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Sessional Appointments: Intersession/Summer Session 2017

INTERSESSION 2018:  May 8, 2018– June 19, 2018


Introduction to 
Environmental Science


An introduction to the components of Earth's environment (geosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere) and the principles and processes defining and influencing environmental systems (energy and matter cycles). Human interactions with, and influences on, the environment will be examined (resource and land use, waste and pollution, development, conservation and sustainability). This course is designed for Science majors.

12 WEEK COURSES 2018: May 8, 2018- August 4, 2018


Atmosphere & Climate

Distance/Continuing Education


An introduction to the atmosphere and the basic principles of meteorology and climatology. Topics include weather systems, atmospheric pollution and inadvertent climate modification, climate change and relationships between climate and living organisms.


Introduction to Planetary Science

Distance/Continuing Education

An introduction to the origin of the Universe and Solar System. Topics include: the Big Bang theory; origin and organization of matter; and formation of galaxies, nebulae, stars, and planetary systems. The focus is on the geological features of planets, moons, asteroids, and comets. Coverage includes historical perspectives and current theory on astronomy, measurement of the ages of the Universe and Solar System, space exploration, Moon and Mars missions, analyses of NASA satellite images, the origin and evolution of life in the Solar System, and the search for possible extra-terrestrial life and intelligence in the Universe. (May be taken by Science students for credit, but does not count as a Science option towards the fulfillment of the specified requirements for a Science degree)


Science, Technology & Society

Distance/Continuing Education



This course is designed to explore the complex, inter-relationships between science, technology, and society. The nature of science and scientific method and selected current issues in science and technology will be discussed. Topics may include chemicals in society, biotechnology and related issues, nuclear energy, and the impact of these technologies on society. Technology, as it relates to human values and public awareness, will also be considered. (Not open to Semester 1 and 2 students.) (May not be taken for credit towards a B.Sc. Degree in Environmental Science.)


Field Measurement &
Mapping Techniques



Introduction to sediment and water sampling, mapping methods, and field measurements. Interpretation of topographic maps, use of compasses and GPS units. Integration of field data into a GIS. Designed for Environmental Studies students. (Prerequisites: 66-100, 66-141 and 66-216 or consent of instructor.) (1 week of fieldwork, 1 week of lab, M - F). 

This course is a condensed course which takes place over a two week period (July 14 – 27, 2018) as indicated below:

Week 1: Location: North Bay Area – July 14 – 21

Week 2: Location: University of Windsor

The applicant must have a valid driver’s license and must be able to travel to the North Bay area as indicated above. The second week of the course involves the lab portion of the course.  The instructor must be available to the registered daily (Monday – Friday) 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

As required by the Collective Agreement, the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences is hereby calling for applications from members of the Faculty Association who are suitably qualified and interested in teaching the above-mentioned course for the 2018 Intersession/Summer semester.

  1. Applicants who have not previously taught courses by the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences are asked to submit a full C.V.
  2. Applicants from outside the University of Windsor; as well as those who haven’t held an appointment within the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, are required to include three letters of reference.


  • Incomplete applications will not be considered by the Appointments Committee.
  • The appointment to this position is subject to final budgetary approval.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 14, 2018.

The University of Windsor is committed to employment equity and especially welcomes applications for this position from aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.  Applications from women are particularly encouraged.

For additional information, contact the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at (519) 253-3000 ext. 2528.