Department of Psychology

Limited Term Faculty Positions
Thunder Bay
Application Deadline: 
Monday, March 27, 2023 - 11:59pm

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on March 27th, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Department of Psychology

Reference #HBS-2023-24-04

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for one Limited Term Appointment (1-year) in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences/ Department of Psychology. The position will commence on August 1st, 2023. The teaching duties for this position consist of six undergraduate courses distributed over 2-3 academic semesters. Two of these courses can be the instruction of the 4th year thesis course and mentorship of undergraduate thesis students. There may be limited opportunities for graduate-level teaching, for qualified candidates.

The successful candidate will:

  1. Hold a doctorate degree in psychology before starting the position;
  2. Show evidence of an active research program in psychology
  3. Demonstrate commitment to teaching at the undergraduate levels 
  4. We are particularly seeking candidates with the ability to teach any of the following courses:
    1. Research Methods, Personality (undergraduate and/or graduate), Health Psychology, Adult Development, Indigenous Mental Health, Evaluation in a Health and Social Service Context (graduate level)
    2. Experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of delivery is highly desired.
    3. Demonstrate commitment to research and scholarship by providing evidence of peer-reviewed academic publications, academic conference presentations, and/or knowledge translation activities;
    4. Demonstrate capacity to provide effective research supervision at the undergraduate level

The Department of Psychology is located at both the Thunder Bay and Orillia campus with this position for in-person instruction on the Thunder Bay campus.

Thunder Bay is located on Lake Superior in beautiful Northwestern Ontario, home to affordable living, thriving foodie and arts communities, and four-season, world class outdoor recreation ( The Department offers arts and science undergraduate programs, graduate programs in Psychological Science (MSc and PhD), MA Clinical Psychology, and CPA-accredited PhD Clinical Psychology programs.

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. Rupert Klein, Chair of the Department of Psychology at (807) 343-8535 or via email at Detailed information on the Department of Psychology and our programs is available at:

The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) quoting Reference #HBS-2023-24-04 should include: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including a statement of teaching philosophy, statement of experience with and approach to equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching, 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:

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.

Lakehead University has an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan 2019-2024 with a goal to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as measured by increasing representation of under-represented groups among applicants, candidates and hires. Experience working with Indigenous or racialized communities, and/or members of other equity-deserving groups is a strong asset. A lived experience or worked experience of any of these issues is preferred.

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.