Sessional Instructor - Department of English - Faculty of Arts - Winter 2025

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Department of English - Faculty of Arts
Sessional Instructor
Winter 2025

The Department of English invites applications for the position of Sessional Lecturer to teach ENGLISH 2340: Public Speaking Workshop (T/ Th 8:30 – 9:45 am) in the Winter 2025 term. The course is scheduled to be delivered in-person. This competition is only open to members of the Sessional Roster and Full-Time Faculty Members in the English Department. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

ENG-2340 Public Speaking Workshop

English 2340 is an intensive practical course in public speaking that helps students from across the disciplines become confident oral communicators. By learning and applying the techniques that the very best speakers use, students will gain the knowledge and experience they need to overcome performance obstacles and ultimately to find their own voices. The overall aim of the course is to move participants towards an extemporaneous speaking style that they can carry with them through their studies and into their professional lives.

Qualified candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Previous experience teaching Public Speaking will be considered an asset. Minimal qualifications for eligible candidates are a Master’s degree in English. Preference will be given to applicants possessing a PhD in English.

Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, relevant teaching evaluations or teaching dossier to:

Dr. John McIntyre, Chair

Department of English

University of Prince Edward Island



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.

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 29, 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.