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Sessional Instructors - Faculty of Business (Winter 2024)

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Faculty of Business
Sessional Instructors
Winter 2024

The Faculty of Business at the University of Prince Edward Island has openings for sessional instructors to teach in the Undergraduate program for the Winter 2024 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.

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-4160 - Auditing, Accounting, Society

The main focus of this course will be the application and extension of auditing and accounting concepts to realistic scenarios through the use of case analysis. This advanced course will also focus on the role of auditors and accountants in society. Topics include the financial reporting environment, the standard-setting process, regulatory influences on the profession, corporate governance, ethics and professionalism, and emerging issues in the profession.

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

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-2410 - Management Information Systems

This course provides an introduction and understanding of the value and uses of information systems for business operation and management decision-making. It concentrates on providing an understanding of the tools and basic terminology needed to understand information systems and their role in the business environment. Topics include information systems concepts, a review of information technology concepts, the fundamentals of e-business, planning and development of information systems, and the management of these systems.

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-2870 - Introduction International Business

This course examines the basic issues involved in the internationalization of business, which includes the impact of international focus on business and how firms establish and conduct transactions with organizations from other countries. More specifically, the course examines the basic models of involvement in international business and the conditions appropriate for each. Class sessions will combine seminars and case discussions requiring active participation by all students.

BUS-3850-1 - Special Topic - Canadian Public Administration

Canadian Public Administration will provide an overview of how the Canadian public sector works, including federal, provincial, and municipal organizations. Specifically, the focus will be on management, budgeting, and operations, with emphasis on accountability, transparency, and the professional public service.

BUS-3910 - Strategic Management

This course provides students with an opportunity to explore the concepts of strategic thinking, analysis, and planning. It integrates the functional and process areas studied in the degree program and utilizes cases to give students experience in crafting business strategy.

BUS-4440 - Market Research

This course will introduce students to the practice of market research. Specifically, students will understand the role and importance of market research in evidence-based decision making, will practice evidence-based market research, and will develop the skills to develop and report on evidence-based market research plans.

BUS-4680 - Self Employment

This is a very practical course looking inside the world of small to medium size businesses. Witness self-employment and management firsthand through guest speakers, field trips and class discussion. Gain valuable insight into strategizing and executing a business idea.

BUS-4850 - 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.


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

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.