Assistant Professor - Criminology & Sociolegal Studies


Requisition Title: Assistant Professor - Criminology & Sociolegal Studies - 1701230


The Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure stream appointment in the area of Criminology or Sociolegal Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2018.

Research and teaching expertise in the area of criminal justice, either in a Canadian or international context, and expertise in quantitative research methods are preferred.

Established in 1963 as a research and graduate teaching institution, the Centre was the first of its kind in Canada. It is internationally renowned for the study of law, crime, order, and security from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and theoretical approaches. With backgrounds in criminology, sociology, history, law, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, and political science, faculty are actively engaged in Canadian and international criminological research and teaching. We welcome applications from scholars from these and other relevant backgrounds.

Candidates must have a PhD in criminology, sociolegal studies or a related field at the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, and an evolving, independent program of research. The successful candidate will have an emerging international reputation of research excellence illustrated through contributions and publications in top disciplinary journals, presentations at international conferences, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

The successful candidate will teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. While candidates must be able to teach a selection of courses in criminology, and law and society, those able to teach research methods courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels will receive preference. Candidates must have strong communication skills as well as demonstrated success in developing students' mastery of a subject and of the latest developments in the field. Candidates must demonstrate an emerging record of excellent teaching, as evidenced through teaching accomplishments and evaluations, dossier and letters of reference submitted as part of the application.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, one recent research publication, a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi related to the teaching of criminology and sociolegal courses, and a statement on career goals) and teaching evaluations. If you have any questions about this position, please contact crim.admin@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online by clicking the link below.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department via email to: crim.admin@utoronto.ca by 19 September 2017. Reference letters must be on letterhead and signed. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants may also be interested in the Criminology and Sociolegal Studies Associate Professor position also posted on the UofT Careers page.

For more information on the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, please visit our website at www.criminology.utoronto.ca.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Criminology
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Jul 14, 2017
Job Closing: Sep 19, 2017, 11:59 EST

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