Department of Psychology

Tenure Track Faculty Positions - Thunder Bay Campus

Lakehead University’s Department of Psychology invites applications for one Tenure-Track faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level to commence January 1, 2017. The Department has several undergraduate programs, along with Master and Doctoral programs in Clinical Psychology and Psychological Science.  

The applicant would bring research, teaching, and clinical expertise to complement the research program of the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Mental Health and Addiction.  The CRC’s current program of research and five-year research plan approaches Indigenous mental health and addiction in four interconnected directions with the following goals: 

  1. Identify culturally and contextually appropriate targets of intervention and develop methods for measuring outcomes;
  2. Identify western evidence-based and traditional approaches that show promise for treating mental health and addiction issues among Indigenous people;
  3. Develop and test intervention approaches which bring together culture- and community-based knowledge with western-scientific methods; and,
  4. Disseminate new knowledge broadly in Indigenous communities, scientific communities, and among policy and decision-makers using accessible knowledge translation approaches.

In addition to complementing the CRC’s research program, the successful applicant should be able to contribute to the overall research and training needs of the Graduate Programs in Clinical Psychology - a strong commitment to the Scientist-Practitioner model of training is highly desirable for the position.   

The ideal applicant will hold a PhD in Clinical Psychology and be eligible for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO). Preference is given to candidates who have graduated from a CPA-accredited program and completed a CPA-accredited internship. Experience working clinically with First Nations children, adolescents, and adults would be a highly valued asset. 

Knowledge of, and ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in child development and child psychopathology would be an asset.  Experience teaching at the graduate level and supervising graduate student research projects is highly desirable. 

For further information, please contact Dr. Mirella Stroink, Chair, Department of Psychology, at (807) 346-7874 or  Detailed information on our undergraduate and graduate programs is available on our homepage on the Lakehead University website at

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit, electronically, a curriculum vitae, a statement of their teaching philosophy (including course outlines and teaching evaluations from previously-taught courses), a statement about their research interests, copies of publications, and the names and contact information for three referees to: Dr. Michel Bédard, Dean, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, Lakehead University, email:

A completed “Confirmation of Immigration/Citizenship Status” form should be submitted with the application. This form is available on our website - please click here.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval. 

Lakehead University is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, individuals within 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,