Sessional Instructors - Faculty of Business (Fall 2024- Winter 2025)

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Faculty of Business
Sessional Instructors
Fall - Winter 2024

The Faculty of Business at the University of Prince Edward Island has openings for sessional instructors for the Fall 2024 and Winter 2025 semesters. 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 and met the qualifications. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

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

FALL 2024

Undergraduate Teaching Opportunities:

BUS1410-3 & BUS1410-4 Marketing

This course presents the basic concepts of marketing. It introduces the marketing function, marketing systems and the marketing concept and then focuses on the development of marketing strategies, target markets, and the marketing mix in a decisionmaking context.

BUS1710-1, BUS1710-2 & BUS1710-4 - Organizational Behaviour

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.

BUS2120-3 – Business Presentations and Communications

This course develops students’ presentations 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.

BUS2720-1 & BUS2720-2 - 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.

BUS3720-1 - Industrial Relations

In this course students study the relationship between the labour force and management in the modern organization. Particular attention is given to the nature and role of trade unionism and collective bargaining. A basic objective of the course is to explore the conditions for effective industrial relations in the process of management.

BUS4450-01 - Brand Management

This course will provide students with an overview of strategic brand development and management as a means of connecting with consumers and establishing a market differentiation.

BUS4610-1 - Communications

This course examines behavioural concepts associated with the communication process. Each section of the course is designed to help students acquire a sensitivity to the communication process. Students are expected to acquire an awareness of techniques of effective communication through readings, cases and simulations.

BUS4760-1 - 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.

BUS4950-1 & BUS4950-2 - 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.

Graduate Teaching Opportunities:

BUS6530-1 & BUS6530-2 - Financial and Managerial Accounting

This course develops students’ proficiency at understanding, interpreting, and using financial statements and other accounting information for the purposes of decision-making. The course employs international standards and addresses how accounting is used in decision-making in a global context.

BUS6560-1 & BUS6560-2 International Marketing Management

This course is a detailed examination and application of the marketing function in the era of globalization. Emphasis is given to local consumer behaviour and the cultural, competitive, economic, political, and regulatory environments prevailing within and across world, regional, and national markets. Students will focus on the strategic and operational aspects of marketing including assessment of country attractiveness, mode of entry strategies, multinational product development and management, pricing strategies, promotional campaigns, and marketing networks and channels.

BUS6590-2 - Project Management

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.


Undergraduate Teaching Opportunities:

BUS2310-2 Corporate Finance

Finance is concerned with the planning for, acquisition, and utilization of funds. The major topics discussed in this course include the time value of money, analysis of financial projections, of financial markets, sources of corporate financing, cost of capital, capital budgeting, and working capital management.

BUS2510-2 - Introduction to Management Science

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.

BUS2870-1 - Introduction to 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.

BUS3010-2 - Business Law - Part I

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.

BUS3330-1 - Integrated Cases in Corporate Finance

The main focus of the course is the application of financial concepts to realistic business situations through the use of business cases. The principal areas covered will be financial analysis, financial forecasting, valuation, leasing, mergers and acquisitions, and derivative securities.

BUS3850-1 - Canadian Public Admin. (BUS3350) (Special Topics)

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 professional public service.

BUS4950-1 & BUS4950-2 - 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.

Graduate Teaching Opportunities:

BUS6540-1 & BUS6540-2 - Financial Management

This course provides students with a broad overview of corporate finance and financial markets. The focus is on the conceptual and analytical techniques necessary for making financial decisions with particular emphasis on information collection, problem-solving, and decision-making skills inherent in the finance function. Key concepts include the relevance of financial markets to the firm, understanding the relationship between risk and return and its importance in all financial decisions, and learning how to value financial and real assets and the impact on a company.

BUS7950-2 - Global Business Communication (Special Topics)

This course is designed to equip students with advanced oral and written communication skills essential for navigating diverse global business environments. Through a combination of theoretical insights and practical applications, students learn to effectively communicate ideas, proposals, and strategies across cultures and professional settings. Emphasis is placed on delivering compelling presentations, crafting persuasive written documents, and fostering effective communication within business meetings. Furthermore, the course explores the nuances of communication ethics and cross-cultural communication to prepare students for the complexities of global business interactions.

BUS7570-1 Managing People and Teams in a Global Context

This course will examine human resource management (HRM) in an international context. Students will examine core HRM functions, including staffing, training, motivating, and retaining human resources, with special emphasis on the opportunities and challenges brought on by increasing internationalization. Students are expected to acquire the knowledge, cross-cultural skills, and global mindset needed to effectively work with, manage, and lead others in the globalized workplace.

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. Priority will be given to applicants with a relevant PhD.

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, with priority given to applicants with a PhD. For applicants without a PhD, senior management experience in the course topic is required. Prior experience with teaching the relevant course, or closely related courses, will be considered an asset.

For courses in Accounting, applicants must be a practicing CPA. 

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. Also note, priority will be given to qualified individuals on the sessional roster of the academic unit. 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 April 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.