Engineering Instructors & Lab Technologists

Cape Breton University (CBU) is located on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia’s tourism centrepiece and home to rich Celtic, Mi’kmaq, and Acadian culture. CBU has a reputation for small class sizes, strong community involvement, and excellence in the delivery of technical education. More information about the university and its offerings can be found on our website at

CBU invites applications for full-time permanent and full-time limited term appointments in the Engineering Department at the ranks of Instructor (Ref: IN1811) and Laboratory Technologist (Ref: LAB1811) to commence January 2019.

Candidates for Instructor positions should have a graduate degree in Engineering (or Applied Science) and be eligible for registration with Engineers Nova Scotia. As well, related industry experience and/or teaching experience in a post-secondary environment is required. Candidates with a B.Eng. and P.Eng. status along with related industry experience and/or teaching experience in a post-secondary environment will also be considered.

Candidates for Lab Technologist positions should have a closely related Bachelor’s degree with related experience.

For both Instructor and Lab Technologist positions, candidates should have experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Industrial Instrumentation
  • Industrial Process Control
  • Environmental Engineering & Design
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Petroleum Processes & Extraction
  • Manufacturing or Mechanical Design
  • Process Engineering
  • Engineering Thermodynamics & Energy
  • Engineering Fluid Mechanics
  • Fundamental Engineering Science
  • Engineering Management & Economics

Successful candidates will be responsible for the delivery of courses, laboratory exercises, and related duties within the Bachelor of Engineering Diploma program and the Bachelor of Engineering Technology Degree program.

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 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 to the Human Resources Department (in PDF format):

  • a letter of application quoting the reference number and identifying your education and experience as it relates to this position;
  • a resume; and
  • complete contact information of three work related references.

Review of applications will commence December 3, 2018. Applicants who apply by email will receive a return email confirming receipt.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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