Contract Lecturer - Orillia Campus

Orillia Campus Positions
Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 11:59pm




The Department of Biology at Lakehead University requests applications from an experienced lecturer to teach the following course:


Biology 3671 WAO – Evolutionary Concepts

  (Winter Term: January to April 2020)

Orillia Campus


Designed for students majoring in biology who want to understand evolutionary concepts and their application to important questions in biology, with an emphasis on ecology. Course instruction will include a mixture of lectures, general discussions, tutorials, and investigative assignments. Lectures will emphasize conceptual, empirical, and experimental approaches to the study of evolution. Topics include mechanisms of evolution, adaptation, speciation, and an introduction to evolutionary ecology.

Lecture:  Monday & Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., OA 2008
Tutorial: Monday, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., OA 2010

Qualifications: Ph.D. preferred and experience in teaching.

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:


Please forward a letter of application, curriculum vitae (including evidence of teaching experience, course evaluations, and performance) and the names and contact information for three referees to:  

Dr. Joseph Carney, Chair

Department of Biology

Lakehead University

955 Oliver Road

Thunder Bay, Ontario

P7B 5E1


Posting date: October 24 2019

Application closing date: November 15 2019 11:59 p.m.


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.  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. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (807) 343.8334 or to make appropriate arrangements.

This position is subject to budgetary approval.