SL240017-Winter 2023-SART*4700/4720 Photography III/IV

Sessional Lecturer Work Assignment
Sessional Lecturer, Unit 2
Academic Unit: 
School of Fine Art and Music
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Winter 2023
Number of Available Work Assignment(s) / Sections: 
Level of Work Assignment(s): 
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: 
Course Details
Course Number: 
Course Name: 
Photography III/IV
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
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
Conducting Labs/Seminars
TA Coordination Meetings
Invigilating Exams
Other Duties Described: 
Develop and plan some course materials and PowerPoint lectures, write weekly schedule, and consult regularly with the area technician. Courselink must be used to post class materials and to communicate with students. You will be required to monitor and correspond via your email address. If you do not already have one, one will be requested for you
Required Qualifications
MFA with a focus on photography
Prior Teaching Experience: 
Successful teaching related to field at college or university level
Required competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
Photo III and Photo IV are taught together. The Photo III course is project-based, while the Photo IV course emphasizes conceptual and material development of a comprehensive body of work that culminates in an exhibition. Combining the two courses requires a high level of organization. Successful teaching in the field of photography at the university level is essential to his position. Knowledge of photographic history and how it relates to recent and emerging image-based theory is critical to this position, as is familiarity with important international photography festivals and survey exhibitions, artists, and terminology. As students in both courses can opt to work with a wide range of techniques and materials, the successful candidate will be well versed in the technical and material possibilities of both digital and analogue photography (camera formats, lighting techniques, film and darkroom processes, Photoshop and Bridge) Since experimental and hybrid approaches to photography are encouraged, knowledge of other studio art disciplines would be considered an asset. Please provide examples of the required skills.
Preferred Qualifications
Specific Preferred competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
Provide examples of photographic or lens-based production that demonstrate innovative approaches to the medium. This might include, for example, non-traditional ways of using scanners, printing, and historic practices, or bridging photography with other mediums.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Tuesday & Thursday 11:30 - 2:20
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): 
Friday, December 2, 2022
Posting Email Contact:
Hiring Contact Information: 
Nicola Ferguson on behalf of Director Martin Pearce -

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