Sessional Instructors - Faculty of Arts - Fall 2024

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Faculty of Arts
Sessional Instructor
Fall 2024

The Department of Political Science at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for a sessional instructor to teach 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. Note that this course has been timetabled for M 6:00pm to 8:50pm, with the first class on 9 September 2024.

POLS-2110 – Law, Pol, Judicial Process I (3 Credits)

This course is designed to acquaint interested students with the nature of law. It has a Canadian focus with special reference to Prince Edward Island. The areas covered in this semester include sources of law, interests protected by the law, and fundamental legal and political concepts. Major areas of concentration are constitutional and civil law.

Lecture: Three hours a week


Successful applicant will have a minimum of a law degree.

Preference will be given to 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 curriculum vitae and the names of three referees to:

Dr. Don Desserud, Chair
Department of Political Science
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
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 26, 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.