Sessional Instructor - Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts (Winter 2020)

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Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Sessional Instructor
Winter 2020

The Department of Psychology at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for a Sessional Lecturer for the 2020 Winter Semester. We are seeking an instructor to teach the following course in the Department of Psychology. This appointment is subject to final budgetary approval.


This course examines how the more basic senses work and how they contribute to our awareness of the world. The sense of touch seems to give us direct contact with the world. The abilities to sense chemicals in the food we eat and the air we breathe guide not only what we eat but also our emotions. Sensing vibrations in air enables us to detect events out of sight and to receive both verbal and musical communications from others. These vastly different sources of information-mechanical, chemical and gravitational, as well as the electromagnetic basis of vision are sensed by specialized biological receptors that transform the information into nerve impulses. This course examines how the principles used by the brain to interpret the diverse information are surprisingly similar. Three hours per week.

Successful applicants will have a Graduate degree or a Doctoral degree in Psychology. 

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

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a letter of application, an updated C.V., and the names of three referees to:

Dr. Tracy Doucette, Associate Professor and Chair

Department of Psychology,

University of Prince Edward Island,

Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3

Tel:  (902) 566-6055

Fax: (902) 628-4359

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 September 24, 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.