Sessional Instructor - History - Faculty of Arts - Fall 2024

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Faculty of Arts
Sessional Instructor
Fall 2024

The History and Classics program at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications to teach the following course in Autumn semester, 2024.This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

HIST3090: Europe and the Military Revolution, 1300 to 1700

This course explores the ways in which early modern European society, institutions and culture were altered by the military revolution that shaped warfare in the period 1300-1700. The course opens with an exploration of late medieval warfare before examining the gunpowder revolution and the rise of infantry. Other topics include the theoretical justifications for war, the religious wars, and the role of war in state-building among the great powers of Western Europe and the Ottoman Empire. Lectures will also address the business of war, the impact of armed conflict on civilian populations and the intellectual responses to war, notably the publication of military treatises and manuals documenting the transformation of military practice in the period and the emergence of nascent anti-war and pacifist theories among humanists, clergy and Protestant sectaries. 


The successful applicant will have a PhD in History and experience teaching early modern European history. The successful applicant should also have experience with online pedagogy.

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

Application Instructions:

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

Richard Raiswell, Chair

Dept. of History and Classics,

University of Prince Edward Island

550 University Ave.,

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 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.