Sessional Instructor - Faculty of Nursing (Winter 2020)

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Faculty of Nursing
Sessional Instructor
Winter 2020

The Faculty of Nursing, University of Prince Edward Island has a sessional teaching opportunity in NURS 2320: Introductory Pharmacology, in the Winter Semester of 2020 academic year. This position is subject to final budgetary approval

NURS 2320: Introductory Pharmacology

This course is an introduction to the discipline of pharmacology and the response of the human body to pharmacological agents used to manage disease and promote wellness. The principal objective is to provide an introduction to the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of each major class of drugs used in nursing practise. As well, clinical case studies are included so the student gains knowledge of nursing assessments of drug efficacy, side effects and drug interactions, special considerations for geriatric and pediatric patients, drugs used in public health, emergencies and over-the-counter medications, and non-pharmacological ways to manage or prevent disease.

Lecture/Seminar:  Total three (3) hours per week. Monday and Friday plus two (2) Tutorials on Tuesday (January 3 – April 30, 2020)


Applicants must have a Master’s Degree in Nursing or related health discipline. A PhD in Nursing or health field will be an asset. Previous experience in teaching is an asset. Preference will be given to qualified candidates with seniority on the UPEI Sessional Roster, and to those with experience in teaching university level courses.

Application Instructions: 

Interested persons should enclose a cover letter, resume, a copy of current CRNPEI registration and the name, address and phone numbers of three referees, including most recent employer. Applications should be sent via e-mail in a pdf format indicating the Competition # on the Subject Line of the e-mail communication. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Applications can be sent to:

Dr. Jo-Ann MacDonald

Interim Dean, Faculty of Nursing

University of Prince Edward Island


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 November 19, 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.