Application Deadline: September 30, 2021

Department of Biology

Lakehead University, Orillia Campus, invites applications for a Contract Lecturer in the Department of Biology. Applications are requested to teach:

BIOL 3151 WAO - Biogeography

A study of the distribution and dispersal of organisms. An examination of how biotic and abiotic factors interact and species distributions respond to dynamic environmental processes such as climate and glaciation. Topics covered include: history of biogeography, distribution of species, communities, and biomes; speciation and extinction, endemism, dispersal, history of lineages and biotas, patterns of continental and oceanic diversity, island biogeography, and human impacts on species distribution.

Start Date/Duration:   JANUARY - APRIL 2022

Lecture: Tuesday and Thursday, 4-5:30pm to be delivered in person

Qualifications Preferred:  Ph.D. preferred and experience in teaching 

Experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of course delivery is highly desired

Please send your CV, a brief description of syllabus and assessment/marking scheme with the application

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:

For further information, please contact Dr. Azim Mallik Chair, Department of Biology. Detailed information on the Department of Biology and our programs is available at:

Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2021 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. Applicants should submit their electronic application to:

Department of Biology

Lakehead University

955 Oliver Road 

Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1

Attn: Dr. Azim Mallik, Chair

E-mail: (cc:

A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada.pdf  form must accompany your package

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.