Lab Coordinator, Computer Science

Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading Canadian university renowned for its extraordinary learning environment and student-focused educational experience. As a comprehensive university with more than 19,000 students, Laurier has grown rapidly in research intensity while at the same time preserving its well-earned reputation for undergraduate and graduate teaching and learning excellence. With a multi-campus and multi-community culture, Laurier offers students an exceptional range and depth of more than 100 academic programs taught by award-winning lecturers across nine faculties across locations in Waterloo, Brantford, Kitchener, and Toronto. As a leader in higher education for more than a century, the Laurier experience is truly transformative as embodied in its institutional proposition: Inspiring lives of leadership and purpose.

Under the direction of the Departmental Chair for Physics and Computer Science, The Computer Science Lab Instructor is responsible for lab-based instruction in computing science, and for providing technical and professional computing support within the Department of Physics & Computer Science. They develop laboratory content, is responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of labs in computing science, and ensures that the labs’ outcomes contribute to the educational goals of the Department. The Lab Instructor is responsible for creating, evaluating, and revising experiments, manuals, and other materials used in the labs, and for training and supervising student teaching assistants. They acta as a resource for students in computing. The Lab Instructor works in conjunction with faculty members concerning course and lab content to ensure that learning outcomes of computer science courses are met.

This position has a university-wide mandate and is based at the Waterloo Campus. 

Hours of Work: The normal hours of work fall between 8:30 am to 10:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Flexibility in hours will be required, including evening and/or weekend work due to changing lab schedules. When possible, the manager will adjust the work schedule so that no more than 35 hours are worked in a week.

The ideal candidate will possess a Masters' Degree in Computer Science and a minimum of one year of related experience in a university or college setting. Advance keyboarding skills are required, as well as the ability to adapt to the rapid evolution of computing course material and currency in software languages, development tools and techniques. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including technical writing, exceptional attention to detail and the ability to work independently and meet deadlines are a must.

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at jbecker@wlu.ca. Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Diversity and Equity Office at diversity@wlu.ca. We have strived to make our application process accessible however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007 or hr@wlu.ca.

Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity please visit www.wlu.ca/careers for additional information and the online application system. All applications must be submitted online by January 16, 2019. Please note, a CV and letter of introduction will be required in electronic form.