Sessional Instructor - School of Sustainable Design Engineering - Faculty of Science - Fall 2017

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Sessional Opening
Closing Date: 
Monday, August 28, 2017
Date of Posting: 
August 14, 2017
School of Sustainable Design Engineering - Faculty of Science
Sessional Instructor
Fall 2017

The University of Prince Edward Island School Of Sustainable Design Engineering has openings for Sessional Instructors for the forthcoming 2017 Fall Semester for the following courses.  This appointment is subject to final budgetary approval.

ENGN 3710 Project-Based Professional Practice I
(Two positions available; each three lecture hours and three lab hours per week)

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.

ENGN 3810 Systems Engineering
(One position available; three lecture hours and three lab hours per week)

This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of systems engineering and a systems approach to analyzing complex problems. Specific subjects covered include: logistics, reliability, safety, performance, and risk management. Open-ended problems are used and students are expected to classify, categorize, and illustrate physical and functional relationships using schematic diagramming techniques. Modeling of performance is introduced, but is covered in greater depth in the systems dynamics course to follow. Systems considered in the course include human, ecological, transportation, communication, mechanical, electrical, and mechatronic. This course utilizes a problem-based experiential teaching method with a significant field component.


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 3710.
Preference will be given to qualified candidates with seniority on the UPEI Sessional Roster in the academic unit.  

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.

Submit application to:

Nicholas Krouglicof
Associate Dean
School of Sustainable Design Engineering
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3
Tel: (902) 566-0505
Fax: (902) 894-2829

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 28, 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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