SL221464-Fall 2022-PHYS*1080 Physics for Life Sciences

Sessional Lecturer Work Assignment
Sessional Lecturer, Unit 2
Academic Unit: 
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Fall 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: 
Number of Assignments that Carry the Right of First Refusal: 
Course Details
Course Number: 
Course Name: 
Physics for Life Sciences
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
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Projected Class Enrolment: 
1200 total across 3 sections
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Office Hours
Student Consultation
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
TA Coordination Meetings
Invigilating Exams
Other Duties Described: 
This course provides an overview of topics in physics that are of particular importance to the life and biological sciences. Topics include: Vectors, Kinematics (projectile motion) Newton's Laws, friction, linear momentum Systems in equilibrium; torque Elastic properties of solids Some aspects of scaling; Work and Energy Rotation: Kinematics, energy, angular momentum. Fluid Statics: pressure, surface tension, buoyancy (Archimedes' Principle); Fluids in Motion: Continuity, Bernoulli's Equation, viscosity, Poiseuille's Law, Streamline and Turbulent Flow, Reynold's Number; applications to blood circulation, aneurysms; Sedimentation on fluids, the centrifuge, Diffusion in fluids; Pressure and particle density in an isothermal atmosphere; related systems (eg Perrin's experiment). Osmotic pressure; isotonic, hypertonic and hypotonic solutions. Some aspects of Heat: specific heat, latent heats, heat transport by conduction, convection and radiation. THIS COURSE IS TEAM TAUGHT, and has technical, clerical and GTA support.
Required Qualifications
Masters 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: 
MSc in Physics, prior teaching experience at the undergraduate level
Preferred Qualifications
Prior Teaching Experience: 
Successful teaching related to field at college or university level.
Many years of successful teaching related to contents of the course.
Specific Preferred competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
Previous experience teaching Physics at the first year level (PHYS*1070, 1080, 1130 or 1300) an asset
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
This course is team taught and has GTA support. Lecture sections run: - T, Th 8:30-10:00 - T, Th 11:30-13:00 - Wed 19:00-22:00
Period of the Work Agreement (Start Date and End Date): 
September 6, 2022 to December 23, 2022
Wages (per semester, per full-load): 
minimum $7,430.26 (effective 2019/20)
Other Posting Information
Application Deadline (All postings will automatically expire at 11:59 pm on this day): 
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Posting Email Contact:
Hiring Contact Information: 
R. Baker, Administrative Officer, Physics, CEPS, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1 email:

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