Faculty of Law

Limited Term Faculty Positions
Thunder Bay
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - 11:59pm

Application Review Begins February 1, 2023
Bora Laskin Faculty of Law
Reference # LAW-2022-23-01


Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for one two-year limited term appointment at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor in the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law. The academic rank of the appointment will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. Candidates must be licensed or eligible for licensing with a Canadian Law Society.

The Faculty of Law welcomes applications from outstanding established and emerging Indigenous scholars with:

  • a JD or LLB degree; 
  • a graduate degree in law or a cognate discipline; and
  • teaching interests and expertise in one or more of the following areas: Aboriginal Law, Family Law, and/or Criminal Law.

Appointment will ordinarily commence on July 1, 2023.

The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law is known for its innovative curriculum with mandatory courses in Aboriginal and Indigenous Law, and for integrating practical skills into substantive courses. The Law Society of Ontario approved the Integrated Practice Curriculum (IPC) in 2013 which means that our students are eligible for licensing in Ontario upon graduation.

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, 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: www.lakeheadu.ca.

For further information, please contact Professor Larissa Speak using the contact information listed below. Detailed information on the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law and our programs is available here at the faculty website.

Review of applications begins on February 1, 2023 and continues until the position is filled.

The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) quoting Reference #LAW-2022-23-01 should include: (1) a letter of interest; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available (which may include a statement of teaching philosophy, course outlines, and teaching evaluations for previously-taught courses); (4) a research plan, outlining current and future interests; (5) copies of significant publications, if available; (6) all law transcripts; (7) the names and contact information for three references; and (8) a completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada.pdf form. 

Applicants should submit their electronic application to:

Professor Larissa Speak
Bora Laskin Faculty of Law
Lakehead University
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Email: mainoffice.law@lakeheadu.ca

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 human.resources@lakeheadu.ca to make appropriate arrangements.

This position is subject to budgetary approval.