Sessional Instructor - Department of History - Faculty of Arts (Winter 2018)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Sessional Opening
Closing Date: 
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Date of Posting: 
March 30, 2017
Department of History - Faculty of Arts
Sessional Instructors
Winter 2018

The Department of History at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for sessional instructors to teach the following courses during the 2018 Winter Session.  These appointments are subject to final budgetary approval.

HIST 2090-3: Special Topics: Scottish Heritage and Culture
This course explores the culture and heritage of Scotland through the lens of folklore and cultural history. The subject matter will address the simplistic conceit of the Gaelic "Highlands" and the English-speaking "Lowlands," while placing special emphasis on  the  Gaelic traditions found in Scotland’s Highlands and Western Isles and their global diaspora. Topics will include the traditional structures of Gaelic society and its cultural expression in the historical context of a linguistic and cultural marginalization that was driven by both internal and external forces. Following its influence beyond the borders of Scotland itself, the course will demonstrate the global impact of Scottish heritage and culture.

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 of Scottish history and/or Scottish folklore.

HIST 3090-2: Special Topics: History of Espionage
This course focuses on the history and evolution of espionage, with particular emphasis on Cold War-era intelligence operations and their impact in North America and abroad.  Students will examine central questions relating to the role that espionage plays in advancing a nation’s foreign policy and in providing national security, including the ethics of espionage, the compatibility of espionage with democracy, and the degree to which espionage activities are necessary to insure a country’s national security.

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 history of espionage in Western society.

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

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 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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