Sessional Instructors - Faculty of Business (Fall 2017 and Winter 2018)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Sessional Opening
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Date of Posting: 
April 3, 2017
Faculty of Business
Sessional Instructors
Fall 2017 & Winter 2018

The Faculty of Business at the University of Prince Edward Island has the following opportunities for sessional instructors to teach the following courses in the academic year of 2017/18, subject to budgetary approval:

FALL 2017:

This course examines the various investment assets available to the individual, with a focus on the practical aspects of investing, and also considers important theoretical concepts necessary for a full appreciation of investment management. Major topics include the financial markets, financial intermediaries, types of investments, the purpose of a stock exchange, and market theories. Students undertake a fundamental analysis of a public company’s common shares and present an investment recommendation.

This course critically examines sustainable and responsible tourism development practices at both the micro and macro levels of the industry.  Case study analysis is an integral component of the course.  A major focus will be on benefits and impacts associated with tourism development, as well as the strategies for maximizing benefits and minimizing adverse effects.

This course examines the complex challenges that culture poses in international business. Topics covered include cultural influences on conducting business, values and communications, managing multicultural teams, international negotiations, and conflict resolution. The course aims to develop intercultural management knowledge and skills for working globally.

WINTER 2018:

This course examines the basic issues involved in the internationalization of business, which includes the impact of international focus on business and how firms establish and conduct transactions with organizations from other countries. More specifically, the course examines the basic models of involvement in international business and the conditions appropriate for each. Class sessions will combine seminars and case discussions requiring active participation by all students.

This course offers students a basic introduction to the legal system and, in particular, the areas of tort, property, and contract law. A major portion of the course is devoted to the study of the legal implications of contractual issues in business endeavours. Legal cases are used, when applicable, to illustrate principles of law.

This course will introduce students to the practice of market research. Specifically, students will understand the role and importance of market research in evidence-based decision making, will practice evidence-based market research, and will develop the skills to develop and report on evidence-based market research plans.

Successful applicants will have a minimum of a master's level degree or equivalent with a combination of qualifications and experience. 

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

Application Instructions:
Please send your application letter, including a curriculum vitae with references listed to, attention:

Juergen Krause, Dean
Faculty of Business
University of Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, PE    C1A 4P3
Tel:  (902) 566-0340
Fax: (902) 628-4302

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 April 19, 2017

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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