Teaching opportunities - Lincoln Alexander School of Law

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July 3, 2021


Lincoln Alexander School of Law 

Ryerson University 

2021/22 Fall/Winter CUPE Unit 1 Contract Lecturer Job Posting 

Lincoln Alexander School of Law’s Co-teaching Model: Co-teaching at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law involves two instructors working together to deliver a course: there is a lecturer instructor and a practitioner instructor. The lecturer instructor is usually responsible for delivering three hours of lecture to a class per week. The practitioner instructor is focused on the Integrated Practice Lab for that course. The practitioner instructor is generally expected to do some part of the grading for the course (as mutually determined with the lecturer instructor), as well as to make themselves available to answer student questions during the course of the term. 

The practitioner provides students with training on skills, tasks, and assessments required from Ontario's Integrated Law Practice Program. Practitioners will be working with a Ryerson faculty member in the relevant course to co-develop the learning materials and assessments and to determine the best mode of delivery. Examples of training include interviewing clients, undertaking negotiations, managing a legal practice, preparing solicitor documents, or preparing documents for litigation. Co-teaching is designed to provide Ryerson law students with the opportunity to learn fundamental practice skills from practitioners. 

Practitioners from all relevant practice areas are encouraged to apply. Applications are welcome from the following non-exclusive list of practitioners: lawyers in private practice (sole practitioner, small or large firms), in-house counsel (including lawyers working with non-profit organisations), government lawyers, and members of the judiciary. 

The following work is available for Fall 2021 and Winter 2022. 

(PLEASE NOTE: The delivery of these courses may be online, in-person or hybrid. Successful applicants must have access to the appropriate technology, i.e. computer with camera and microphone and internet. Should the University determine this course will be offered in-person, the successful applicant will be required to carry out their teaching on campus). 

While applicants may submit Faculty/Course Survey results from the Winter 2020, Spring/Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Winter 2021, these results will not be used as evidence of teaching effectiveness by the Contract Lecturer Appointment Committee due to the impact of COVID-19 on these semesters. A negative inference will not be drawn if FCS results are not submitted for these semesters. Alternate evidence of teaching effectiveness may be provided by the candidate for consideration by the Contract Lecturer Appointment Committee (CLAC). 

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