Department of Sustainability Sciences

Contract Lecturer Positions
Application Deadline: 
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 11:59pm

Lakehead University Positions Available

(at Georgian College, Barrie Campus) 

Date of Posting:        June 5, 2017

Title of Position:       Contract Lecturer

Applications are requested to teach the following courses (subject to availability):

Mathematics 0210: Quantitative Methods for the Social Scientist (Fall Term 2017)

An Introduction to probability, random variables and discrete distributions.  Analysis of data: measures of dispersion and location; normal, t, chi-square and f tests, contingency tables, analysis of variance; linear regression and correlation.

Qualifications: MSc in Mathematical Sciences (or a related field), or higher.  Teaching experience at the University level preferred.

Geology 1130: Crust of the Earth (Winter 2017)

Emphasis is placed on the Earth's crust especially on near-surface processes and their products. The principles of stratigraphy, significance of fossils, variety of depositional environments and hydrogeology are some topics that will be presented. Discussion of geology and the environment will include geological resources, energy consumption and changes to the natural environment caused by human activity.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or MSc in Geology, with experience teaching at the post-secondary level. Candidates lacking the specific degree qualification, but who possess an appropriate combination of experience and other academic qualifications, are also encouraged to apply.

Natural Resources Management 1010: Canadian Forest Plant Species (Fall 2017)

An introduction to the identification of trees of Canada including important introduced species. Lab instruction builds upon field school experience and emphasizes identification, classification, site requirements and uses of important species. Lecture instruction emphasizes relevant conifer and hardwood morphology, taxonomy, Canadian forest vegetation and elementary ecological concepts. Scientific names and terminology are used in lectures, laboratory work and examinations. Each student is required to complete a plant collection and to pass an outdoor tree identification test. 

Qualifications: Masters degree preferred with undergraduate degree in Forestry (or similar, e.g. tech diploma in Forestry followed by undergraduate degree in Forestry, Biology or Environmental Science). In-depth understanding of the major forest regions of Canada with a special focus on the Boreal, Great Lakes-St Lawrence and Carolinian regions. Must have an appreciation for hardiness zones and the significance of provenance as it relates to climate change. Course would include:  Classification and Nomenclature, Gymnosperms, Angiosperms, Vegetation Classification, Taxonomy, Evolutionary Processes, Plant Succession, Silvics.

Starting Date and Duration:       

Fall Term:  September – December 2017

Winter Term: January – April 2018 

Location:   Barrie (Georgian College campus)

                   (NOTE:  no travel allowance shall be payable).

Send Applications to: 

Dr. Sreekumari Kurissery

Chair, Department of Sustainability Sciences

Applications should include: A covering letter outlining qualifications, a curriculumvitae, names of referees, evidence of teaching performance and any otherrelevant information

Date Applications Due: Review of applications will begin on June 19, 2017 and will continue until all the courses have been filled

Note:  Subject to Budgetary Approval

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified.