Sessional Instructors - Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts - Fall 2024

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Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Sessional Instructors
Fall 2024

The Department of Psychology at the University of Prince Edward Island has openings for sessional instructors during the forthcoming 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.

PSY 2010  Developmental Psychology

This survey course examines human development across the life span through physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional domains. The course includes discussions surrounding applications of developmental theory in various contexts, including public policy, education, counselling, and health domains. Lectures, in-class assignments, and research papers are designed to encourage students to evaluate developmental change critically and to apply their knowledge to their communities.


PSY 3820  Cognitive Psychology

This course examines recent developments in cognitive psychology with special emphasis on the study of thinking, problem solving and decision making. Its topics include theories and research in inductive and deductive reasoning, information processing approaches to thinking and problem solving, and the implications of the cognitive perspective for our understanding of intelligence, creativity and mental development. A lab will provide students with the opportunity to perform problem solving demonstrations, test representative phenomena, analyze their own data, and examine the results in terms of current theories.


PSY 6202  Ethics & Professional Issues

This course introduces students to important ethical and professional issues in the practice of clinical psychology. Ethical issues are explored through an in-depth study of the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists. Students learn to resolve ethical dilemmas that are likely to emerge in clinical practice. The course also provides students with an opportunity to learn about legal and professional aspects of the practice of psychology including examination of relevant jurisprudence, regulatory issues within the profession, as well as a range of other topics that characterize the practice of professional psychology. Implications for the profession of an increasingly diverse client base are also considered.


Successful applicants should hold a Graduate degree or a Doctoral degree in Psychology.

For PSY – 6202 – Ethics & Professional Issues, the successful applicant should hold a doctoral degree in Psychology and registration with the PEI Psychologists Registration Board as a Psychologist or Psychologist Candidate.

Preference will be given to the qualified candidates with seniority on the UPEI Sessional Roster and full-time and term contract Faculty Members of the Academic unit.


Application Instructions:

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

Dr. Annabel J Cohen, Professor and Chair

Department of Psychology

University of Prince Edward Island


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.