Department of Mechanical Engineering

Tenure Track Faculty Positions
Thunder Bay
Application Deadline: 
Monday, August 1, 2022 - 11:59pm

The Faculty of Engineering – Department of Mechanical Engineering

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Campus:  Thunder Bay Campus

Category:  Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Reference # ENG-2022-23-02

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.

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for one tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.  The academic rank of the appointment will be commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate. The position will commence on August 1, 2022.

The Department offers dynamic, innovative, and cross‐disciplinary accredited undergraduate programs as well as graduate programs in mechanical engineering. The Department has diverse expertise over a wide range of experimental, numerical, and analytical research areas. 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or closely related disciplines with teaching and research expertise primarily in Thermofluids area. The candidate is also expected to teach other courses in Mechanical Engineering.   

The successful candidate must have a demonstrated record of research excellence through high quality publications; have the strong ability to develop a vigorous externally-funded, high quality research program; be committed to effective and excellence in teaching; and contribute to the academic life of the Department. Synergy to establish collaborative research links with existing members of the Department and across the University is highly desirable.

The successful candidate is expected to become a licensed Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario within three years from the date of hire. 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, and Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law. For further information, please visit:

For further information, please contact Dr. Basel Ismail, Chair at  Detailed information on the Faculty of Engineering and our programs is available at:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) quoting Reference #ENG-2022-23-02 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.pdf form must accompany your package. 

Applicants should submit their electronic application to:
Dr. Janusz Kozinski, Dean
Faculty of Engineering
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) 343-8010 ext. 8334 or to make appropriate arrangements.

This position is subject to budgetary approval.