Sessional Instructor - Faculty of Science (Winter 2024)

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Faculty of Science
Sessional Instructor
Winter 2024

The Faculty of Science at the University of Prince Edward Island has an opening for a Sessional Instructor during the Winter 2024 semester. 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.

SCIE 3010 – Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Science

This course provides an overview on how to start and sustain a science-oriented company, with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation in biotechnology. Topics will include specific innovation cases, intellectual property and regulatory hurdles in science including biotechnology, business feasibility studies, financial planning, sources of capital, business structure, marketing, operational and human resource management. Students will be expected to identify and develop an idea which has the potential to be commercialized. The output of this research will be developed into a business idea to be aimed at potential investors, and participation in pitch competitions including the Panther Pitch will be encouraged.

Lectures: Wednesday 7:00pm to 9:50pm


Applicants must hold an M.Sc. or Ph.D. in any field of science with relevant industrial or entrepreneurial experience. 

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.

Salary: As per Sessional Instructor Stipends outlined in the Collective Agreement of the UPEI Faculty Association, Bargaining Unit #1.

For more information, please email or call Dr. Etkin (; 902-566-0325) or to the Office of the Dean of Science (; 902-566-0382).

Application Instructions: 

A cover letter indicating what course you are applying to teach, a Curriculum vitae, and the names of two individuals who can provide letters of reference should be emailed to:

Dr. Nola Etkin, Dean
Faculty of Science
University of Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, PEI   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 September 27, 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.