We’re Hiring: PHL1 Assistant Peer Mentors

Published: July 20, 2020

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Looking for a way to build community and help your peers? This is your opportunity: The Department of Philosophy is hiring up to three (3) PHL Assistant Peer Mentors.

What is PHL1?

The PHL1 program is offered by the Department of Philosophy and created for the purpose of fostering an interest in philosophy within a community of like-minded first-year students enrolled in PHL100Y1 or PHL101Y1. Students in the PHL1 program will meet biweekly on a date and time to be determined. The meetings will be led by the Peer Mentor and Assistant Peer Mentors. Topics and activities for these
meetings will vary at the discretion of the mentors, but they may include the following: workshops on reading and writing philosophy, meetings/gatherings with faculty members and grad students, philosophical debates, and other fun activities.

Due to physical distancing requirements, all activities this year will take place online to ensure the safety of our mentors and mentees.

What is the role of the Assistant Peer Mentor?

The Assistant Peer Mentor (APM) will work under the direction the Undergraduate Administrator and
the Peer Mentor (PM). The APM will:
– co-ordinate biweekly activities with the PM and the undergraduate administrator
– attend all meetings of the PHL1 group on Mondays from 3:00-4:30
– refer mentees to services at U of T as necessary
– create a fun, safe, and engaging atmosphere for students registered in PHL1

What are the requirements for the Assistant Peer Mentorship?

The Assistant Peer Mentor must:
– be a student registered in a Philosophy or Bioethics major or specialist for the 2020-21
Fall/Winter session
– have a strong interest in philosophy
– be familiar with the University of Toronto rules, as well as the academic and non-academic
services available to undergraduate students

How do I apply?

Applicants for the Assistant Peer Mentor position should email a resumé, references, and a short
statement to Eric Correia by Tuesday, August 4. The short piece (less than 200
words) should indicate why you want to be the APM and why you would be best suited for the position.
The applicant selected for the APM will be given an honorarium of $500 to be paid in two installments
(December and April) based on completion of the assigned tasks.