Department of Health Sciences

Category: 
Limited Term Faculty Positions
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 12:00am

Date of Posting:           January 28, 2015

 

Course Title:                HESC 5710 Social Marketing / Health Communications                                    

                                       .5 FCE

 

Session:                        Spring/Summer 2015 Term; classes begin July 2, 2015

                                       Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm ET (6 weeks)

 

Method of Delivery:   WebEx 

 

Course Description:

This course provides a broad overview of the scope of health communications in the practice of public health and then focuses on the theories of behaviour change, social marketing and the evidence of the effectiveness of communication campaigns in health promotion.

 

Preferred Qualifications:             

Applicants will hold the minimum of a Master's Degree, preferably with a public health background.  Teaching and student evaluation experience at the graduate level and knowledge of distance education delivery is preferred. The successful candidate must possess the ability to teach using an online learning platform, although assistance will be made available via the Office of Continuing Education and Distributed Learning.  

Applications must include, in a single PDF document:
 

Cover letter, current CV, student evaluation of teaching (if have previous teaching experience), and the names of three (3) references. 

 

Submit application packages by e-mail to:

Dr. Elaine Wiersma, Acting Chair

Department of Health Sciences

ewiersma@lakeheadu.ca

 

Closing Date:   Tuesday, February 17, 2015

 

This position is subject to budgetary approval.

 

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified.


Department of Health Sciences

Category: 
Limited Term Faculty Positions
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 12:00am

 

Date of Posting:     January 28, 2015

 

Course Title:          HESC 5213, Environmental and Occupational Public Health

                                   2.0 FCE

 

Session:                   Spring/Summer 2015 Term; classes begin Monday, May 4, 2015

                                   Tuesdays, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST (12 weeks)

 

Method of Delivery: WebEx 

 

Course Description:

This course provides a general introduction to the environmental and occupational aspects of Public Health. Sample topics to be covered may include toxicology, risk assessment, and human influences on Public Health through development, pollution, and climate change. Aspects particularly relevant to the northern context will be emphasized. 

 

Preferred Qualifications:     
 

Applicants will hold the minimum of a Master's Degree, preferably with an Environmental and Occupational Public Health background. Teaching and student evaluation experience at the graduate level and knowledge of distance education delivery is preferred. The successful candidate must possess the ability to teach using an online learning platform, although assistance will be made available via the Office of Continuing Education and Distributed Learning.  

 
Applications must include, in a single PDF document:
Cover letter, current CV, student evaluation of teaching (if have previous teaching experience), and the names of three (3) references. 
 

Submit application packages by e-mail to:

Dr. Elaine Wiersma, Acting Chair

Department of Health Sciences

ewiersma@lakeheadu.ca

 

Closing Date:     Tuesday, February 17, 2015

 

This position is subject to budgetary approval.

 

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified.


Manager, ELP - Three-Year Contract

Category: 
Orillia Campus Positions
Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 12:00am

English Language Program - Orillia Campus
 
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Lakehead University has ambitious goals to develop a robust ELP program in Orillia.  As a team member of Lakehead University English Language Program (Orillia Campus), the successful candidate is a dedicated and enthusiastic individual who will play an integral role in helping grow the ELP's student body and diversify its program offerings. The incumbent will be responsible for helping the program achieve its short- and long-term international student objectives through the day-to-day operation of the program, proactively recruiting international students and agents, working with institutional partners as well as increasing global awareness of Lakehead University.   Liaising and building relationships with university departments, partner institutions, organizations, government agencies and prospective student groups is an essential part of the role.  While ensuring continuity between the Orillia and Thunder Bay programs, it is the expectation that the Manager will identify potential programs and develop dynamic marketing material.
 
 
Extensive international travel may be required.  Location and duration will be outlined in the recruitment strategy.  Travel may include arranging and accompanying senior administration and the Director, International on recruitment missions.
 
The successful candidate has completed a university degree, and has a thorough understanding of the English language market and current issues in ESL and post-secondary student recruitment.  Additional qualifications include a minimum of 5 years experience overseeing international ESL student recruitment initiatives as well as managing staff and budgets.  The incumbent has demonstrated project management experience as well as excellent customer service and relationship building skills. An outstanding communicator with the ability to negotiate and develop partnerships, the ideal candidate has excellent time management and organizational abilities with a strong independent work ethic. Sensitivity to privacy issues is expected. Previous international work experience and additional language skills, especially in key markets, are strongly preferred.
 
 
This position is eligible for benefits as defined by Lakehead University.
 
 
Please send your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to:
 
 
Office of Human Resources
University Centre
Room UC-0003
Fax: 807-346-7701
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Executive Assistant to the President - Contract

Category: 
Administrative/Staff Positions - Thunder Bay Campus
Application Deadline: 
Monday, February 2, 2015 - 12:00am

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Reporting to the President, the incumbent is responsible for providing logistical and administrative support to the President. A brief outline of the responsibilities follows.
 
 
DUTIES:
 
As one of the key employees supporting the President, the Executive Assistant plays a critical role in the management of the President's time.  The Executive Assistant delegates the following:  the scheduling of meetings, the preparation of briefing materials, the tracking of expenses, the preparation of correspondence for signature, the booking of travel and the planning of events for the Office of the President.  The EA works with University staff to plan and coordinate all travel itineraries for the President.  The incumbent is responsible for performing projects assigned by the President.
 
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 
A university degree along with five years of experience in a Senior Executive Office or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proven organizational skills to prioritize and organize a high volume of requests.
Professional, calm, tactful and discreet.
Detail oriented.
Ability to perform at high levels in listening skills, and problem analysis.
Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity toward confidentiality.
The ability to deal with high traffic and pressured situations in a calm and diplomatic manner.
Displays exemplary phone and email etiquette.

Interested applicants are invited to apply by submitting a cover letter, resume and contact information for three work-related references to:
 
Barbara Eccles
Senior Advisor to the President and Legal Counsel
Lakehead University
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Field Education Coordinator - Contract

Category: 
Orillia Campus Positions
Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:00am

School of Social Work
Orillia Campus
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Under the supervision of the Director of Social Work, the Field Education Coordinator is responsible for the on-going development, maintenance, and evaluation of the HBSW field education program in Orillia, and for the academic advising of HBSW students in the one year and four year HBSW programs.  The successful candidate is responsible for the development and maintenance of placement opportunities in collaboration with community agencies and partners, the coordination of the student placement process, the facilitation of field orientation, the provision of student field seminars, supervisory training and consultation for Field Instructors, and the coordination of the placement evaluation process, and final grade assignment. The Field Education Coordinator will also participate in recruitment initiatives and work collaboratively with the Field Education Coordinators at both the Orillia and Thunder Bay campuses.
 
 
The successful applicant will have an MSW degree and be registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.  Knowledge of community resources in Simcoe, Muskoka, York, Durham, Peel, and Toronto is essential.  Prior experience working a university setting, in Field Education or Social Work Education as well as knowledge of University policies and procedures is considered an asset.  The successful applicant will have exceptional program management, organizational, communication, and time management skills.
 
 
Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three work-related references, to:
 
 
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Technical Staff

Category: 
Administrative/Staff Positions - Thunder Bay Campus
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The successful candidate will be responsible for providing teaching support and marking assistance for the laboratory component of physics courses (1st and 2nd year). Specific responsibilities include the set-up and tear down of student experiments, maintenance and repairs of experimental apparatus as well as collaborating with faculty to develop new experiments and to update laboratory manuals. The successful candidate will be responsible for the maintenance of the physics laboratory hardware and software including systems administration, user management, security and licensing compliance, web server maintenance along with website development, and the maintenance of chemical, equipment and supply inventories. Additionally, the incumbent will be responsible for assisting in the supervision of graduate assistants and is expected to provide general support to the research endeavour of faculty in the department.
 
