Department of English - Contract Lecturer Position: ENGL/MDST 1118 WDE - Winter 2025

Date Posted:  July 18, 2024
Application Deadline:  August 2, 2024

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities/Department of English

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, (online), invites applications for a Contract Lecturer in the Department of English. Applications are requested to teach:

1)    ENGL/MDST 1118 WDE: Introduction to Film Studies
An introduction to the practices of reading, analyzing, and writing critically about film. Elements including mise-en-scène, cinematography, editing, and sound will be examined. Film form and style in a variety of genres, such as the documentary, experimental film, narrative cinema, and animation, will be covered. Attention will be paid to the role of cinema, and cinema studies, as cultural institutions.
Start Date/Duration:    Winter Term:  January 1 to April 30, 2025

Qualifications Preferred:     Ph. D. (English or Media Studies); experience teaching film at the university level. Candidates lacking the specific degree qualification, 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. 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: www.lakeheadu.ca.

For further information, please contact Dr. Anna Guttman. Detailed information on the Social Sciences and Humanities/ Department of English and our programs is available at: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/programs/departments/english

Review of applications will begin on August 3, 2024, 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 English
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1
Attn: Dr. Anna Guttman, Chair
E-mail:  aguttman@lakeheadu.ca

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.

Lakehead University has an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan 2019-2024 with a goal to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as measured by increasing representation of under-represented groups among applicants, candidates and hires. We encourage candidates to self-identify, if you are from an under-represented group, and prefer candidates with the knowledge, competencies and relationships derived from lived experience. Experience working with Indigenous or racialized communities, and/or members of other equity-deserving groups is a strong asset. A lived experience or worked experience of any of these issues is preferred.

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 human.resources@lakeheadu.ca to make appropriate arrangements.

This position is subject to budgetary approval.

Department of English: Contract Lecturer Position: ENGL 1115 WA - 2025 Winter term

Date Posted:  July 18, 2024
Application Deadline:  August 2, 2024

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities/Department of English

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

1)    ENGL 1115 WA: Foundations of Literary Study
An introduction to literary study, focusing on texts from the major genres (drama, poetry, prose) within their historical and cultural contexts. Emphasis will be given to the development of skills in critical analysis, research, writing, and documentation.
Start Date/Duration: Winter Term: January 1 to April 30, 2025; Tuesday/Thursday, 8:30am-10:00am

Qualifications Preferred:  Ph. D. (English); experience teaching literature at the university level. Candidates lacking the specific degree qualification, 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. 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: www.lakeheadu.ca.

For further information, please contact Dr. Anna Guttman. Detailed information on the Social Sciences and Humanities/ Department of English and our programs is available at: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/programs/departments/english

Review of applications will begin on August 3, 2024, 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 English
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1
Attn: Dr. Anna Guttman, Chair
Email: aguttman@lakeheadu.ca

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.

Lakehead University has an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan 2019-2024 with a goal to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as measured by increasing representation of under-represented groups among applicants, candidates and hires. We encourage candidates to self-identify, if you are from an under-represented group, and prefer candidates with the knowledge, competencies and relationships derived from lived experience. Experience working with Indigenous or racialized communities, and/or members of other equity-deserving groups is a strong asset. A lived experience or worked experience of any of these issues is preferred.

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 human.resources@lakeheadu.ca to make appropriate arrangements.

This position is subject to budgetary approval.

Department of Indigenous Learning: Contract Lecturer Positions for 2024/2025

Date Posted:  June 4, 2025
Application Deadline:  June 20, 2024
 
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities/Department of Indigenous Learning

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for a Contract Lecturer in the Department of Indigenous Learning.  Applications are requested to teach:
 
