SL242268-Winter 2023-OAGR*2070 Introduction to Organic Agriculture

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: 
1
Level of Work Assignment(s): 
Other:
0.75 - Teaching 50% of a 1.0 Credit Course
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: 
OAGR*2070
Course Name: 
Introduction to Organic Agriculture
Course Format: 
In-Class
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
Students will be exposed to the scale of the organic industry today, including the factors driving interest in organics for both producers and consumers. The foundational principles underlying contemporary organic agriculture will be presented and first-hand experience of current organic practices will be provided. In addition, this course will rely on small group mentoring to stimulate independent, learner-centered analysis of selected topics in organic agriculture. NOTE: Should conditions change and requirements are placed on the University and its employees by public health bodies, local, provincial and federal governments, courses posted as "In-Class" may have to switch to an alternate delivery format. By applying to this work assignment, you are agreeing to fulfill the duties in the mode of delivery posted and switch as required. The University's COVID-19 website provides important information about campus protocols and guidelines for those working on campus. 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 policies are paused (https://news.uoguelph.ca/2022/06/covid-19-update-masking-update-and-classes-on-campus-this-fall/). 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 and masking will be required. The U of G’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy can be found here (https://news.uoguelph.ca/covid-19/vaccination/). More COVID-related information can be found here (https://news.uoguelph.ca/covid-19/faculty-and-staff/)
Projected Class Enrolment: 
35
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Orientation-Training
Office Hours
Preparation
Student Consultation
Lecturing
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Conducting Labs/Seminars
Invigilating Exams
Supervising Field Trips
Grading
Other Duties (specified below)
Other Duties Described: 
The position will co-teach the course 50% in collaboration of a faculty member lead in the Department of Plant Agriculture. Duties and responsibilities will be distributed across the two positions.
Qualifications
Required Qualifications
Degree: 
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: 
Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills.
Preferred Qualifications
Degree: 
PhD related to field
Prior Teaching Experience: 
Successful teaching related to field at college or university level.
Specific Preferred competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Lectures: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8:30 AM - 9:20 AM (Guelph, ANNU 204) Labs: Mondays - 11:30 AM - 2:20 PM (Guelph, CRSC 121B)
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): 
Saturday, December 3, 2022
Posting Email Contact: 
papost@uoguelph.ca
Hiring Contact Information: 
Dr. H.J. Earl Chair, Department of Plant Agriculture c/o papost@uoguelph.ca

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