MTS Level 5 - Laboratory Instructor - Department of Physics - Faculty of Science

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Department of Physics
MTS Level 5 - Laboratory Instructor
Casual Position
Hours of Work:
Up to 18 hours per week (up to 2 hr preparation, 5 hr web communications and 8 web-based lab delivery, up to 11 hr marking) over the Fall 2022 semester.  Online help can be in the afternoons or evenings as best matches both instructor and student availability.

$26.70 per hour, plus 4% vacation pay


As soon as possible to December 2022 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding, and departmental requirements)

The Department of Physics of the University of Prince Edward Island has an opening for a Laboratory Instructor to be responsible for up to 4 web-based laboratory sections of Physics 1210 (Physics for Life Sciences I) during the Fall Semester. The work for this position will be completed online. 


  • Familiarizing with online pre-set Physics 1210 experiments and making minor lab programming adjustments
  • Communicating with students and answering online help forum messages
  • Holding synchronous online help sessions
  • Marking lab assignments submitted through Moodle and Google documents
  • Coordinating Moodle-based activities and entering marks into the Moodle system
  • Other duties as assigned by the course instructor


  • B.Sc. in Physics, with a background in instructing introductory physics labs
  • Experience evaluating physics laboratory undergraduate work is an asset
  • Experience assisting or instructing physics labs at UPEI is an asset
  • Experience with using and editing Moodle activities is an asset
Application Instructions:

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website. Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

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.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

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