Sessional Instructors - School of Mathematical & Computational Sciences (Fall 2016)

Competition Number: 
49SI16
Position Type: 
Sessional Opening
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Date of Posting: 
May 11, 2016
Department: 
School of Mathematical & Computational Sciences
Position: 
Sessional Instructors
Contract: 
Fall 2016

The School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences at the University of Prince Edward Island has openings for sessional instructors during the forthcoming Fall 2016 semester. These appointments are subject to final budgetary approval.

MATH 261 – LINEAR ALGEBRA I

This course introduces some of the basic concepts and techniques of linear algebra to students of any major. The emphasis is on the interpretation and development of computational tools. Theory is explained mainly on the basis of two or three-dimensional models. Topics covered are: matrices; determinants; systems of equations; vectors in two and three-dimensional space including dot and cross products, lines, and planes; concepts of linear independence, basis, and dimension explained with examples; linear transformations and their matrices; eigenvectors and eigenvalues.

Qualifications:

• Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Mathematics or a related field
• Applicants should have experience in teaching, research or industry practice related to the course content
• Preference will be given to qualified candidates with seniority on the UPEI Sessional Roster in the academic unit

STAT 321 - PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS I

This course is an introduction to the theoretical basis of statistics for students who have completed Introductory Statistics. The study concentrates on the mathematical tools required to develop statistical methodology. Topics covered include: probability, continuous and discrete random variables, moment generating functions, multivariate probability distributions and functions of random variables.

Qualifications:

• Applicants should hold Ph.D. in Statistics or a related field
• Applicants should have experience in teaching, research or industry practice related to the course content
• Preference will be given to qualified candidates with seniority on the UPEI Sessional Roster in the academic unit

Application Instructions:
Applicants should specify which course they are applying to teach, and submit a curriculum vitae and names of three referees to:

Dr. Gordon MacDonald, Interim Associate Dean
School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences
University of Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown
PE, C1A 4P3
Email: smcs@upei.ca
Fax: 902-566-0466

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 May 25, 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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