Sessional Instructor - Department of Chemistry - Faculty of Science (Summer 2024)

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Department of Chemistry
Sessional Instructor
Summer 2024

The Department of Chemistry has an opening for sessional instructor for the upcoming Summer Semester 2024(June–Aug. 2024) to teach Chemistry 001 – Intro Essentials of Chemistry. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

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

CHEM 0001 - Intro Essentials of Chemistry

This non-credit course is designed primarily for students needing an introduction to chemical principles, as preparation for first year chemistry. Basic chemical principles are introduced in relation to everyday applications, including industry and the environment. Topics include: matter and energy; elements and atoms; nomenclature and chemical reactions; electron arrangements in atoms; chemical quantities and calculations; acids and bases; and gases. Classes will be augmented by laboratory demonstrations. This course is required for those students planning to take Chemistry 1110 and who do not have Grade 12 Academic Chemistry.
(Three lecture hours)


Successful applicants will have a minimum of a Master’s degree in a related area.

Application Instructions:
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and names of three referees by email to:

Dr. Barry Linkletter, Chair
Department of Chemistry
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown PE C1A 4P3

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 March 25, 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.