Sessional Instructor - Department of Applied Human Sciences - Faculty of Science (Winter 2017)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Sessional Opening
Closing Date: 
Monday, November 14, 2016
Date of Posting: 
October 28, 2016
Department of Applied Human Sciences - Faculty of Science
Sessional Instructor
Winter 2017

The Department of Applied Human Sciences has an opening for a Sessional Instructor during the forthcoming Winter 2017 semester to teach the following course, pending budgetary approval:


This course is divided into two broad sections. In the first section, the course will explore an introduction to qualitative and quantitative approaches. This part will highlight some of the critical issues involved in conducting applied health-related research. The second section will be an overview of statistical techniques that are appropriate to health-related research. It will provide students with some basic building blocks that they can use to carry out their own research and critically evaluate the work of others. Students will be introduced to SPSS in the Quantitative Methods section (this will be used extensively in the Statistics section).


The successful applicant will have a minimum of a Master's degree in a related area or an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience.  Where courses are offered on-line using multi-media technologies, applicants will normally be able to demonstrate successful on-line teaching experience.  Candidates who do not have previous online teaching experience must be open to and willing to do extra training for this delivery model, and without additional compensation.

Preference will be given to qualified candidates with seniority on the UPEI Sessional Roster, and to those with experience in teaching university level courses.

A cover letter indicating the course you are applying to teach, a Curriculum Vitae, and the names of two individuals who can provide letters of reference should be emailed to, or could be faxed to (902) 628-4303, attention:

Dr. Debbie MacLellan, Dean of Science
Faculty of Science
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE, C1A 4P3
Fax: 902 628 4303

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 November 14, 2016, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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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