Department of Health Sciences

Tenure Track Faculty Positions
Thunder Bay
Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 30, 2023 - 11:59pm

Application Deadline: Applications are due by 11:59pm on January 30, 2023. Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Department of Health Sciences

Reference # HBS-2022-23-09

Lakehead University respectfully acknowledges its campuses are located on the traditional lands of Indigenous Peoples. Lakehead Thunder Bay is located on the traditional lands of the Fort William First Nation, Signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850. Lakehead Orillia is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg. The Anishinaabeg include the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatomi nations, collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy. Lakehead University acknowledges the history that many nations hold in the areas around our campuses, and is committed to a relationship with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples based on the principles of mutual trust, respect, reciprocity, and collaboration in the spirit of reconciliation.

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the Department of Health Sciences. The academic rank of the appointment will be commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate. While a completed PhD is preferred, applications from doctoral students in the final year of their program will be considered. Applicants should have a demonstrated program of research focused on Indigenous health and related issues, for example, Indigenous health determinants, impacts of settler-colonialism and anti-indigenous racism, health equity, cultural safety, Indigenous epistemologies and methodologies. The position begins on August 1, 2023.

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 Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law. For further information, please visit:

The Department of Health Sciences is a leader in graduate education and research. The Department offers a Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Health Sciences (MHSc), and a PhD in Health Sciences, where students have the option of completing a specialization in: Social-Ecological Systems, Sustainability and Health; Epidemiology; Indigenous and Northern Health; Gerontology; and Nursing. We uphold an inclusive environment wherein diversity in beliefs and practices – as well as individual diversity – is lived, celebrated and respected. The successful nominee will complement and expand the current expertise of researchers in the Department of Health Sciences.

The successful candidate will teach in areas covered in the Master of Public Health Master of Health Sciences, and PhD in Health Sciences programs, including, but not limited to Health Promotion, and the Specializations in Indigenous and Northern Health (e.g., Indigenous Health in Canada) and Social-Ecological Systems, Sustainability and Health (e.g., Health and Sustainability). Experience with engaged and experiential learning and online or alternative modes of delivery is highly desired. Preference will be given to Indigenous scholars. The position begins on August 1, 2023.

For further information, please contact Dr. Lynn Martin ( Detailed information on the Department of Health Sciences and our programs is available at:

Applications are due by 11:59pm on January 30, 2023. Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) quoting Reference # HBS-2022-23-09 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 describing current and future research plans/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:

Attn: Dr. Mirella Stroink, Dean
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
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. Preference will also be given to Indigenous scholars.

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.