Employment Opportunity: Contract Lectures 2024/25

Application Deadline: June 28, 2024

Lakehead University Bora Laskin Faculty of Law

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for a Contract Lecturer in the Faculty of Law.   Applications are requested to teach:


LAWS 2035 – Real Estate Law – Fall and Winter

LAWS 2555 – Advanced Criminal Law and Procedure

LAWS 2555 – Business of Law

LAWS 2555 – Mindfulness and the Law - LAWS 2536 – Insurance Law

LAWS 2513 – Labour and Employment Law

LAWS 2531 – Gladue

LAWS 2613 – Trusts

LAWS 2553 – Remedies

LAWS 2555 – International Law

LAWS 2512 – Environmental Law

LAWS 2010 – Civil Practice (2 positions)

LAWS 2531 – Federal and Aboriginal Law of Work

LAWS 2532 – Tax Law


Start Date/Duration:   Fall – September 3 – December 31, 2024

                                         Winter – January 6 – April 30, 2025


Qualifications Preferred: The Faculty is seeking individuals with demonstrated ability that are qualified by virtue of academic or employment experience to teach. Further, candidates must be eligible for licensing with any Canadian Law Society. 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: www.lakeheadu.ca

For further information, please contact Andrea McCall at lawfaculty@lakeheadu.ca

 Detailed information on the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law and our programs is available at: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/programs/departments/law 

Review of applications will begin on June 28, 2024 and will continue until all positions are filled. The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) should include: a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and/or evidence of teaching effectiveness. A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada.pdf form must accompany your package.  We encourage applicants with the Right of First Refusal (as outlined in article 19.03.02 of the LUFA/LU Collective Agreement) to indicate their status in their application.

Applicants should submit their electronic application to:

Office of the Dean

Bora Laskin Faculty of Law

Lakehead University

955 Oliver Road

Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1

E-mail:  lawfaculty@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.

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 or human.resources@lakeheadu.cato make appropriate arrangements.

These positions are subject to budgetary approval.