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Tenure-Track, Criminology

Lakehead University

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies—Criminology
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities/Department of Interdisciplinary Studies:

Lakehead University, Orillia Campus, invites applications for one tenure-track faculty appointment in Criminology at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level to preferably commence August 1, 2021, at the Orillia Campus. The academic rank of the appointment will be commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate.

The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies is located on the Orillia campus. The Department offers three unique programs, including Criminology, and is composed of faculty members who are dedicated exclusively to Criminology as well as to other interdisciplinary degree programs. Detailed information on the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Criminology Program is available at:

The Department is interested in well-rounded candidates who balance empirical research with a commitment to teaching and service. Applicants should have a completed PhD in Criminology or a Criminology-related field by the time of appointment. Candidates with any area of research specialization are welcome to apply. Candidates must provide evidence of a clearly defined research program and demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to assume an active service role and coordinate the Criminology Program within the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. Familiarity with and commitment to experiential learning as well as online or alternative modes of course delivery are also desirable candidate qualities.

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 emphases 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:

Review of applications will begin on July 5, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) should include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement (current and future interests), copies of up to three publications, teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course outlines and teaching evaluations), and the names and contact information of three references. A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form must accompany your package. This form is available on our website at: Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada.pdf.

Applicants should submit their electronic application to:

Dr. Betsy Birmingham
Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Lakehead University
Thunder Bay, Ontario

For additional information, please contact Dr. Michael Stevenson, the Criminology hiring committee Chair, at
Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized minorities, 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.