Application Deadline: March 3, 2023 


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

NURSING 3035 SA and SB, Complex Care of Older Adults
Examines concepts and theories relevant to older-adult aging and to the holistic health and function of older persons. Included are the heterogeneity of older adults, normal aging changes, and health-related conditions and their causes. Also examined are environmental and socially constructed conditions that influence gerontological-nursing practice and ultimately older-adult wellbeing. The focus will be on broad approaches to risk identification and protection.
Start Date/Duration:   May 1st to May 19th, 2023 & May 23rd to June 12th, 2023
Monday to Friday, 1:00 to 4:00 pm

NURSING 3034 SA and SB, Mental Health/Illness Theory
Develops the student’s knowledge and understanding of the principles, concepts, and therapies that affect health and wellness for clients with the lived experience of acute and/or chronic mental illness. The focus is on the role and responsibilities of the nurse related to recognizing and responding to clinical manifestations of mental illness, holistic assessment of client needs, diagnostics, psychopharmacology, and therapeutic nursing strategies to rehabilitate clients as they move towards optimal health and wellbeing.
Start Date/Duration:   May 1st to May 19th, 2023 & May 23rd to June 12th, 2023
Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 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: The successful applicant will have a Nursing graduate degree and evidence of teaching and student evaluation experience. A current, unrestricted RN licence in a Canadian Province is mandatory. 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. Kristen Jones-Bonofiglio. Detailed information on the School of Nursing and our programs is available at

Review of applications will begin on March 6, 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:
School of Nursing
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1
Attn: Dr. Kristen-Jones Bonofiglio, Director of the School of Nursing

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.