SL236545-Winter 2023-PSYC*1020 (General Elective) Indigenous Mental Health: A Global Perspective

Sessional Lecturer Work Assignment
Sessional Lecturer, Unit 2
Academic Unit: 
Guelph Humber Programs
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Winter 2023
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: 
Yes
Number of Assignments that Carry the Right of First Refusal: 
1
Course Details
Course Number: 
PSYC*1020 (General Elective)
Course Name: 
Indigenous Mental Health: A Global Perspective
Course Format: 
Other
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
-In this course, students will learn about challenges faced by Indigenous communities worldwide, with a particular emphasis on the social determinants of mental health. Students will have the opportunity to examine the many distinct Indigenous Peoples throughout the world, who have a great diversity in their histories, religious practices, and socio-political organization. We will study how these groups have shared rapid culture change, marginalization, and absorption into colonial societies with little regard to their autonomy. These cultural dislocations have been linked to high rates of depression, substance abuse, suicide, and violence in many communities. There will be a focus on culture-through language, land, and tradition-as treatment. Students will learn about the great strength and resilience of Indigenous groups. -EQUITY PROVISION: For this work assignment, the University seeks applications from qualified Indigenous applicants. We ask applicants to self-identify within their cover letter in their application -To view course outlines from previous offerings of this course (if available), please visit: https://www.guelphhumber.ca/academic-services/course-outlines -IMPORTANT NOTE: The University of Guelph has vaccination and masking policies that may be altered with limited notice depending on COVID-19 circumstances and advice from government, public health authorities, and prevailing science. Currently, the vaccination and masking policy is paused. With the evolving nature of the pandemic, public health measures may resume with little advance notice to address the health risks. Should this occur, vaccinations will be required. The U of G’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy can be found here (https://www.uoguelph.ca/hr/staff-faculty-hr-policies-support-staff/713-covid-19-vaccination-policy). More COVID-related information can be found here, https://www.uoguelph.ca/covid19/covid-info-for-faculty-and-staff. Everyone is encouraged to continue to complete the self-screening in the Humber College’s Guardian App before coming to the University of Guelph-Humber (Humber College campus) each time. More information on coming to campus at the University of Guelph-Humber’s can be found at: https://www.guelphhumber.ca/coming-to-campus. -IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING WINTER 2023 WORK ASSIGNMENTS AND COURSE DELIVERY (FOR SECTIONS LISTED AS REMOTE/ALTERNATE DELIVERY): When applying for this work assignment, please be aware that the course is being delivered in a remote delivery format. Requirements for Winter 2023 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: https://opened.uoguelph.ca/student-resources/Universal-Instructional-Design). -Please contact Matthew LaGrone, Program Head, Liberal Studies (matthew.lagrone@guelphhumber.ca) should you like to discuss the remote delivery format of this course prior to making an application.
Projected Class Enrolment: 
50
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Orientation-Training
Office Hours
Preparation
Student Consultation
Lecturing
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Invigilating Exams
Grading
Other Duties (specified below)
Other Duties Described: 
Instructor may be required to participate in course website training; For sections listed as remote/alternate delivery: Candidate will be required to work remotely, primarily via the University’s CourseLink system (https://opened.uoguelph.ca/instructor-resources/teaching-remotely).
Qualifications
Required Qualifications
Degree: 
Other
Doctoral degree in progress in course content
Prior Teaching Experience: 
Successful teaching related to field at college or university level
Required competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
Demonstrated Indigenous Cultural Literacy
Preferred Qualifications
Degree: 
Other
Doctoral degree and expert in course content
Research Experience: 
Quality and or Recent Research activity in areas relevant to the course demonstrating knowledge of current developments in course content.
Specific Preferred competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
Candidates should provide in their application evidence of prior teaching experience and teaching success/excellence related to course content, which may include a dossier, teaching philosophy, examples of teaching innovations, course developments, evaluations of previously taught courses (e.g., peer evaluations and/or student feedback), reference letters, and any other relevant information they wish to have evaluated by the selection committee (some documents on file in the department or program, such as UofGH Student Feedback Questionnaires of courses taught on UofG contracts, may also be used). Experience working with Indigenous populations.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Section 01 (remote): Friday 8:00 AM - 10:40 AM
Period of the Work Agreement (Start Date and End Date): 
January 5, 2023 to April 30, 2023
Wages (per semester, per full-load): 
minimum $7,758.48 (effective 2022/23)
Other Posting Information
Application Deadline (All postings will automatically expire at 11:59 pm on this day): 
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Posting Email Contact: 
ghadmin@uoguelph.ca
Hiring Contact Information: 
ghadmin@uoguelph.ca Please apply through the online application process only: http://www.uoguelph.ca/sessional_ta/ NOTE: Applications via e-mail will not be accepted. If you have technical issues with the online application, please contact Computing and Communications Services (CCS) at University of Guelph: Email: 58888help@uoguelph.ca , Phone: 519-824-4120 ext. 58888

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