Sessional Instructors - Faculty of Business (Summer 2024)

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Faculty of Business
Sessional Instructors
Summer 2024

The Faculty of Business at the University of Prince Edward Island has openings for sessional instructors for the Summer 2024 semester. Full-time and term contract Faculty Members are encouraged to apply and may be considered if there are no members of the Sessional Roster who have Right of Recall or applied for the position. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

Please note: the courses offered below will be taught in person, unless otherwise specified as an online course.

Undergraduate Teaching Opportunities:

ACCT 2020-1 - Introduction to Accounting Part II (Online)

This course focuses on understanding and applying the accounting equation, recording transactions and preparing financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Differences between International Financial Reporting Standards and Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises will be highlighted. Sound ethical judgment for financial statement preparation will be stressed. Emphasis is on accounting from a “preparer’s” perspective.

BUS 4850-1 - Management Leadership Skills (Online)

In this course, learners are provided with tools and exercises that are used to develop self-awareness, creativity, conflict resolution, and empowerment skills. Learners begin a process of self-assessment which can continue to serve their development as managers after the course is completed.

BUS 4950-1 - Business Research I (Online)

This required course examines the general methodology of conducting business research. The student will use the principles acquired in class to prepare and present a substantial paper on a research topic chosen in consultation with a faculty supervisor.

Qualifications for teaching undergraduate courses:

Successful applicants will have a minimum of a master's level degree along with demonstrated expertise in the course subject or equivalent with a combination of qualifications and experience. 

Graduate Teaching Opportunities:

BUS 6610-1 - International Capstone Project

This course provides students with an opportunity to work on a live project for a local company seeking to enter new international markets or to establish new international operations. Working in teams, students will draw on skills, concepts, and knowledge acquired throughout the MBA program. Students will develop a business plan for entry into the chosen location. Students will also deliver a public presentation with recommendations for the particular company.

BUS 7590-1 - The Impact of Climate Change on Business

This course provides the knowledge and skills for an informed understanding of climate change science, policy, and business. Students will develop skills to critically evaluate scenarios for future climates, assess the effectiveness of different policy approaches, and determine suitable business responses to the climate change challenge. Assignments will focus on how climate change influences product quality and markets, and the important role of climate change in business risk assessment.

(April 29 to May 17 M/W/F 9am -1pm)

BUS 7950-3 - Special Topics: Creating and Sustaining Customer Value

This course takes a whole-company approach to creating and executing an industry-beating customer value strategy. Success in competing internationally requires firms to ensure all elements of the value chain are oriented to compete effectively and drive sustainable customer value. This course is intended to promote real-world learning and management skills through cases, lectures, and in-class participation and teamwork. Topics include value chain analysis and development, competitor analysis, customer engagement methods, financial and other performance measurement, innovation, and business strategy. The complexities of the global business environment make this course well suited to marketers, strategists, and other key functions of the organization. 

(April 29 to May 17 M/W/F 9am -1pm)

BUS 7950-2 - Special Topics: Global Issues and Challenges in a VUCA World

This course employs the VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) framework to help students understand how some of the major challenges facing the world today are affecting (or will soon affect) businesses globally. Topics covered include international trade and supply and value chains; food security; migration, poverty, and social unrest; sustainability and climate change; technological innovation and disruption; and cyber security. By emphasizing the interconnectedness of these economic, geopolitical, environmental, and social issues, this course aims to prepare students for future leadership positions in our VUCA world. The course brings in renowned guest speakers and relies heavily on in-class discussions and idea sharing to encourage students to think about and engage with today’s most pressing global issues.

(July 8 – 26 M/W/F 9am -1pm)

Qualifications for teaching graduate courses:

For an MBA course, we seek applicants with a strong combination of qualifications and experience. Minimum educational credentials include a PhD and/or Master’s degree in a relevant discipline. In addition, advanced senior management experience in the course topic is preferred and is a requirement for applicants without a PhD. Prior teaching experience, particularly on topics covered in the relevant course, will be considered an asset. Candidates applying for the International Capstone Project course should also have significant experience with student supervision, especially on business plan projects.

Preference will be given to qualified candidates with seniority on the UPEI Faculty of Business Sessional Roster and full-time and term contract Faculty Members of the Academic unit.

Application Instructions: 

These are individual courses, and we are accepting applications for each course. Applicants must identify the course in the application. Applicants are encouraged to apply for more than one course if they meet the qualifications. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates that are shortlisted will be contacted.

Please send your application, including a curriculum vitae with references listed, to:
Attention: Tarek Mady,
Dean, Faculty of Business
University of Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3
Tel: (902) 566-0564

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

Closing date for applications is February 26, 2024.  

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.