School of Social Work

Tenure Track Faculty Positions - Thunder Bay Campus

 Application Deadline: Open until the position is filled

School of Social Work

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for one tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, in the School of Social Work. The position will commence on August 1, 2018.

We are a small, research-active, community-involved School with an excellent undergraduate program that prepares students for generalist practice, and an MSW program that prepares students for advanced generalist practice. Our undergraduate program is offered in two formats: a four-year HBSW, and a 12-month HBSW designed specifically for students with a previous undergraduate degree. We have a particular commitment to education for practice in northern and remote environments, but our graduates are equally prepared for work in urban centres.

The ideal candidate will either have a PhD (or ABD) in Social Work, or PhD in a related discipline together with an MSW degree, and social work practice experience, demonstrated ability and record to conduct impactful research and publish in peer-reviewed journals, and ability to teach at the BSW and MSW levels. Direct practice experience in remote, rural, and First Nations communities would be considered an asset. The applicants should have the ability to teach generalist social work practice. Applicants should have a personal and professional commitment to diversity and social justice. Experience in online teaching and graduate supervision would be advantageous.

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 8,680 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, please visit:

For further information, please contact Dr. Raymond Neckoway, Director, School of Social Work at (807) 343-8417 or Detailed information on the School and our programs is available at: 

Review of applications will begin on December 10, 2017 and we strongly encourage early applications for the first round review. However applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The electronic application package (in the form of one single PDF document) must include: curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, course outlines), sample publications, and contact information for three referees to:

Office of the Dean

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road

Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1


Fax: (807) 766-7155 

In order to work at Lakehead University, you are required to be legally eligible to work in Canada and any appointment may be subject to a valid work permit pursuant to the Immigration Regulations.  A completed Confirmation of Immigration/Citizenship Status should accompany your package. This form is available on our website at

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Lakehead is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. 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

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.