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

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Sessional Opening
Closing Date: 
Monday, April 10, 2017
Date of Posting: 
March 27, 2017
Department of English - Faculty of Arts
Sessional Instructor
Winter 2018

The Department of English invites applications for the position of Sessional Instructor to teach one (1) section of English 392 (Creative Writing II) in the Winter Semester of the 2017-2018 academic year. This appointment is subject to final budgetary approval

This advanced workshop in creative writing provides students with the opportunity to develop further their proficiency in writing fiction, poetry, drama, or creative non-fiction. Students produce new material and revise work-in-progress, and present these manuscripts to the workshop. Class time is devoted to discussion of students’ manuscripts and published texts and to strategies and structures involved in writing them.

PREREQUISITE: English 212 and/or permission of instructor
Three hours a week

Applicants for this position should have a minimum of a Master’s degree in English and/or a significant publishing record of poetry, fiction, and/or writing for children and young adults. Applicants should possess significant experience teaching creative writing at the post-secondary level. Applicants should possess the ability to evaluate and edit student writing. The ability to mentor emerging writers will be considered an asset.
Preference will be given to qualified candidates with seniority on the UPEI Sessional Roster in the academic unit.  

Application Instructions:
Applicants should email a curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and teaching evaluations or a teaching dossier covering at least the two most recent years of teaching to:

Dr. Greg Doran, Chair
Department of English

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 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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