Department of Software Engineering

Tenure Track Faculty Positions
Thunder Bay
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 11:59pm

Faculty of Engineering – Department of Software Engineering
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Campus:  Thunder Bay Campus
Category:  Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Reference # 2022-23-05

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 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.

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for one tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Software Engineering.  The academic rank of the appointment will be commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate. The position will commence on January 1, 2023.

The Department offers dynamic, innovative, and cross‐disciplinary accredited undergraduate programs as well as graduate programs in software engineering.  The Department has diverse expertise in a wide range of experimental, numerical, and analytical research areas in software engineering. Our upcoming priority is to intensify our effort to expand and strengthen our R&D linkages with industry and community partners enabling us to sharpen our focus on what we do best, which is training and nurturing the next generation of leaders in one of the fastest growing occupations in the world.

While the Department encourages all eligible applicants with an earned Ph.D or close to completion by January 1, 2023 in Software Engineering or closely related disciplines to apply, its needs in research in areas of Software Engineering such as blockchain, cyber-physical and Internet of Things (IoT), cloud and distributed systems, large-scale data software, applied machine learning, computer vision and artificial intelligence.  Relevant industrial and practical experience will be an asset. 

The successful candidate must have a demonstrated record of research excellence through top-tier 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 be a licensed Professional Engineer with eligibility for membership with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and shall obtain this license 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. Our campuses are located in Thunder Bay on the traditional lands of the Fort William First Nation, Signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850 and in Orillia on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg, and Rama First Nation. Lakehead University acknowledges the history that many nations hold in the areas around our campuses and is committed to a relationship with Métis and Inuit and First Nations peoples. 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. Thangaran Akilan, 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-2022-23-05should 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.