DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ARTS Contract Lecturer Job Postings Winter & Spring/Summer 2021

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus invites applications for Contract Lecturers in the Department of Visual Arts to teach the following courses offered from January to April 2021 and in Spring/Summer 2021.    

Full course descriptions are available here:

"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 Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law. For further information, please visit:

Review of applications will begin on 16 December 2020 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. 

In addition to the above, all applicants must complete Lakehead University’s anonymous Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Self-identification Form by clicking on the following link:



Applicants should submit their electronic application which includes: a cover letter indicating course number request and outline of how you are qualified for the position, CV, evidence of successful teaching such as recent course outlines, teaching evaluations, unsolicited student comments, etc., and 10-15 images (jpeg) of your creative practice by 16 December 2020 to: 

Dr. Kristy A. Holmes 

Associate Professor, Art History

Chair, Department of Visual Arts

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 to make appropriate arrangements.

These positions are subject to budgetary approval. 


January-April 2021

Course #       Course Title                              Section          Credit                    Delivery

VISU 0510     Fundamentals of Art         WDE        0.5            WEB

Qualifications: MFA degree in studio art or relevant experience in studio practice. Must possess a working knowledge and understanding of colour theory, the fundamentals of 2D and 3D art, and the application of a wide range of art materials.  __________________________________________________________________

May-August 2021

Course #       Course Title                              Section          Credit                    Delivery

VISU 2315    Special Topics Studio        ADE        0.5        ZOOM

Qualifications: MFA degree in studio art and experience teaching at the introductory level.  This course is an open topic course that must not duplicate regular course offerings.  Applicants must provide an overview of the chosen topic in their cover letter and identify any special needs or resources that may be required for the course.  

VISU 3871/WOME 3871  Critical Studies in Feminist Visual Culture  ADE    0.5     ZOOM Qualifications: PhD in Art History (preferred) and relevant teaching experience in seminar style class.



All applicants must follow the COVID-19 safety protocol, complete the COVID-19 training module found in “Mycourselink,” and wear proper PPE while in the studio space. 


Please email a cover letter and CV to Dr. Kristy Holmes, Chair, Department of Visual Arts by 2 October 2020 at 

Contract Lecturer Job Postings for Winter and Sprint/Summer 2021

Visual Arts

Visual Arts offers hands-on degree programs focused on developing technical and conceptual skills needed to transform ideas into art. Two streams of study provide the option to develop skills that are necessary to succeed as a practicing studio artist, or to enter a Concurrent Education program toward a future in teaching at the elementary or secondary school level.

Students explore all of the studio disciplines in the first year to experience the range of options to follow through the upper level courses. Studies in art history and theory help to develop research and writing skills, enhancing the individual voice that student artists bring their work.  Small class sizes provide direct interaction and support from Instructors that are all practicing in their fields as artists, writers and researchers.

A Portfolio of artwork for admission to degree programs in Visual Arts is no longer required after May 15th, 2019.

Interested in Visual Arts?

Students interested in the Visual Arts program at Lakehead University will learn....

  • To communicate visually through various means of drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics
  • Develop studio skills through practical applications
  • Creative ways to interpret the world and significant events
  • Critically analyze visual culture

The Program will Include:

  • Studies of art history and art theory
  • In depth studies of the different studio disciplines
  • Outreach programs with local art galleries and arts organizations


Juried Art Show 2021 
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7:00 PM,  7:00 PM,  7:00 PM,  7:00 PM by Zoom
Juried Art Show 2021 7:00 PM,  7:00 PM,  7:00 PM,  7:00 PM by Zoom
Juried Art Show 2021 7:00 PM,  7:00 PM,  7:00 PM,  7:00 PM by Zoom
Juried Art Show 2021 7:00 PM,  7:00 PM,  7:00 PM,  7:00 PM by Zoom


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