SL187421-Fall 2021-PHIL*2180*02 Philosophy of Science

Sessional Lecturer Work Assignment
Sessional Lecturer, Unit 2
Academic Unit: 
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Fall 2021
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 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. 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: 
Course Name: 
Philosophy of Science
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
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Projected Class Enrolment: 
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Office Hours
Student Consultation
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Invigilating Exams
Other Duties (specified below)
Other Duties Described: 
A final and deferred exam MUST by submitted to the admin assistant at before the end of classes.
Required Qualifications
ABD related to field
PhD 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: 
Candidate should supply recent evidence of teaching excellence, at the College or University level, related to course content. Candidate may choose to provide prior course evaluations or other assessments of teaching. The department may review prior course evaluations on file in the department. Candidate must provide a clear and academically sound description of the basic content of the proposed course. Candidate must demonstrate the ability to create an effective program of readings and assignments productive of genuine comprehension of the central issues dealt with in the proposed course. The candidate must therefore provide a description of the course stipulating specific course themes and content for the proposed term. The proposed themes must be clearly reflected in the proposed choice of readings and the structure of assignments. The candidate may provide previously prepared course materials (i.e. course syllabi) for the same or an arguably similar course.
Preferred Qualifications
ABD and expert in course content
PhD and expert in course content
Research Experience: 
Quality and or Recent Research activity in areas relevant to the course demonstrating knowledge of current developments in course content.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Lectures: Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-2:20 pm Office Hours: TBA
Period of the Work Agreement (Start Date and End Date): 
September 7, 2021 to December 21, 2021
Wages (per semester, per full-load): 
minimum $7,617.56 (effective 2021/22)
Other Posting Information
Application Deadline (All postings will automatically expire at 11:59 pm on this day): 
Saturday, July 31, 2021
Posting Email Contact:
Hiring Contact Information: 
Applications must be submitted on-line only, using this system. Additional documentation can only be accepted as an attachment to the application. We CANNOT accept additional documents sent by email.

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