Sessional Instructor - Island Studies Program - Faculty of Arts (Winter 2020)

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Island Studies - Faculty of Arts
Sessional Instructor
Winter 2020

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 6130: Political Ecology of Small Islands – Winter 2020. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

IST 6130:  The Political Ecology of Small Islands
This course examines the intersections among politics, policy, and island environments. The tension between external economic pressures and trans-jurisdictional environmental protection mechanisms, with particular emphasis on topics such as global warming, fishing stocks, and biodiversity, is examined. Other factors including cultural and political forces that encourage development despite environmental risks also are explored. This course could be taught online or face-to-face with videoconference accompaniment for students at a distance.

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 political science/studies and environmental studies. 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

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

Dr. Jim Randall
Coordinator, Master of Arts Island Studies Program
Faculty of Arts
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown PE C1A 4P3
Tel. (902) 620-5013

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.

Closing date for applications is May 17, 2019

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.