SL221465-Fall 2022-PHYS*2600DE General Astronomy

Sessional Lecturer Work Assignment
Sessional Lecturer, Unit 2
Academic Unit: 
Physics
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Fall 2022
Number of Available Work Assignment(s) / Sections: 
1
Level of Work Assignment(s): 
1
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: 
No
Course Details
Course Number: 
PHYS*2600DE
Course Name: 
General Astronomy
Course Format: 
DE
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
This is an introductory course in astronomy, designed for science students, covering the solar system, the sun, stellar and galactic structure. The course offers a broad survey of contemporary astronomy, providing a perspective of our place in the physical universe. Topics may include: explanation of the solar system, life in the universe, and stellar evolution. Students are encouraged to suggest and participate in discussion on items of special interest.
Projected Class Enrolment: 
100
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Orientation-Training
Preparation
Student Consultation
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
TA Coordination Meetings
Invigilating Exams
Grading
Other Duties (specified below)
Other Duties Described: 
This course can be taken by registered students and also through OpenEd. Course assessments involve setup and content creation, both of which must be done to meet OpenEd timelines, including: - two midterms and a final exam must be prepared in advance, according to timelines of OpenEd course offerings. - practical exercises, which involve some coordination with Courselink technical support Orientation-Training will occur throughout the semester with consultation available for content preparation. This position has no lecture component. Instead, regular and frequent monitoring of discussion forums and email is required for facilitation of student learning.
Qualifications
Required Qualifications
Degree: 
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: 
Excellent communication skills, especially in facilitating student learning via asynchronous communication.
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: 
Experience teaching distance-education, or virtual courses which include frequent, asynchronous communications with students. Familiarity with Courselink and content creation within this learning management system.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
N/A
Period of the Work Agreement (Start Date and End Date): 
September 6, 2022 to December 23, 2022
Wages (per semester, per full-load): 
minimum $7,052.79 (effective 2015/16)
Other Posting Information
Application Deadline (All postings will automatically expire at 11:59 pm on this day): 
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Posting Email Contact: 
phys0285@uoguelph.ca
Hiring Contact Information: 
R. Baker, Administrative Officer, Physics, CEPS, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1 email: physadmin@uoguelph.ca

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