Department of Chemical Engineering

Contract Lecturer Positions
Thunder Bay
Application Deadline: 
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 11:59pm

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

ECHE 3434 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Topics cover: calculations of thermodynamic properties of fluids; vapour-liquid equilibrium; solution thermodynamics theory and applications; chemical reaction equilibria; and liquid-liquid, vapour-liquid- liquid, solid-liquid, and solid-vapour equilibria.

Start Date/Duration: May 3 – 26, 2021

ECHE 4432 Chemical Plant Design

Overview of the design process; synthesis of process flow diagrams; steady state flow-sheet simulation; waste minimization and treatment; selection of plant location and layout; detailed design, sizing and costing of major unit operations (reactors, separation equipment, heat exchangers, pumps, compressors and expanders); training in teamwork and report preparation for the capstone design project.

Start Date/Duration: May 3 – 26, 2021

Qualifications Preferred: MSc or PhD in Chemical Engineering or closely related disciplines

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. Baoqiang Liao, Chair . Detailed information on the Faculty of Engineering/Chemical Engineering Department and our programs is available at:

Review of applications will begin immediately 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 20in%20Canada.pdf

Applicants should submit their electronic application to: Send Applications to:

Department of Chemical Engineering Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1 Attn: Dr. B. Liao, 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.