SL172032-Winter 2021-OAGR*2070 Introduction to Organic Agriculture

Sessional Lecturer Work Assignment
Sessional Lecturer, Unit 2
Academic Unit: 
Plant Agriculture
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Winter 2021
Number of Available Work Assignment(s) / Sections: 
1
Level of Work Assignment(s): 
Other:
1.50 - Teaching 1.0 Credit Course
Right of First Refusal (RoFR)
Effective Fall 2019, a Sessional Lecturer holds a ROFR should the course be offered as a SL work assignment in one of the following six (6) semesters. A SL who holds a ROFR to this course is required to exercise their right by way of the online hiring system.
A Sessional Lecturer Currently Holds a Right of First Refusal for this Course: 
Yes
Number of Assignments that Carry the Right of First Refusal: 
1
Course Details
Course Number: 
OAGR*2070
Course Name: 
Introduction to Organic Agriculture
Course Format: 
Other
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
NOTE - RE Course Format for Winter 2021: Lectures and Labs for this course will be delivered remotely, but synchronously (live) using Zoom or MS Teams and the CourseLink System. Students will be exposed to the scale of the organic industry today, including the factors driving interest in organics for both producers and consumers. The foundational principles underlying contemporary organic agriculture will be presented and first hand experience of current organic practices will be provided. In addition, this course will rely on small group mentoring to stimulate independent, learner-centered analysis of selected topics in organic agriculture.
Projected Class Enrolment: 
35
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Orientation-Training
Office Hours
Preparation
Student Consultation
Lecturing
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Conducting Labs/Seminars
Invigilating Exams
Grading
Other Duties (specified below)
Other Duties Described: 
Manage course material and communications via CourseLink as required. Maintain virtual/remote office hours.
Qualifications
Required Qualifications
Degree: 
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: 
Strong aptitude in communicating with students using remote methods (video conferencing platforms, etc.). Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills.
Preferred Qualifications
Degree: 
PhD related to field
Prior Teaching Experience: 
Successful teaching related to field at college or university level.
Specific Preferred competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
Strong aptitude communicating with students using remote methods (video conferencing tools, etc.). Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Lectures: Tuesdays & Thursdays - 4:00pm to 5:20pm (online - synchronous delivery) Labs: Tuesdays - 7:00pm to 9:50pm (online - synchronous delivery)
Period of the Work Agreement (Start Date and End Date): 
January 7, 2021 to May 4, 2021
Wages (per semester, per full-load): 
as per contract
Other Posting Information
Application Deadline (All postings will automatically expire at 11:59 pm on this day): 
Friday, November 27, 2020
Posting Email Contact: 
papost@uoguelph.ca
Hiring Contact Information: 
Dr. H.J. Earl Chair, Department of Plant Agriculture c/o papost@uoguelph.ca

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