INDI-2805-YA: Indigenous Canadian World Views
This course is designed to introduce the student to the manner in which the world is viewed from the perspective of the Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Through a comparative analysis of the many interpretations placed upon the Indigenous perspective by mainstream society basic insights into the traditional Indigenous world view can be gained. The course discusses some of the distinctive aspects of Indigenous cultural perspectives. The significance of these aspects and their implications in contemporary issues concerning cultural, social, legal, political and economic matters is explored.
Start Date/Duration:  September 1st, 2024 to April 30th, 2025
Once per week: 11:30 am-2:30 pm on Mondays (in-person)
 
INDI-2311-FDE: Settler Colonialism in Global Contexts
Examines the social, political, and economic interactions between Indigenous people and settlers in a global context. Topics will range from colonial capitalism, missionary activity, the environment, self-determination, and the changing world order. The course aims to enhance students' understanding of the relationships between peoples and the process of settler colonialism.
Start Date/Duration:  September 1st to December  31st, 2024
Once per week: 7:00pm-10:00pm on Mondays (Zoom)
 
INDI-3235-FA: Indigenous People and Self-Determination
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1966, states that all "peoples have the right to self-determination". The course content will offer an overview of the assertion of the right to self-determination by Indigenous People. In particular, the five fundamental characteristics of self-determination, freedom from discrimination, respect for cultural integrity, social welfare and development, lands and natural resources and self-government are examined.
Start Date/Duration:  September 1st to December  31st, 2024
Once per week: 2:30 to 5:30 on Thursdays (Zoom)
 
INDI-3315-WDE: Mino-Bimaadiziwin
An introduction to Anishinaabe, Nêhiyawak and Mushkegowuk conceptions of individual, family, and community health and well-being by exploring the concept of Mino-bimaadiziwin (living a good life). Students will explore key principles of Mino-bimaadiziwin, including wholism, balance, interconnection, and respect to understand historical and contemporary expressions of Indigenous health and well-being, colonial trauma, and healing.
Start Date/Duration:  September 1 to December 31, 2024
Once per week: 7:00pm to 10:00pm on Wednesdays (Zoom delivery)

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: Ph.D. with experience teaching at the university graduate level in Indigenous Studies. Candidates possessing a non-Indigenous Learning degree but who possess an appropriate combination of experience and other academic qualifications are also encouraged to apply. The candidate will have a deep understanding of Indigenous world views, histories, and cultures. Lived experience as an Indigenous person with strong ties to Indigenous nation(s) and Indigenous knowledges is essential. 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: www.lakeheadu.ca.

For further information, please contact Dr. Kristin Burnett, Chair. Detailed information on the Department of Indigenous Learning and our programs is available at: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/indigenous/indigenous-programs/indigenous-learning

Review of applications will begin on June 20th, 2024 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 Indigenous Learning
, Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1
Att: Dr. Kristin Burnett, Chair
Email: indigenouslearning@lakeheadu.ca

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.

Lakehead University has an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan 2019-2024 with a goal to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as measured by increasing representation of under-represented groups among applicants, candidates and hires. We encourage candidates to self-identify, if you are from an under-represented group, and prefer candidates with the knowledge, competencies and relationships derived from lived experience. Experience working with Indigenous or racialized communities, and/or members of other equity-deserving groups is a strong asset. A lived experience or worked experience of any of these issues is preferred.

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 human.resources@lakeheadu.ca to make appropriate arrangements.

These positions are subject to budgetary approval

Department of Languages: Contract Lecturer Positions - Fall/Winter 2024/2025: SPAN 1000 YA and FREN 1000 YA

Date Posted:  June 26, 2024    
Application Deadline: July 5, 2024

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities/Department of Languages

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

SPAN 1000 YA – INTRODUCTORY SPANISH
A beginner's course in the study of the Spanish language. Oral practice, dictation, essentials of grammar and writing.
Start Date/Duration: 2024/09/01 – 2025/04/30

FREN 1000 YA – ELEMENTARY FRENCH
Review of basics and further knowledge development in written and spoken French. Study of selected texts.
Start Date/Duration: 2024/09/01 – 2025/04/30

Qualifications Preferred: The ideal candidate would have a Master’s degree in French/Etymology or related field with significant expertise related to the topic they will be teaching.  "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: www.lakeheadu.ca.

