Bora Laskin Faculty of Law

Tenure Track Faculty Positions - Thunder Bay Campus
Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 4:30pm

Beginning Date of Application Review: 1 November 2019


Lakehead University’s Thunder Bay Campus invites applications for up to four tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor in the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law. Rank of appointment will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Faculty of Law welcomes applications from outstanding established and emerging scholars with a J.D/LL.B, and a graduate degree in law or a cognate discipline, with a broad range of research and teaching interests. Applicants may wish to indicate their scholarly interests in respect of core curriculum areas and the Faculty’s three mandate areas in Indigenous and Aboriginal Law, Rural/small town practice and Natural Resources and Environmental Law. Given our commitment to our Indigenous partners and students, we particularly welcome applications from Indigenous scholars from a broad range of specializations. The appointments will ordinarily commence on August 1, 2020.

The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law is known for its innovative curriculum with mandatory courses in Aboriginal and Indigenous Law implemented in 2013. At Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, practice skills learning is integrated into the curriculum of substantive courses.  The Law Society of Ontario approved the Integrated Practice Curriculum (IPC) in 2013 for the law school to serve as a leader and model in providing legal practice skills as part of the J.D. program. 

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 the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law. For further information, please visit:

We are located in the picturesque city of Thunder Bay. With a view of Lake Superior and the Sleeping Giant from the upper classrooms of the law school, students can enjoy classrooms and study areas in the historic Port Arthur Collegiate Institute (PACI) building as the modernized home of the law school.  

If you have questions about this position, please feel free to contact the Chair of the Appointments Committee, Nancy Sandy at Detailed information on the Faculty and our programs is available at

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and continue until the positions are filled. Applicants should submit an electronic application including a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching experience and/or interests, the names of three references and a letter of application to:

Nancy Sandy

Chair, Appointment Committee

Bora Laskin Faculty of Law

Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1


A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form must accompany your package. This form is available on our website at

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.

Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources, Lakehead University, (807) 343.8334, or to make appropriate arrangements.

These positions are subject to budgetary approval.