SL189747-Fall 2021, Winter 2022-VETM*4480 Comparative Medicine: Bird, Reptile, and Amphibian modules

Sessional Lecturer Work Assignment
Sessional Lecturer, Unit 2
Academic Unit: 
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Fall 2021
Winter 2022
Number of Available Work Assignment(s) / Sections: 
Level of Work Assignment(s): 
F21-0.5 teaching, W22/S22 -0.25 supp exams/def
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 four (4) 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: 
Comparative Medicine: Bird, Reptile, and Amphibian modules
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING WORK ASSIGNMENTS AND COURSE DELIVERY IN OUR FALL RETURN-TO-CAMPUS PLANNING: During this transitional semester, as we move closer to a return to regular on-campus operations, the University will be offering a significant portion of its courses face-to-face “In-Class”. Remote and alternative delivery modes will also occur. 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 accepting this contract, you are agreeing to fulfill the duties in the mode of delivery posted and switch as required. Should you require a medical accommodation, please notify your supervisor immediately. Requirements for Fall 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: - 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. The University’s COVID-19 website ( ) provides important information about campus protocols and guidelines for those working on campus. Please contact Brandon Lillie, should you like to discuss the options for the delivery of this course. The Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) is committed to ensuring that our students are provided with a high standard of teaching excellence. Part of this commitment is the distribution of Teaching Assistant resources to course sections in a fair and transparent manner. Please visit the following link for more information: See: Help for Unit 2 Article 14.10(d): Distribution of TA Resources Across Courses ( ) and contact your FASR Consultant with questions.
Projected Class Enrolment: 
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Student Consultation
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Conducting Labs/Seminars
Invigilating Exams
Other Duties (specified below)
Other Duties Described: 
Invigilating exams (including midterm(s), final, supplementary, and deferred exams) grading (including midterm(s), final, supplementary, and deferred exams)
Required Qualifications
Prior Teaching Experience: 
Successful teaching related to field at college or university level
Required competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
DVM, experience in Avian and Exotic animal medicine, Ability to communicate effectively and organize the delivery of the course material.
Preferred Qualifications
DVSc or PhD
Prior Teaching Experience: 
Successful teaching related to field at college or university level.
Completed DVSc or DVSc or three years training in Avian and Exotic Animal Medicine
Research Experience: 
Quality and or Recent Research activity in related field demonstrating knowledge of current developments in course content.
Specific Preferred competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
Three years of training in Avian and Exotic Animal Medicine.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
F21-0.5 teaching, W22/S22 -0.25 supp exams/def; For any questions about specific dates and times of lectures/labs/discussions/exams, please email Dr. Brandon Lillie at
Period of the Work Agreement (Start Date and End Date): 
September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022
Wages (per semester, per full-load): 
minimum $7,542.13 (effective 2021/22)
Other Posting Information
Application Deadline (All postings will automatically expire at 11:59 pm on this day): 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Posting Email Contact:
Hiring Contact Information: 
Jamie Campbell, Operations Manager,

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution. For more information, the Office of Diversity and Human Rights (DHR) is a welcoming, safe and confidential one-stop shop for information, training and support on issues relating to diversity and human rights on our campus.
SL work assignments are unionized with CUPE3913 and their terms and conditions of work are covered by the Unit 2 Collective Agreement between the University and CUPE 3913 (email contact: