Department of Indigenous Learning

Category: 
Tenure Track Faculty Positions
Campus: 
Thunder Bay
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, August 15, 2024 - 11:59pm

Application Deadline: 15 August 2024

Reference Number: SSH-2023-24-02

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for one tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Indigenous Learning to commence January 1, 2025 (there is flexibility to the start date). At Lakehead University the disciplinary home of Indigenous Studies is known as the Department of Indigenous Learning. The academic rank of the appointment will be commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate.

The Department of Indigenous Learning is interested in well-rounded candidates who balance research with a commitment to teaching and service. Applicants should have completed a PhD in Indigenous Studies or an Indigenous Studies-related field by the time of appointment or be in the final stages of their PhD Candidacy.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience working with Indigenous communities in the northern regions of Turtle Island and organizations outside of academe;
  • Experience grounded in community relationships;
  • Experience with innovative pedagogical practices;
  • Experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of delivery; and
    • Lived experience as an Indigenous person with strong ties to Indigenous nation(s) and Indigenous knowledges will be considered a significant asset.

Experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of delivery is highly desired.

Located on the Thunder Bay campus in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, the Department of Indigenous Learning is an interdisciplinary program that encourages Indigenous and non-Indigenous students to develop a deep and rigorous understanding of Indigenous intellectual traditions and Indigenous/settler relations. The department offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree (Indigenous Learning Major), the Honours Bachelor of Arts degree (Indigenous Learning Major), and a minor in Indigenous Learning combined with another discipline. Detailed information about the Department of Indigenous Learning is available at: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/indigenous/indigenous-programs/indigenous-learning

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: http://www.lakeheadu.ca

For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Kristin Burnett, Chair of the Indigenous Learning Department and the hiring committee Chair at kburnett@lakeheadu.ca. Detailed information on the Department of Indigenous Learning and our programs is available at:

https://www.lakeheadu.ca/indigenous/indigenous-programs/indigenous-learning

Review of applications will begin on 15 August 2024 and continue until the position is filled. The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) quoting Reference # (SSH-2023-24-03) 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. A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada.pdf form must accompany your package.

Applicants should submit their electronic application to:

Dr. Glenda Bonifacio
Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1 Email: ssh@lakeheadu.ca

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 2019-2024with 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.

Lakehead University recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g., maternity leave, leave due to illness) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration in the assessment of the

candidate. Candidates are encouraged to highlight how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted their teaching and/or research in their application. Lakehead also recognizes the value of mentoring and research training, outreach, professional service, community-based

research, other forms of scholarly expression, and/or research outputs; demonstrated experience in increasing diversity in the previous institutional environment, and in curriculum, is also an asset. Experience working with Indigenous or racialized communities, and/or members of other equity-deserving groups is a strong asset.

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.cato make appropriate arrangements.

This position is subject to budgetary approval.

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies - Media, Film, and Communications Production

Category: 
Limited Term Faculty Positions
Campus: 
Orillia
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, July 14, 2024 - 11:59pm

Reference # SSH-2024-25-04

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities/Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Lakehead University, Orillia Campus, invites applications for one limited term appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Media, Film, and Communications Production in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. The academic rank of the appointment will be commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate. The position will commence on August 1, 2024 and continue for 9 months.

The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies on the Orillia campus offers both bachelors and honours bachelors programs in Media, Film, and Communications. We are seeking a committed faculty member and flexible teacher to join our team for the upcoming academic year.

Applicants for this position should have a PhD and / or MA with active professional creative practice in multi-media, film, video, and/or audio production. The candidate will be expected to teach the courses listed below. Experience teaching in these areas is an asset. "Experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of delivery is highly desired."

  • MDST 1050: Introduction to Media and Film Production
  • MDST 2030: Media Production
  • MDST 3690 Cinematography
  • MDST 4650: Special Topics in Media Production

The candidate will also be expected to manage and supervise student internships / community placements, organize the Media Arts Showcase, manage media equipment, and assist with student recruitment and advising. The candidate should provide evidence of strong organizational and presentation skills.

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.

For further information, please contact Dr. Valerie Hébert, Acting Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies (vhebert@lakeheadu.ca). Detailed information on the Media, Film, and Communications program is available at: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/programs/departments/interdisciplinary-studies/undergraduate-programs/mediastudies

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) quoting Reference # SSH-2024-25-04 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), and the names and contact information of three references. A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada.pdf form must accompany your package. 

Applicants should submit their electronic application to:

Dr. Glenda Bonifacio, Dean
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1
Email: ssh@lakeheadu.ca

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 orhuman.resources@lakeheadu.cato make appropriate arrangements.

This position is subject to budgetary approval.

Department of Political Science

Category: 
Tenure Track Faculty Positions
Campus: 
Thunder Bay
Application Deadline: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 11:59pm

Application Deadline:   June 15, 2024

Reference # SSH-2024-25-02

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for one tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, in Comparative Politics, specializing in Law and Public Policy. We seek an active scholar with a commitment to excellence in teaching and research, interested in contributing significantly to our vibrant academic community.  The academic rank of the appointment will be commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate. The position will commence on August 1, 2024.

Lakehead's Political Science Department is known for its high-quality teaching and programs, and for professors who invest in their students' success. Together, students and faculty study Canadian and International politics through an examination of the ideas, practices, structures and powers that shape and govern our participation in political communities.

Responsibilities of the successful candidate shall include:

  • Teach undergraduate courses in Comparative Politics, with a focus on Law and Public Policy, covering topics such as policy analysis, local, provincial, and federal governance structures, and the interaction between law and politics in Canada.
  • Conduct original research in Comparative Politics, publishing scholarly work in leading peer-reviewed journals and presenting findings at national and international conferences.
  • Mentor and advise undergraduate students, guiding them in research projects, thesis preparation, and career development.
  • Participate actively in departmental and university service, contributing to curriculum development, committee work, and academic initiatives.

"Experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of delivery is highly desired."

Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field, with a specialization in Comparative Politics, Law, Public Policy, or a relevant subfield.
  • Demonstrated expertise in comparative methodologies, with a focus on legal and policy analysis across different political systems and regions.
  • A strong record of scholarly research, including publications in leading academic journals, and the potential for securing external funding.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching, evidenced by teaching evaluations, syllabi, and innovative pedagogical approaches.
  • Ability to contribute to the diversity and inclusivity of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

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.

For further information, please contact Dr. Toby Rollo, Chair. Detailed information on the Department of Political Science and our programs is available at: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/programs/departments/political-science

Review of applications will begin on June 16, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) quoting Reference # SSH-2024-25-02, 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. A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada.pdf form must accompany your package. 

Applicants should submit their electronic application to:

Dr. Glenda Bonfiacio
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Lakehead University
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Email:  ssh@lakeheadu.ca

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 orhuman.resources@lakeheadu.cato make appropriate arrangements.

This position is subject to budgetary approval.

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