For further information, please contact Dr Isabelle Lemée. Detailed information on the Department of Languages and our programs is available at: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/programs/departments/languages

Review of applications will begin July 6, 2024 and will continue until the positions are 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 Languages
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1
Attn:  Dr Isabelle Lemée, Chair
E-mail:  ilemee@lakeheadu.ca

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.

Lakehead University has an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan 2019-2024 with a goal to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as measured by increasing representation of under-represented groups among applicants, candidates and hires. We encourage candidates to self-identify, if you are from an under-represented group, and prefer candidates with the knowledge, competencies and relationships derived from lived experience. Experience working with Indigenous or racialized communities, and/or members of other equity-deserving groups is a strong asset. A lived experience or worked experience of any of these issues is preferred.

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 human.resources@lakeheadu.ca to make appropriate arrangements.

These positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Department of Indigenous Learning/Seven Generations Education Institute - Contract Lecturer Position: 2024/2025

Date Posted:  June 20, 2024
Application Deadline:  July 10, 2024

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities/Department of Indigenous Learning

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, in partnership with the Seven Generations Education Institute (SGEI), invites applications for a Contract Lecturer in the Department of Indigenous Learning.  Applications are requested to teach:

INDI-1100-YSG: Introduction to Indigenous Learning
This course provides an introduction to the experience of Indigenous Peoples before and after the arrival of Europeans. The aim of the course is to assist the student in exploring Indigenous traditions and understanding the current situation of Indigenous Peoples.
Start Date/Duration*:   September 6 – November 3, 2024
(on campus at SGEI in Fort Frances, ON)
September: 6, 7, 8
September: 21, 22, 23
October: 4, 5, 6
November: 1, 2, 3

INDI 2010-FSG: Indigenous Representation and the Media
An examination of historical and contemporary representations of Indigenous people and the ways in which non-Indigenous people have constructed ideas of “Nativeness/Indianness” and communicated them through literature, film, television and other forms of media using a critical discourse analysis. An exploration of racial stereotypes, cultural appropriation, and how Indigenous peoples have employed art, literature, and film as sites of cultural resistance and resurgence.
Start Date/Duration*:   November 22 – December 8, 2024
(on campus at SGEI in Fort Frances, ON)
November: 22, 23, 24
December: 6, 7, 8

INDI 4015-WSG:  Indigenous Story Pedagogy
An exploration of the pedagogical theory of storytelling as students engage in storytelling and practice meaning making through story. By surveying various types of stories, students will gain insight into a wide array of topics such as Indigenous worldviews and ethics, Indigenous-settler relations, health and well-being, and governance.
Start Date/Duration*:   January 10 – February 2, 2025
(on campus at SGEI in Fort Frances, ON)
January: 10, 11, 12
January: 31, Feb, 1, 2,

INDI 3435-WSG: Indigenous People and the Land


During the past few years, land ownership has emerged as a central issue in Indigenous Peoples-government relations. This course examines some of the main controversies centering on this issue.
Start Date/Duration*:   March 7 – March 23, 2025
(on campus at SGEI in Fort Frances, ON)
March: 7, 8, 9
March: 21, 22, 23

*All courses are 6:00pm to 9:00pm Friday Evenings and 9:00am to 5:00pm Saturdays and Sundays (times are in Central Time)  

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 ideal candidate will possess an appropriate combination of both academic and professional experience in a field related to the course. Experience teaching at the post-secondary level is preferred, and experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of delivery is highly desired. The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities values and respects Indigenous traditional learning and knowledge and embraces various forms of teaching and learning where appropriate. Consequently, for Indigenous content focused courses, and especially for Indigenous language courses, we will prioritize knowledge of Indigenous languages, community-based learning, and traditional knowledge above academic credentials, in the selection of candidates. For graduate courses, preference may be given to candidates who hold a PhD, or are working towards a PhD, combined with relevant professional experience. 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: www.lakeheadu.ca.

