Department of Interdisciplinary Studies - CRIM - Contract Lecturer Positions - Winter 2023

Date Posted:  September 23, 2022
Application Deadline: October 10, 2022

Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities/Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Lakehead University, Orillia Campus, invites applications for Contract Lecturers in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. Applications are requested to teach:

CRIM 2050 WAO – Race, Ethnicity, and Crime (Winter)
An exploration of the relationship between race, ethnicity, and crime. Particular focus is on the history of racism in the criminal justice system, the disproportionate representation of racial minorities at all stages of criminal justice
procedures, theories to explain these discrepancies, and strategies to resolve issues of unequal treatment.
(Course offered on campus, Monday and Wednesday 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.)

CRIM 4050 WAO – Controversies in the Courts (Winter)
An examination of various contentious, moral, and ethical issues in the criminal justice system, both within Canada and internationally. Topics could include: capital punishment, marijuana decriminalization or legalization, criminalizing
violence in sport, gun control, forced castration of sex offenders, racial profiling, Aboriginal self-determination, and/or penal abolition.
(Course offered on campus, Monday and Wednesday 4:00 – 5:30 p.m)

Start Date/Duration for Winter Courses:   January 1 – April 30, 2023

Location:  Orillia
Note:  no travel allowance shall be payable
NOTE:    Unless otherwise specified, courses will be offered on campus.

 Qualifications Preferred:  PhD (preferred) in Criminology, or closely related field, with teaching experience at the post-Secondary level. Candidates lacking the specific degree qualification (e.g., ABD doctoral students), but who possess an appropriate combination of experience and other academic qualifications are also encouraged to apply.  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 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 the Faculty of Law. For further information, please visit:

For further information, please contact  Detailed information on the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and our programs is available at: Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2022, 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:

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
Lakehead University
500 University Ave.
Orillia, Ontario  L3V 0B9
Attn: Dr. Jennifer Jarman, 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) 343-8010, ext. 8334 or to make appropriate arrangements.

These positions are subject to budgetary approval.