Assistant Professor, Limited term appointment – Criminology

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Laurentian University


The School of Social Sciences in the Faculty of Arts at Laurentian University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a twelve-month limited term faculty position with a six course (18 credit) teaching workload at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in Criminology. The preferred start date is August 1, 2023

Candidates must have completed a PhD degree by the start date of the appointment and relevant experience can be an asset. The successful candidate will have the following essential qualifications:

• A PhD in Criminology, Sociology or in a related field. Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) applicants with another relevant terminal degree or with Indigenous knowledge such as a Traditional Knowledge Keeper or Indigenous Language Speaker deemed equivalent to a terminal degree, will also be considered.
• Extensive teaching experience in one or both of the following areas: 1) Anti-colonialism and Restorative Justice, which may include racialization and policing, human rights, Indigenous knowledges, laws and self-determination, First Nations, Métis or Inuit ethics, and/or decolonial perspectives on settler state violence. 2) Disability and the Criminal Justice System, which may include the criminalization of mental health disorders, the incarceration of marginal populations, policing of poverty, human services and the law, preventative health, equity and public policy.
• Candidates who self-identify as Indigenous shall be subject to a process of verification whereby acceptance by an Indigenous community is confirmed, in part, via referee from a member of the Indigenous community (reserve, urban, an organization, etc.) with whom the applicant identifies.
• Evidence of the ability to effectively teach undergraduate courses with a commitment to pedagogical and academic excellence, promoting a safe, inclusive, and welcoming learning environment, and advancing Laurentian University’s bilingual and tricultural mandates.
• Evidence of relevant research and scholarship with the potential to work collaboratively with colleagues and build internal and external interdisciplinary or intersectoral collaborations.
• Commitment to promoting a diverse, inclusive and vibrant academic and work environment.
• Though the teaching for this position is in English, the selected candidate is expected to have active knowledge of both official languages (functional bilingualism) or passive comprehension of the French/English languages (receptive bilingualism).

Since the Criminology program is located in the Sociology unit, part of the teaching load could include relevant courses in Sociology. The successful candidate will participate actively, and on site, in the administration of the program and the supervision of students. In addition to active engagement and participating in teaching, the incumbent will be expected to make contributions through service to the School, Faculty, University, and broader community.

With bilingual and tricultural faculty, the School of Social Sciences offers programs in English and French. Apart from undergraduate programs in Criminology; Economics; Equity, Diversity and Human Rights; Gerontology; Psychology; and Sociology; the School offers a PhD in Human Studies and Interdisciplinarity.

Laurentian University, located on Atikameksheng Anishnawbek territory in Sudbury, Ontario, serves over 8000 students and is one of two bilingual universities in the province of Ontario. Committed to its bilingual, tri cultural mandate, Laurentian University offers an outstanding university experience in English and French with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education. Laurentian’s beautiful, forested campus is surrounded by fresh-water lakes, conservation lands and hundreds of kilometres of cross-country and hiking trails while situated in the geographic centre of Greater Sudbury, northern Ontario’s major urban centre (population 160,000). Laurentian University has close and productive ties to Science North, SNOLAB, Health Sciences North and multiple post-secondary institutions.

Application Requirements
A complete application includes the following:
• A cover letter (including one of the two statements about citizenship/resident status specified below)
• An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae.
• A statement of current and prospective teaching experience, specializations and interests
• Other examples of student and community engagement such as symposia, activism, etc.
• The names and contact information for three academic references.

The application package, inclusive of all documents, should be submitted electronically as single PDF file to:
Office of Provost and Vice-President Academic at [email protected] with the following subject line: Application to Limited Term Appointment Criminology. The deadline for receipt of applications is June 19th, 2023 or until the position is filled.

Laurentian University is an inclusive and welcoming community committed to employment equity. Applications are encouraged from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. Laurentian University’s bilingualism policy (Section 7.3.b) provides a provision regarding the language requirement for persons self-identifying as First Nations, Métis or Inuit. ( The successful candidate will be part of the Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA). Candidates are encouraged to consult the Collective Agreement at

Laurentian University is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free experience to applicants with accessibility needs. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic for more information ([email protected]).

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applicants must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada” in their cover letter. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

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