Contract Lecturer Job Postings for Natural Resources Management - 2023-24 Academic Year

Application Deadline: Tues., April 2, 2024

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

NRMT-2710-AA – Natural Resource Science A

Pt. 1 - Descriptive (measures of central tendency and dispersion) and inferential (regression, ANOVA, t-tests) statistics. Use of statistical (SPSS, DataDesk) and spreadsheet/graphing (Excel) software.
Pt. 2 - Principles of empirical and process-based models as used in natural resources management. Types of models, model development, model validation and gaming.

Start Date/Duration:  July 29 - Aug. 23, 2024 (Summer Transition School)

Class runs daily, Monday to Friday from 9:00am - 11:00am


NRMT-2712-AA – Natural Resource Science C (first half only (economics))

Tree growth and structure as affected by silvicultural interventions (e.g. spacing, thinning, vegetation control). Basics elements of forest economics and product valuation.

Start Date/Duration:  July 29 - Aug. 9, 2024 (Summer Transition School); this course is split into two sections, the economics section runs the first two weeks, Monday to Friday from 2-4 pm

Please note:  This schedule is tentative and subject to change.  Instructors should refer to the online timetable prior to the start of classes.

Qualifications Preferred:  PhD in Forestry, Ecology, Environmental Studies or related field, with significant expertise related to the topic they will be teaching. The minimum requirement is a Master’s degree.  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:

For further information, please contact Dr. Brigitte Leblon. Detailed information on the Faculty of Natural Resources Management and our programs is available at:

Review of applications will begin on April 3, 2024 and will continue until the position is 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 with the subject line including the course name (e.g., NRMT-1234-WA) to:

Faculty of Natural Resources Management

Lakehead University

955 Oliver Road

Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1

Attn: Dr. Brigitte Leblon, Dean


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 human.resources@lakeheadu.cato make appropriate arrangements.

This position is subject to budgetary approval.