Engineering Mathematics Instructor

Engineering Dean Administration

Competition No.  -    A100151601D1
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

While this position welcomes applications from individuals external to the University, current Academic Teaching Staff are first notified of available positions and will receive first consideration in accordance with the terms of Schedule D of the Academic Collective Agreement prior to considering external candidates.  Please indicate your internal status using the "Advertisement" drop down menu when applying.

Location - Work primarily takes place at North Campus, Edmonton

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Working for the Department/Faculty

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta has been passionate about innovative solutions for the world’s most pressing issues since our first students graduated in 1913. We prepare the next generation of engineering professionals by giving students unparalleled education with world-class instructors, hands-on lab and field experiences, and internship opportunities. Our students and our alumni are known both for their academic achievements alongside their commitment to the betterment of the Engineering profession and society as a whole. As we look to grow our programs to more than 6000 undergraduate and 2000 graduate students by 2026, we are seeking a design instructor for our design courses and curriculum for a 3-year term, with the possibility of renewal. If you wish to focus your career on resourcing and developing students, please apply!

Position Summary

The Engineering Mathematics Instructor will support the continuous and interactive improvement of the teaching of mathematics and statistics to engineering students.  They will be expected to instruct an array of first, second, and third year level mathematics courses and will support the Engineering Mathematics Teaching Chair and the Engineering Mathematics Steering Committee to focus on the improvement of student-experiences and outcomes.  The successful candidate will report to the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs and join a team of instructional and professional staff focused on the Faculty’s core value of helping students succeed.

This position will be a 3-year-term appointment under the Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) agreement and comes with a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Faculty & Staff Benefits Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience in accordance with the Academic Teaching Staff Agreement (ATS) 


  • Act as a primary instructor for 100, 200, and 300 level mathematics courses taught to Engineering students
  • Assist in developing and designing curriculum plans to foster student learning and student engagement; integrate language, examples, and assessments that connect mathematical and statistical concepts to the practice of Engineering
  • Create an engaging learning environment that supports academic growth for a variety of learners, and identify and assist learners who require additional support, and refer for specific assistance to ensure students can fully engage in the learning process
  • Under the support and direction of the Engineering Mathematics Teaching Chair, research and implement best practices for the delivery of mathematics and statistics education to engineering students
  • Engage directly with students to understand classroom experiences, bring student feedback to the Engineering Mathematics Steering Committee 
  • Design, develop, and support evidence-based and progressive strategies to reduce student workload and stress
  • Support the host of activities needed to scale and expand enrollment in the undergraduate program

Minimum Qualifications

  • Undergraduate and Master’s or PhD degrees in engineering, mathematics, statistics, or related fields
  • A strong background and ability to teach mathematics and statistics
  • Strong knowledge of pedagogy and andragogy, including experience with course or program development
  • Ability to make informed and equitable decisions to enable students of many abilities and backgrounds to be successful here
  • Demonstrated evidence of teaching, leadership, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in developing student assessment strategies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching mathematics at the Undergraduate level in a University or College environment
  • Experience in the application of equity, diversity, and inclusivity to adult learning and post-secondary education and knowledge of the inequities and under representation of several groups in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) 
  • Knowledge of and experience with the integration of the Indigenization, decolonization, and Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action in adult learning and/or post-secondary programs

How to Apply

The position is limited to only candidates legally entitled to work in Canada.

We invite those interested in this opportunity to investigate the following links for additional information about the Faculty of Engineering (, the University of Alberta (, and the City of Edmonton (

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit the following documents:

  • A current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A statement of Teaching Interests
  • A cover letter
  • A sample course outline from a previously instructed course
  • Any available teaching evaluations or ratings
  • Contact information for three references

Please address your applications to:

Dr. Pierre Mertiny

Professor and Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs

Office of the Dean, Faculty of Engineering

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.