For further information, please contact Dr. Kristin Burnett. Chair. Detailed information on the Department of Indigenous Learning and our programs is available at: http://www.lakeheadu.ca/programs/departments/indigenous-learning.

Review of applications will begin on July 10, 2024 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 Indigenous Learning, 
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1
Attn: Dr. Kristin Burnett, Chair
E-mail:  kburnett@lakeheadu.ca and Cc 
             ​indigenouslearning@lakeheadu.ca (Administrative Assistant)


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.

Lakehead University has an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan 2019-2024 with a goal to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as measured by increasing representation of under-represented groups among applicants, candidates and hires. We encourage candidates to self-identify, if you are from an under-represented group, and prefer candidates with the knowledge, competencies and relationships derived from lived experience. Experience working with Indigenous or racialized communities, and/or members of other equity-deserving groups is a strong asset. A lived experience or worked experience of any of these issues is preferred.

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 human.resources@lakeheadu.ca to make appropriate arrangements.

These positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Department of English - Contract Lecturer Positions: Fall/Winter 2024/2025

Date Posted:  May 22, 2024
Application Deadline:  June 5, 2024

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities/Department of English

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

1)    ENGL 1012 FB: Academic Communications
Intended to help students improve their communication skills: writing, reading, thinking, speaking, and listening, with the intent of bridging the gap between every day communication and academic writing. Students write an expository and a persuasive paper, summarize written texts, apply principles of clear and correct writing to their own compositions, and expand their writing skills so that they can write and speak more effectively for a variety of audiences and purposes.

2)    ENGL 1015 WJ:  Introduction to Academic Writing  
An introduction to university-level standards of composition, revision, editing, research, and documentation. A review of English grammar (word and sentence level) and rhetorical forms (paragraph level and beyond), and a study of the methods and conventions of academic argumentation and research, with an emphasis on finding and evaluating sources, formulating research questions, developing arguments, and composing various types of analyses including academic essays.
Start Date/Duration:    Fall Term:  September 1 – December 31, 2024
                                     Winter Term:  January 1 – April 30, 2025

Mode of Delivery:  Thunder Bay Campus  

Qualifications Preferred:  Ph. D. (English); experience teaching writing at the university level; experience teaching Indigenous Learners at the university level; experience with online learning or alternative modes of delivery. Candidates lacking the specific degree qualification, but who possess an appropriate combination of experience and other academic qualifications are also encouraged to apply.

Note:  Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge and understanding of Indigenous cultures.

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: www.lakeheadu.ca.

For further information, please contact Dr. Anna Guttman. Detailed information on the Social Sciences and Humanities/ Department of English and our programs is available at: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/programs/departments/english

Review of applications will begin on June 6, 2024 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 English
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1
Attn: Dr. Anna Guttman, Chair
Email:  aguttman@lakeheadu.ca

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.

Lakehead University has an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan 2019-2024 with a goal to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as measured by increasing representation of under-represented groups among applicants, candidates and hires. We encourage candidates to self-identify, if you are from an under-represented group, and prefer candidates with the knowledge, competencies and relationships derived from lived experience. Experience working with Indigenous or racialized communities, and/or members of other equity-deserving groups is a strong asset. A lived experience or worked experience of any of these issues is preferred.

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 human.resources@lakeheadu.ca to make appropriate arrangements.

These positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Department of Political Science: Contract Lecturer Positions: Fall/Winter 2024/2025

Date Posted:  May 16, 2024
Application Deadline:   May 30, 2024

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities/Department of Political Science

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay and Orillia campuses, invites applications for Contract Lecturers in the Department of Political Science.  Applications are requested to teach:

POLI-1301 YA:  Introduction to Law    [Winter term only]
Introduces fundamental legal concepts and legal systems. Examines the types of law, the process of lawmaking, the organization of the legal system, the role of law in various political systems, and other primary issues related to the study and practice of law. Examples are drawn from Canadian and other legal systems of the world. Uses a variety of robust experiential components designed to prepare students for subsequent courses in law and politics.
Credit Weight:1.0 [Winter term only]  
Start/End Date:  January 1 to April 30, 2025
On Campus – Thunder Bay – Monday & Wednesday 1:00-2:30 p.m.

