Application Deadline: November 28, 2021 

Faculty of Science & Environmental Studies/Computer Science Department

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

**Note that all courses will be taught via Zoom delivery

Computer Science 4311WAO/WDF, Big Data

Course description: Students will learn how to select data from big data repositories (like Canadian or US Open Data portals) and how to use proper data analytics techniques. Many data analytics techniques will be introduced such as linear and logistics regression models, decision trees, support vector machine (SVM), association rules and social graph mining. Students will also learn statistical techniques to evaluate the performance of the models. Assignments and projects relating to health care will be a part of the course.

Computer Science 4471WAO/WDF, Computer Graphics                                         Course description: Topics include raster graphics, graphics architectures, application programmer's interface, interactive graphics, two and three dimensional computer graphics primitives and attributes, transformations, viewing, animation, hidden surface removal, colour and shading, and curves and surfaces. Course topics will be related to game programming applications and assigned work will employ course material in the construction of two and three dimensional games.

Start Date/Duration:  January 10, 2022 – April 8, 2022

                      Comp 4311WAO/WDF – T/TH, 2:30pm – 4:00pm via Zoom

                      Comp 4311L WD2/WO1 – F, 1:30pm – 2:30pm via Zoom

                      Comp 4471WAO/WDF – M/W, 8:30am – 10:00am via Zoom                                           

Qualifications Preferred:  Ph.D. in Computer Science and experience in teaching, particularly 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 November 28, 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


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.