Department of Psychology

Tenure Track Faculty Positions
Thunder Bay
Application Deadline: 
Monday, November 20, 2023 - 11:59pm

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on November 20th, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Department of Psychology

Reference #HBS-2024-25-01

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for one tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences/Department of Psychology. The academic rank of the appointment will be commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate. The position will commence on July 1, 2024

The successful candidate will:    

  1. Have completed a PhD in clinical psychology from a CPA- or APA-accredited program.
  1. Be registered or eligible for registration in Clinical Psychology with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO).  We have a particular need for candidates with clinical competence working with children and adolescents.  Preference will be given to candidates who are already registered. Those who are not registered must initiate the registration process within the first six months of hire.
  2. Show commitment to the scientist-practitioner model.
  3. Demonstrate research productivity and the capacity to develop a strong independent research program that expands and/or complements the range of current faculty research interests and expertise, and attract external research funding;
  4. Have demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses broadly related to their area of expertise and have evidence of an effective teaching record.
  5. Experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of delivery is highly desired.
  6. Demonstrated commitments to equity, diversity, decolonization, inclusion, belonging, and social justice.
  1. Be able to supervise undergraduate and graduate student research and contribute to the service and administrative activities of the clinical program, the department, and the university; and,

The Department of Psychology is located on both the Thunder Bay and Orillia campus with this position being located at the Thunder Bay campus. Thunder Bay is located on Lake Superior in beautiful Northwestern Ontario; home to affordable living; thriving food and arts communities; and four-season, world class outdoor recreation ( The Department offers arts and science undergraduate programs, graduate programs in Psychological Science (MSc and PhD), MA Clinical Psychology, and CPA-accredited PhD Clinical Psychology programs at the Thunder Bay campus and an HBA psychology program at the Orillia campus.

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:

For further information, please contact Dr. Rupert Klein, Chair of the Department of Psychology at (807) 343-8535 or via email at Detailed information on the Department of Psychology and our programs is available at:

The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) quoting Reference # HBS-2023-24-02 should include: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including a statement of teaching philosophy, statement of experience with and approach to equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching, 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:

Attn: Dr. Mirella Stroink, Dean
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay ON P7B 5E1

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. 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 to make appropriate arrangements.

This position is subject to budgetary approval.