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Sessional Instructors - Faculty of Business (Fall 2023)

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Faculty of Business
Sessional Instructors
Fall 2023

The Faculty of Business at the University of Prince Edward Island has openings for sessional instructors to teach in the Undergraduate and Graduate programs for the Fall 2023 semester. 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 Courses:

ACCT-2210 - Managerial Accounting

The emphasis throughout this course is on the uses of accounting and other financial tools in the management of a business. Topics include inventory costing methods, cost allocation, cost behaviour, the contribution approach, pricing, and budgeting.

ACCT-4150 - Auditing

This course provides an introduction to the auditing profession and specifically the external audit of financial statements. This course focuses on the three phases of the audit process - risk assessment, risk response and reporting. The role of ethics and independence within the auditing profession will be emphasized.

BUS-1710 - Organizational Behaviour (Two Sections)

This course introduces students to the theory of organizational behaviour (the study of people at work in organizations). It examines the behaviours of individuals working alone or in teams, and how organizational characteristics, management practices and other factors influence this behaviour, and ultimately organizational effectiveness.

BUS-2120 - Business Presentations & Communications (Two Sections)

This course develops students' presentation skills in a business context. The course emphasizes professionalism and the use of evidence and analysis to support recommendations in order to make a compelling case.

BUS-2510 - Introduction to Management Science (Two Sections)

This course is designed to provide business students with an introductory survey of the many business applications of descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include frequency distributions, measures of location and dispersion, basic probability theory, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling methods and sampling distributions, sample size, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, linear regression, and forecasting.

BUS-2720 - Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management (HRM) has become a strategic function for both private and public organizations. This course provides an introduction to the conceptual and practical aspects of HRM. It focuses on the personnel processes involved in the procurement, development and maintenance of human resources, such as staffing, training and compensation. The course also includes a critical examination of current personnel issues and trends.

BUS-4710 - Organizational Development & Change

For organizations to survive and thrive they must adapt to changes in their environments as well as engage proactively to improve. Change can be planned or reactive and include major paradigm shifts as well as smaller adjustments. This course considers the nature of organizational change and strategies for managing change and improving organizations.

BUS-4760 - Intercultural Management

This course examines the complex challenges that culture poses in international business. Topics covered include cultural influences on conducting business, values and communications, managing multicultural teams, international negotiations, and conflict resolution. The course aims to develop intercultural management knowledge and skills for working globally.

Graduate Courses:

BUS-6550 - Management & Organizational Behaviour

This course examines the behaviour and management of individuals and groups in organizations. Organizational behaviour topics, including motivation, decision making, leadership, and work and organizational design, will be studied at different levels of analysis - individual, team, and organization. Students also learn about managing people in organizations, with a focus on the personnel processes involved in the recruitment, development, and retention of human resources in the global workplace.

BUS-7210 - Innovative Culture and Leadership

Economies around the world have become increasingly knowledge based. In accordance, innovation has become integral to organizational success, especially in a global context. This has forced organizational executives to gain the knowledge and skills required to foster an innovative work culture. This course provides a practical and theoretical understanding of how to create an innovative workforce through effective leadership and employee management. A complexity approach to innovation in organizations is used to contextualize the course content. A selection of leadership styles, competencies and methods are presented and explored through various experiential processes and activities.

Qualifications for teaching undergraduate courses:

Successful applicants will have a minimum of a master's level degree or equivalent with a combination of qualifications and experience. 

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, and knowledge and familiarity with “Evidence-based Management” principles will be considered assets.

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. Preference will be given to qualified candidates with seniority on the UPEI Sessional Roster and full-time and term contract Faculty members of the Academic unit. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates that are short listed 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 May 11, 2023.  

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.