POLI-1301 YDE:  Introduction to Law                    
Introduces fundamental legal concepts and legal systems. Examines the types of law, the process of lawmaking, the organization of the legal system, the role of law in various political systems, and other primary issues related to the study and practice of law. Examples are drawn from Canadian and other legal systems of the world. Uses a variety of robust experiential components designed to prepare students for subsequent courses in law and politics.
Credit Weight:1.0
September 1, 2024 to April 30, 2025
WEB (Asynchronous) Course

POLI-2110 WDE:  Canadian Government & Politics                
Examines the development and practice of Canadian political institutions, especially the Prime Minister, Parliament, and the Courts. Also covers the interaction between the executive and the legislature, the role of interest groups and political parties in policy making, and the legal and political impact of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Credit Weight:0.5
January 1, 2025 – April 30, 2025
WEB (Asynchronous) Course

POLI-2311 FA:  Criminal Law    
A study of the Canadian Criminal Code, rules of evidence, and sentencing. The course will draw on recent court decisions and procedures.
Credit Weight:0.5
September 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024
On Campus – Thunder Bay – Monday 7:00-10:00 p.m.

POLI-2311 FDE:  Criminal Law    
A study of the Canadian Criminal Code, rules of evidence, and sentencing. The course will draw on recent court decisions and procedures.
Credit Weight:0.5
September 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024
WEB (Asynchronous) Course

POLI-2313 FA:  Human Rights & Civil Liberties  
The study of human rights with emphasis on Canadian civil liberties, the Bill of Rights and constitutional developments. The course will also examine civil liberties, human rights and minority group protection in an international context.
Credit Weight:0.5
September 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024
On Campus – Thunder Bay – Tuesday 7:00-10:00 p.m.

POLI-2335 FDE:  Politics, Government & Society US                    
An examination of American political institutions and political culture, the relationship between government and society, the policy process and selected policy issues. Attention will be paid to America's world role and its relationship with Canada.
Credit Weight:0.5
September 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024
WEB (Asynchronous) Course
                        
POLI-2410 WDE:  Media & Politics   
The relationship between politics and media and the interaction between government, society and varying media styles and modes of presentation. The course will cover different modes of media, including print, television, film, digital, and social media. Focuses primarily on Canadian media experiences.
Credit Weight:0.5
January 1, 2025 – April 30, 2025
ZOOM (Synchronous) Course – Course via ZOOM Monday & Wednesday 10:00-11:30 a.m.

POLI-2510 FDE:  Ancient & Medieval Political Thought            
The contribution of Classical and Medieval thinkers to the development of ideas about political practice in the West will be studied. The primary goal is to acquaint the student with the variety of opinion around such subjects as community, society, law and justice, and power. Students will also be encouraged to challenge the assumptions of these thinkers with regard to a wide variety of "modern" political perspectives such as technology and media, gender, and post-modernism.
Credit Weight:0.5
September 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024
ZOOM (Synchronous) Course – Course via ZOOM Tuesday & Thursday 8:30-10:00 a.m.

POLI-2617 FAO:  International Law & Organizations                
An examination of the development of international organizations, such as The League of Nations, the U.N. and its agencies. This course also analyzes the sources of international laws and their significance in international relations. Topics include: diplomacy, recognition, state succession, jurisdiction, treaties, extradition, and nationality.
Credit Weight:0.5
September 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024
On Campus – Orillia – Tuesday & Thursday 1:00-2:30 p.m.

POLI-3113 WA:  Law & Politics of the Family                    
A survey of family law in Canada including the political issues and controversies.
Credit Weight:0.5
January 1, 2025 – April 30, 2025
On Campus – Thunder Bay – Monday 7:00-10:00 p.m.

