SL236647-Winter 2023-IDEV*3300 Engaging in Development Practice

Sessional Lecturer Work Assignment
Sessional Lecturer, Unit 2
Academic Unit: 
International Development Studies
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Winter 2023
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: 
Engaging in Development Practice
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
This course provides an opportunity for students to engage with development practitioners in a real-world context. Students will implement a community engagement project determined in consultation with a community partner. The focus of engagement opportunities will be on the analysis of a development issue and defining related policy and/or practice options. The course explores the challenges associated with engaging with development practitioners in the real world and equips students with the necessary skills for successful engagement. 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 policy is paused and masking will be paused as of July 1, 2022 ( 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 ( More COVID-related information can be found here (
Projected Class Enrolment: 
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Office Hours
Student Consultation
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
TA Coordination Meetings
Invigilating Exams
Supervising Field Trips
Other Duties Described: 
Preparation work related to establishing relationship with community engagement partner. Note: Preparation for the course includes establishing a relationship and developing a research project with the community engagement partner. This must take place well in advance of the start of the semester in which the course is offered. As such, the weighting for the course is greater than 1.00 and is 1.25.
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: 
(1) Demonstrated experience with engaging with community partners; (2) Demonstrated experience developing and undertaking community-engaged research projects; (3) Demonstrated understanding of current issues and debates within development studies and practice; (4) Demonstrated research, reading, and writing skills, as well as critical thinking. NOTE: Applicants must submit a cover letter that demonstrates how they meet the required qualifications.
Preferred Qualifications
ABD related to field
PhD related to field
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Period of the Work Agreement (Start Date and End Date): 
January 5, 2023 to May 2, 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): 
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Posting Email Contact:
Hiring Contact Information: 
GIDS Administrative Assistant,

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