Assistant Professor - Criminology and Sociolegal Studies

Job description

Job FieldThe Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Criminology and Sociolegal Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and will commence on July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Criminology, Law, or a cognate social science or humanities discipline by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths, and particularly encourage applications from candidates in one or more of the following: criminal/non-criminal regulation and governance; health and disability; environmental studies; gender and sexuality; Indigenous issues and perspectives. The successful candidate will teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs and must be able to teach a selection of courses in criminology, law and society. The successful candidate 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. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and independently funded research program.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier, a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, the teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies is internationally renowned for the study of law, crime, order, security and regulation from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and theoretical approaches. With backgrounds in Sociology, History, Law, Anthropology, Psychology, Philosophy, and Political Science, faculty members are actively engaged in Canadian and international criminological and sociolegal research and teaching. For further information on the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies, please visit our website at

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below.

Applicants must submit a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a recent writing sample (of no more than 15 pages); and a teaching dossier that includes a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations.


Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to [email protected] by the closing date.


All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by October 31, 2019.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend creating separate documents in PDF or MS Word format, and labeling each file using the following file name convention: Posting_1903565_LASTNAME_coverletter, Posting_1903565_LASTNAME_cv, and so forth.

If you have any questions about this position, please contact [email protected].

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, 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

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

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Department: Criminology
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Sep 17, 2019
Job Closing: Oct 31, 2019




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Posted: 9/18/2019
Application Due: 11/17/2019
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