SL255954-Fall 2023-SCMA*2040 (COMMON/JUST/ECS/CSS) Research Methods for Social Science

Sessional Lecturer Work Assignment
Sessional Lecturer, Unit 2
Academic Unit: 
Guelph Humber Programs
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Fall 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: 
Number of Assignments that Carry the Right of First Refusal: 
Course Details
Course Number: 
Course Name: 
Research Methods for Social Science
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
This course is a general introduction to the contemporary research methods that are employed in the social sciences. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the process of social research and how it relates to theory development and problem investigation. Qualitative and quantitative techniques and applications will be discussed. Other topics will include: ethics and politics of social research, the nature of causation, conceptualization, operationalization, development of hypotheses, and sampling techniques. Research examples will be a key aspect of the lectures and seminars. - To view course outlines from previous offerings of this course (if available), please visit: - IMPORTANT NOTE: 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 policy is paused but may resume with little advance notice to address the health risks. Should this occur, vaccinations will be required. You can choose to submit proof of vaccination before your start date ( The U of G’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy can be found here ( More COVID-related information can be found here, Everyone is encouraged to continue to complete the self-screening in the Humber College’s Guardian App before coming to the University of Guelph-Humber (Humber College campus) each time. More information on coming to campus at the University of Guelph-Humber’s can be found at: - IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING FALL 2023 WORK ASSIGNMENTS AND COURSE DELIVERY (FOR SECTIONS LISTED AS IN-CLASS): 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 alternative delivery format (see 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. IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING FALL 2023 WORK ASSIGNMENTS AND COURSE DELIVERY (FOR SECTIONS LISTED AS REMOTE/ALTERNATE (ONLINE SYNCHRONOUS) DELIVERY): When applying for this work assignment, please be aware that the course is being delivered in a remote (online synchronous) delivery format. Requirements for Fall 2023 course delivery include: -Course should be designed and delivered within an inclusive and accessible learning environment consistent with the principles of Universal Instructional Design (see: Please contact Matthew LaGrone ( should you like to discuss the remote (online synchronous) delivery format of this course prior to making an application. - Classes held on University of Guelph-Humber campus (Toronto).
Projected Class Enrolment: 
up to 60/section
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Office Hours
Student Consultation
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Conducting Labs/Seminars
Invigilating Exams
Other Duties (specified below)
Other Duties Described: 
Instructor may be required to participate in course website training. For sections listed as remote/alternate (online synchronous) delivery: Candidate will be required to work remotely, primarily via the University’s CourseLink system ( All successful applicants must reside in Ontario and must be able to attend on-campus in-person meetings as required.
Required Qualifications
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: 
Substantive knowledge of course content area (social scientific research methods, introductory statistics, interviewing techniques, etc.), can be shown via Masters (or higher) level course work, certification, professional development, etc. Candidates are asked to provide evidence for this background training.
Preferred Qualifications
PhD related to field
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: 
Candidates should provide in their application evidence of prior teaching experience and teaching success/excellence related to course content, which may include a dossier, teaching philosophy, examples of teaching innovations, course developments, evaluations of previously taught courses (e.g., peer evaluations and/or student feedback), reference letters, and any other relevant information they wish to have evaluated by the selection committee (some documents on file in the department or program, such as UofGH Student Feedback Questionnaires of courses taught on UofG contracts, may also be used).
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Section 0101 (in-class): Thursday 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM & Thursday 6:05 PM - 6:55 PM; Section 0202 (in-class): Monday 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM & Monday 6:05 PM - 6:55 PM; Section 0303 (in-class): Tuesday 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM & Tuesday 12:35 PM - 1:25 PM; Section 0404 (in-class): Tuesday 2:25 PM - 4:10 PM & Tuesday 4:15 PM - 5:05 PM; Section 0505 (in-class): Wednesday 2:25 PM - 4:10 PM & Wednesday 4:15 PM - 5:05 PM; Section 0606 (remote: online synchronous): Friday 8:55 AM - 10:40 AM & Friday 10:45 AM - 11:35 AM Section 0707 (in-class): Thursday 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM & Thursday 6:05 PM - 6:55 PM; Section 0808 (in-class): Monday 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM & Monday 6:05 PM - 6:55 PM
Period of the Work Agreement (Start Date and End Date): 
September 1, 2023 to December 24, 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): 
Monday, June 12, 2023
Posting Email Contact:
Hiring Contact Information: Please apply through the online application process only: NOTE: Applications via e-mail will not be accepted. If you have technical issues with the online application, please contact Computing and Communications Services (CCS) at University of Guelph: Email: , Phone: 519-824-4120 ext. 58888

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SL work assignments are unionized with CUPE3913 and their terms and conditions of work are covered by the Unit 2 Collective Agreement between the University and CUPE 3913 (email contact:

All applicants must be eligible to work in Canada specifically at the University of Guelph before applying for an academic work assignment. All successful applicants must reside in Ontario and must be able to attend on-campus in-person meetings as required