Sessional teaching Opportunities - Winter 2023 

The School of Planning is inviting applications for sessional lecturer positions for each of the courses listed below. Courses are taught in Winter 2023, and the term runs from early January to the end of April . Each position normally requires a minimum qualification of a Master’s degree and evidence of teaching experience and/or training. For PLAN 483, professional experience in a related area is a strong asset. PhD candidates should normally have completed their comps and proposal. 

Duties include developing and delivering course content and assessments (including a course syllabus), 3 hours of classroom time per week, weekly office hours, course administration and communication with students regarding course content and special circumstances, developing assignments and/or tests, grading of student work and submitting final grades.  

Some courses include TA allocations, depending on studio components and enrollment. If applicable, sessional lecturers are responsible for managing assigned TAs. Usually, these courses are delivered in the classroom at the University of Waterloo main campus. However, this may change depending on circumstances related to the pandemic. The sessional compensation rate per course for 2022-2023 is $8,910 (+4% vacation pay) for the term.  

PLAN 483 "Land Development Planning"

PLAN 483 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 007636
Land Development Planning

An examination of planning issues related to the design, economics and financing of private land and building construction projects including residential high-rise condominium, low-rise residential subdivision, infill, intensification and brownfield redevelopment and industrial/commercial land development. The course focuses on developer decision-making, analysis of risk, sources of financing, planning, environmental and engineering aspects of land development. This course may include a field component.

[Note: Field trip fee will not exceed $50+HST]
Prereq: Level at least 3A

PLAN 487 "Management Issues in Geographic Information Systems"

PLAN 487 SEM 0.50
Course ID: 009498
Management Issues in Geographic Information Systems

Built around a set of key issues in the management of Geographic Information Systems. Focuses on middle management concerns and covers topics including GIS needs assessment, benchmarking, the law and spatial data, spatial data warehousing, multi-user GIS modelling and GIS application development. Uses of GIS in both public and private sector organizations are covered.

[Note: formerly: GEOG/PLAN 555]
Prereq: GEOG/PLAN 355 or GEOG/PLAN 381 or GEOG/PLAN 387 or GEOG/PLAN 455.
Antireq: GEOG/PLAN 555
(Cross-listed with GEOG 487)

For further information about the courses, please see prior year course outlines as a general guide:  

Mandatory safety training includes Employee Safety Orientation (SO1001), Workplace Violence Awareness (SO1081) and WHMIS (SO2017).   

Applications are accepted only via email, sent to the School’s Director indicating “Sessional lecturer application” and the course code and number (e.g., PLAN 233) in the subject line: 

Applications need to include a detailed CV or resume, and a short letter outlining teaching qualifications and fit with the proposed course (1 page max.). Offers will be made on a rolling basis and applications are accepted until the position is filled.