Sessional Instructor - Island Studies Program - Faculty of Arts (Winter 2020)

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Island Studies Program - Faculty of Arts
Sessional Instructor
Winter 2020

The Island Studies Program in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Prince Edward Island has an opening for a Sessional Instructor to teach IST 2010: Introduction to Island Studies – Winter 2020. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

IST 2010:  Introduction to Island Studies

This course introduces students to the emerging interdisciplinary and comparative study of islands and archipelagoes. It examines their cultures, geography, economies, historical development, environmental concerns, and systems of governance. It focuses on jurisdictions with varying degrees of self-government such as Barbados, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, the Isle of Man, Malta, and Prince Edward Island. This is a web-based online course.

The successful applicant should have a Doctoral degree in a relevant discipline or area of study, preferably in island studies, or in a related discipline. Those with a Master’s level degree and at least two years of teaching experience would also be considered for the position. Demonstrated experience teaching courses in an online format would be an asset.

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

Application Instructions:

Applications should submit an updated curriculum vitae and the names of two academic references, electronically, to:

Dr. Jim Randall

Coordinator, Master of Arts Island Studies Program

Faculty of Arts

University of Prince Edward Island

550 University Avenue

Charlottetown PE C1A 4P3

Tel. (902) 620-5013

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 October 25, 2019

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.