Sessional Instructors - Department of Sociology and Anthropology - Faculty of Arts (Summer 2024)

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Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Sessional Instructor
Summer 2024

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for an instructor to teach the following courses in the Spring/Summer 2024 Semester. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

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

Summer Session I

SAN 3220 - Race and Racism (3 credits) - Online

This course will introduce students to concepts, theories, and a range of issues in the sociology of race and ethnic relations. The focus will be on Canadian racial and ethnic relations in the historical past and the contemporary period, with reference to the United States. Throughout the semester, the course will deal with sociological issues pertaining to race and racism, institutional or structural racism, and the barriers and opportunities confronting ethnic groups in Canada, with special interest in Blacks and Aboriginal Canadians. 

Summer Session II

SOC 1010 - Introduction to Sociology (3 Credits)

This course introduces many of the main concepts within the field of sociology such as culture, socialization, norms, social roles, values, deviance, and social structure. In addition, this course utilizes the basic concepts and perspectives in sociology to examine critically and to interpret the kinds of interaction experienced in social institutions such as the economy, the polity, the family, education, and religion. Three hours a week.

SAN 2650 - Gender in Canadian Society (3 credits) - Online

This course provides an overview of anthropological, sociological, and feminist approaches to gender with an emphasis on the Canadian context. Through an intersectional lens that addresses gender in conjunction with other power laden categories of race, religion, sexuality, and social class, students will gain a greater awareness of and sensitivity to the psychological, social, and political effects of gender in Canada and its connections to colonial and capitalist systems of oppression and privilege. Particular attention will be paid to how these redefinitions have impacted marginalized groups in Canadian society in terms of their health, human rights, political empowerment/disempowerment, and identity.


Successful applicants will have a graduate degree or a doctoral degree in Sociology or Anthropology.

Preference will be given to the qualified candidates with seniority on the UPEI Sessional Roster and full-time and term contract Faculty Members of the Academic unit.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a letter of application, an updated C.V., and the names of three referees to:

Dr. Charles Adeyanju
Department of Sociology and Anthropology

University of Prince Edward Island
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 March 21, 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.