Sessional Instructor - Department of Biology - Faculty of Science

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Sessional Opening
Closing Date: 
Friday, April 29, 2016
Date of Posting: 
April 15, 2016
Department of Biology - Faculty of Science
Sessional Instructor
Fall 2016

The Department of Biology at the University of Prince Edward Island has openings for sessional instructors during the forthcoming Fall 2016 semester. These appointments are subject to final budgetary approval.

BIO 309 – “Parasitology”

This course will be an introduction to the ecology and evolution of parasites with a focus on evolutionary adaptations of parasites themselves, and the hosts that try to resist them.  Lectures will introduce parasite life cycles, review the evolutionary principles related to host and parasite co-evolution, explore host immune responses, and introduce the diversity and characteristics of the major eukaryotic parasites of animals.

BIO 411 – “Principles of Wildlife Biology”

This course focuses on the basic principles of wildlife biology, wildlife management, and contemporary wildlife issues. The laboratory/field component includes an introduction to techniques used in wildlife research, habitat assessments and debates on local wildlife issues.


• Applicants will hold an M.Sc. or Ph.D. in a field related to the respective course content
• Documented experience teaching these courses would be a definite asset
• Preference will be given to qualified candidates with seniority on the UPEI Sessional Roster in the academic unit

Application Instructions:
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and names of three referees to:

Dr. Marva Sweeney-Nixon
Chair, Department of Biology
University of Prince Edward Island
PE, C1A 4P3
Fax: 902-566-0740

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 29, 2016.

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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