Sessional Instructor - Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts (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.
2620 SENSATION AND PERCEPTION II
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.
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