Sessional Instructor - Department of Physics (Winter 2017) *REPOST*

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Position Type: 
Sessional Opening
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Date of Posting: 
November 16, 2016
Department of Physics - Faculty of Science
Sessional Instructor
Winter 2017

The Department of Physics at the University of Prince Edward Island has an opening for a Sessional Instructor for the Winter 2017 semester to teach the following course, subject to final budgetary approval.  Individuals qualified to teach the following courses are encouraged to apply:

PHYS 122 – Physics for Life Sciences II

This course is a continuation of Physics 121 intended for students in the life sciences, introducing additional physics concepts with emphasis on their application to biology. Topics include properties of waves, acoustics and hearing, optics and vision, thermodynamics, and basic electricity and magnetism.

PREREQUISITE: Physics 121 or 111 and either Mathematics 112 or Mathematics 191, or permission of the instructor.
Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory or tutorial per week


Successful applicants should have a minimum of a Master’s degree in Physics or an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience.

Please note priority will be given to qualified individuals on the sessional roster of the academic unit.

Application Instructions:
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and names of three referees to:

Dr. Bill Whelan, Chair
Department of Physics
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 4P3
Fax: 902-566-0483

For more information, please email or called Dr. Whelan (902) 566-0419 or Ms. Carol Heartz (; (902) 566-0764.

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 November 30, 2016

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.
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