SL242726-Winter 2023-PHIL*1010*02 Intro Philosophy: Social and Political Issues

Sessional Lecturer Work Assignment
Sessional Lecturer, Unit 2
Academic Unit: 
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: 
Intro Philosophy: Social and Political Issues
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
Conducting Labs/Seminars
Other Duties (specified below)
Other Duties Described: 
A final and deferred exam MUST be submitted to the admin assistant at before the end of classes.
Required Qualifications
ABD 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: 
Candidate must provide a clear and academically sound description of the basic content of the proposed course, stipulating specific course themes and content for the proposed term.
Preferred Qualifications
ABD and expert in course content
PhD and expert in course content
Prior Teaching Experience: 
Many years of successful teaching related to contents of the course.
Research Experience: 
Quality and or Recent Research activity in areas relevant to the course demonstrating knowledge of current developments in course content.
Specific Preferred competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
• Candidate should supply recent evidence of teaching excellence, at the College or University level, related to course content. Candidate may choose to provide prior course evaluations or other assessments of teaching. The department may review prior course evaluations on file in the department. • The proposed course themes must be clearly reflected in the proposed choice of readings and the structure of assignments. The candidate may provide previously prepared course materials (i.e, course syllabi) for the same or an arguably similar course.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
See for updated information. Lecture: Mondays from 3:30-5:20pm, two synchronous seminars Fridays from 11:30-12:20pm and 1:30-2:20pm
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): 
Friday, December 9, 2022
Posting Email Contact:
Hiring Contact Information: 
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