Department of Biology – Tenure Track Appointment (Thunder Bay)

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Department of Biology – Tenure Track Appointment (Thunder Bay)

Tenure Track Faculty Positions – Thunder Bay Campus

Department of Biology Tenure Track Appointment (Thunder Bay)

The Department of Biology at Lakehead University invites applications for a Tenure Track
Appointment. We are looking for a candidate to establish a dynamic and externally-funded
program of research in the areas of Evolutionary Ecology and/or Population/Community
Ecology using plant or animal model system(s) at Lakehead University Thunder Bay
campus. Candidates with strong quantitative skills, including ecological or evolutionary
modelling, would be significant assets. The successful candidate will also have expertise
needed to teach general and specialty courses for the Department of Biology which has one
of the largest undergraduate enrolments on campus. The position will commence August 1,
2020 at a rank commensurate with experience and qualifications.

For consideration, candidates will have:

● An earned Ph.D. with demonstrated expertise in evolutionary, population, or
community ecology from a Ph.D. granting institution recognized by Canadian
● A successful track record of high-quality research, and the communication of research
through both traditional and non-traditional venues;
● A demonstrated commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
● Desire and ability to help build enrollment at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
● Experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of course
delivery is highly desired.

Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and
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,
independent critical thinking and multidisciplinary approaches to teaching, 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:

The Department of Biology at Lakehead University is a dynamic group of interdisciplinary
researchers with active field and laboratory research programs in ecology, evolution,
molecular biology, and their interactions. Several government and not-for-profit organizations
located in Thunder Bay offer significant opportunities for collaborative research, including the
Centre for Northern Forest Ecosystem Research (CNFER) of the Ontario Ministry of Natural

Resources and Forestry and the Wildlife Conservation Society of Canada. Lakehead
University is a member of the Ontario Universities Field Program in Biology (
which provides exceptional opportunities for field-based instruction. Lakehead University has
several centralized labs to support research, including the Lakehead University
Environmental Laboratory, the Lakehead University Instrumentation Lab, the Paleo DNA
Laboratory for molecular-based research, and aquatic-based research through the Biology
Aquatic Facility and Aquatic Toxicology Research Centre.

For further information, please contact Dr. Stephen Hecnar, Chair of the Appointments
Committee ( or Dr. Joe Carney, Chair of Biology
( Detailed information on the Department and the Applied Life
Sciences programs is available through the website of the Department of Biology

Review of applications will begin on May 30, 2020 and continue 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, experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of course
delivery, course outlines and teaching evaluations for previously-taught courses), 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…

Applicants should submit their electronic application to:
Dr. Todd Randall
Dean, Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1
Email: to

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 final budgetary approval.

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