Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Tenure Track Faculty Positions
Thunder Bay
Application Deadline: 
Monday, April 24, 2023 - 11:59pm

Lakehead University’s Department of Gender & Women’s Studies invites applications for one Tenure-Track faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level to commence July 1, 2023. The Department has several undergraduate programs and a Master’s Specialization across three Faculties.

The applicant would bring community-engaged, place-based research, and teaching expertise, in the areas of abolitionist feminism, feminist critical and anti-colonial carceral studies, and feminist critical race theory.  The successful candidate will have a research program that supports their teaching responsibilities. Experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of delivery is highly desired.

In addition to teaching in the Undergraduate programs, the successful applicant should be able to contribute to the overall research and supervision needs in the Graduate Specialization in Gender & Women’s Studies and the MA Social Justice Studies, and teach core Gender & Women’s Studies courses which could support the MA Social Justice Studies. The successful candidate will also have preparation and experience relevant to teaching feminist research methodologies for graduate level courses in Social Justice Studies.

The ideal applicant will hold a PhD in Gender & Women’s Studies or a cognate field with demonstrated teaching and research experience in the field of Gender & Women’s Studies, core training in Gender & Women’s Studies theory and methods, and demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. Prior administrative service is an asset.

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. Jenny Roth, Acting Chair, Department of Gender & Women’s Studies, at (807) 766-7116 or  Detailed information on our undergraduate and graduate programs is available on our homepage on the Lakehead University website at

Review of applications will begin on April 11, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) quoting Reference #SSH-2023-24-01 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 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. Betsy Birmingham, Dean
Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
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.

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. We encourage candidates to self-identify, if you are from an under-represented group, and prefer candidates with the knowledge, competencies and relationships derived from lived experience. 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 orhuman.resources@lakeheadu.cato make appropriate arrangements.

This position is subject to budgetary approval.