SL201903-Fall 2021-PHYS*1070,1080,1300 Physics for Life Sciences

Sessional Lecturer Work Assignment
Sessional Lecturer, Unit 2
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Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Fall 2021
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Course Details
Course Number: 
Course Name: 
Physics for Life Sciences
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
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Course Development
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Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Other Duties (specified below)
Other Duties: 
Course Development
Other Duties Described: 
Duties will focus on the continued development of first year physics labs for remote learning. The development will focus on creating laboratory activities that can be done by students 'at home', using a combination of "found resources" and materials that can be provided through a low-cost lab kit that students would purchase through the University. The successful candidate will work with the developmental team to: 1) Identifying the key curricular topics in PHYS*1070,1080,1300 and assessing the applicability of labs as learning supports for these topics. 2) Reviewing the existing on-campus lab-experiments and existing virtual labs; assessing the suitability of conversion to a remote-format. 3) Develop and test lab materials & resources that will be used to conduct, measure and analyze experiments. 4) Write, edit and review lab outlines. 5) Establish metrics for, and assessment of, student engagement and pedagogical impact.
Required Qualifications
Masters related to field
Prior Teaching Experience: 
Many years of successful teaching related to contents of the course.
Required competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
Previous experience with lab creation and virtual instruction for introductory physics; familiarity with best practices in pedagogy; familiarity with online lab-based physics simulations, applets and tools (e.g. PhET, Wolfram Demonstrations Project, Geogebra, Desmos, etc.)
Preferred Qualifications
Specific Preferred competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
Experience with science outreach activities & workshops
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Weekly meetings with the developmental team. Milestones to be discussed at the first meeting.
Period of the Work Agreement (Start Date and End Date): 
September 27, 2021 to December 24, 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): 
Friday, September 24, 2021
Posting Email Contact:
Hiring Contact Information: 
R. Vallillee, Administrative Assistant, Department of Physics, CPES. TEL: 519-824-4120, ext. 52262 EMAIL:

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