Department of Political Science (Summer Session 2013)
The Department of Political Science invites applications for a sessional lecturer to teach the following course during the 2013 summer session.
POLS 309B Sp. Topic: Contemporary Arctic Politics
Once dismissed as the frozen home of scattered indigenous peoples, the modern Arctic is no longer on the margin of International Relations. Thanks to political, economic, and ecological changes sweeping across the region, the polar basin is quite literally ‘coming in from the cold’, becoming a new focus for international attention. Special Topic POLS 309B considers this phenomenon from a circumpolar perspective, providing students with the analytical tools they will need to make sense of developments in the region.
The course will focus on international systems analysis using regional and global relationships to understand the changing face of arctic sovereignty, economic development, and Global Environmental Change (GEC). In the process, it will introduce students to the history of northern Russia, Alaska, Canada, Kalaallit Nunaat/Greenland, Iceland, and Europe, using this information to analyze contemporary relationships between the states, nations, and countries that call the Arctic home.
Successful applicants will have a minimum of a Master’s Degree in the Humanities
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and the names of three references to:
Dr. Peter McKenna
Chair, Department of Political Science
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Tel: (902) 566-0367
Fax: (902) 566-0304
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.