Department of Civil Engineering

Limited Term Faculty Positions
Thunder Bay

Application Deadline: 

Open until filled

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, and 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 offers dynamic, innovative, and cross‐disciplinary accredited undergraduate programs as well as graduate programs in civil engineering. The Department has diverse expertise in a wide range of experimental, numerical, and analytical research areas in construction, environmental, fire safety, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering.

The Department of Civil Engineering invites applications for a three-year, teaching-focused, limited-term appointment in Civil Engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing August 1st, 2022. 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 preferred candidates must have a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from a recognized university with a specialization in the general area of structural analysis and design as well as a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field. Post-doctoral and/or other relevant experience is an asset. We are particularly interested in candidates having demonstrated university teaching expertise with evidence of an effective and established teaching record as well as educational leadership. Preference will be given to candidates who are registered as Professional Engineers in Canada.

The successful candidate will teach four full-course equivalents (eight half-credit courses) per year as well as supervise final-year degree project groups. Typical course assignments may include structural analysis; design of steel and reinforced concrete structures; mechanics of solids; and core courses in civil engineering, including soil mechanics, dynamics, and construction materials.

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 nine faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Science and Environmental Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, Graduate Studies, and Faculty of Law. For further information, please visit:

For further information, please contact Dr. Osama (Sam) Salem, Chair, Department of Civil Engineering,  Detailed information on our undergraduate and graduate programs is available on our homepage:

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

Applicants should submit a single PDF file quoting Competition Number:  CIV-ENG - 2022-23-03 which includes the following:

  • · a cover letter
  • · curriculum vitae
  • · a statement of teaching philosophy
  • · the names and addresses of three references
  • · A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form must be submitted with the application. This form is available on our website at

Applicants should submit their electronic application to:

Laura Parker, Coordinator, Administration & Professional Development
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) 343.8334 or  to make appropriate arrangements.

These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.