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Sessional Instructor - Department of Applied Human Sciences - Faculty of Science (Winter 2023)

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Department of Applied Human Sciences
Sessional Instructor
Winter 2023

The Master of Applied Health Services Research Program in the Faculty of Science at the University of Prince Edward Island has an opening for a Sessional Instructor during the Winter Session of 2023. 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.

AHS 6008 – Advanced Qualitative Methods (3 Credits)

In this course, students will gain an understanding of the use of qualitative research methods in applied health research. Students' skills will be developed in the analysis of qualitative data, grant-proposal writing using qualitative data, and the critique of qualitative research. Topics explored include issues in qualitative approaches such as subjects/participants, ethical issues, representativeness, data trustworthiness, bias/perspective, researcher as an instrument, the designing of an analysis template, concurrent/non-current, and ethnography. Other topics explored include theoretical approaches to analysis, such as conflict analysis, feminist, deconstructionalist, thematic analysis, participatory action research, grounded theory, and case studies.

Online Lectures: 3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday


Applicants must hold a Ph.D in a health related field (Nutrition, Nursing, etc). Documented experience teaching online qualitative research courses at the graduate level is required.

Preference will be given to qualified candidates with seniority on the UPEI Sessional Roster.

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

For more information, please email or call Dr. Jennifer Taylor (; 902-566-0475)

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. Jennifer Taylor, Director
Master of Applied Health Services Research
Faculty of Science
University of Prince Edward Island
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 September 21, 2022.


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.