Department of Interdisciplinary Studies - Criminology

Orillia Campus Positions

Lakehead University's Department of Interdisciplinary Studies invites applications for one tenure-track or tenured faculty appointment in Criminology at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor level to commence July 1, 2017.  The academic rank of the appointment will be commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate.

Applicants should have a completed PhD in Criminology or a Criminology-related field by the time of appointment and provide evidence of a clearly-defined research program.  Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching.  The successful candidate will assume an active service role and coordinate the Criminology program within the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With campuses located in Thunder Bay and Orillia, 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 ten faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Science and Environmental Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, Graduate Studies, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (West Campus) and Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law.

For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Michael Stevenson, Chair, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, at  Information about the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Criminology program is available on the Lakehead University website at: 

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) 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), and copies of the three most significant publications. Applicants should submit their electronic application to:

Dr. Dean Jobin-Bevans, Interim Dean,

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Lakehead University

Thunder Bay, Ontario


Applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent to the same address.

A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form should be submitted with the application.  This form is available on the Lakehead University 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, 955 Oliver Rd., Room UC 0003, Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 5E1, (807) 343.8334 or email

This position is subject to budgetary approval.