Sessional Lecturer Work Assignment
Sessional Lecturer, Unit 2
Academic Unit: 
Population Medicine
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: 
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
Course Format: On farm and small group discussions. The Ruminant Health Management I, farm service rotation provides direct application of knowledge and refinement of relevant psychomotor skills in the context of clinical training working directly with client-owned patients as a member of the service team. The University of Guelph promotes a healthy campus. To guide you with questions you may have around vaccinations (including COVID-19), masking policies (which are currently paused), and other healthier choices to promote health on campus, please refer to the tips on the Healthy Campus webpage. Please also refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, which is currently paused but may be un-paused should conditions warrant.
Projected Class Enrolment: 
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Student Consultation
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Other Duties Described: 
Discussion of clinical cases. Provision of supervised opportunities to collect history, make clinical diagnoses, and discuss and provide therapy/prevention.
Required Qualifications
CVO license
Prior Teaching Experience: 
Successful teaching related to field at college or university level
Required competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
Required qualifications: DVM with current valid CVO license, successful teaching experience with DVM students in a clinical ruminant setting. Access to clinical ruminant cases through existing veterinary practice Prior Teaching Experience: Previous teaching experience with DVM students on-farm and in small group discussions.
Preferred Qualifications
Specific Preferred competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
Candidate will have a strong background in providing veterinary services to ruminant owning clients – primarily dairy cows. Ideally would be able to pick up and drop off students at OVC on designated days for teaching. Preferably could accommodate up to 3 students at one time.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
1 day every rotation – total of 10 rotations = 10 days. Rotation Weeks (Oct 10, 24, Nov 7, 21, Dec 5, 2024; Jan 16, 30, Feb 13, Mar 13, 2025).
Period of the Work Agreement (Start Date and End Date): 
October 10, 2024 to March 13, 2025
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): 
Friday, June 28, 2024
Posting Email Contact:
Hiring Contact Information: 
Sharita Carter - Population Medicine, Operations Manager

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