SL173904-Winter 2021-UNIV*3140 Flexible Internship in Agri-food

Sessional Lecturer Work Assignment
Sessional Lecturer, Unit 2
Academic Unit: 
Food Agriculture and Resource Economics
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Winter 2021
Number of Available Work Assignment(s) / Sections: 
Level of Work Assignment(s): 
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: 
Number of Assignments that Carry the Right of First Refusal: 
Course Details
Course Number: 
Course Name: 
Flexible Internship in Agri-food
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Projected Class Enrolment: 
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Office Hours
Student Consultation
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Conducting Labs/Seminars
TA Coordination Meetings
Other Duties (specified below)
Other Duties Described: 
“IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING WINTER 2021 WORK ASSIGNMENTS AND COURSE DELIVERY: This course will be offered online. Requirements for Winter 2021 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 Dr. Andreas Boecker,, should you like to discuss the options for the delivery of this course prior to making an application.” The candidate will be expected to host and moderate guest speaker sessions (identifying and inviting guest speakers will be done in collaboration with the department chair and the Dean’s Office). The candidate will be expected to prepare and deliver lectures and seminars and interact with students on a group and one-to-one basis, as well as interact with the students through the online course modules and assessments, such as online-discussions. The course has an expected enrolment of 35 students. Up to 10 hours of lecture, preparation and online interaction time and office hours will be required on a weekly basis.
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: 
The candidate will have knowledge of major aspects of the food and agricultural industries across the entire supply chain, as well as key aspects of career readiness related to career development, writing resumes and cover letters for job applications and conduct in interviews. They will have advanced training in one or more relevant fields of food and agriculture and a good appreciation of the challenges that students face in managing first or early-career interactions with organizations in food and agriculture, because students may not have had any exposure to work experience and career considerations in food and agriculture.
Preferred Qualifications
Masters related to field
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Tuesdays 7:00 pm to 8:50 pm
Period of the Work Agreement (Start Date and End Date): 
January 7, 2021 to May 4, 2021
Wages (per semester, per full-load): 
minimum $7,430.26 (effective 2019/20)
Other Posting Information
Application Deadline (All postings will automatically expire at 11:59 pm on this day): 
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Posting Email Contact:
Hiring Contact Information: 
Ms. Pat Fleming -

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