Bora Laskin Faculty of Law

Tenure Track Faculty Positions
Thunder Bay
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 11:59pm



Beginning Date of Application Review: November 15, 2020 


Lakehead University’s Thunder Bay Campus invites applications for one to two tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor in the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, and one to two Limited Term Appointments. The academic rank of the appointment will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. Candidates must be eligible for licensing with any Canadian Law Society.

The Faculty of Law welcomes applications from outstanding established and emerging scholars with a J.D/LL.B, and a graduate degree in law or a cognate discipline, with a broad range of research and teaching interests. Applicants may wish to indicate their scholarly interests in respect of core curriculum areas and the Faculty’s three mandate areas in Indigenous and Aboriginal Law, Rural/small town practice and Natural Resources and Environmental Law. Given our commitment to our Indigenous partners and students, we particularly welcome applications from Indigenous scholars from a broad range of specializations.  Without limiting the call for applications, the Faculty notes a particular interest in applications in the areas of family law and environmental law.Appointments will ordinarily commence on August 1, 2021. 

The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law is known for its innovative curriculum with mandatory courses in Aboriginal and Indigenous Law implemented in 2013. At the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, practice skills learning is integrated into the curriculum of substantive courses.  The Law Society of Ontario approved the Integrated Practice Curriculum (IPC) in 2013 for the law school to serve as a leader and model in providing legal practice skills as part of the J.D. program. 

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:

We are located in the picturesque city of Thunder Bay. With a view of Lake Superior and the Sleeping Giant from the upper classrooms of the law school, students can enjoy classrooms and study areas in the historic Port Arthur Collegiate Institute (PACI) building as the modernized home of the law school. 

For further information, please contact the Chair of the Appointments Committee, Professor Wendy Parkes, at Detailed information on the Faculty and our programs is available at:

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit an electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) that 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), a statement of a research plan (current and future interests), a copy of one to two significant publications, 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: 

Professor Wendy Parkes

Chair, Appointments Committee

Bora Laskin Faculty of Law

Lakehead University

Thunder Bay, Ontario


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.