Sessional Instructor - Department of Biology - Faculty of Science (Winter 2024)

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Department of Biology - Faculty of Science
Sessional Instructor
Winter 2024

The Department of Biology at the University of Prince Edward Island has an opening for a Sessional Instructor during the Winter 2024 semester (January – April 2024). This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

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

BIO 4090 Special Topics in Biology
(Biodiversity and Conservation Ecology on PEI)

This course examines fundamental concepts, ideas, and approaches used in conservation biology. Different philosophies and perspectives on setting priorities for preserving and man- aging biodiversity are also discussed with a focus on PEI and the greater Canadian context.


Successful applicants should hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in a field of science/biology related to the course content. 

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

Salary: As per Sessional Instructor Stipends outlined in the Collective Agreement of the UPEI Faculty Association, Bargaining Unit #1

Application Instructions: 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees by email to:

Dr. Christian Lacroix, Chair
Department of Biology
University of Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, PEI   C1A 4P3

For more information, please email or call Dr. Christian Lacroix (; or 902-620-5231

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 December 15, 2023.  

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.