School of Social Work - Tenure-Track Appointment

Tenure Track Faculty Positions - Thunder Bay Campus
Social Work

Application Deadline: Open until the position is filled

School of Social Work

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for one tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, in the School of Social Work. The position will commence on or around August 1, 2020.

We are a small, research-active, community-involved School with an excellent undergraduate program that prepares students for generalist practice, and an MSW program that prepares students for advanced generalist practice. Our undergraduate program is offered in two formats: a four-year HBSW, and a 12-month HBSW designed specifically for students with a previous undergraduate degree. We have a particular commitment to education for practice in northern, rural and remote environments, but our graduates are equally prepared for work in urban centres.

The ideal candidate will either have a PhD (or ABD) in Social Work, or PhD in a related discipline together with an MSW degree, demonstrated ability and record to conduct impactful research and publish in peer-reviewed journals, and ability to teach at the BSW and MSW levels. Direct practice experience in clinical social work (counselling), and remote, rural, and Indigenous communities would be considered an asset. The applicants should have the ability to teach generalist social work practice with a specific focus on social work communication and theory. Applicants should have a personal and professional commitment to diversity and social justice. Experience in online teaching and graduate supervision would be advantageous.

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 about this position, please contact Dr. Angela Hovey, Hiring Committee Chair, School of Social Work at Detailed information on the School and our programs is available at:

Review of applications will begin on May 22, 2020, and we strongly encourage early applications for the first-round review. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) must 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 research plan (current and future interests), copies of the three most significant publications, and the names and contact information of three referees. A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form must accompany your package. This form is available on our website at: Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada.pdf

Applicants should submit their electronic application to:

Dr. Michel Bédard

Dean, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road

Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1


Fax: (807) 766-7155

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.