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Sessional Instructor - Environmental Studies Program - Faculty of Science (Fall 2023)

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Environmental Studies Program
Sessional Instructor
Fall 2023

The Environmental Studies Program at the University of Prince Edward Island has an opening for a Sessional Instructor to teach the following course in the Fall 2023 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.

ENV 2420 – Society and Natural Resources

This course examines the development, use and conservation of natural resources. It explores the definition of natural resources, the history of resource use, governance regimes, and theories and practices around integrated resource planning and management, ecosystem management, adaptive management, conflict resolution approaches, local knowledge and public participation. Case studies explore recent trends in forestry, fisheries, agriculture, parks and recreation, wildlife, and water resources management.

Classes: Monday 2:30 pm – 5:20 pm
Three semester hours of credit


Successful applicants should have a minimum of a Master’s degree in an environmental or related field, or an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience in the subject area for the course. Applicants should have experience in teaching, research or practice related to the course content.

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 cover letter and curriculum vitae by email to:

Dr. Carolyn Peach Brown, Director of Environmental Studies
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PEI 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 August 1, 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.