POLI-3215 FDE:  Ontario Politics                            
An examination of political institutions, political processes and political behaviour in Ontario.
Credit Weight:0.5
September 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024
WEB (Asynchronous) Course                        

POLI-3250 WDE:  The Politics of Food                        
Designed to explore the global politics of food and its impact on the understanding of food security and food sovereignty, this course will focus attention on the political effects of food action and policy in Canada and more specifically on the development of community interests and services around food security.    
Credit Weight:0.5
January 1, 2025 – April 30, 2025
ZOOM (Synchronous) Course – Course via ZOOM Tuesday & Thursday 8:30-10:00 a.m.
        
POLI-3337 WAO:  Canadian Federalism                        
An examination of the evolution of Canadian federalism from 1867 to present. Topics include the impact of judicial review on the degree of centralization, the financial arrangements which link federal and provincial governments, proposals, for senate reform, and the issue of Quebec's possible secession.
Credit Weight:0.5
On Campus – Orillia – Monday & Wednesday 1:00-2:30 p.m.
                    
POLI-3351 WA:  Indigenous Peoples and the Law        
An examination of the unique legal position of Indigenous Peoples in Canada with particular emphasis on the political, economic and social impact of the law. Topics to be dealt with include: International Law and Indigenous people, Indigenous identity in Canada, the nature of Aboriginal title, the scope of Indigenous rights, pre- and post-confederation treaties (particular emphasis on treaties in northwestern Ontario), land claim negotiations (specific and comprehensive land claims), self-government, constitutional developments, and the nature of amendments to the Indian Act.
Credit Weight:0.5
January 1, 2025 – April 30, 2025
On Campus – Thunder Bay –Tuesday 7:00-10:00 p.m.

POLI-3519 WDE:  Special Topics:  American Presidency                
Subject matter to be determined by needs and interests of participating students and faculty.
Credit Weight:0.5
January 1, 2025 – April 30, 2025
WEB (Asynchronous) Course

POLI-4110 FDE:  Research Methodology
Both qualitative and quantitative approaches to political research are analyzed with emphasis on research design, covering topics such as specifying research problems, structuring social-scientific inquiries, designing questionnaires, and collecting data. Other topics will include organizing and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data using computer applications.    
Credit Weight:0.5
September 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024
ZOOM (Synchronous) Course – Course via ZOOM Monday 2:30-5:30 p.m.

POLI-4113 WAO:  The Politics of Incarceration    
An examination of the theory and practice of mass incarceration. The gradual transformations of prison systems throughout the globe and mass incarceration have become important political tendency throughout the world. The purpose of the seminar is to study the implications of these trends and to discuss global patterns, national variations and historical transformations in punishment regimes and the politics behind prison-industrial complex system.
Credit Weight:0.5
On Campus - Orillia - Friday 2:30-5:30
                
POLI-4150 FB:  Topics in Law:  Constitutional Law                
An examination of selected key contemporary issues in the areas of Law and Legal Studies. Issues to be examined will vary according to the interests of the students and the instructor.
Credit Weight:0.5
September 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024
On Campus – Thunder Bay –Tuesday 2:30-5:30 p.m.

POLI-4215 WDE:  Canadian Political Thought                    
A survey and analysis of the history of Canadian political ideas. The course will survey a variety of subjects including federalism, toryism, continentalism and a number of important Canadian thinkers including George Grant and Harold Innis.
Credit Weight:0.5
January 1, 2025 – April 31, 2025
ZOOM (Synchronous) Course – Course via ZOOM Monday 2:30-5:30 p.m.

POLI-4911 WDE:  Special Topics - Political Rhetoric                
Subject matter to be determined by needs and interests of participating students and faculty.
Credit Weight:0.5   ZOOM (Synchronous) Monday 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Please note: This schedule is tentative and subject to change. Instructors should refer
to the timetable prior to the start of classes.    

Qualifications Preferred:  Ph.D. in Political Science preferred, 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. 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: www.lakeheadu.ca.

