Department of Geology

Contract Lecturer Positions
Thunder Bay
Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 11:59pm

Application Deadline: JANUARY 29, 2021

Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies

Department of Geology

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

GEOL 4015 SDE Basic Scientific Methods in Geology  

Specific topics concerned with problems and materials encountered by Civil and Environmental Engineers. Topics discussed may include: application of geometrical techniques to the solution of problems in structural geology, quarrying and mining; natural radioactivity, its causes and consequences (radon, groundwater chemistry); applications of mineralogical and geological principles to radioactive waste disposal; origin and nature of some industrial minerals (diamond, graphite, salt, gypsum, asbestos, silica); the mineralogy, composition and stability of natural and synthetic silicate and carbonate constructional materials (granite, sandstone, bricks, Portland cement).

Start Date/Duration:   2021-05-03 - 2021-06-14 (web based)

Qualifications Preferred:  A graduate degree in physics or relevant discipline is preferred, with experience teaching at the post-secondary level. Candidates lacking the specific degree qualification, 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 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. Peter Hollings.  Detailed information on the Department of Geology and our programs is available at:

Review of applications will begin on January 29th 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:

Send Applications to:

Department of Geology

Lakehead University

955 Oliver Road

Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1

Attn: Dr. Peter Hollings, 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.

This position is subject to budgetary approval.