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Lawyer/Review Counsel, Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, Competition # SCHII - 21-25, Thunder Bay, ON

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Application Deadline: June 15, 2021

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:

Family Law

Real Estate Law

Advanced Civil Practice

Business of Law

Advanced Criminal Law Advocacy

Federal and Aboriginal Law of Work

Refugee and Immigration Law

Insurance Law

Labour & Employment Law

Poverty Law


Tax Law



Classes to be held in either semester:   Fall: September 7 to December 31, 2021

                                                                    Winter: January 3 to April 29, 2022  


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. With campuses located in Thunder Bay and Orillia, 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 ten faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Science and Environmental Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, Graduate Studies, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (West Campus) and Faculty of Law. For further information, please visit: www.lakeheadu.ca.


For further information, please contact 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 2, 2021 and will continue until the 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:

Send Applications 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.

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.