The Department of Physics of the University of Prince Edward Island has openings for Sessional Lecturers (pending budgetary approval) during the forthcoming Fall 2013 and Winter 2014 Semesters. Applicants already on the Sessional Roster will be given priority. Possible teaching responsibilities include:
Department of Physics - 2013 FALL SEMESTER
111 GENERAL PHYSICS I (Tutorials/Labs Only): This course emphasizes the fundamentals of mechanics and is intended as a first course in physics for all students requiring at least one semester of physics to complete their degree programs. Topics include vectors, kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, gravitation, circular motion, static equilibrium, moment of inertia, torque, rotational motion and conservation of energy and momentum. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory or tutorial per week.
121 PHYSICS FOR LIFE SCIENCES I (Labs Only): This course is intended for life science and health science students. Students are introduced to the fundamental concepts of physics and some of their applications to biological systems. Topics include vectors, kinematics, force, energy and power, torque, linear and angular momentum, and fluid mechanics. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory or tutorial per week.
251 INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY I: This course introduces students to basic astronomical concepts. Specific topics include the history of astronomy; celestial mechanics; charting the sky; time and the calendar; the Earth, Moon, and the dynamics of the Earth-Moon system; and the formation and structure of the solar system. Three hours lecture, field observations to be arranged.
Department of Physics – 2014 WINTER SEMESTER
112 GENERAL PHYSICS II (Tutorials/Labs Only): This course is a continuation of Physics 111 and is intended for, but not restricted to, those students who wish to pursue further studies in the physical sciences or engineering. Topics include oscillations, wave motion, sound and light, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and electricity and magnetism. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory or tutorial per week.
122 PHYSICS FOR LIFE SCIENCES II (Labs Only): This course is a continuation of Physics 111 intended for students in the life sciences, introducing additional physics concepts with emphasis on their application to biology. Topics include viscosity, diffusion, heat, properties of waves, acoustics and hearing, optics and vision, thermodynamics and basic electricity and magnetism. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory or tutorial per week.
252 INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY II: This course builds on Physics 251 to explore further the universe as a whole. Topics of study include astronomical instruments; properties and energy production of our Sun; methods of measuring stellar distances; the structure, energy, and evolution of stars; interstellar matter and the structure of the Milky Way galaxy; other galaxies; cosmology; and some other related topics of interest. Three hours lecture, field observations to be arranged.
Successful applicants should have a minimum of a Master’s degree in Physics or an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience. Applicants should indicate which of the above teaching responsibilities he/she feels most qualified for.
Successful applicants will have a minimum of a Master's degree in Physics or an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience. Applicants should indicate which of the above teaching responsibilities he/she feels most qualified for.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and names of three referees to:
Chair, Department of Physics
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue, Charlottetown,
PE C1A 4P3 (Fax: 902-566-0483)
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.
Closing date for applications is May 15, 2013.