Department of Psychology, Lakehead University

Contract Lecturer Positions
Application Deadline: 
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 11:59pm

Application Deadline: June 15, 2020

Department of Psychology, Lakehead University

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for a Contract Lecturer in the Department of Psychology. Applicants are requested to teach:

  • PSYC 2015 W – Social Psychology (Winter)

Review of theories, methods, and research in the scientific study of how a person’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are influenced by the social situation. Topics will include social cognition, social perception, attitudes, and group processes. Applications to interpersonal relationships, prejudice, and discrimination will be covered.

  • PSYC 2016 F – Adult Development (Fall)

This course provides an examination of developmental processes that occur in adulthood, from emerging adulthood to old age, with a focus on theory, research, and practical issues. Topics will include theoretical perspectives on developmental change, biological changes, cognitive changes, social and personality changes, stressful life events, assessment and intervention with the elderly, and death.

  • PSYC 2511 F – Learning (Fall)

A review of the foundations of conditioning and learning in physiology and behaviourist psychology but updates these earlier approaches with the view that learning is an evolved biological mechanism and that what is learned is limited by biological constraints. Content includes coverage of classical and operant conditioning, observational learning, the limits of learning, and the complementary roles of biology and the environment on what is and can be learned.

  • PSYC 3016 F – Personality Psychology (Fall)

This course covers topics in traditional and contemporary personality psychology. A focus will be on personality assessment, motivation, biological and genetic influences, sex and gender, traits, the self-concept, and the evolutionary function of personality. Additionally, the association between personality and relationships, health outcomes, morality and beliefs will be covered.

  • PSYC 4111 F – Statistics for Psychology 3 (Fall)

This course is for the aspiring researcher in Psychology.  Newer and specialized statistical procedures will be the focus.  This course prepares you to plan, analyze, and interpret the results of your honours thesis.

  • PSYC 5151 W – Multivariate Statistics for Behavioural Research (Winter)

This course will focus on various advanced statistical techniques that can be used in psychological research. Topics will include multiple regression, factor analysis, cluster analysis, structural modeling, discriminant function analysis, multivariate analysis of variance, meta-analysis, canonical correlation, sequential analyses, and loglinear modeling.

  • PSYC 6251 F – Advanced Assessment Techniques (Fall)

Advanced theoretical and applied aspects of psychological assessment will be examined. Topics will include: (1) a review of psychometric theory and test construction; (2) review of professional ethics and standards in assessment; (3) evidence-based practice in assessment; (4) advanced interviewing skills; (5) the administration and interpretation of tests of intellectual functioning, memory, psychopathology, personality, health, and vocational interests and aptitudes; (6) computer applications; (7) differential diagnosis; (8) psychological report writing; and (9) special populations, diversity issues, and cultural issues in assessment. The course includes a practicum component.

Start Date/Duration: Fall: September 1 – December 31, 2020
Winter: January 1 – April 30, 2021
Year: September 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021

Qualifications Preferred:  PhD in Psychology preferred with teaching experience at the post-secondary level. Candidates lacking the specific degree qualification (e.g., ABD doctoral students), but who possess an appropriate combination of experience and other academic qualifications are also encouraged to apply. Experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of delivery is highly desired.

Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With campuses located in Thunder Bayand 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, please contact Detailed information on the Department of Psychology and our programs is available at: Department of Psychology.

Review of applications will begin on DATE and will continue until the position is filled. The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) should include: a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and/or evidence of teaching effectiveness. A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada.pdf  form must accompany your package.

Applicants should submit their electronic application to:

Department of Psychology
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1
Attn: Dr. Stroink, Chair

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.

These positions are subject to budgetary approval.