Department of Indigenous Learning - Contract Lecturer Position - SGEI

Date of Posting:  August 30, 2022
Application Deadline:  September 6, 2022

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, and in conjunction with the Seven Generations Education Institute in Fort Frances, Ontario.  Applications are requested to teach:


INDI 2313 FSG:  Indigenous Peoples and the Urban Community
An overview of the urban experience of Indigenous Peoples in Canada with a concentration on the twentieth century. The course examines the contemporary circumstances of Indigenous Peoples in larger urban centres. Topics include housing, employment, health care services, education and recreational opportunities.

Start Date/Duration:*   October 2022 – November 2022
      October 7, 8, 9 (weekends of)
      November 25, 26, 27
      Friday Evenings are 6:00pm – 9:00 pm and 9:00 am to   
      5:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays (*Times are in   
      Central Time/Fort Frances Time)   
This hybrid course will be offered in person in Fort Frances, Ontario at the Seven Generations Education Institute.
Please note that this will be a hybrid course, with in-person students in Fort Frances and remote students from Kenora and other locations.

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. 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: www.lakeheadu.ca.

For further information, please contact Dr. Kristin Burnett. 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 September 7th, 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 application 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.

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.