian Studies, Summer positions are normally posted early in the spring, on or before March 5. Fall positions are normally posted in the early summer, on or before June 30, and Winter positions on or before October 24. Positions may be posted earlier than these dates, and emergency positions may be posted outside these timelines.

Fall-Winter 2024-2025

The Department of East Asian Studies invites applications to teach the following courses in the Fall/Winter 2024-25 session. Please review the job posting and application instructions by clicking on the course title below.

Application instructions:
Applicants must submit a detailed letter of application, an updated curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching in the relevant area, including student evaluations if available, and the Application Form for Unit 3 by email with the subject line “Sessional Instructional Assistant” to  Please save documents in one file with the naming convention “EASXXXH1F_Unit 1_SL_Application_ Last Name, First Name”. e.g., “EAS396H1F_SL_Application_Chai, Donna”.

Following the closing date of the posting, selected applicants may be asked to submit a lesson plan based on a provided syllabus and attend an interview with the respective language program coordinator.  Applicants will have up to one week to submit the lesson plan (NOTE: In this case, the lesson plan remains the applicant's property).