Department of Chemistry

Limited Term Faculty Positions
Georgian - Barrie
Application Deadline: 
Monday, May 3, 2021 - 11:59pm

Department of Chemistry
9-Month Limited Term Appointment (Orillia/Barrie)

The Department of Chemistry at Lakehead University invites applications for a nine-month Limited Term Appointment. We are looking for a candidate with the ability to teach for the Applied Life Sciences programs at both the Lakehead University - Orillia and Georgian College – Barrie campuses in the areas of Freshman (University) Chemistry, Organic Chemistry (2nd year), and Biochemistry (3rd/4th year). The position will commence on August 15, 2021 at a rank commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level with an excellent teaching record. Preferred candidates should possess a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a closely related discipline from a university recognized by Universities Canada. Experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of course 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:

Lakehead also offers innovative, four-year combined degree-diploma programs with Georgian College in Barrie. Our programs offer students the opportunity to earn a university degree and college diploma in four years of full-time study. Our innovative degree-diploma programs integrate theoretical learning with a blend of applied skills students need to be job-ready. For further information, please visit:

For further information on this position, contact Dr. Thamara Laredo (, Chair of the Appointments Committee.

Review of applications will begin on May 3rd, 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 (e.g., a statement of teaching philosophy including a commitment to undergraduate teaching, experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of course delivery, course outlines, and unaltered teaching evaluations), 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 with email subject “Department of Chemistry 9-Month Limited Term Appointment" to: 

Dr. Todd Randall, Dean
Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies
Lakehead University
Thunder Bay, ON 
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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 final budgetary approval.