Sessional Instructor - Department of Sociology and Anthropology - Faculty of Arts - Fall 2024

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Department of Sociology and Anthropology - Faculty of Arts
Sessional Instructor
Fall 2024

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for an instructor to teach the following courses in the Fall 2024 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. 


SOC 1010 - Introduction to Sociology (3 Credits) 

This course introduces many of the main concepts within the field of sociology such as culture, socialization, norms, social roles, values, deviance, and social structure. In addition, this course utilizes the basic concepts and perspectives in sociology to examine critically and to interpret the kinds of interaction experienced in social institutions such as the economy, the polity, the family, education, and religion. Three hours a week.

 SOC-2710-Self and Society (3 Credits)

This course presents students with the concepts and theories used in the study of social definitions of the Self and its relationship to social institutions and structures. Emphasis is placed on ideas regarding personality, communication, motivation, and the interpersonal forces at play in face-to-face and group processes. The course is based on a study of the "symbolic interactionist" paradigm, as well as important new sociological research emerging in the area of cross-cultural interaction. Three hours a week


Successful applicants will have a graduate degree or a doctoral degree in Sociology or Anthropology. Please note that applicants on the UPEI sessional roster for Sociology and Anthropology will be considered first. 

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. 

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a letter of application, an updated C.V., and the names of three referees to:

Dr. Charles Adeyanju

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

University of Prince Edward Island Charlottetown, PE 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 June 27, 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.