Sessional Instructor - Department of History - Faculty of Arts (Fall 2017)

Competition Number: 
43SI17
Position Type: 
Sessional Opening
Closing Date: 
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Date of Posting: 
March 30, 2017
Department: 
Department of History - Faculty of Arts
Position: 
Sessional Instructor
Contract: 
Fall 2017

The History Department of the University of Prince Edward Island has openings for Sessional Instructors for the Fall Term 2017. These appointments are subject to final budgetary approval.

HIST 2090-1: Special Topics: Introduction to Folklore

This course engages Prince Edward Island's folkways to introduce students to the principles and practices of folklore. Focus will be given to oral traditions, ranging from storytelling, song- and music-making to the wider customs and practices employed in the everyday life of Islanders. Subjects will include the cultural heritage of the Mi’kmaq, Acadian French, Scottish Gaels, New England Loyalists, African Islanders, Irish, Westcountrymen, Lebanese, Chinese as well as the current generation of newcomers. In so doing, students will deepen their understanding of Prince Edward Island as both a multicultural and multilingual landscape.
Successful applicants should have a minimum of a Master’s degree in Folklore or a related discipline, and teaching and/or research experience in the field. Qualified applicants on the UPEI Sessional Roster of the Department of History will be given priority.

HIST 2090-2: Special Topics:  The Little Ice Age in European History (1250-1850)

This course traces the impact of natural developments upon human society by tracing how the environmental changes associated with the Little Ice Age (1300-1850) influenced the social history of early modern Europe. Coverage will include the Medieval Warm Period (900-1200), the Great Famine (1315-22), and the intense periods of cold between 1550 and 1800, measuring the cultural, scientific, and technological response to those environmental pressures.

Successful applicants should have a minimum of a Master’s degree in History or a related discipline, and teaching and/or research experience in the field of European history and/or Environmental History. Qualified applicants on the UPEI Sessional Roster of the Department of History will be given priority.

HIST 3090-1: Special Topics: The American Presidency

This course examines the development of the U.S. presidency and the rise of executive power from the origins of the office in the wake of the American Revolution through the present day. Using a case study approach tied to pivotal moments and key themes in American politics, it will assess the role of the president as an individual strategic actor within the framework of the American political system, using as a lens the presidents’ impact on cultural, military, and political institutions. Significant officeholders will be considered within the context of their technological, cultural, and political environment in order to trace the rise of the "Imperial Presidency."

Successful applicants should have a minimum of a Master’s degree in History or a related discipline, and teaching and/or research experience in the field of American political history. Qualified applicants on the UPEI Sessional Roster of the Department of History will be given priority.

Application Instructions:
Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching experience and the names of three referees to:

Dr. Edward MacDonald, Chair
Department of History
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Ave
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 4P3
gemacdonald@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 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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