Sessional Instructors - Biology Department - Faculty of Science (Winter 2020)

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Biology Department - Faculty of Science
Sessional Instructors
Winter 2020

The Department of Biology at the University of Prince Edward Island has openings for Sessional Instructors during Winter 2020 semester, subject to final budgetary approval. 

Winter 2020

BIO 4020 – Comparative & Environmental Vertebrate Physiology

A study of animal function emphasizing complex regulatory and metabolic mechanisms, the relationships between organ systems, and interactions between animals and their environment. Weekly laboratory exercises and a mini-research project will demonstrate experimental physiologic principles.

Lectures: Tuesday/Thursday 11:30-12:45         Labs:  Thursday 1:30-4:30



This course discusses the concepts of health and illness with an emphasis on understanding the origins, factors and conditions that determine health throughout the lifespan. Students are introduced to the practice of critical evaluation of systems used in health promotion and planning through reading published, literature, writing and class discussions.
PREREQUISITE: Registration in the BSc. Paramedicine program
Three semester hours a week


Applicants must hold a M.Sc. or Ph.D. in a field of science/biology related to the respective course content.  Documented experience teaching these courses would be a definite 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 submit a cover letter indicating what course(s) you are applying to teach, a Curriculum vitae, and the names of two individuals who can provide letters of reference should be emailed to, or mailed to:

Dr. Kevin Teather, Chair

Department of Biology

University of Prince Edward Island

550 University Avenue

Charlottetown, PEI   C1A 4P3

For more information, please email or call Dr. Teather (; 902-566-0325) or Ms Sharon Martin (; 902-566-0301).

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.

Applications must be received by the closing date of November 19, 2019; however, applications will be considered until the positions are all filled.


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.