Sessional Instructors - Faculty of Education

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Faculty of Education
Sessional Instructors
Summer 2024

The Faculty of Education at the University of Prince Edward Island has openings for sessional instructors to teach the following courses in first summer session 2024. The offering of the course is conditional pending final enrolment numbers. All positions are subject to final budgetary and administrative approval.

Please note: the courses offered below will be taught in person, unless otherwise specified as an online course.

ED-4220-3  Mathematics for Teachers (taught in French)

The course provides opportunities for students to reason and make sense of mathematics in meaningful ways by discovering mathematics through inquiry-based instructional methods grounded in real-life contexts. Content will be drawn from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics five content (number & operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis & probability) and process (problem-solving, reasoning & proof, communications, connections, and representation) standards.

This course is offered to students in the Primary/Elementary cohort of our Bachelor of Education (français langue seconde) Program, Monday, Wednesday & Friday, from 1:00pm – 3:50pm, May 27 to June 21.

ED-4490  Introduction to Indigenous Education (1 English section/1 French section)

This course is a combination of classroom and community-based learning.  Anchored in L’nu (Mi’kmaq) knowledge, students will learn about ceremony, protocol, Elders and traditional teachers. In turn, these will help foster a mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual understanding of Indigenous worldviews and ways of knowing. This course also introduces Canada’s history of cultural assimilation and genocide imposed upon Indigenous Peoples in Canada. It will discuss why all teachers – and anyone living in Canada – needs to know this history.

Section 2 is offered in English to students in the Intermediate/Senior cohort of our Bachelor of Education program Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00pm to 3:50pm, May 28 to July 2.  Section 3 is offered in French to students in our Bachelor of Education (français langue seconde) program Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 9:00am to 11:50am, May 27 to June 21. 


Ideal candidates will have a Masters of Education degree.  Successful candidates will normally have school-based experience in a Canadian public K-12 system.  For applicants without school-based experience, teaching in other contexts relevant and appropriate to the position will be considered. Applicants should have experience in teaching, research or practice related to the course content.

Qualified candidates with seniority on the UPEI Faculty of Education’s Sessional Roster and the Faculty’s full-time and term contract faculty members will be given priority.

For additional information regarding positions in the undergraduate English programs, please contact Ron MacDonald by email to

For additional information regarding positions in the undergraduate French program, please contact Elizabeth Blake by email to

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit an electronic version of a cover letter outlining the specific course they wish to teach and how their background is relevant to the course material, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact details of three referees.  All attachments should be in pdf format and should be submitted to:

Dr. Miles Turnbull, Dean

c/o Karen-Anne O’Halloran (

Faculty of Education

University of Prince Edward Island

550 University Avenue

Charlottetown, PE   C1A 4P3

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

Closing date for applications is May 5, 2024.


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.