Instructor, Engineering


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 3000 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 Department of Engineering at CBU invites applications for a full-time Engineering Instructor position to commence August 2017.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of courses and related duties within the Engineering Diploma and the Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree programs.

Candidates should have a B.Eng. and a graduate degree in engineering or applied science. Candidates must also be eligible for P.Eng. designation with Engineers Nova Scotia and 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
  • Manufacturing or mechanical design
  • Civil and environmental design

Candidates with a P.Eng. designation and relevant industrial experience will also be considered. Teaching experience will be considered an asset.

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 faculty 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.

Qualified candidates should send a letter of application quoting the reference number (EI1706), a resume, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three current letters of reference (sent directly to CBU) to the Human Resources Department. Review of applications will commence 4:00 p.m. July 20, 2017. Applicants who apply by email (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