Sessional Instructor - Department of English (Winter 2020)

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Department of English - Faculty of Arts
Sessional Instructor
Winter 2020

The Department of English invites applications for the position of Sessional Instructor to teach ENGLISH/ UPEI 1010: ACADEMIC WRITING in the Winter 2020 term. There are two sections available. The sections are to be determined. Please indicate if you would like to be considered for both sections. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

ENGLISH /UPEI 1010: Academic Writing introduces UPEI students to the primary writing processes and forms that characterize written communication in academic work and educated discourse. The course emphasizes writing as (a) a means to enhance intellectual discovery and reflection, and (b) to demonstrate learning in a variety of rhetorical contexts. Its integrated curriculum promotes sequenced learning and skills practice while focussing on critical thinking and reading, careful analysis, strategies of effective argument and use of evidence, and effective communication for diverse audiences. Its strictly limited class size allows for discussion, active learning, peer review and revisions processes, individual attention, and independent and collaborative learning experiences.

Qualified candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching as well as clear evidence of effective teaching experience in first-year university writing studies.  Minimal qualifications for eligible candidates are a Master’s degree in English. Preference will be given to applicants possessing a PhD in English.

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

Application Instructions:
Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, the names of three referees, and relevant teaching evaluations or teaching dossier covering at least the two most recent years of teaching to Dr. Greg Doran, Chair, Department of English at

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 August 28, 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.