Sessional Instructor - Asian Studies Programme - Faculty of Arts (Summer 2024)

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Asian Studies Programme
Sessional Instructor
Summer 2024

The Asian Studies (AST) Programme, Faculty of Arts, UPEI invites applications for a sessional instructor position during the spring 2024 semester. This position is subject to final budgetary and administrative approval.

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

AST 2090 – Education in Korea and Canada: Pedagogies and Cultural Contexts (Online)

This course explores educational systems and pedagogical approaches in Korea and Canada, highlighting the influence of cultural contexts on teaching and learning practices. Students will engage in comparative analysis to understand the unique educational philosophies and strategies that are used in both countries.

Course is offered: May 6–June 13, 2024


A doctoral or master’s degree with undergraduate and/or graduate training in Education. Applications with teaching experience in similar or related courses on Korean culture and education are preferred. Qualified candidates should be very familiar with the traditions and contemporary developments of educational system and ideas in Korea and Canada. Since this sessional course is externally funded by an international KS project grant, the recommended candidate is expected to contribute to project activities such as research or participation if possible.

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: 

E-mail a letter of application, an updated curriculum vitae, a tentative course syllabus, and a brief research statement to:

Dr. Edward Chung
Asian Studies Director and Professor of Religious Studies
Faculty of Arts, UPEI
Charlottetown, P.E.I  C1A-4P3
cc: Jill Blaquiere (AST administrative assistant)

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 April 5, 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.