SL294007-Fall 2024-FRHD*2270 Development in Early and Middle Childhood

Sessional Lecturer Work Assignment
Sessional Lecturer, Unit 2
Academic Unit: 
Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Fall 2024
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: 
Development in Early and Middle Childhood
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
This course is designed to provide students with a greater understanding of children's holistic development from birth to 12 years with emphasis on family, community, cultural, and societal contexts. Using developmental theoretical perspectives, as well as critiques of developmentalism, this course will consider the interrelationships among a child's physical, emotional, social, intellectual, communication, and spiritual development. Children's holistic development will be considered within the context of important relationships and the course will offer cross-cultural and globalized perspectives on child development.
Projected Class Enrolment: 
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Office Hours
Student Consultation
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
TA Coordination Meetings
Invigilating Exams
Other Duties (specified below)
Other Duties Described: 
(1) Provide the Department Chair with an updated course outline by one week before the start of classes. Any significant changes to an outline, including but not limited to a change in textbook or assessment strategies, must be approved by the Department Chair. (2) Course should be designed and delivered within an inclusive and accessible learning environment consistent with the principles of Universal Instructional Design (see: (3) Preparation and delivery of the course material in an organized and effective manner. (4) Creation and maintenance of CourseLink site, including readings (imported from the ARES Course Reserves System) and discussion board monitoring where appropriate. 5) Effective and professional communication. (6) Meet with GTA(s) prior to or within the first week of classes to discuss their responsibilities and complete the GTA Assignment of Work Agreements. (7) Supervise and mentor GTA(s) in accordance with the Collective Agreement, CUPE 3913, Unit 1. (8) Monitor and support GTA(s) to facilitate accurate, consistent, and timely grading within a 2-week period. The use of a grading rubric is recommended. (9) Provide office hours and prompt student email consultation, including student emails and concerns, as required. (10) Accurate, consistent, and timely grading within a 2-week period. The use of a grading rubric is recommended. (11) Provide meaningful and constructive feedback, at minimum 20% of the final course grade, giving students a realistic idea of their performance prior to the 40th class day. (12) Submission of a final and deferred exam, if applicable, to Department ahead of the exam period. (13) Invigilate final exam if there is a final exam. Must be available for the entirety of the final exam period. (14) Timely and accurate submission of final grades as per departmental deadline. (15) Health and Safety online courses, if not previously completed. (16) Following the end of the semester, as per Article 14.10(a) in the CUPE 3913 Unit 2 Collective Agreement, you may also be requested to perform work as outlined therein, including deferrals. Reimbursement will be paid in accordance with Schedule ‘B’ of the Collective Agreement upon submission of the extra hours and dates worked to the Department Chair provided the Department Chair and Sessional previously agreed to the specific work/hours/dates.
Required Qualifications
Masters related to field
Prior Teaching Experience: 
Successful teaching related to field at college or university level
as instructor or teaching assistant
Required competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
APPLICANTS MUST INCLUDE A COVER LETTER WITH A DETAILED EXPLANATION OF EACH REQUIRED AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATION IN ADDITION TO THEIR CV. You are required to demonstrate: (1) Competence in teaching at the post-secondary level. This can be done through the submission of materials such as reference letter(s) from supervisor(s), direct feedback from students and teaching dossiers. (2) Recent engagement in the field of childhood development as evidenced by active research or professional engagement in the field. (3) Strong (a) written (b) verbal and (c) online communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications
PhD in progress related to field
or completed PhD related to course content
Specific Preferred competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
(1) Experience teaching large classes (2) Experience in the use of online resources. (3) Demonstrated ability to teach psychosocial development in childhood.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 16:00 - 17:20. You are required to be available throughout the entirety of the work assignment, including the undergraduate final exam period.
Period of the Work Agreement (Start Date and End Date): 
September 3, 2024 to December 20, 2024
Wages (per semester, per full-load): 
minimum $8,519.05 (effective 2024/25)
Other Posting Information
Application Deadline (All postings will automatically expire at 11:59 pm on this day): 
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Posting Email Contact:
Hiring Contact Information: 
Cathy Walsh, Administrative Assistant, on behalf of Dr. Tricia van Rhijn, Chair, Family Relations and Applied Nutrition <> 519-824-4120 x56321

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution. For more information, the Office of Diversity and Human Rights (DHR) is a welcoming, safe and confidential one-stop shop for information, training and support on issues relating to diversity and human rights on our campus.
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