Sessional Instructors, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science

The Department of Physics & Astronomy invites applications for two sessional positions in the September to April 2020-21 academic terms. The first position will teach 12 credit hours: 74:151 General Physics I and 74:152 General Physics II plus one associated lab session for each course, and 74:382 Intermediate Mechanics. The second position will teach 6 credit hours: one lab session per term for 74:090 Elementary Concepts of Physics, and one lab session for each of 74:151 General Physics I and 74:152 General Physics II.  Due to COVID-19, the fall term courses may need to be delivered by an alternate format (e.g. synchronous online).


Qualifications: For the 12 credit hour position a PhD in Physics is preferred, but candidates with a Master’s degree and successful record of teaching experience may be considered. For the 6 credit hour position a Master’s degree in Physics is preferred, but candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and successful record of teaching experience may be considered.
Application Deadline: May 29, 2020, or until the position is filled
Start date: August 29, 2020
Salary:  $6205 for each 3 credit hour course / each lab is worth 1.5 credit hours


Applicants should send a cover letter, a summary of teaching experience, and clear indication of citizenship or Canadian immigration status, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, teaching evaluations (if applicable) and the names and contact information of three referees. Candidates should send their application by email attachment in a single PDF document of reasonable size to:


Dr. Todd Fugleberg
Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Brandon University
Brandon, MB R7A 6A9


All applicants are invited to consult the Brandon University course calendar for more information. Further details about Brandon University and the Department of Physics & Astronomy can be found at


Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit. All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Evidence of citizenship must be provided.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment. This starts with the hiring process. If you require an accommodation during any phase of the evaluation process, please indicate it in your cover letter. All information received related to an accommodation is kept confidential. To ensure this employment opportunity is accessible to all interested individuals, this posting is available in an alternate format upon request.