Faculty of Education Employment Opportunities

2024-25 Contract Lecturer Postings - All Departments

Note: Courses with online modes of delivery (Zoom or WEB) are not limited to applicants within the geographical areas of the respective campus. All course offerings are tentative and subject to change. Instructors should refer to the online timetable prior to the start of classes.

Qualifications Preferred:

The ideal candidate will possess an appropriate combination of both academic and professional experience in a field related to the course. Experience teaching at the post-secondary level is preferred, and experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of delivery is highly desired. The Faculty of Education values and respects Indigenous traditional learning and knowledge, and embraces various forms of teaching and learning where appropriate. Consequently, for Indigenous content-focused courses, and especially for Indigenous language courses, we will prioritize knowledge of Indigenous languages, community-based learning, and traditional knowledge above academic credentials, in the selection of candidates. For graduate courses, preference may be given to candidates who hold a PhD, or are working towards a PhD, combined with relevant professional experience.

Application Deadlines:  Review of applications will commence no earlier than two weeks (14 days) from the initial date of posting and will continue until filled.

How to Apply:

  • Prepare your application package: a single pdf document including a cover letter clearly listing the course(s) you are expressing interest in, your curriculum vitae, and evidence of teaching effectiveness such as student evaluations. 

  • If you are applying to more than one department, only one application package is required.

  • A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form must be included in your package if applicable.  

  • We encourage applicants with the Right of First Refusal (as outlined in article 19.03.02 of the LUFA/LU Collective Agreement) to indicate their status in their application.

>> To apply, click the Google Form HERE <<

Applications must be sent through Google Forms only; emailed application packages will not be accepted. 


Detailed information on the Faculty of Education and our programs is available at: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/programs/departments/education

For further information or questions on the specific courses posted, please contact the applicable department directly:


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. 

Lakehead University has an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan 2019-2024 with a goal to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as measured by increasing representation of under-represented groups among applicants, candidates and hires. We encourage candidates to self-identify, if you are from an under-represented group, and prefer candidates with the knowledge, competencies and relationships derived from lived experience. Experience working with Indigenous or racialized communities, and/or members of other equity-deserving groups is a strong asset. A lived experience or worked experience of any of these issues is preferred.

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) 343.8010 ext. 8334 or human.resources@lakeheadu.ca to make appropriate arrangements.

Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. Our campuses are located in Thunder Bay on the traditional lands of the Fort William First Nation, Signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850 and in Orillia on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg, and Rama First Nation. Lakehead University acknowledges the history that many nations hold in the areas around our campuses and is committed to a relationship with Métis and Inuit and First Nations peoples. 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 nine faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Science and Environmental Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, Graduate Studies, and Faculty of Law. For further information, please visit: www.lakeheadu.ca.

All positions are subject to budgetary approval. 

To view available Administrative/Staff opportunities, please go to Human Resources Careers.