2021-01 Sessional Instructors

The School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria invites expressions of interest from individuals interested in sessional teaching.

This call is specifically for courses offered in the January–April 2021 term.

January 2021 Undergraduate:

HLTH 425 Quantitative Methods (fully online and asynchronous; no TA)

January 2021 Graduate:

PHSP 502 Public Health Biostatistics (fully online and asynchronous; TA over 30 students; requires PhD)

General responsibilities for teaching include:

Facilitating through on campus and/or distance delivery all components of a theory or practice course in the undergraduate or graduate program including meeting learning outcomes, providing dynamic in class and/or online environment that is supportive to students, revising course materials and readings as necessary, etc.

Ability to evaluate components related to theory course learning such as learning activities, learning journals, online forum discussion posts, all assignment components etc.

Consulting with students and being available to them through office hours, electronic communication and telephone

Evaluating student learning, including grading of assignments/learning activities

Working collaboratively with other instructors & practicum supervisors in practice courses

Working knowledge of instructional technology

Qualifications: Minimum of Master’s degree in Public Health or allied human services fields is essential. Graduate courses require completion of a PhD or PhD candidacy with experience in the field. The salary range for 1.5 units of teaching is $6052.80 – $7354.88

Expressions of interest to teach, including covering letter and current CV, should be forwarded by November 15, 2020 to both:

Catherine Worthington, Professor and Director, School of Public Health and Social Policy phspdirector@uvic.ca and

Gillian Cornwall, Administrative Officer, School of Public Health and Social Policy phspdirasst@uvic.ca

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The School of Public Health and Social Policy reserves the right to fill future teaching assignments from the pool of applicants for this posting. Appointments are subject to sufficient funding and enrollment in courses. Sessional Instructors are members of CUPE Local 4163 (Component 3).

Equity Statement

Consistent with UVic’s values, we acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive community. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power.

We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to,

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
  • members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
  • persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities; persons who identify as women; and
  • persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

We recognize that many of these identities intersect and that equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value the contributions that each person brings, and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our community.

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