For further information, please contact Dr. Toby Rollo, Chair. Detailed information on the Department of Political Science and our programs is available at:  https://www.lakeheadu.ca/programs/departments/political-science

Review of applications will begin on May 31, 2024, and will continue until the positions are 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 Political Science
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1
Attn:  Dr. T. Rollo, Chair
E-mail:  trollo@lakeheadu.ca and
cc:  kwoychys@lakeheadu.ca (Administrative Assistant)

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.

Lakehead University has an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan 2019-2024 with a goal to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as measured by increasing representation of under-represented groups among applicants, candidates and hires.  We encourage candidates to self-identify, if you are from an under-represented group, and prefer candidates with the knowledge, competencies and relationships derived from lived experience. Experience working with Indigenous or racialized communities, and/or members of other equity-deserving groups is a strong asset. A lived experience or worked experience of any of these issues is preferred.

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 human.resources@lakeheadu.ca to make appropriate arrangements.

These positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Department of Indigenous Learning:

Date Posted:  May 9, 2024
Application Deadline:  June 1, 2024

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities/Department of Indigenous Learning

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for a Contract Lecturer in the Department of Indigenous Learning.  Applications are requested to teach:
 
INDI-2713-FDE:  Critical Approaches to Health and Well-Being


In much of the western world, biomedicine has emerged as the dominant, or officially, legitimized health-care system. In the process, Indigenous ways of providing for the health and well-being of Indigenous Peoples have been not only marginalized but devalued and undermined, leading some scholars to conclude that biomedicine has become part and parcel of the "pathologizing colonial discourse" of the western world. Topics of discussion include diagnosis and treatment of disease, access to health-care providers, language and the transmission of information, knowledge hierarchies, and the ethnocentric basis of western science. 
Start Date/Duration:  September 1 to December 31, 2024
Once per week:   7:00pm to 10:00pm (Zoom delivery)

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:  Ph. D. with experience teaching at the university graduate level in Indigenous Studies. Candidates possessing a non-Indigenous Learning degree but who possess an appropriate combination of experience and other academic qualifications are also encouraged to apply. The candidate will have a deep understanding of Indigenous world views, histories, and cultures. Lived experience as an Indigenous person with strong ties to Indigenous nation(s) and Indigenous knowledges is essential. 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: www.lakeheadu.ca.
 
For further information, please contact Dr. Kristin Burnett, Chair. Detailed information on the Department of Indigenous Learning and our programs is available at: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/indigenous/indigenous-programs/indigenous-learning

Review of applications will begin on June 3, 2024 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 Indigenous Learning


Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1
Att: Dr. Kristin Burnett, Chair
Email: indigenouslearning@lakeheadu.ca

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. 

Lakehead University has an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan 2019-2024 with a goal to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as measured by increasing representation of under-represented groups among applicants, candidates and hires. We encourage candidates to self-identify, if you are from an under-represented group, and prefer candidates with the knowledge, competencies and relationships derived from lived experience. Experience working with Indigenous or racialized communities, and/or members of other equity-deserving groups is a strong asset. A lived experience or worked experience of any of these issues is preferred.

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 human.resources@lakeheadu.ca to make appropriate arrangements.

This position is subject to budgetary approval.

Department of English: Contract Lecturer Positions

Application Deadline:  May 22, 2024

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities/Department of English
Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, (on campus), invites applications for a Contract Lecturer in the Department of English.  Applications are requested to teach:
 
1)             ENGL 1015 FF:  Introduction to Academic Writing  
An introduction to university-level standards of composition, revision, editing, research, and documentation. A review of English grammar (word and sentence level) and rhetorical forms (paragraph level and beyond), and a study of the methods and conventions of academic argumentation and research, with an emphasis on finding and evaluating sources, formulating research questions, developing arguments, and composing various types of analyses including academic essays.
 
