Instructor, Bachelor of Engineering Technology


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 3200 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.

The School of Science & Technology at CBU invites applications for a full-time position in Engineering Technology at the rank of Instructor to commence August 2016, subject to budget approval.

Candidates should have a B.Eng., a Master’s degree in engineering or applied science would be considered an asset, be eligible for P.Eng. designation with Engineers Nova Scotia, and at least five years’ experience in one or more of the following areas: Industrial Instrumentation, Industrial Process Control, Petroleum processes or Consulting Engineering in a related field. Candidates with a P.Eng. designation and relevant industrial experience will also be considered. Teaching experience will be considered an asset. Candidates with a P. Eng designation and relevant industrial experience will also be considered. Teaching experience will be considered and asset.


The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of courses within the Electrical Technology Diploma and the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical) Degree programs.

CBU teaches programs on campus, off campus in locations across Canada, on-line, and off campus in locations outside Canada.   The university and it partners will therefore provide opportunities for faculty members to teach in different modes in different locations as part of their regular workload.  While these opportunities may not be available equally for all faculty 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 this position is with the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union, local 18, Teachers Bargaining Unit.

Application Details

Qualified candidates should send a letter of application quoting the reference number (BET1607), a resume, academic transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable at this stage), and three current letters of reference (sent directly to CBU) to the Human Resources Department. Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. May 6, 2016. Email applicants (pdf format preferred) will receive a return email confirming receipt.

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