SL241876-Winter 2023-AGR*4600 Agriculture and Food Issues Problem Solving

Sessional Lecturer Work Assignment
Sessional Lecturer, Unit 2
Academic Unit: 
Plant Agriculture
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: 
Agriculture and Food Issues Problem Solving
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
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Projected Class Enrolment: 
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Office Hours
Student Consultation
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
TA Coordination Meetings
Other Duties (specified below)
Other Duties Described: 
This course is co-taught with 2 other Faculty members who in combination contribute 35% effort. The position is offered at the full sessional assignment level since the course is weighted at the 1.0 credit level, has very high enrolment and carries significant additional responsibilities. The incumbent will be required to support faculty instructors in terms of assuming increased grading and project assessment responsibilities as well as independently organize and deliver static and live business case models for 130 students. The position will co-ordinate TA tasks/meetings as well as guest speaker logistics and assignment delivery. The incumbent will be expected to take on an expanded role in terms of developing upon and carrying out existing lecture material.
Required Qualifications
MBA in progress in course content, IDEO Certification
Prior Teaching Experience: 
Many years of successful teaching related to contents of the course.
Strong teaching background in business entrepreneurship and design-based problem-solving skills
Required competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
Strong aptitude for communicating with students using remote methods (ie. video conferencing, etc.) Proficient written skills, high degree of professionalism, entrepreneurship experience, above average design-based problem solving abilities, highly organized.
Preferred Qualifications
Masters and Thesis in course content
Prior Teaching Experience: 
Successful teaching related to field at college or university level.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Lectures: Tuesdays and Thursdays - 11:30am to 12:50pm
Period of the Work Agreement (Start Date and End Date): 
January 5, 2023 to May 2, 2023
Wages (per semester, per full-load): 
as per contract
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: 
Dr. Rene Van Acker c/o Jen Kingswell (

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