Sessional Instructor - Environmental Studies Program - Faculty of Science (Fall 2024) *Amended Closing Date*

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Environmental Studies Program
Sessional Instructor
Fall 2024

The Environmental Studies Program at the University of Prince Edward Island has an opening for a Sessional Instructor to teach the following course in the Fall 2024 semester. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

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

ENV 2310 – Island Environmental Histories (Online)

Environmental history is broadly defined as the study of continuity and change in human relationships with the environment. This course introduces students to environmental history and historical methods with a focus on historic and current, interaction with the environment on global islands. Special focus will be given to ocean, forest, and land use activity in Prince Edward Island and islands in the Atlantic region.
Three semester hours of credit


Successful applicants should have a minimum of a Master’s degree in an environmental or related field, or an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience in the subject area for the course. Applicants should have experience in teaching, research or practice related to the course content.

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 cover letter, curriculum vitae and names of three referees by e-mail to:

Dr. Carolyn Peach Brown, Director of Environmental Studies
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PEI 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 April 19, 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.