Sessional Instructor - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Arts (Winter 2020)

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Department of Political Science - Faculty of Arts
Sessional Instructor
Winter 2020

The Department of Political Science in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Prince Edward Island has an opening for a Sessional Instructor to teach POLS-4830 American-European Relations in the Post-Cold War – Winter 2020. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

POLS-4830 American-European Relations in the Post-Cold War

For over 60 years, the Atlantic Alliance continues to reflect sharply different perspectives facing the Western world in the 21'st century. In his landmark essay on the subject Robert Kagan argued that Americans are from Mars and Europeans are from Venus. This course will examine the roots of European-American tensions since 1945 but the essential focus of the seminars will be the contemporary global system and issues confronting both sides that have arisen with the end of Communism, the tragedy of 9/11, international terrorism, nuclear proliferation and challenges in the Middle East since the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the Brexit fiasco.

3 hours credit

Successful applicant will have a minimum of a Ph.D. in Political Science

Preference will be given to qualified candidates with seniority on the UPEI Sessional Roster of the academic unit.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees to:

Dr. Peter McKenna, Chair
Department of Political Science
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 4P3

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 April 29, 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.