 
The ideal candidate has a Honours BSc or MSc in Physics, or a Technical Diploma.  Specific qualifications include a minimum of three years ' experience coupled with a technical aptitude related to the use of specialized physics tools and equipment. With strong troubleshooting capabilities, the successful candidate will also have the ability to repair and maintain equipment.  The incumbent must demonstrate patience, attention to detail and a commitment to safety and be able to lead students in a laboratory setting.
 
Review of applications will begin February 23, 2015 and continue until the position has been filled.
 
Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to:
 
 
Office of Human Resources
University Centre
Room UC-0003
Fax: 807-346-7701
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Customer Service & Collections Associate

Category: 
Administrative/Staff Positions - Thunder Bay Campus
Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 12:00am

Office of Financial Services - Accounts Receivable
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Under the general direction and guidance of the Manager, Accounts Receivable & Student Financials, the incumbent will provide front line customer service to students, serve in a key role for collection of receivables, and provide general support to all other areas of Accounts Receivable.  The following is a brief outline of the duties and qualifications of the position.  A job fact sheet detailing the required duties is available in the Office of Human Resources.
 
 
DUTIES:
Deliver high quality, advanced customer service, in person, by telephone, or by email;
Communicate information pertaining to University policies, academic fees, payment/refund dates to those requesting information;
Maintain the confidentiality of student financial records as defined in the Confidentiality Policy - Student Records;
Receive and process payments on student, sponsor and miscellaneous accounts;
Conduct collections activities for current and delinquent receivables (calls, e-mails, letters, follow-up);
Ongoing student account analysis and adjustments;
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Various data entry, invoicing, and cash reconciliation;
Verification of credit balances and student banking information for refund requisition;
Record and maintain comments on the student electronic file;
Answer questions about, and analyze, T2202A Tuition and Education Amount Certificates and T4A;
Provide support and back-up for other Accounts Receivable positions;
Other related duties as required.
 
 
QUALIFICTIONS:
Post-secondary education in Accounting or 2-3 years related accounts receivable experience;
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
Ability to interact with students, staff, general public and outside organizations exercising tact, judgment and independence;
Experience with computerized accounting systems and various office programs including Microsoft Office, primarily Excel;
Ability to work with constant interruption and in stressful situations during peak periods while maintaining preset deadlines;
Working knowledge of Datatel/Colleague system;
Detail oriented with strong organizational skills;
Familiarity with the Occupational Health & Safety Act, its regulations and other health and safety related legislation and standards.
 
 
Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, resume and the contact information for three references to:
 
 
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Biorefining Research Institute (BRI) Research Chair

Category: 
Research Chairs
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 12:00am

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus

 

Lakehead University invites applications for a Research Chair in support of the cutting-edge research carried out at the Biorefining Research Institute (BRI). The core research activities of the BRI are based on the principles of excellence and innovation, and aligned with the priorities of Lakehead University's Strategic Research Plan. The BRI encourages and promotes interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary basic and applied research and works closely with several faculties on campus including Engineering, Science and Environmental Studies, Natural Resource Management, Graduate Studies, and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. The BRI research is focused on bioprocessing and bioconversion of plant biomass to biofuels and high-value bioproducts such as chemicals, polymers, and composites. As Thunder Bay and Lakehead University are located in the Northern Boreal Forest Ecoregion, which accounts for about a third of the planet's total forest area, the natural biomass resource for this area is wood, predominantly softwood. This dictates the type of biomass biorefining technologies that need to be developed for the region, known as an integrated forest biorefinery. However, utilization of other biomass resources including agricultural residues and municipal solid waste are also under investigation.

