Sessional Instructor - Department of English - Faculty of Arts

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Sessional Opening
Closing Date: 
Monday, July 10, 2017
Date of Posting: 
June 13, 2017
Department of English - Faculty of Arts
Sessional Instructor
Fall 2017

The Department of English invites applications for the position of Sessional Instructor to teach ENGLISH/UPEI 1010-2: ACADEMIC WRITING, in the fall 2017 semester. This appointment is subject to final budgetary approval.


This provides an introduction to university writing and rhetoric, aimed at the development of critical thinking, analytical reading, and effective written communication in an academic environment.
Monday / Wednesday / Friday from 9:30 am to 10:20 am


Qualified candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Minimum qualifications are a Master’s degree in English and evidence of effective teaching experience in the relevant area. Preference will be given to applicants possessing a PhD in English.

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

Application Instructions:
Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, relevant teaching evaluation or teaching dossier covering at least the two most recent years of teaching and two recent letters of reference to:

Dr. Greg Doran, Chair
Department of English
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Ave
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 12 pm (noon) on July 10, 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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