School of Nursing

Tenure Track Faculty Positions
Thunder Bay
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 11:59pm

Application Deadline: the review of applications will start on
March 31, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled

Faculty of health and Behavioural Sciences/School of Nursing

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for 3 tenure-track faculty appointments in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences/School of Nursing.  The academic rank of the appointment will be commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate. The positions will commence on August 1, 2021.

The successful candidate will have an unrestricted RN license with the College of Nurses of Ontario, hold a PhD, preferably in nursing, have at least one graduate degree in nursing, and have a specific area of focus in nursing practice. Consideration will also be given to candidates who are completing a PhD. The ideal candidate will have baccalaureate and/or graduate nursing teaching experience and evidence of nursing scholarship. In particular, a successful record, or promise, of externally-funded research and the ability to develop a vibrant program of research is desired. Applications from individuals with a specialization or interest in Northern/Rural Nursing, Indigenous health, older adult, maternal/child health, mental health, or nursing sciences are particularly being sought.  Experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of course delivery is highly desired.

The School of Nursing has offered undergraduate degrees in nursing since 1965, and has approximately 650 undergraduate students, including those enrolled in a Compressed 3-year BScN or in a 4-year BScN in collaboration with Confederation College. The School of Nursing also offers a Native Nurses Entry Program and is a member of the 9-university Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program. The School of Nursing offers graduate courses leading to a Lakehead University MPH and is anticipating the initial offering of a Master of Nursing Program for fall 2021.

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. Karen McQueen, Director, School of Nursing. Detailed information on the School of Nursing and our programs is available at:

Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) 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), copies of the three most 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:

Dr. Michel Bédard

Dean, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

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.