Sessional Instructor - Department of English - Faculty of Arts (Summer 2017)

Competition Number: 
03SI17
Position Type: 
Sessional Opening
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Date of Posting: 
February 1, 2017
Department: 
Department of English - Faculty of Arts
Position: 
Sessional Instructor
Contract: 
Summer 2017

The Department of English invites applications for the position of Sessional Instructor to teach one (1) section of English 121 (Heroes, Lovers, Gods, and Monsters: Survey of Literature from its Beginnings to 1785) in the First Summer Session of 2017. This appointment is subject to final budgetary approval.

121 HEROES, LOVERS, GODS, AND MONSTERS: SURVEY OF LITERATURE FROM ITS BEGINNINGS TO 1785
This course uses the idea of the hero to explore the literature of England from its beginning to 1789. The course will introduce such texts as Beowulf (the Anglo Saxon epic hero), Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (the romance hero), The Faerie Queene (the allegorical hero), Paradise Lost (the biblical epic hero) and Gulliver's Travels (the satiric hero). Along the way, students will meet other characters, including lovers, gods, and monsters, who challenge and support the hero. This is a course in reading, appreciation, and critical analysis within an historical framework.

Monday & Wednesday 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Qualifications:
Applicants for this position should have a minimum of a Master’s degree in literary studies, preferably with a focus on English literature prior to 1785 and teaching experience at the post-secondary level.

Preference will be given to qualified candidates with seniority on the UPEI Sessional Roster in the academic unit.  

Application Instructions:
Applicants should email a curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and teaching evaluations or a teaching dossier covering at least the two most recent years of teaching to:
Dr. Greg Doran, Chair
Department of English
gdoran@upei.ca

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 April 4, 2017

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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