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Sessional Instructor - Department of Biology - Faculty of Science (Winter 2024)

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Department of Biology
Sessional Instructor
Winter 2024

The Department of Biology at the University of Prince Edward Island has openings for a Sessional Instructor to teach in the 2024 Winter semester. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Please note: the course offered below will be taught in person, unless otherwise specified as an online course.

BIO-4910 – Wildlife Conservation and Environmental Management Practicum

This course provides practical experience and leadership in an area of wildlife conservation or environmental management. Students work in teams with an environmental organization on a specific project or task for 6 weeks, compile research, and present their findings in a written report and oral presentation.

Classes: M/W/F 8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.


Applicants must hold an M.Sc. or Ph.D. in a field of science/biology related to the respective course content.  Documented experience teaching these courses would be a definite asset.

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.

Salary: As per Sessional Instructor Stipends outlined in the Collective Agreement of the UPEI Faculty Association, Bargaining Unit #1

Application Instructions: 

A cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names of two individuals who can provide letters of reference should be emailed to:,
Dr. Christian Lacroix, Chair
Department of Biology
University of Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, PEI   C1A 4P3

For more information, please email or call:
Dr. Christian Lacroix (;
Phone: 902-620-5231

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 July 18, 2023.

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.