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Sessional Instructors - School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences - Faculty of Science (Fall 2023)

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School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences
Sessional Instructors
Fall 2023

The School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences at the University of Prince Edward Island has an opening for sessional instructors during the forthcoming 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.

AMS 2160-1 - Financial Mathematics I + Lab

This first course in financial mathematics includes topics such as measurement of interest; the growth of money; annuities and perpetuities; loan repayment; bonds; common and preferred stocks; the term structure of interest rates; interest rate sensitivity; using duration and convexity to approximate change in present value; interest rate swaps; and determinants of interest rates.

Three lecture hours plus a two-hour lab per week
Course: Tuesday, Thursday 4:00-5:15
Lab: Monday 3:30-5:10

Math 3310-1 - Complex Variables

This is a first course in complex variables. The aim is to acquaint students with the elementary complex functions, their properties and derivatives, and with methods of integration. Topics covered include: definition and development of complex numbers as ordered pairs; geometric representation; basic formulas and inequalities involving argument and conjugates; roots of complex numbers, limit, continuity, and derivative; Cauchy Riemann conditions; harmonic functions; properties of trigonometric, hyperbolic, logarithmic, exponential, and inverse trigonometric functions; bilinear transformation; integration; Cauchy Integral Theorem and Formula; residues and poles; Laurent and Taylor's series; and improper integrals.

Three lecture hours per week
Course: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:30-11:20

Math 1910-01 - Single Variable Calculus

This course is an introduction to differential and integral calculus of functions of a single variable. The course is intended primarily for majors in the Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Engineering and the Physical Sciences, as well as those planning to continue with further Mathematics courses. The concepts of limits, continuity and derivatives are introduced and explored numerically, graphically and analytically. The tools of differential calculus are applied to problems in: related rates; velocity and acceleration; extrema of functions; optimization; curve sketching; and indeterminate forms. The concepts of definite and indefinite integrals are introduced, and the relation between the two integrals is discovered via the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. PREREQUISITE: Grade XII academic Mathematics (Note: Credit will not be given jointly for this course and Math 1120)

Course: Tuesday, Thursday 5:30-7:20


Successful applicants should hold a Master’s degree in Mathematics or a related field, or an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience.  Applicants should have experience in teaching, research or industry practice related to the course content.

Preference will be given to the qualified candidates with seniority on the UPEI Sessional Roster and full-time and term contract Faculty Members of the Academic unit.

Application Instructions: 

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and names of three referees to:

Dr. Gordon MacDonald, Associate Dean
School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences 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 28, 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.