Civil Engineering 3-Year LTA

Limited Term Faculty Positions
Thunder Bay
Application Deadline: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021 - 11:59pm


Lakehead University is delighted to announce a transformative evolution of its Faculty of Engineering that will lead to the creation of the ‘Modern Engineering’ paradigm. This ambitious project builds on the successes of the present Faculty of Engineering, which currently offers fully accredited and innovative programs in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering as well as a new BEng + MBA program.

This major initiative provides a unique opportunity for both senior and junior faculty to help lead the creation of innovative teaching and research programs that integrate the diverse areas of Engineering, Law, Business, Sciences and Humanities, within the multidisciplinary environment of Lakehead University. 

The Department of Civil Engineering at Lakehead University invites applications for a 3-year, teaching-focused, limited term appointment in Civil Engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing August 01, 2021. Preference will be given to those candidates with a demonstrated commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level and with evidence of an effective and established teaching record.

The Department offers an accredited Bachelor of Engineering degree as well as Graduate programs in Civil Engineering. The successful candidate will teach three full-course equivalents (six half-credit courses) per year along with supervising undergraduate students for their final year degree project. Typical course assignments may include structural analysis; design of structures in steel, reinforced concrete, masonry or timber; mechanics of solids; and introductory courses in the traditional fields of civil engineering, including soil mechanics, dynamics, and construction materials. In addition to teaching, the candidate will be required to participate in the administrative work of the Department and University, in activities such as outreach and recruitment, serving on administrative and student committees, and curriculum development.

The preferred candidates will have:

    i.An earned Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from a recognized university with a specialization in the general area of structural analysis and design, a baccalaureate degree in Civil Engineering, post-doctoral or other relevant experience is an asset;

   ii.A demonstrated commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and evidence of an effective and established teaching record, and of educational leadership;

  iii.The potential to make service contributions to the Department.

 iv.Experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of delivery is highly desired

Preference will be given to the candidates registered as a Professional Engineer in Canada.


Drawing on Lakehead University’s strengths not only in engineering and the sciences but also in business, law, the humanities, and social sciences, the Faculty of Engineering ensures that engineering students are broadly educated to to address the human and environmental challenges we face now and into the future. Engineering at Lakehead is for EVERYONE. By embodying Lakehead University’s core values of social responsibility, environmental sustainability and transdisciplinary education, Lakehead Engineers step up to be pioneers in technology and innovation, and also be leaders with the creativity, courage, and collaborative spirit to accomplish our shared ambitions.


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 almost 10,000 students and over 2,100 faculty and staff. With an emphasis on collaborative learning, 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 the Faculty of Law.

For further information, please visit:  For additional information, please contact Dr. Eltayeb Mohamedelhassan, Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering at  or at (807) 343-8363. Detailed information on our undergraduate and graduate programs is available on our homepage on the Lakehead University website at:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a single PDF file quoting Competition Number:  ENGI-CIV–TF-2021 which includes the following:

Dr. Janusz Kozinski, Dean
Faculty of Engineering
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON  P7B 5E1

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.