Department of Computer Science

Tenure Track Faculty Positions - Thunder Bay Campus

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies. The academic rank of the appointment will be commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate. The position will commence August 1, 2018.

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates in Computer Science with a strong research focus in the broad category with specialization in one or more of the following areas: Computer game programming, visualization and computer graphics, human-computer interaction, parallel and high performance computing, databases, algorithm analysis and design, artificial intelligence, cyber security.

The successful candidate is expected to support our spectrum of undergraduate and graduate teaching needs including computer graphics, along with initiating an externally funded research program, and contributing to the supervision of graduate students in our MSc. Program.  Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science, or a closely related area.

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, please visit:

For further information, please contact Dr. M. Benson, Chair, Department of Computer Science (807) 343-8230 or e-mail:  Detailed information on our undergraduate and graduate programs is available on our homepage at:

Review of applications will begin immediately 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), copies of the three most significant publications, and the names and contact information of three references. Applicants should submit their electronic application to:

Dean, Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies

Lakehead University

Thunder Bay, Ontario


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, 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.

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 budgetary approval.