2)             ENGL 1016 WC:  Introduction to Professional Writing  
An introduction to professional-level standards of composition, revision, editing, research and documentation. A review of English grammar (word and sentence level), rhetorical forms (paragraph level and beyond), and a study of writing in a variety of professional contexts with an emphasis on assessing rhetorical situations and crafting messages to inform and persuade diverse audiences in a variety of forms and formats.
Start Date/Duration:   Fall Term – September 1 – December 31, 2024
                                     Winter Term – January 1 – April 30, 2025

Qualifications Preferred:  Ph. D. (English); experience teaching writing at the university level. Candidates lacking the specific degree qualification, 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. 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: www.lakeheadu.ca.

For further information, please contact Dr. Anna Guttman, Chair, Department of English. Detailed information on the Social Sciences and Humanities/ Department of English and our programs is available at: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/programs/departments/english

Review of applications will begin on May 23, 2024, 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 English
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1
Attn: Dr. Anna Guttman, Chair
Email: aguttman@lakeheadu.ca

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.

Lakehead University has an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan 2019-2024 with a goal to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as measured by increasing representation of under-represented groups among applicants, candidates and hires. We encourage candidates to self-identify, if you are from an under-represented group, and prefer candidates with the knowledge, competencies and relationships derived from lived experience. Experience working with Indigenous or racialized communities, and/or members of other equity-deserving groups is a strong asset. A lived experience or worked experience of any of these issues is preferred.

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 human.resources@lakeheadu.ca to make appropriate arrangements.

These positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Social Justice Studies Program - Contract Lecturer Positions: Fall/Winter 2024/2025

Application Deadline:  May 22, 2024

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities/Social Justice Studies Program

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for Contract Lecturers in the Social Justice Studies program.  Applications are requested to teach:
 
SOCJ-5030-FA: Theories of Social Justice


This course explores theories of social justice and equity, with a strong focus on Indigenous peoples and the north. It presents the main theoretical schools of thought in the field of social justice, and students will be asked to consider: what is social justice? what constitutes a just society? how is equity to be achieved in a culturally pluralistic society? how do these questions intersect with theoretical schools of race, gender, ability, colonization, Eurocentrism, and educational and economic opportunity? how do we promote a socially just society?
Start Date/Duration:   September 1 – December 31, 2024; Wednesdays, 2:30pm – 5:30pm (in-person delivery)
 
SOCJ-5030-WDE: Theories of Social Justice


This course explores theories of social justice and equity, with a strong focus on Indigenous peoples and the north. It presents the main theoretical schools of thought in the field of social justice, and students will be asked to consider: what is social justice? what constitutes a just society? how is equity to be achieved in a culturally pluralistic society? how do these questions intersect with theoretical schools of race, gender, ability, colonization, Eurocentrism, and educational and economic opportunity? how do we promote a socially just society?
Start Date/Duration:   January 1 – April 30, 2025; Thursdays, 2:30pm – 5:30pm (Online/ Zoom delivery)

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:  Ph. D. with experience teaching at the university graduate level in Social Justice Studies. Candidates possessing a non-Social Justice Studies degree 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. 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: www.lakeheadu.ca.

For further information, please contact Élaine Doiron, Social Justice Studies Administrative Assistant at admin.socialjustice@lakeheadu.ca. Detailed information on Social Justice Studies and our programs is available at:
https://www.lakeheadu.ca/programs/departments/social-justice.

Review of applications will begin on May 23, 2024, 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:

Social Justice Studies Program

Lakehead University

955 Oliver Road

Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1

Att: SJS Hiring Committee


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.

Lakehead University has an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan 2019-2024 with a goal to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as measured by increasing representation of under-represented groups among applicants, candidates and hires. We encourage candidates to self-identify, if you are from an under-represented group, and prefer candidates with the knowledge, competencies and relationships derived from lived experience. Experience working with Indigenous or racialized communities, and/or members of other equity-deserving groups is a strong asset. A lived experience or worked experience of any of these issues is preferred.

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 human.resources@lakeheadu.ca to make appropriate arrangements.

These positions are subject to budgetary approval.

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