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EAL Instructors (Up to 10 Positions) - Explore Program - Experiential Education and English Language Centre - Student Experience Hub

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Staff Position
Closing Date:
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Experiential Education and English Language Centre
EAL Instructors (Up to 10 Positions)
Full-Time Term Position
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week (some evening and weekend work required)

Salary will be commensurate with experience and length of term

Two Explore Programs will be offered in 2022 for Canadian and International students. A spring program for those 19 years of age and older and a summer program from those 16 – 17 years of age. Participants have formal EAL lessons weekday mornings and organized socio-cultural activities during weekday afternoons, evenings, and weekends.  EAL Instructors are responsible for the planning and delivery of daily lessons, and the organization of afternoon workshops each week.

*Please note that the program is currently planned to be held entirely in-person.  However, should the CPHO and the university implement new measures and restrictions due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, the program would switch to an online format.  Staff would be expected to work from the campus in Charlottetown


Instructors report directly to the Academic Coordinator and are responsible for:

  • EAL instruction
  • Course design            
  • Curriculum evaluation and revision
  • Facilitation of weekly workshops and extra-help sessions
  • Formative and Summative evaluations of student achievement
  • Participation in weekly staff meetings
  • Design and lead weekly afternoon socio-cultural activities
  • Some evening and weekend work required in addition to regular teaching duties
  • Creating a positive learning environment
  • Other duties as assigned by the Academic Coordinator or Program Coordinator


  • B.Ed or other degree with equivalent work experience
  • EAL teaching experience
  • Excellent oral and written proficiency in English
  • Administrative and supervisory experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with teaching online and using online platforms such as zoom
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification 

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • ESL teaching certificate
  • Experience working in cross-cultural settings
  • Previous experience with UPEI Explore Programs is an asset

Please indicate on your application your availability for Spring, Summer or both programs.

Application Instructions:

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website. Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

UPEI will require all students, staff, and faculty to comply with the Covid 19 attestation and vaccination requirements as set out under the UPEI Covid 19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender 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. 

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

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.