Applied Life Sciences Program - Department of Biology

Limited Term Faculty Positions
Application Deadline: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 11:59pm

Department of Biology

9-Month Limited Term Appointment (Orillia/Barrie)

The Department of Biology at Lakehead University invites applications for a nine-month Limited Term Appointment. We are looking for a candidate with the ability to teach for the Applied Life Sciences programs at both the Lakehead University - Orillia and Georgian College – Barrie campuses in the areas of cell biology, genetics, and molecular biology. The position will commence on August 1, 2020 at a rank commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 Preferred candidates will have:

  • An earned Ph.D. in a discipline related to cell biology, genetics, molecular biology or microbiology from a university recognized by Canadian Universities;
  • A demonstrated commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level with an excellent teaching record.

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:

Lakehead also offers innovative, four-year combined degree-diploma programs with Georgian College in Barrie. Our programs offer students the opportunity to earn a university degree and college diploma in four years of full-time study. Our innovative degree-diploma programs integrate theoretical learning with a blend of applied skills students need to be job-ready. For further information, please visit:

For further information, please contact Dr. Heidi Schraft, Chair of the Appointments Committee ( Detailed information on the Department and the Applied Life Sciences programs is available through the website of the Department of Biology (

Review of applications will begin on April 30, 2020 and 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), and the names and contact information of three references. A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form must accompany your package. This form is available on our website at

Applicants should submit their electronic application to:


Dr. Todd Randall

Dean, Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies

Lakehead University

955 Oliver Road

Thunder Bay, ON  P7B 5E1

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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 final budgetary approval.