 

We seek an exceptional scientist and researcher with a proven record of interdisciplinary research and publications in the bioprocessing of lignocellulosic biomass for sustainable production of bioenergy and biomaterials. A Ph.D. degree in disciplines such as Chemistry (catalysis, synthesis, wood science), Chemical Engineering (product and process development, pulp and paper), Biotechnology (fermentation, pharmaceutical, environmental, genetic engineering), Microbiology (industrial) or a similar field is preferred. Research areas of interest may include (but are not limited to) production of advanced biofuels, thermochemical conversion such as catalytic pyrolysis and liquefaction, thermophilic consolidated bioprocessing, biomass pretreatment and fractionation, lignin and hemicellulose valorization, product recovery, catalyst development, and polymer synthesis. The initial appointment will be for five years with the opportunity for renewal.

 

The Chair will play a key role in enhancing the BRI's research capacity and reputation as a developer of novel biorefining technologies. The Chair will be expected to engage in original, high quality innovative research, seek external research funding, and attract and supervise graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. BRI Research Chairs are expected to undertake collaborative research with an emphasis on establishing productive and successful collaborations within the industry.

 

Lakehead University offers on-campus and community-based programs, continuing education and distributed learning, and graduate programs at the Master's and Doctoral levels. Lakehead is a comprehensive research intensive University providing an impressive array of programs in professional arts and sciences, and is the home of the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. The University has an enrollment of approximately 8,100 students at campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia, with a significant Aboriginal contingent at the Thunder Bay campus. For further information, please visit: www.lakeheadu.ca

 

For further information regarding this position, please contact Dr. Andrew P. Dean at vpresearch@lakeheadu.ca. Detailed information about the BRI is available at: http://lubri.lakeheadu.ca/

 

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a five-year research plan, the contact information for three referees, and three publications that demonstrate a significant contribution to the field should be sent to:

 

Dr. Andrew P. Dean

Interim Vice-President, Research, Economic Development and Innovation

955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada  P7B 5E1

tel: 807-343-8820 e-mail: vpresearch@lakeheadu.ca

 

This position is subject to budgetary approval.

 

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and landed immigrants.

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Category: 
Research Positions
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 12:00am

Lakehead University, Photonics Research Group invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position to work on a project to develop a device for the detection and quantification of trace gases. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out research on assigned projects and take a leading role in the development of the device. The candidate should have a PhD in gas spectroscopy or a related area. Experience in either wavelength modulation spectroscopy (WMS) or Cavity Ring Down Spectroscopy (CRD), as well as programming based on LABVIEW software and knowledge of the operation of instruments, such as lock-in-amplifiers, oscilloscopes, and spectrum analyzers, would be an asset.
 
The position is initially for six months, with the possibility of extension for one more year. The remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications. The candidate should send a CV and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent via email to the principal investigator of the project:  
 
 
Dr. Gautam Das
Department of Physics
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B5E1
Canada
E-Mail: gdas@lakeheadu.ca
 
 
The completed application and letters of reference should be received by 31st January, 2015 in order to ensure full consideration; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled. In accordance with the requirements of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Canadian citizens and Permanents Residents will be given priority.
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Accounts Payable Clerk

Category: 
Administrative/Staff Positions - Thunder Bay Campus
Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 19, 2015 - 12:00am

Office of Financial Services
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Under the general direction of the Manager of Treasury and Ancillary Accounting, the incumbent will be responsible for accounts payable related data entry and payment processing.  The following is a brief outline of the responsibilities and qualifications of the position.  A job fact sheet detailing the required duties is available in the Human Resources Department.
 
 
DUTIES:
Prepare requisitions, invoices, etc. for entry into the accounts payable system;
Perform verification of documents for appropriate approvals and coding;
Data entry of payable information into accounts payable system;
Process payment runs via laser cheques and electronic mediums;
Collate and file backup documentation;
Receive and distribute incoming mail into the Accounts office;
Prepare outgoing cheques for mailing (internal & external);
Maintain electronic vendor records;
Maintain voucher and cheque logs and cheque stock;
Request, key and process money orders;
Request stop payments and prepare re-issues;
Receiving and responding to inquiries by phone, fax, e-mail or in person;
Other related duties as assigned.
 
