Chemistry Lab Instructor (Winter 2022)

Application Deadline: Sep 17, 2021

Department of Chemistry

Lakehead University invites applications for a Laboratory Instructor in the Department of Chemistry. Duties include preparation and instruction of laboratory experiments, marking of lab reports and other related assignments. Applicants may apply to instruct a single or multiple of the following labs:


Online instruction

  • CHEM 1130L Introductory Chemistry II Laboratory
  • CHEM 2231L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
  • CHEM 3271L Biochemistry II Laboratory

In-person instruction at the Orillia campus

  • CHEM 1130L Introductory Chemistry II Laboratory

Tuesday 2:30PM - 5:30PM OA 3001      

  • CHEM 2231L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

Friday 2:30PM - 5:30PM OA 3001

  • CHEM 3271L Biochemistry II Laboratory

Tuesday 8:30AM - 11:30AM OA 3001

Qualifications: Experience with experimental chemistry and a MSc or PhD in Chemistry or a related discipline is preferred. Experience with online or alternative modes of course delivery is highly desired. Preference will be given to candidates that can instruct more than one of the laboratory courses. For CHEM 1130L, preference will be given to candidates that can also teach the associate lecture course (see Contract Lecturer posting).

Start Date/Duration:   JANUARY - APRIL 2022

For further information, please contact Dr. Wely Floriano Chair, Department of Chemistry. Detailed information on the Department of Chemistry and our programs is available at:

Review of applications will begin on September 17, 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 Chemistry

Lakehead University

955 Oliver Road

Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1

Attn: Dr. Wely Floriano, Chair


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

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:

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.