Engineering Instructors


CBU invites applications for several full-time and full-time limited term Engineering Instructor positions to commence July 2019.

Cape Breton University is one of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities with a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science and professional programs and a unique commitment to community, economic development, aboriginal learning and research into many aspects of environment and culture. Currently home to approximately 5000 students, CBU’s vision of higher education allows students to pursue diverse fields of study in programs with national reputations in final year student satisfaction, faculty-student interaction and employability.

CBU delivers an authentic multicultural experience to all who become part of its academic community. Our faculty bring passion to their teaching and research, and we are known for our smaller class sizes as well as our friendly and inclusive culture. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU’s position in post-secondary education.

Successful candidates will be responsible for the delivery of courses and related duties within the Engineering Diploma and/or Bachelor of Engineering Technology Degree programs.

Candidates should have 5 years of experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Industrial Instrumentation
  • Industrial process control
  • Consulting engineering in a related field
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Petroleum processes and petroleum extraction
  • Manufacturing or mechanical design
  • Environmental engineering
  • Civil and environmental design

Teaching experience in a post-secondary environment is an asset.

Engineering Instructors – Ref: INS1905

Candidates should have a relevant degree and extensive experience in engineering or applied science.

Engineering Instructors – Ref: ENG1905

Candidates should have a B.Eng. and a graduate degree in Engineering (or Applied Science). Must be eligible for P.Eng. designation with Engineers Nova Scotia.

Petroleum Engineering Instructor – Ref: PET1905

Candidates should have a B.Eng. and a graduate degree in Engineering (or Applied Science). Must be eligible for P.Eng. designation with Engineers Nova Scotia.

Candidates with a B.Eng., P.Eng. designation, and relevant industry experience will also be considered.

Candidates should have 5 years of experience in Petroleum processes, petroleum extraction, and petroleum geology.

CBU teaches programs on campus, off campus in locations across Canada, on-line, and off campus in locations outside Canada. The university and its partners will therefore provide opportunities for instructors to teach in different modes in different locations as part of their regular workload. While these opportunities may not be available equally for all instructor positions in all programs, a clear willingness to teach in different modes and locations will be noted as part of your application.

The union affiliation for these positions is with the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union, local 18, Teachers Bargaining Unit.

Qualified candidates should send to the Human Resources Department (in PDF format):

  • a letter of application quoting the reference number;
  • a resume; and
  • complete contact information of three work related references.

Review of applications will commence May 27, 2019. Applicants who apply by email will receive a return email confirming receipt.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Cape Breton University

Human Resources Dept.

P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS  B1P 6L2