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Assistant/Associate Professor, Social Work (Orillia Campus)

Lakehead University

Lakehead University, Orillia Campus
School of Social Work

Lakehead University invites applications for one tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at the Orillia Campus. The academic rank of the appointment will be commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate. The position will commence on August 1, 2019.

The preferred candidate will have either a PhD (or ABD with a defense date) in Social Work, or PhD in a related discipline together with an MSW degree and several years of social work practice experience, a strong research plan, a record of publications in peer-reviewed journals, and excellent teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Experience in online teaching and graduate supervision would be advantageous. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in child welfare and/or Indigenous social work. However, candidates specializing in other fields of social work practice are welcome to apply as well.

We are a small, research-active, community-involved School with an excellent undergraduate program that prepares students for generalist practice, and an MSW program that prepares students for advanced generalist practice. Our undergraduate program is offered in two formats: a four-year HBSW, and a 12-month HBSW designed specifically for students with a previous undergraduate degree.
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:

For further information, please contact Dr. Raymond Neckoway, Director, School of Social Work at (807) 343-8417 or Detailed information on the School and our programs is available at:
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2019, and we strongly encourage early applications for the initial round of review. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) 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 should submit their electronic application to:

Office of the Dean
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Lakehead University
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Fax: (807) 766-7155

A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form must accompany your package. This form is available on our website at

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.