Employment Opportunities

Application Deadline: Friday, June 22, 2018


Lakehead University, Orillia Campus, invites applications for one tenure-track appointment in Criminology at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The academic rank of the appointment will be commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate.  The position will preferably commence on August 1, 2018.

Applicants should have a completed PhD in Criminology or a Criminology-related field by the time of appointment.  Areas of specific interest would be forensic criminalistics or Indigenous justice issues, but candidates from all areas of Criminology are encouraged to apply. Candidates must provide evidence of a clearly-defined research program and demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching.  The successful candidate will assume an active service role within the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.

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 over 8,600 students and 2,100 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: www.lakeheadu.ca.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Michael Stevenson, Chair, Appointments committee, at mstevenson@lakeheadu.ca. Detailed information on the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Criminology program is available at:



Review of applications will begin June 22, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) should include: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including a statement of teaching philosophy, course outlines, and teaching evaluations for previously-taught courses), a statement of a research plan (current and future interests), copies of the three most significant publications, and the names and contact information of three references. Applicants should submit their electronic application to:

Dr. Rhonda Koster, Acting Dean

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Lakehead University

Thunder Bay, Ontario

Email: ssh@lakeheadu.ca


A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form must accompany your package. This form is available on our website at https://www.lakeheadu.ca/faculty-and-staff/departments/services/hr/employment-opportunites.

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. Please ask us how we may help you by contacting the Office of Human Resources, Lakehead University, (807) 343.8334, human.resources@lakeheadu.ca.

This position is subject to budgetary approval.