SL189378-Fall 2021, Winter 2022-SOPR*6000 Social Practice and Transformational Change

Sessional Lecturer Work Assignment
Sessional Lecturer, Unit 2
Academic Unit: 
Dean's Office - CSAHS
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Fall 2021
Winter 2022
Number of Available Work Assignment(s) / Sections: 
Level of Work Assignment(s): 
Right of First Refusal (RoFR)
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A Sessional Lecturer Currently Holds a Right of First Refusal for this Course: 
Course Details
Course Number: 
Course Name: 
Social Practice and Transformational Change
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
The Social Practice and Transformational Change (SOPR) program advances critical theorization and innovative methodological examination of everyday social practices across all sectors with an aim to re-imagining their relationships to policy, programs, structures and relations, and to developing praxis-oriented pathways for igniting transformational change. This course introduces core concepts and debates in the fields of social practice and transformational change. It aims to: 1) expose students to foundational literature related to the Social Practice program’s key pillars; 2) engage students in the initial development of their Individual Development Plan; and 3) familiarize students with the requirements of the program. Should conditions change and requirements are placed on the University and its employees by public health bodies, local, provincial, and federal governments, courses posted as ‘In-Class’ may have to switch to an alternative delivery format (see By applying to this work assignment, you are agreeing to fulfill the duties in the mode of delivery posted and switch as required. The University’s COVID-19 website provides important information about campus protocols and guidelines for those working on campus.
Projected Class Enrolment: 
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Office Hours
Student Consultation
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Required Qualifications
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: 
The successful applicant is required to demonstrate: (1) understanding of the SOPR program’s foundational pillars; (2) recent or current engagement in research related to social practice; (2) understanding of a range of research methodologies and theories pertinent to the field of social practice; (3) Strong written, verbal, and online communication skills; (4) Experience with related topics, such as community-engaged scholarship, knowledge mobilization, research ethics, and grant-writing. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated commitment to the program pillars and the social justice framework of the SOPR program, through feminist, decolonizing, anti-racist, disability justice intersectional and other theoretical, methodological and praxis-oriented critical perspectives.
Preferred Qualifications
PhD related to field
Specific Preferred competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
A record of success in grant competitions (OGS, SSHRC, CIHR, etc.,) would be a strong asset as would any relevant experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in research, teaching, and learning (e.g., supervising RAs or TAs, providing coaching or writing support, supervising interns, etc.). Understanding of and experience with scaffolding alternative career pathways for PhD researchers would be welcome.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Course currently scheduled in F21 Thursday 8:30am-11:20am. Some flexibility may be available. Course runs Fall and Winter, course meets every other week.
Period of the Work Agreement (Start Date and End Date): 
September 7, 2021 to May 2, 2022
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): 
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Posting Email Contact:
Hiring Contact Information: 
Program Assistant, Social Practice and Transformational Change

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