Sessional Instructor - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Arts (Summer 2016)

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Position Type: 
Sessional Opening
Closing Date: 
Monday, February 8, 2016
Date of Posting: 
January 25, 2016
Department of Political Science - Faculty of Arts
Sessional Instructor
Summer 2016

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a sessional lecturer to teach the following course during first summer session 2016. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

POLS 309A   Sp. Topic:  The International Politics of Syria and Iraq

For most of the twentieth century, Syria and Iraq were stable points around which the tumultuous international politics of the Middle East could spin.  Today, a power vacuum has developed in the heart of Syria, encouraging the state’s constituent  political communities to fight it out in an increasingly complex and bloody civil war whose effects have spilled over into neighbouring Iraq.  In their place now stands a new and highly problematic international actor – the so-called Islamic State – whose goals and tactics have drawn a number of international great powers into the fray.  What does it mean for the existing governments of Syria and Iraq?  What does the Islamic State want and how powerful is it?  How will international intervention affect the course of events?  The goal of this course is to address such fundamental questions, providing you with tools you will need to understand the contemporary international politics of Syria and Iraq.

Successful applicants will have a minimum of a Ph.D. in the Humanities.

3 hour seminar class; 6 weeks

Please note, priority will be given to qualified individuals on the UPEI sessional roster of the academic unit.

Application Instructions:
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and the names of three references to:
Dr. Peter McKenna
Chair, Department of Political Science
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 4P3

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Closing date for applications is February 8, 2016

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