SL256215-Fall 2023-ECS*3030 (ECS Program) Field Practicum III

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: 
ECS*3030 (ECS Program)
Course Name: 
Field Practicum III
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
This course introduces students to children with special needs, and inclusive and individualized curriculum. In their assigned field practicum setting, students will be expected to design and implement activities that meet the needs of individual and groups of children. Students are expected to modify and adapt curriculum to meet the needs of all children. Through discussion seminars, reflection reflective journals and the creation of an e-Portfolio, students gain insight into various dimensions of child development and inclusive curriculum and practices, which will support their professional growth. -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. 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. 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. - Classes held on University of Guelph-Humber campus (Toronto).
Projected Class Enrolment: 
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Office Hours
Student Consultation
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Invigilating Exams
Other Duties (specified below)
Other Duties Described: 
Instructor may be required to participate in course website training. All successful applicants must reside in Ontario and must be able to attend on-campus in-person meetings as required. - Field visits - Students will choose a placement in an area of interest in the field of Early Childhood. This allows for an in-depth experience independently planning, implementing and evaluating programs for children and/or their families in collaboration with other professionals. In doing so, students will transform the course from an intellectual experience to an experience of human relationships. Students will be involved in various aspects of the placement agency to understand the role that the centre or agency fulfills in the broader community of supports. Through verbal and written reflective practice and the completion of their professional portfolios, students will consolidate and evaluate their competencies. This is a full appointment consisting of: Weekly instruction: Supervision of Students in Field Placement · Conduct on-site visits at agencies for all students, meeting with both the students and agency field supervising teachers · Work with students and agency field supervisors around issues of concern to develop strategies addressing concerns · Liaise in an on-going manner with agencies (email and phone) · Complete 15 minute de-briefing meetings with all students in December • Conduct seminar class, adhering to the respective course outline • Facilitate students’ completion of evaluation strategies • Review and grade student submissions of the evaluation components as indicated in respective course outlines • Meet with students during office hours on a scheduled or impromptu basis • Calculate and submit final grades.
Required Qualifications
Masters related to field
A degree related to ECS plus a Masters related to the course
Prior Teaching Experience: 
Successful teaching related to field at college or university level
Required competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
Previous experience teaching in ECS at the University of Guelph-Humber. Significant experience working with children and/or families in the field of Early Childhood Education or related field of Early Intervention and Prevention and/or children with special needs.
Preferred Qualifications
Doctorate in the field of ECS and/or related to children OR professional designation (other than RECE)
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). Registered as an Early Childhood Educator. Demonstrated strong familiarity with current research in the field of Early Childhood Studies and directly related to the content of the course. Experience working in a variety of settings with children and families is an asset. Evidence of fostering a supportive learning environment/community, such as responsiveness, engagement and adaptability.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Section 01: Monday 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM; field placements: Tuesdays Section 02: Monday 11:40 AM - 1:25 PM; field placements: Tuesdays
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): 
Friday, June 16, 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