Department of Software Engineering

Tenure Track Faculty Positions - Thunder Bay Campus
Application Deadline: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 11:59pm

Department of Software Engineering - Thunder Bay Campus

Category:  Tenure Track Faculty Position

Department:  Engineering

Department of Software Engineering

The Department of Software Engineering at Lakehead University invites applications for one (1) tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position is at the Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, Thunder Bay, Ontario.  The position will commence on August 1, 2020.

While the Department encourages all eligible applicants with an earned PhD or close to completion by August 1, 2020 in Software Engineering or closely related disciplines to apply for these positions, its needs, in research, are in areas of Software Engineering such as service-oriented computing, cyber-physical and Internet of Things (IoT), cloud and distributed systems, big data software, applied artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Relevant industrial and practical experience will be an asset.

The Department offers a unique accredited Bachelor of Engineering program. In addition, the Department, in conjunction with the Department of Electrical Engineering, offers a Masters by thesis, course work and a Ph.D. program. 

The successful candidate is expected to teach existing undergraduate and graduate courses, develop new courses, and build a strong research program in the Software Engineering Department, including securing external funding and generating archival publications. Flexibility in undergraduate teaching of a diversity of courses is expected in the program. Service to the department, faculty, and university is expected.

Acquiring Professional Engineering registration in a province of Canada is a mandatory condition for employment in this position.

Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With campuses located in Thunder BayOrillia and LU-GC partnership programs at Barrie. 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 additional information, please contact Dr. Hassan Naser, Chair, Department of Software Engineering and Interim Dean, Faculty of Engineering at or at 807-343-8389.

Detailed information on the Software Engineering program is available at:

Details of the school and other programs are also available at:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a single PDF file quoting “Software Engineering 2020” which includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of a research plan, copies of their three most significant publications, and the names and addresses of three references. A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada.pdf form must accompany your package. 

Applicants should submit their electronic application to:


Dr. Hassan Naser, P.Eng.

Interim Dean, Faculty of Engineering

Lakehead University

955 Oliver Road

Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1


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.