Sessional Instructor - Faculty of Arts - Department of Philosophy - Summer 2017 *Amended*

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Sessional Opening
Closing Date: 
Friday, March 31, 2017
Date of Posting: 
February 7, 2017
Department of Philosophy
Sessional Instructor - Summer 2017

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for a Sessional Instructor for the Second Summer Session 2017, July 4 to August 21.  We are seeking an instructor to teach the following course in the Department of Philosophy: This position is subject to final budgetary approval.


This general course introduces values in personal situations and community conflicts, and emphasizes great books such as Plato’s Republic, Thoreau’s Walden or J.S. Mill’s On Liberty. Possible questions include: Which way of life would make living most worthwhile for each of us? What is the good life? What is a just society? How does one evaluate different life- styles and values?


Successful applicants will normally have a Ph.D. in Philosophy and/or previous experience in teaching ethics.  .

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

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a sample course sullabus, an updated cirriculum vitae and the names of three references to:

Dr. Pamela Courtenay–Hall, Chair
Department of Philosophy
University of Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, PE, C1A 4P3
Tel: (902) 566-0575

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 March 31, 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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