SL174435-Winter 2021-BIOL*4020 Integrative Problems in Biology

Sessional Lecturer Work Assignment
Sessional Lecturer, Unit 2
Academic Unit: 
Dean's Office - CBS
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Winter 2021
Number of Available Work Assignment(s) / Sections: 
1
Level of Work Assignment(s): 
1
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: 
BIOL*4020
Course Name: 
Integrative Problems in Biology
Course Format: 
Other
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
Being an effective communicator is quickly becoming a crucial tool for being a good scientist. In this 1.0 credit capstone course, students work in teams to explore and address an authentic biological problem using an integrative and interdisciplinary approach. Topics are proposed by an external client or source and will focus on a problem-related to societal needs (e.g, food, health, environment), advanced technologies (e.g., genetic modification), or aspirations (e.g., sustainability). Students will develop skills in problem identification and research, stakeholder analysis, ideation of solutions, and communication to address the client’s needs. IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING WINTER 2021 WORK ASSIGNMENTS AND COURSE DELIVERY: Courses posted as ‘In-Class’ may have to pivot to an alternative delivery format (see https://opened.uoguelph.ca/academic-continuity) in the case that requirements placed on the University and its employees by public health bodies, local, provincial, and federal governments necessitate such a mid-semester transition. 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: https://opened.uoguelph.ca/student-resources/Universal-Instructional-Design). - Course learning activities and assessments are to be created to easily accommodate a switch to alternative delivery methods. - Submission of a final and deferred exam, if applicable, to Department ahead of the exam period. - Plan to offer final exam, if applicable, in a modified format if there is another disruption of face-to-face classes. Please contact Dr. Brian Husband should you like to discuss the options for the delivery of this course prior to making an application.
Projected Class Enrolment: 
TBD
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Orientation-Training
Office Hours
Preparation
Student Consultation
Lecturing
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Conducting Labs/Seminars
TA Coordination Meetings
Grading
Qualifications
Required Qualifications
Degree: 
Masters related to field
Prior Teaching Experience: 
Successful teaching related to field at college or university level
Minimum of 1 year experience with classroom teaching or group facilitation.
Required competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
The successful applicant should have demonstrated success with classroom instruction and group facilitation, and particular experience promoting skills related to interdisciplinary problem solving, teamwork and knowledge translation in a scientific context.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
TBD
Period of the Work Agreement (Start Date and End Date): 
January 7, 2021 to May 4, 2021
Wages (per semester, per full-load): 
minimum $7,485.99 (effective 2020/21)
Other Posting Information
Application Deadline (All postings will automatically expire at 11:59 pm on this day): 
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Posting Email Contact: 
ibjobs@uoguelph.ca
Hiring Contact Information: 
Dr. Brian Husband bhusband@uoguelph.ca Sherry Hall sherryha@uoguelph.ca

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