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Sessional Instructors - Department of Applied Human Sciences - Faculty of Science

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Department of Applied Human Sciences
Sessional Instructors
Fall 2023

The Department of Applied Human Sciences at the University of Prince Edward Island has an opening for Sessional Instructors during the Fall 2023 academic semester. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

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

KINE-2510 - Anatomical Kinesiology (3 Credits)

This course introduces kinesiology students to the science of human movement with special consideration given to skeletal, muscular and neural contributions. Topics include anatomical directional terminology; basic biomechanical factors and concepts; muscular analysis of trunk, upper/lower extremities with reference to sport performance/technique/training; and neuromuscular fundamentals.

KINE-3520 - Athletic Injury Care and Prevention (3 Credits)

This course is an introduction to the prevention and recognition of injuries from accidents in athletic activities. Analysis of the incidence of these athletic injuries, assessment techniques and therapeutic aids, support methods, conditioning and reconditioning exercises are discussed. Three hours lecture a week

KINE-4430 - Advanced Exercise Adapt and Perform (3 Credits)

This course focuses on factors governing chronic exercise adaptations, acute exercise performance and health. Course content explores concepts such as skeletal muscle repair, genetics of sport performance and the effects of various training modalities (HIIT, resistance etc.). Students will combine theoretical background with applied learning experiences in advanced fitness appraisal methods and techniques.


Applicants must hold a B.Sc., M.Sc. or Ph.D. in a field related to the respective course content.  Documented experience teaching these courses, advanced fitness certifications (e.g. CSCS, CSEP CPT or CSEP CEP) and Professional Membership in Kinesiology PEI are definite assets. For the Athletic Injury course an Athletic Therapy or Physiotherapy diploma and/or degree are an asset. 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: 

A cover letter indicating what course you are applying to teach, a Curriculum Vitae, and the names of two individuals who can provide letters of reference should be emailed to:

Dr. Michael MacLellan, Acting Department Chair
Department of Applied Human Sciences
University of Prince Edward Island
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 25, 2023.

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.