SL237141-Winter 2023-IDEV4000 Development in Action

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: 
Course Details
Course Number: 
Course Name: 
Development in Action
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
The course is a major capstone experience for IDEV students. This capstone course for the Major in International Development Studies course equips students to analyze complex issues in inclusive and sustainable development by applying and integrating the diverse theoretical and empirical concepts, approaches, and ideas taught throughout their studies in International Development. Students will reflect on their personal positions and perspectives on development and drawing on their engagement experience. The course shows how different perspectives on sustainable and inclusive development can influence understanding and proposed solutions to development issues.
Projected Class Enrolment: 
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Office Hours
Student Consultation
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Conducting Labs/Seminars
Other Duties: 
Course Development
Other Duties Described: 
Leading seminars
Required Qualifications
PhD in progress related to field
PhD 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) Background in international development, including research overseas and capacity to integrate the core disciplines into an interdisciplinary framework (2) Research publications in refereed journals; (3) Previous teaching experience at the undergraduate level
Preferred Qualifications
PhD in progress related to field
ABD related to field
Prior Teaching Experience: 
Many years of successful teaching related to contents of the course.
Research Experience: 
Quality and or Recent Research activity in related field demonstrating knowledge of current developments in course content.
Specific Preferred competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
(1) A background in at least two of: sociology, anthropology, geography, political science, or economics; (2) Empirical fieldwork experience in one or more regions of the developing world; (3) Prior knowledge of IDS undergraduate program at Guelph
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Lecture time: Thur 02:30PM - 05:20PM
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: 
Daphne Campomanes, Administrative Assistant to the Dean (

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