Sessional Instructor - School of Sustainable Design Engineering - Faculty of Science - Winter 2018

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Sessional Opening
Closing Date: 
Monday, August 28, 2017
Date of Posting: 
August 14, 2017
Faculty of Science - School of Sustainable Design Engineering
Sessional Instructor
Winter 2018

The University of Prince Edward Island School of Sustainable Design Engineering has openings for Sessional Instructors for the forthcoming 2018 Winter Semester for the following courses.  This appointment is subject to final budgetary approval.

ENGN 2430 Engineering Economics
(One position available; three lecture hours and three tutorial hours per week)

This course provides students with the fundamentals of engineering economics and finance financial aspects in the context of professional engineering practice. Topics include the time value of money, project screening, cost estimation, and discounting analysis techniques, economic analysis of depreciation, maintenance, replacement and upgrading and the impact of taxes, inflation and time on infrastructure development. Relevant software and projects are used.

ENGN 3580 Soil Mechanics
(One position available; three lecture hours and three tutorial hours per week)

This course explores the fundamentals of soil mechanics and their applications in engineering practice. Students will develop an understanding about the physical properties of soils, and will examine the behavior of soil masses subjected to various forces. The list of topics to be covered in this course include: soil composition and texture, physical properties of soils, classification of soils, permeability and seepage, consolidation, settlement, shear strength, vertical stresses in soils, soil exploration, bearing capacity and slope stability of soils.

ENGN 3720 – Project-Based Professional Practice II
(Two positions available; each three lecture hours and three lab hours per week)

A continuation of Engineering 3710, students will complete detailed designs of their concepts, build full-scale operational prototypes (where possible) and test them in a controlled laboratory and industrial environment (where possible).  Working closely with faculty and industry partners, students will prepare patent applications and develop commercialization plans for the products or processes developed.  Demonstration of concept during an end of year industry expo is required.


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 3720.

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

Application Instructions:

Applicants 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 Applications 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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