Application Deadline: February 3, 2023

Department of Health Sciences

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for Contract Lecturers in the Department of Health Sciences. Applications are requested to teach:

HESC 5050: Health Policy (0.5 FCE), Mondays 7-10pm (Zoom)
A critical introduction to the features of health policy, policy analysis perspectives, and understanding health policy in the context of the Canadian health care system.

Start Date/Duration:   Spring/Summer Term: May 1st – July 25th, 2023


HESC 5211: Public Health Ethics (0.5 FCE), Tuesdays 7-10pm (Zoom)
A critical exploration of the ethical nature of public health, as well as ethical principles arising from the unique elements of public health. The course content will examine various issues including social justice, diversity, public or common good, the good of the individual versus the collective, and everyday ethics in practice.

Start Date/Duration:   Spring/Summer Term: May 1st – July 25th, 2023

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:  Master’s Degree in a health-related discipline. Preference will be given to doctoral-prepared candidates and persons working in a public health setting. Teaching experience at the post-secondary level and knowledge of distance education delivery are required. 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. Lynn Martin. Detailed information on the Department of Health Sciences and our programs is available at:

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2023 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 to:

Send Applications to:

Department of Health Sciences

Lakehead University

955 Oliver Road

Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1

Attn: Dr. Lynn Martin, Chair


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.

This position is subject to budgetary approval.