Sessional Instructor - Department of Sociology and Anthropology - Faculty of Arts (Winter 2017)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Sessional Opening
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Date of Posting: 
December 20, 2016
Department of Sociology and Anthropology - Faculty of Arts
Sessional Instructor
Winter 2017

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications from qualified
sessional instructors to teach the following course in the Winter Semester 2017. This course is subject to final budgetary approval.

Sociology/Anthropology 259A Gender in Canadian Society
What is gender and what is the relationship between sex and gender? How do ideas and practices related to sex and gender shape our lives in Canadian society? How are these ideas produced and are they a reflection of “real” differences? What does “real” mean—rooted in biology or in our thinking about differences? This course offers a cross-cultural approach in the Canadian context to understanding the complex ways in which sex, gender and society are imagined, enacted and contested.

In this course, a range of theoretical and ethnographic issues, including longstanding debates and new perspectives on the relationships between biology and culture, sex and gender, domestic and public and the social construction of personhood, identity, as well as the materiality of bodies, are covered.

A theoretical background in feminist theory and/or Gender Studies as well as gendered issues at the Master's or PhD level is required, as well as experience in classroom teaching.

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

Application Instructions:
Please submit your curriculum vitae and proposed course outline to:
Judy Lynn Richards, Chair
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Ave.
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3
Tel: (902) 566-0433

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 December 27, 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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