SL202314-Winter 2022-CIS*4650 Compilers

Sessional Lecturer Work Assignment
Sessional Lecturer, Unit 2
Academic Unit: 
School of Computer Science
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Winter 2022
Number of Available Work Assignment(s) / Sections: 
Level of Work Assignment(s): 
Right of First Refusal (RoFR)
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Course Details
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Course Description: 
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IMPORTANT NOTE: U of G will progress its return to more conventional course delivery and offer in-person instruction for most courses in Winter 2022 in line with the Provost’s letter of Oct 18, 2021( Compliance with the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy ( will continue to be required. Should conditions change and requirements are placed on the University and its employees by public health bodies, local, provincial, and federal governments, courses posted as ‘In-Class’ may have to switch to an alternative delivery format (see By accepting this contract, you are agreeing to fulfill the duties in the mode of delivery posted and switch as required. Should you require a medical accommodation, please notify your supervisor immediately. Requirements for Winter 2022 course delivery include: • Course should be designed and delivered within an inclusive and accessible learning environment consistent with the principles of Universal Instructional Design (see: • Course learning activities and assessments are to be created to easily accommodate a switch to alternative delivery methods. • Submission of a final and deferred exam, if applicable, to Department ahead of the exam period. • Plan to offer final exam, if applicable, in a modified format if there is another disruption of face-to-face classes. The University’s COVID-19 website provides important information about campus protocols and guidelines for those working on campus. Please contact Joshua Lange ( should you like to discuss the options for the delivery of this course prior to making an application.
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Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Office Hours
Student Consultation
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
TA Coordination Meetings
Invigilating Exams
Other Duties (specified below)
Other Duties Described: 
* Managing the Teaching Assistants (if applicable) for the course. * Attending meetings with students and being available for advising times. * Developing assignments and marking schemes. * Using Courselink or Moodle to provide course materials, assignments, and student evaluations. * Hold a meeting with teaching assistants at the beginning and end of term, and as necessary to meet operational demand. * Facilitate lectures for the course * Provide management oversight of teaching assistants, instruct them in their job tasks and provide any training required for teaching assistants to meet their responsibilities. * Be available to invigilate any on-campus examinations.
Required Qualifications
Ph.D. or M.Sc. with Appropriate Experience in Computer Science or a closely related discipline
Prior Teaching Experience: 
Post-secondary teaching of a similar course
Required competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
* Able to fluently communicate in written and spoken English. * Must be available to attend and conduct scheduled office hours throughout the entire semester. * Extensive software development experience, with particular emphasis in the area of C and Java. * Demonstrated knowledge of the compilation process as well as interpreters, overall design implementation of a compiler, techniques for parsing, building and manipulating intermediate representations of a program, implementation of important features, code generation, and optimization * Must have excellent writing skills and be able to effectively critique student assignments in writing. * The ability to communicate computer science concepts to students effectively, both in written form and verbally. * Demonstrated knowledge and mastery in the field of computational theory and its major theoretical constructs. * Demonstrated knowledge and mastery in Context-Free Grammars (CFGs) and Regular Expressions implmentation strategies. * Familiar with Linux systems and commands.
Preferred Qualifications
Specific Preferred competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
* A portfolio containing projects related to computational theory will be considered an asset. * Experience implementing a working compiler. * Previous experience teaching an undergraduate level course in compiler design and function
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Any other days/times, as required.
Period of the Work Agreement (Start Date and End Date): 
January 4, 2022 to April 22, 2022
Wages (per semester, per full-load): 
minimum $7,617.56 (effective 2021/22)
Other Posting Information
Application Deadline (All postings will automatically expire at 11:59 pm on this day): 
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Posting Email Contact:
Hiring Contact Information: 
Minglun Gong, Director, School of Computer Science

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