The Run-Around: Academic Job Postings in the GTA area

If you’re recent graduate student who doesn’t plan to continue on in an academic career, working for a college or university setting in a non-academic capacity is like returning to the breast that fed you. Already familiar with academic regulations and with strong writing skills, positions in strategic communications or administration, or even as course instructors, can be tolerable fit. But without a centralized database for these types of positions, or set deadlines, applying for these positions means sifting through tabs on individualized college websites, or getting the run-around from union to union, or compiling a dizzying number of bookmarks. Finding the job posting in the first place is almost as sticky as finding a job in this economy. Below is a list of as many Toronto-area college & university job posting sites as I could rustle up. Also keep in mind that many of these sites have temporary positions that are on-call and excellent for transitioning into a full-time position. Please also email me or post additional links in the comments if there are sites missing. **Updated November 19, 2012: I’ve come across a few additional job boards, include the U of T Writing Centre, Canada Arts Connect, TAPA blog, and others. They’ve been added below.**

University of Toronto and Affiliated Colleges

University of Toronto Current Opportunities (includes Academic, Librarian, Staff, UTemp and Student)

University of Toronto Writing Centre Employment (job announcements are posted through their listserve, and you do not need a U of T email address to subscribe).

University of Toronto, Faculty of Information Job site

(includes external librarian and research positions)

University of Toronto Mississauga (appears to redirect to main U of T HR page)

University of Toronto Scarborough, Dept. of Social Sciences

(Faculty Appointments, Course Instructors)

Affiliated Colleges

Innis College

New College

St. Michael’s College

Trinity College

Woodsworth College

University College

Victoria University

York University

Careers at York University

Contract Academic Employment (includes Cupe 3903 Unit 1- full-time York graduate students, and Unit 2- non-York students)

York University Non-Academic Postings YUTA (York University Temporary Agency)

Ryerson University

Ryerson University Careers & Jobs (includes links to Faculty, Executive, Non-Academic and Student positions)

OCAD University

OCAD University Human Resources (includes links to Faculty, Executive, Non-Academic positions)


Centennial College Careers

Fanshawe College Human Resources (located in London, Ontario)

George Brown College Employment (includes full-time, other, and GBC Foundation employment)

Humber College Human Resources

Humber College General Opportunities (includes University of Guelph-Humber teaching and other positions)

Seneca College Careers Sheridan College Careers (via Workopolis; be sure to fill in using Resume Basic)

Other Job Sites of Interest:

Canada Arts Connect (a cross-Canada listing of cultural jobs and auditions)

Careertree (public sector and not for profit jobs)

CBC Careers (applying is like dropping a penny down a well, but some days you may feel lucky. Internships available as well.)

Centre for Social Innovation Job Board (jobs in social enterprise)

Good Work Canada (green and environmental jobs across Canada)

Freshgigs (marketing and communications jobs across Canada)

Jeff Gaulin’s Job Board (the best journalism job board, also lots of PR, teaching, marketing positions)

Talentegg (entry level jobs and internships; plus great video interviews)

Toronto Alliance of Performing Artists (TAPA) blog (positions in the performing arts in Toronto, including announcements, workshops, and calls for submissions. Best viewed on an RSS feeder).

Work in Culture (a very popular job board for the cultural sector)

Charity Village (jobs in the charitable, health and not for profit sector)

Good luck everyone, and don’t forget not to rely only on job sites for your hunt. Use other methods as well (i.e. temp agencies, networking, newspapers, volunteering, freelancing/consulting) Again, I know I must be missing links so please do send them to me if you want to share! And if you don’t want to share, you should be ready to handle the poor karma.

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