Sessional Instructor - Island Studies - Faculty of Arts (Fall 2017)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Sessional Opening
Closing Date: 
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Date of Posting: 
March 30, 2017
Island Studies - Faculty of Arts
Sessional Instructor
Fall 2017

A Sessional Instructor is required to team teach (50%) the three-hour credit course - IS 6010 - titled Themes and Perspectives in Island Studies in the Fall Semester (September - December) of 2017. This course is the compulsory, introductory course for graduate students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Island Studies program at UPEI. This appointment is subject to final budgetary approval.

Through a careful selection of readings and presentations, this course explores contemporary and historical research questions and issues central to the interdisciplinary and comparative study of small islands and archipelagos.  Topics include islands' identity, characteristics, challenges, opportunities, cultures, geography, economics, history, environmental concerns, and governance systems.

The successful applicant should have a multidisciplinary background, with a minimum of a Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant discipline or area of study, preferably in island studies, geography and /or environmental studies. A publishing, research and teaching background in the subject area would be an asset.

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

Application Instructions:
Applications should submit a letter of application, along with an updated curriculum vitae and the names of two academic references, addressed to:

Dr. Jim Randall
Co-ordinator, Master of Arts in Island Studies
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 April 13, 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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