SL294180-Fall 2024-ECS*4070 (ECS Program) Field Practicum V

Sessional Lecturer Work Assignment
Sessional Lecturer, Unit 2
Academic Unit: 
Guelph Humber Programs
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Fall 2024
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: 
ECS*4070 (ECS Program)
Course Name: 
Field Practicum V
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
Students will choose a practicum in an area of interest in the field of Early Childhood Studies. This allows for an in-depth experience independently planning, implementing and evaluating curriculum for children and/or their families in collaboration with other professionals. Students will be involved in various aspects of the field practicum setting to understand the role that it fulfills in the broader community of support services for children and families. -To view course outlines from previous offerings of this course (if available), please visit: HEALTHY CAMPUS: The University of Guelph and the University of Guelph-Humber promote 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 University of Guelph’s Healthy Campus webpage ( Please also refer to the University of Guelph COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (, which is currently paused but may be un-paused should conditions warrant. Employees working at the University of Guelph-Humber are encouraged to download the Humber Guardian app (, which provides quick access to University of Guelph-Humber campus safety and security resources, emergency contact information, safety services and a safety toolbox. University of Guelph-Humber’s safety measures may change depending on public health directives or the recommendations of public health authorities. - 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
Conducting Labs/Seminars
Invigilating Exams
Other Duties (specified below)
Other Duties Described: 
Instructor may be required to participate in course website training. This is a full appointment consisting of: Weekly instruction: • 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. Supervision of Students in Field Placement • Ensure all agencies are contacted within the first two weeks of placement in September and January to schedule on-site visits; • Conduct one on-site visit at agencies for all students during both terms which includes meeting with both the students and agency field supervisors. Additional meetings may be required for students who are not meeting the field practicum expectations; • Work with students and agency field supervisors around issues of concern to develop strategies addressing concerns; • Liaise in an on-going manner with agencies by email and phone; and • Complete 15-minute de-briefing meetings with all students in December and April (as applicable).
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 Childhood professions.
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). Experience teaching/supervising field practicum courses in an Early Childhood program, including evidence of teaching responsive/conversational seminars. 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, including creating a safe space for students to voice their questions/concerns.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Section 0101: Wednesday 8:55 AM - 10:40 AM; field placements: Thursdays & Fridays Section 0202: Wednesday 8:55 AM - 10:40 AM; field placements: Thursdays & Fridays
Period of the Work Agreement (Start Date and End Date): 
August 30, 2024 to December 22, 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): 
Friday, June 21, 2024
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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