 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Post secondary education in Accounting (Diploma/Certificate);
2-3 years related experience;
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
Ability to work with staff, students and outside organizations exercising tact, judgment and independence;
Experience with computerized accounting systems and various programs including
Microsoft Office, with an emphasis on Excel;
Must be able to work under constant interruption and stressful situations during peak periods while maintaining preset deadlines;
Working knowledge of Datatel/Colleague system;
Detail oriented with strong organizational skills.
 
 
 
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Research Chairs in Molecular Imaging and Advanced Diagnostics - Lakehead University/Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute

Category: 
Research Chairs
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 12:00am

Lakehead University, in partnership with the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute (TBRRI), invites applications from recognized and respected scholars to be considered for up to two Lakehead University/TBRRI Research Chairs in molecular imaging and advanced diagnostics. These positions will be tenure-track or tenured and available in any academic rank at the University depending on candidates' qualifications. Chairs will be appointed in one of three faculties: Engineering, Science and Environmental Studies or Health and Behavioural Sciences. Qualified candidates are sought who have an established research program relative to the broad field of medical imaging technology and applications. The candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas:

 

Engineering

Particular areas of interest include investigation of techniques and technologies to establish new modalities for medical imaging, informatics, and biomedical engineering. Engineering candidates are expected to be registered professional engineers or qualified and willing to pursue such designation in the Province of Ontario.

 

Science and Environmental Studies

Particular areas of interest include the discovery of biomarkers and the development of imaging probes, application of medical imaging to human biology, development of medical imaging as a surrogate endpoint for clinical trials, development and application of techniques for image-guided interventions, and medical biophysics.

 

Health and Behavioural Sciences

Particular areas of interest include the application of medical imaging to: Aboriginal health, cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lung disease, mental health and addiction, comprehensive hospital-based clinical services, development and application of techniques for functional magnetic resonance imaging, and injury and disability.

 

 

The successful candidates will hold a Doctoral degree, have excellent research credentials, and have a demonstrated record of securing competitive external research funding. Candidates must be researchers who can bring an innovative perspective to the University in carrying out and leading research, and contributing to the undergraduate and graduate programs at the University.

The Chairs' expertise will complement research underway at Lakehead University and TBRRI. The Chairs will contribute to the on-going initiative to develop an interdisciplinary program in Medical Biophysics and Imaging at Lakehead University. Ph.D. programs are currently available in Biotechnology, Chemistry and Material Science, and Psychology. A Ph.D. program in

Electrical and Computer Engineering is currently under development as well. Chairs will be given a competitive salary, start-up package, and a reduced teaching load.

 

Lakehead University offers on-campus and community-based programs, continuing education and distributed learning, and graduate programs at the Master's and Doctoral levels. Lakehead is a comprehensive research-intensive University providing an impressive array of programs in professional arts, sciences, and the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

The University has an enrolment of approximately 8,100 students at campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia, with a significant Aboriginal contingent at the Thunder Bay campus. For further information, please visit: www.lakeheadu.ca

 

TBRRI is a health research institute, located in Thunder Bay, Ontario. It is an independent, not-for-profit research corporation, and a joint venture partner of Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. TBRRI's mission is to improve the quality of healthcare through excellence in patient-centred research, pioneering a new standard of excellence in the clinical investigation of novel molecular imaging-based diagnostic technologies for disease prevention, early detection, and image-guided treatment. For further information, please visit: www.tbrri.com

 

Applications including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, five-year research plan, three publications that demonstrate a significant contribution to the field, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, course outlines), and the contact information of three referees should be sent to:

 

Andrew P. Dean, Interim Vice-President Research Economic Development and Innovation

Lakehead University

955 Oliver Road

Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada  P7B 5E1

tel: 807-343-8201 e-mail: vpresearch@lakeheadu.ca

 

Review of applications will commence on March 15, 2015 and will continue until the positions are filled.

 

This position is subject to budgetary approval.

 

Lakehead University and the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute are Equal Opportunity Employers. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Priority will be given to Canadian Citizens and Landed Immigrants.

 

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