Apply Now: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Political Science at Lakehead University

Lakehead University

Apply Now: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Political Science, Lakehead University-Thunder Bay


Lakehead University (Thunder Bay Campus) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science in the area of International Politics/International Relations.  The appointment will commence in August, 2021 (negotiable).

The successful candidate will have a record of excellence in teaching and service, as well as a record of research. The successful candidate will have completed their Ph.D. in Political Science and will primarily teach courses in International Politics/International Relations. The candidate will also be expected to teach Introduction to Political Science and Research Methodology.  A demonstrated ability to make a strong teaching contribution to the Political Science Pre-Law Program is an asset. Experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of delivery is highly desired.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit electronically (in the form of a single PDF document):

  1. A letter of interest;
  2. a curriculum vita;
  3. evidence of teaching effectiveness (including a statement of teaching philosophy and teaching evaluations);
  4. a research statement;
  5. and the names and contact information of three referees.

A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form must accompany your package. This form is available 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, ON

For further information please contact Dr. Patrick Cain, Chair, Department of Political Science at or Karen Woychyshyn at  Information on undergraduate programs is available on the Lakehead University website at

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Review of applications will begin on June 25, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.



About the university

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.

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