Department of Computer Science

Tenure Track Faculty Positions
Thunder Bay
Application Deadline: 
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 11:59pm

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for two tenure-track positions and one 3-year limited-term appointment in the Department of Computer Science. The positions will commence on May 1,2021, at a rank commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Tenure-Track (2 positions): Applications are invited from outstanding candidates in Computer Science with a strong research focus in the broad category with preferences in the following areas: Cryptography, Computer Security and Privacy, Computing Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Natural Language Processing,  and Theoretical Computer Science. Applications with exceptional research in other areas that complement the expertise of the department may also be considered.

Limited Term Appointment (1 position): Applicants will be expected to teach a range of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, such as Data Structures, Theory of Computing, Operating Systems, Computer Architecture, and other Computer Science core courses as well as may supervise MSc projects/Theses. Strong research or the potential to conduct high-impact research is also essential for this position.

The successful candidates are expected to initiate an externally funded research program and contribute to the supervision of graduate students in our MSc. Program. Additionally, the candidates are expected to actively participate and support the department activities.  Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related discipline. Prior teaching, post-doctoral, or industry experience will be considered as an asset. Experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of course delivery is highly desired.

The Department of Computer Science is a fast-growing department with a total of 14 full-time faculty members including one research chair. Our faculty members are involved in various externally funded research programs.

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. V. Mago, Chair, Department of Computer Science (e-mail:  Detailed information on our undergraduate and graduate programs is available on our homepage:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.  Applications received by March 15, 2021, will receive full consideration. The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) should include a letter of interest (explicitly mention the position: Tenure-Track or LTA or Both), curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including a statement of teaching, 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, a completed eligibility form (see below) 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. Todd Randall

Dean Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies

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.

These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.