Department of Physics

Category: 
Contract Lecturer Positions
Campus: 
Thunder Bay
Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 11:59pm

Application Deadline: JANUARY 29, 2021

Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies

Department of Physics

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for a Contract Lecturer in the Department of Physics. Applications are requested to teach:

GSCI 2010 SDE - Meteorology I
An introduction to the atmosphere and weather. Objectives: to learn the basic characteristics of weather phenomena; to develop an understanding of meteorological information in relation to weather observations, forecasts, warnings, and other hazardous conditions. Common forms of meteorological information (synoptic observations, weather maps, satellite and radar imagery) that are readily available in the media and on the Internet are explained. Types of severe weather and their hazards are outlined.

GSCI 2310 SDE - Astronomy I
An introduction to the study of astronomy. Topics include history, instruments, gravity, the sky and the calendar, the earth and moon, planets of the solar system, comets, meteors, the sun as a typical star, life in the universe. The aim of the course is an appreciation of the development of astronomy and a basic understanding of the concepts and methods which have made that development possible.

Start Date/Duration:          2021-05-03 - 2021-06-14 (web based)

Qualifications Preferred:  A graduate degree in physics or relevant discipline is preferred, 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. Experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of delivery is highly desired.

Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With campuses located in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Lakehead has approximately 10,000 students and 2,160 faculty and staff.  With an emphasis on collaborative learning and independent critical thinking and a multidisciplinary teaching approach, Lakehead offers a variety of degree and diploma programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels through its ten faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Science and Environmental Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, Graduate Studies, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (West Campus) and Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law. For further information, please visit: www.lakeheadu.ca.

For further information, please contact Dr. Mark Gallagher.  Detailed information on the Department of Physics and our programs is available at: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/programs/departments/physics

Review of applications will begin on January 29th and will continue until the position is filled. The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) should include: a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and/or evidence of teaching effectiveness. A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada.pdf form must accompany your package. 

Applicants should submit their electronic application to:

Send Applications to:

Department of Physics

Lakehead University

955 Oliver Road

Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1

Attn: Dr. Mark Gallagher, Chair

E-mail:  mcgallag@lakeheadu.ca

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.

We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (807) 343.8334 or human.resources@lakeheadu.ca to make appropriate arrangements.

This position is subject to budgetary approval.