Faculty of Law

Tenure Track Faculty Positions - Thunder Bay Campus
Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 11:59pm

Lakehead University's Bora Laskin Faculty of Law invites applications for a tenure track position to teach within the Aboriginal and Indigenous Law curriculum. Rank of appointment is commensurate with qualifications, teaching, and research. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2017.  Review of applications will begin on February 24, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Aboriginal and Indigenous candidates are encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate will have teaching and research expertise in Indigenous legal traditions.  Preference will be given to qualified candidates with research and teaching expertise in either Anishinaabe law or Métis law or both. The Faculty invites candidates to discuss their experience engaging with the language, worldview, traditions, and protocols of an Indigenous people, and the ways in which their teaching and research address the relationship between Indigenous laws and Indigenous languages, worldviews, traditions, and protocols, where such is the case. The Faculty encourages applications from candidates who employ Indigenous pedagogy in their teaching, including land-based pedagogy.

The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law has a tripartite mandate, which includes a focus on Aboriginal and Indigenous law, environmental and natural resources law, and rural and small firm practice. The Faculty’s Integrated Practice Curriculum incorporates the requirements of articling into the Faculty’s three-year program. The Law Society of Upper Canada has approved the Integrated Practice Curriculum; as a result, successful graduates may be called to the bar in Ontario without completing a separate period of articles. Our faculty have experience practising law, and many of our courses include skills-based exercises. The Faculty encourages applications from those who have experience in the practise of Indigenous law, and who can incorporate Indigenous skills exercises into their courses.

Applicants must have a law degree, and preference will be given to those who also have a graduate degree in law.

Complete applications will consist of the following:

  • a cover letter that includes a teaching and research statement;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • law transcripts;
  • up to two samples of published research; and,
  • the names and email addresses of three referees.

Complete applications should be sent to:

Angelique EagleWoman, Dean, Bora Laskin Faculty of Law

Lakehead University,

955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1

e-mail: lawfaculty@lakeheadu.ca 

If you have questions about this position, please feel free to contact Dean EagleWoman, at lawfaculty@lakeheadu.ca. Review of the applications will begin February 24, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form should be submitted with the application. This form is available on our website - please click here.

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. 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 final budgetary approval.