Sessional Instructor - School of Sustainable Design Engineering - Faculty of Science (Fall 2016)

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Position Type: 
Sessional Opening
Closing Date: 
Monday, August 29, 2016
Date of Posting: 
August 15, 2016
School of Sustainable Design Engineering - Faculty of Science
Sessional Instructor
Fall 2016

The University of Prince Edward Island School of Sustainable Design Engineering has openings for Sessional Instructors for the forthcoming 2016 Fall Semester. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

ENGN 261 - “Thermo Fluids I"

This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of thermodynamics (first and second laws) and the application of these principles to engineering problems. Topics included are: the nature and forms of energy; basic concepts of systems, properties, states and processes; energy transfer as work and heat; energy and The First Law of Thermodynamics; entropy and The Second Law of Thermodynamics; and heat engine cycles. The analysis of various systems for power generation or refrigeration is also included. Three hours lecture per week; three lab hours per week.

ENGN 371 – “Project-Based Professional Practice I”

This course is the first of a four-course project-based stream that simulates the practice of a professional engineer.  Students working closely with faculty supervisors and industry partners will experience an actual research and development project where they are expected to research the problem and develop a highly technical solution that is not patented or commercially available. Following best practices in project management, students will develop detailed project proposals, conceptual designs, and proof of concepts within the ethical and safety considerations that are fundamental to the profession.  Concepts are further developed into operational prototypes during the second semester. Three lecture hours and three lab hours per week; team-taught with a Faculty member.


• Qualified individuals must have a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant engineering discipline
• A Master’s Degree in a relevant engineering discipline, or an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience, would be considered a strong asset
• Candidates should be registered as a Professional Engineer or be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer on Prince Edward Island
• Professional engineering experience is expected and will be an important consideration in the selection process, in particular for ENGN 371

Please note that members of the School of Sustainable Design Engineering’s Sessional Roster will be given priority in consideration for this position.

Application Instructions:

Applications must specify the specific course(s) to which you are applying; and include a resume specifying academic qualifications, relevant teaching and professional experience and three references to:

Nicholas Krouglicof
Associate Dean
School of Sustainable Design Engineering
University of Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3
902-566-0505 p

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 August 29, 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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