Sessionals Instructors - Faculty of Business (Winter 2020)

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Faculty of Business
Sessional Instructors
Winter 2020

The Faculty of Business at the University of Prince Edward Island has openings for sessional instructors to teach courses in the undergraduate, Executive MBA and MBA in Global Leadership programs in the Winter 2020 semester. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

Winter 2020:

Undergraduate courses:


ACCT-1010 Introductory Accounting – Part 1

This course introduces the accounting model and basic accounting concepts and principles needed to read, analyze and interpret financial statements. An understanding of the role of accounting in society will be explored. Sound ethical judgment for financial decision-making will be stressed. Emphasis is on accounting from a "user's" perspective. 

BUS-2880 Research and Evidence-Based Management (offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00-5:15pm)

Evidence-based management considers ethics and stakeholder concerns, practitioner judgment and expertise, local data and experimentation, and principles derived through formal research to inform decision-making. This course introduces students to qualitative and quantitative perspectives and methods for conducting and evaluating business research. Students develop information literacy as they learn to question assumptions and think critically about the nature of evidence and claims made about organizational phenomena. Problems in and prospects for improved managerial decision-making are included. 

BUS-3010 Business Law - Part I (offered on Mondays 7:00-10:00pm)

This course offers students a basic introduction to the legal system and, in particular, the areas of tort, property, and contract law. A major portion of the course is devoted to the study of the legal implications of contractual issues in business endeavours. Legal cases are used, when applicable, to illustrate principles of law. 


Graduate Courses:

BUS- 6020 Financial and Managerial Accounting (offered every second Friday from January 10 to February 21, 2020)
In this course students learn to become proficient at understanding and interpreting financial statements, assessing them for decision-making purposes and supporting value- creating organizational strategies, operational tactics, and performance measurement schemes.  The course employs international standards and addresses how accounting is used in decision-making. Tools for learning include guest speakers, case studies, and projects.

BUS-6070 Strategic Management (offered every second Saturday from March 7 to April 18, 2020)

This course looks at the development and implementation of management strategies to create a sustainable advantage in new ventures and entrepreneurial activities in the fast-changing global economy. Utilizing a variety of pedagogic approaches, the course may include topics such as venture concepts, product and market development, intellectual property strategies, pipeline and portfolio management, licensing, alliances, mergers and acquisitions, and international expansion strategies.

BUS 6590 Project Management (offered Tuesdays over the winter semester from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm starting January 7, 2020)

This course provides students with the tools and skills necessary to reduce project risk and increase their ability to complete projects on time and on budget. The course incorporates the latest research on project management methodologies, providing students the ability to evaluate each methodology on their merits and how they have been applied within different industries and situations. The course also examines the evolution of the project driven organizational structure and the impact project management has on the strategic planning within an (international) organization.

Qualifications for undergraduate courses:

Successful applicants will have a minimum of a master's level degree or equivalent with a combination of qualifications and experience. Expertise in business law is required.

Qualifications for MBA courses:

Because these are MBA courses, we seek applicants with a strong combination of qualifications and experience. Minimum educational credentials include a Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. In addition, applicants should have advanced expertise in the course topic. Practical experience in the subject area, prior teaching experience, and knowledge and familiarity with “Evidence-based Management” principles will be considered assets.

Priority will be given to qualified individuals on the sessional roster of the academic unit.

Please send your applications, including a curriculum vitae with references listed to, attention:

Tarek Mady, Interim Dean
Faculty of Business
University of Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, PE    C1A 4P3
Tel:  (902) 566-0564

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 October 29, 2019

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.