Sessional Instructor - Department of Island Studies - Faculty of Arts - Fall 2024

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Department of Island Studies - Faculty of Arts
Sessional Instructor
Fall 2024

The Island Studies Program in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Prince Edward Island has an opening for a Sessional Instructor to teach IST 6230: Islands and Tourism – Fall 2024. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. 


This graduate course provides students with an interdisciplinary analysis of the nature of island tourism. It covers the motivations and marketing of island tourism, the development opportunities, impacts and challenges, mass tourism versus niche tourism and the application to different island contexts, including warm-water versus cold-water locations. 



The successful applicant should have a Doctoral degree in a relevant discipline or area of study, preferably in Island Studies, or in a related discipline including tourism studies, business management or other disciplines in the social sciences. Those with a Master’s level degree and at least two years of teaching experience would also be considered for the position. 

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


Application Instructions: 

Applicants should submit an updated curriculum vitae and the names of two references, electronically, to: 

Dr. Laurie Brinklow

Coordinator, Master of Arts Island Studies Program

Faculty of Arts

University of Prince Edward Island

550 University Avenue

Charlottetown PE C1A 4P3

Tel. (902) 894-2881

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 June 25, 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.