SL154143-Fall 2020-ECS*3030 (ECS Program) Field Practicum III

Sessional Lecturer Work Assignment
Sessional Lecturer, Unit 2
Academic Unit: 
Guelph Humber Programs
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Fall 2020
Number of Available Work Assignment(s) / Sections: 
Level of Work Assignment(s): 
Right of First Refusal (RoFR)
A Sessional Lecturer holds a RoFR (i.e., for a particular course) if they have successfully taught the course in the past four (4) semesters. A SL who holds a RoFR to this course is required to exercise their right by way of the online hiring system. Also see: What is Right of First Refusal (RoFR)?
A Sessional Lecturer Currently Holds a Right of First Refusal for this Course: 
Course Details
Course Number: 
ECS*3030 (ECS Program)
Course Name: 
Field Practicum III
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING FALL 2020 WORK ASSIGNMENTS AND COURSE DELIVERY: When applying for this work assignment, please be aware that the course is being delivered in a remote delivery format. Requirements for Fall 2020 course delivery include: -Course should be designed and delivered within an inclusive and accessible learning environment consistent with the principles of Universal Instructional Design (see: Please contact Nikki Martyn at should you like to discuss the remote delivery format of this course prior to making an application. This course introduces students to children with special needs, and inclusive and individualized curriculum. In their assigned field practicum setting, students will be expected to design and implement activities that meet the needs of individual and groups of children. Students are expected to modify and adapt curriculum to meet the needs of all children. Through discussion seminars, reflection reflective journals and the creation of an e-Portfolio, students gain insight into various dimensions of child development and inclusive curriculum and practices, which will support their professional growth. - To view course outlines from previous offerings of this course, please visit:
Projected Class Enrolment: 
35 per section
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Office Hours
Student Consultation
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Conducting Labs/Seminars
TA Coordination Meetings
Invigilating Exams
Other Duties (specified below)
Other Duties Described: 
Instructor may be required to participate in course website training. - Field visits - Students will choose a placement in an area of interest in the field of Early Childhood. This allows for an in-depth experience independently planning, implementing and evaluating programs for children and/or their families in collaboration with other professionals. In doing so, students will transform the course from an intellectual experience to an experience of human relationships. Students will be involved in various aspects of the placement agency to understand the role that the centre or agency fulfills in the broader community of supports. Through verbal and written reflective practice and the completion of their professional portfolios, students will consolidate and evaluate their competencies. This is a full appointment consisting of: Weekly instruction: Supervision of Students in Field Placement During Terms · Conduct on-site visits at agencies for all students during both terms, meeting with both the students and agency field supervising teachers · Work with students and agency field supervisors around issues of concern to develop strategies addressing concerns · Liaise in an on-going manner with agencies (email and phone) · Complete 15 minute de-briefing meetings with all students in December • Conduct seminar class, adhering to the respective course outline • Facilitate students’ completion of evaluation strategies • Review and grade student submissions of the evaluation components as indicated in respective course outlines • Meet with students during office hours on a scheduled or impromptu basis • Calculate and submit final grades. Candidate will be required to work remotely, primarily via the University’s CourseLink system (
Required Qualifications
Masters related to field
Prior Teaching Experience: 
Successful teaching related to field at college or university level
Required competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
Experience working with children and families, adapting and modifying curriculum and the environment to meet the needs of all children; Registration as an Early Childhood Educator
Preferred Qualifications
Doctorate Degree
Prior Teaching Experience: 
Demonstrated teaching excellence (e.g. course evaluations, reference letters, student feedback, etc.)
Specific Preferred competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
Preference will be given to a candidate with academic/theoretical and practical experience supervising students in their field placements; Strong familiarity with current research findings related to experiential learning and past experience providing clinical feedback to practicum students; Previous teaching in a field practicum course is preferred.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Section 01: Wednesday 11:40 AM - 1:25 PM; Field Placements: Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM Section 02: Wednesday 11:40 AM - 1:25 PM; Field Placements: Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Period of the Work Agreement (Start Date and End Date): 
September 4, 2020 to December 28, 2020
Wages (per semester, per full-load): 
minimum $7,374.95 (pending collective bargaining; effective 2019/20)
Other Posting Information
Application Deadline (All postings will automatically expire at 11:59 pm on this day): 
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Posting Email Contact:
Hiring Contact Information: Please apply through the online application process only: NOTE: Applications via e-mail will not be accepted. If you have technical issues with the online application, please contact Computing and Communications Services (CCS) at University of Guelph: Email: , Phone: 519-824-4120 ext. 58888

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Sessional Lecturer work assignments are unionized with CUPE 3913 and their terms and conditions of work are covered by the Unit 2 Collective Agreement between the University and CUPE 3913.