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Instructor, Laboratory Instructor/Workshop Supervisor

Acadia University

Position # 20406 – The Ivan Curry School of Engineering invites applications for a 5-month contractually-limited term (CLT) position as Laboratory Instructor/Workshop Supervisor ideally commencing August 15, 2021. The successful applicant will be responsible for setting up, tearing down and maintaining laboratory equipment, demonstrating and supervising proper techniques for use of same, and preparing materials to assist Engineering students in carrying out the lab portions of their program which includes Electric Circuits, Digital Systems, Thermodynamics, and Design 1 project assistance. They would also be expected to grade submitted lab work and informally collaborate with students from time to time in the construction of design projects in the small interdepartmental workshop attached to the engineering building. Finally, the candidate (in collaboration with faculty) would be welcome to contribute to coordinating the student design club initiatives and the development of new lab/workshop exercises or procedures through research, testing and the purchase of (or design/fabrication of) specialized equipment.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate for the position would genuinely enjoy working one-on-one with students and have some combination of formal technical training, general mechanical/electrical aptitude and past experience with the engineering design process. In addition, familiarity with CAD software, 3-D printing technology, the design and testing of electric/digital circuits and general workshop procedures and safety would be an asset. A master’s degree is the normal minimum qualification for this position, but candidates with significant professional experience in the areas of expertise outlined above will also be considered in lieu of the formal degree. Registration as a professional engineer in a Canadian jurisdiction is preferred.

How to Apply: Applications must include a letter of application and an up-to-date curriculum vitae (including educational credentials). Please also include the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three people who would provide letters of reference if requested. Potential candidates shall send the application package as a single PDF to:

Dr. Paul Arnold
The Ivan Curry School of Engineering
Acadia University
PO Box 88, Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6

Closing Date: July 30, 2021

For additional information on The School of Engineering, please visit:

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Acadia University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from Aboriginal people, African Nova Scotians, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women, and persons of any minority sexual orientation or gender identity. Consistent with the principles of employment equity, the primary criterion for appointment to a position is qualifications and professional excellence. Candidates who identify as a member of one of the afore-mentioned groups, and who wish to have the application considered as such, are invited to submit the online Employment Equity Voluntary Self-Identification Form as part of their application package.

The university will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require accommodation because of a disability or for any other reason during the interview process, please contact: Paul Arnold,