Sessional Instructors - Faculty of Arts

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Applied Communication, Leadership and Culture - Faculty of Arts
Sessional Instructors
Fall 2024 - Winter 2025

The Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture program at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications to teach the following courses in the 2024-25 academic year.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

ACLC-3080: Leadership for a Changing World (Fall semester, T/Th 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM)

This course introduces students to pressing global problems and to the ways that individual visionaries, governments, NGOs, and businesses have attempted to solve them. Students explore the connections between the local and the global through location-specific case studies. Topics for discussion may include: war, poverty, disease, forced migrations, and various forms of social inequality.

ACLC-2090: Digital Humanities (Winter semester, T/Th 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM)

Digital Humanities involves the use of computational skills, programs, and applications in the gathering of evidence and data, preserving and representation of texts and other artifacts, and the use of such tools and techniques in the analysis of this evidence. Digital Humanities approaches can encompass highly sophisticated computational analysis of texts and visualization of data, or the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) tools to map and analyze spatial and geographical aspects of a topic. In this course, students explore the tools, methods and analytical potentials associated with digital humanity studies through team-based digital humanities projects. Each year, these course outcomes will be achieved through the study of a specific thematically based subject.

ACLC-3060: Putting Arts to Work II (Winter semester, M/W 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM)

Building on ACLC 1060, students in ACLC 3060 develop a deeper understanding of the Liberal Arts in theoretical, historical, and contemporary concepts. Students also explore the key career areas for Liberal Arts majors, such as journalism, human resources, marketing, NGOs, Arts and Culture, Government, and Education. Drawing upon skills learned in ACLC 1060 and ACLC 1080, this research-based course examines the skills and knowledge necessary to complete a research project. Each research project explores aspects of the Liberal Arts’ intrinsic value, practical applications, social good, and/or personal benefits through a specific theme and primary text(s) of the student’s choosing. While each student designs, researches, and presents an independent research project, students are supported by peer workshopping and feedback.


Successful applicants will have a PhD, experience teaching in a Humanities discipline, and evidence of their engagement with the applied Arts.

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 :

To apply, please email an updated curriculum vitae and a sample course outline to:


Dave Hickey, Coordinator of the ACLC Program

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 May 23, 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.