School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism - Specialized and Inclusive Therapeutic Recreation - Thunder Bay

Contract Lecturer Positions
Social Sciences & Humanities

Application Deadline: Until position is filled.

 Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for a Contract Lecturer in the School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism to teach:

OUTD 3610 FDE: Specialized and Inclusive Therapeutic Recreation

Explores historical and contemporary social constructs of ability and disability in relation to outdoor recreation participation. Case studies will act as an aid to develop strategies for facilitating inclusive and population specific recreation experiences in a variety of recreational and leisure settings.

Start Date/Duration:          Sept 9, 2020

                                            Monday & Wednesday, 11:30-1:00; ZOOM Meeting Format

Qualifications Preferred:  Minimum Masters degree in Outdoor Recreation

or related field; PhD preferred. Experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of course delivery.

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, please contact Dr. Tom Potter.  Detailed information on the School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism and our programs is available at:

Review of applications will begin on JULY 10, 2020, 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, an example of a course outline you have developed, and recent teaching evaluations. A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form must accompany your package. This form is available on our website at applications will not be considered.

Applicants should submit their electronic application to:


School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism

Lakehead University

955 Oliver Road

Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1

Attn: Dr. Tom Potter, Acting Director


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.