Sessional Instructors - Department of Chemistry - Faculty of Sciences (Fall 2024 and Winter 2025)

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Department of Chemistry - Faculty of Science
Sessional Instructors
Fall 2024/Winter 2025

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. 

Fall 2024

CHEM 2430 – Organic Chemistry Life Science

This course is an introduction to organic chemistry for students in the life sciences (and others who do not intend to pursue a major in chemistry). Topics covered include the structure and reactivity of hydrocarbons and functional groups, stereochemistry, aromaticity, nucleophilicity and electrophilicity. Basic types of reactions discussed include nucleophilic substitution, elimination, addition, oxidation/reduction, and reactions of carbonyl compounds. Three lecture hours and three hours laboratory a week.

NOTE: Although this course includes a weekly laboratory, the sessional instructor will be responsible for teaching the lectures only.

Winter 2025

CHEM 1120 – GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (2 positions)

This course continues the subject matter of Chemistry 1110. Topics include chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, intermolecular forces, solutions, chemical kinetics, entropy and Gibbs energy, redox equations, and electrochemistry. The laboratory associated with this course stresses volumetric analysis, titration curves and chemical kinetics.

Three lecture hours a week: one three-hour laboratory period or tutorial a week.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 1110

NOTE: Although this course includes a weekly laboratory, the sessional instructor will be responsible for teaching the lectures only.


  • Successful applicants will have a minimum of a Master’s degree in a related area
  • Priority will be given to qualified individuals on the sessional roster of the academic unit

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 June 12, 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.