Employment Opportunities

2023-2024 Contract Lecturer Opportunities - 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:

Preference will be given to candidates who hold a PhD, or are working towards a PhD, in a field related to the course, combined with relevant professional experience and/or designation. Experience teaching at the post-secondary level is preferred. Candidates lacking the specific degree qualification, but who possess an appropriate combination of academic and professional experience may be considered.  Experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of delivery is highly desired.

Application deadlines are listed on the course spreadsheets above. 

Review of applications will begin upon closing date and 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, statement of teaching interests and/or evidence of teaching effectiveness. 

  • 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.

*NEW* Click the Google Form HERE to submit your application package. Applications must be sent through this link 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.