Call for Undergraduate Course Proposals

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites currently enrolled doctoral students to apply to create and teach a 400-level undergraduate seminar course on a stipend basis. The application period for the 2023-24 academic year is now closed. 

Course information

ANT430H5 Special Problems in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology

  • Winter 2024 "S" term (January - April) at UTM
  • Fridays from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • 24 instructional hours (two hours per week over 12 weeks)
  • Mode of Delivery: In Class
  • Cap of 25
  • Science course

ANT431H5 Special Problems in Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology

  • Winter 2024 "S" term (January - April) at UTM 
  • Schedule: Wednesdays from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • 24 instructional hours (two hours per week over 12 weeks)
  • Mode of Delivery: In Class
  • Cap of 25
  • Social Science course

Applicants are invited to propose topics within their own areas of expertise; the proposals will be adjudicated on a competitive basis on the basis of academic promise and appropriateness to the U of T Mississauga undergraduate curriculum. 

Please ensure that your submission meets the following criteria:

  • The format of the course must be clearly designed as a seminar course that targets the knowledge of fourth-year undergraduate students who are completing Specialist or Major programs. The course must be an excellent capstone fitting the trajectory of the program. Submissions will be evaluated on how well they address the skills and curricular needs of UTM students. 
  • The syllabus must include clear learning objectives. Evaluations must be explained in terms of content, format, and percentage of the final grade. The syllabus should include the UTM standard rules and policies for missed and late term work.
  • Weekly seminar topics must have a direct connection to the assigned readings and evaluations.
  • The successful syllabus should speak to more than one subfield in anthropology. Courses which appeal across sub-disciplines will receive preference.

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants should be upper-level doctoral students with ABD status (all course work and qualifying exams completed). The topics may be related to the applicant’s dissertation topic, but this is not obligatory.

Application Deadline & Method

The application period for the 2023-24 academic year is now closed (the deadline was Monday, May 1, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.).

The following steps must be completed by the deadline:

  1. Submit the Undergraduate Course Proposal Application Form AND
  2. Email the following documents from your utoronto email to the Departmental Assistant at
    1. a proposed course syllabus; AND
    2. an up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV)


If you have any questions, please contact Carolyn Loos, Department Manager at

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