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School of Nursing - Tenure Track

Lakehead University

Application Deadline: The review of applications will start on April 30, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

School of Nursing

Reference # HBS-2024-25-04

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for one (1) full-time, tenure track faculty appointment in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences/School of Nursing. The successful candidate(s) will engage in a combination of teaching, research, and service duties in line with their appointed rank. The academic rank of the appointment will be commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate. The position will commence as early as August 1, 2024.

The preferred candidates will have:

i. An earned Ph.D. or Ph.D. in progress will also be considered.
ii. An unrestricted license as an RN (General or Extended Class) with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) is preferred, however non-RN candidates with relevant academic qualifications, and teaching and service contributions will be considered;
iii. At least one graduate degree in Nursing or health related discipline is preferred;
iv. Demonstrated commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels and evidence of an effective and established teaching record, and of educational leadership and/or mentorship;
v. Experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of delivery is highly desired. Experience with remote and distance delivery teaching and technology is an asset;
vi. Demonstrated commitment to research and scholarship; evidence of peer-reviewed academic publications, academic conference presentations, potential to secure external funding, and knowledge translation activities. Experience integrating research evidence into teaching;
vii. The potential to make service contributions to the Department and to the Nursing profession. The ability to provide leadership and work collaboratively with others;
viii. Demonstrated commitments to equity, diversity, decolonization, inclusion, belonging, and social justice.\

Candidates with expertise in undergraduate anatomy and physiology, nursing ethics, pharmacology, maternal/infant health, child/youth health, mental health, and graduate level nursing theory/philosophy and diversity/equity/social justice are needed, however all areas of expertise are welcome to apply.

Lakehead University School of Nursing currently offers fully accredited and innovative programs in undergraduate and graduate nursing education within the multidisciplinary environment of Lakehead University on the Thunder Bay campus. The School offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree programs as well as a Master in Nursing (MN) program, with Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Nursing specializations. Drawing on Lakehead University’s strengths, the School of Nursing has a mission to lead nursing education and scholarship in the promotion of health in Northwestern Ontario and beyond. We have a values-based curriculum rooted in relational practice. We are deeply committed to achieving our four strategic goals, which include: 1) fostering excellence in teaching and learning; 2) supporting social justice, equity, diversity and inclusivity; 3) cultivating research, scholarship and creative activities; and, 4) nurturing partnerships.

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:

For further information, please contact Dr. Kristen Jones-Bonofiglio, Director of the School of Nursing at or at (807) 343-8010 ext. 8079 Detailed information on the School of Nursing and our programs is available at:

Review of applications will begin on April 30, 2024 and continue until the position(s) is filled. The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) quoting Reference # HBS-2024-25-04 should include: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including a statement of teaching philosophy, course outlines and teaching evaluations for previously-taught courses), a statement of a research plan (current and future interests), copies of the three most significant publications, and the names and contact information of three references. Applicants are encouraged to include information about the strengths and experiences contributing to EDI and social justice in a previous institutional environment, in curriculum and teaching, in research, in service, and/or in supporting students. A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada.pdf form must accompany your package.

Applicants should submit their electronic application to:

Attn: Dr. Mirella Stroink, Dean
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay ON P7B 5E1

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. In relation to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), the School of Nursing recognizes its responsibility and commitment to fully supporting Indigenous applicants and applicants who identify as members of equity-deserving 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 to make appropriate arrangements.

This position is subject to budgetary approval.