Department of Computer Science

Contract Lecturer Positions
Thunder Bay
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 11:59pm

Application Deadline: March 25, 2021 

Faculty of Science & Environmental Studies/Computer Science Department

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for Contract Lecturer(s) in the Department of Computer Science. The applicant(s) is (are) requested to teach:

Computer Science 1411SDE, Computer Programming I                         
Course description:  A first course in programming given in C - mathematical problem solving, program development, C grammar and simple system functions. Students will develop and write their own programs and run them in a time-sharing environment.

Computer Science 1431SDE, Computer Programming II                          
Course description:  Substantially extends the programming skills development, with more complex programs, using advanced C and C++ features. Good programming style and documentation are stressed throughout. Advanced data types, program structures and other advanced topics in C and C++ languages are discussed.                                                                                                                           

Computer Science 2412SDE, Data Structures
Course description: The design and analysis of data structures and algorithms including Stacks, Link Lists, Trees, Graphs, Searching, Sorting and their complexity analysis. The theory is reinforced by working examples, laboratories, projects, and the use of abstract data types from the C and C++ standard libraries.


Computer Science 5112GDE, Research Methodology                               
Course description: Provides an overview of recent research in computer science and introduces several advanced research topics depending on the research of the instructor. Students will be exposed to basic knowledge and skills about conducting scientific research, which includes critical and creative thinking, qualitative and quantitative research approaches, research life-cycle and time management. Students will complete a research review paper on a select topic.

Start Date/Duration:   May 1, 2021- June 20, 2021

     Comp1411SDE – M/W, 9:00am – 12:00pm via Zoom

     Comp1431SDE – T/TH, 9:00am – 12:00pm via Zoom

     Comp 2412SDE – W/F, 2:00pm – 5:00pm via Zoom

     Comp5112GDE – W, 2:00pm – 5:00pm via Zoom

Qualifications Preferred:  Ph.D. in Computer Science

Experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of
course 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:

For further information, please contact Dr. Vijay Mago, Chair.  Detailed information on the Computer Science Department and our programs is available at:

Review of applications will begin on March 25, 2021 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 form must accompany your package. This form is available on our website at

Applicants should submit their electronic application to:

Send Applications to:

Department of Computer Science

Lakehead University

955 Oliver Road

Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1

Attn: Dr. Vijay Mago, Chair


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 to make appropriate arrangements.

This position is subject to budgetary approval.