Sessional Instructors - Faculty of Education - Certificate in Educational Leadership Nunavut (Winter 2020) *Reposted

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Faculty of Education
Sessional Instructors
Winter 2020

The Faculty of Education at the University of Prince Edward Island has openings for sessional instructors to teach the following courses in Winter 2020.

Please note that these courses include six hours of a pre-course reading/assignment, as well as 30 hours of face-to-face instruction.  Each of these courses will be co-taught with another instructor.  If you wish to co-submit with another person, please do so. Co-submission, however, is not required.

The instructors will be asked to work closely with the UPEI Academic Lead in preparation for the course.  This includes pre-course conference calls &/or orientation and a debriefing conference call at the end of the course. All course preparation will need to be completed two months before the start date of the course.  Depending on availability of flights and potential pre and post-course instructor meetings, the time spent physically present in the pertinent Nunavut community will include a few days before and after the course dates.


This course looks at strategies teachers can employ to develop language and literacy skills in the students in their classrooms. Current research in this area is presented and critiqued.

This is a three semester-hour course offered in-person in Inuktitut from February 15 to February 20, 2020 in Nunavut.


Ideal candidates will have completed the Certificate in Educational Leadership in Nunavut (CELN) program or the Educational Leadership Program; possess recent, successful teaching and leadership experience within the K-12 system in Nunavut; and have experience speaking and teaching in Inuktut. An understanding of Inuit education and recent legislation, collective agreements, code of ethics and values, and policies and curricula guiding school programs in Nunavut is required.

Applicants will normally possess a graduate degree in education with a focus on Inuit educational leadership.  A high level of expertise related to the literature and scholarship in both action research and educational leadership in Nunavut, a comprehensive understanding of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit as it is applied in light of recent educational legislation and policy in Nunavut, and the ability to teach comfortably in a bilingual (Inuktut/English) teaching environment with Inuit graduate students are required.

In all instances, qualified applicants on the UPEI Sessional Roster of the Faculty of Education will be given priority.

The offering of these courses is conditional on final enrolment numbers, and the dates and Nunavut locations are currently considered tentative. All sessional courses are subject to the final budgetary and administrative approval.

Application Instructions: 

Reminders for Government of Nunavut Employees who may wish to apply: you must obtain permission from your supervisor and Deputy Minister prior to working outside your current position; and before hiring is completed, you must confirm that leave arrangements have been approved, including the type of leave that is available to you.

Applicants should submit an electronic version of their curriculum vitae and contact details of three references to:

Dr. Ron MacDonald, Dean

c/o Karen-Anne O’Halloran (

Faculty of Education

University of Prince Edward Island

550 University Avenue

Charlottetown, PE   C1A 4P3

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 January 2, 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.