(January 23, 2023) - Laurentian University today approved funding for 10 new tenure track faculty members, sending a clear signal it intends to invest in the long-term sustainability of academic programs and strengthening our bilingual and tricultural mandate. The funding for these permanent hires comes as the University emerged from the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) in November of 2022.
“We are eager to bolster so many of our successful programs with additional professors. This is a key priority for our leadership team,” said Dr. Sheila Embleton, Interim President and Vice- Chancellor.
The search process will begin for faculty members in multiple disciplines:
- Faculty of Arts - Psychology (1), Droit et Justice (1)
- Faculty of Education and Health - Indigenous Social Work (2), Science infirmières (1)
- Faculty of Science, Engineering and Architecture - Mining Engineering (1), Computer Science (1), and Architecture (specializing in Indigenous Architecture (1))
- Faculty of Management - Accounting (1)
- Library and Archives (1)
“These tenure track roles will bring exceptional talent to Laurentian which will enrich our academic offerings and strengthen our research capacity. We’re pleased the University is now in a position to make this significant investment and it’s one of the many steps we’re taking to chart a new course for Laurentian,” said Dr. Brenda Brouwer, Interim Provost and Vice-President Academic.
It is anticipated that approvals for further faculty positions will be granted following the completion of the 2023-24 budget planning process, which is currently underway.