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Assistant Professor Criminology: Race, Racialization and Crime

York University

The Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University invites highly qualified applicants for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in the Criminology Program in Race, Racialization, and Crime at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2023.

• Read more about the Criminology Program and its associated graduate program, Socio-Legal Studies.

Candidate Qualifications:

• This opportunity is open to qualified individuals who self-identify as Black peoples of African Descent (for example Africans and African heritage from the Caribbean, Americas, Europe). Recognizing the underrepresentation of Black faculty, this opportunity supports the University’s Affirmative Action program and has been developed based on the special program provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code. To receive full consideration, candidates should complete and submit a self-identification form as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program (detailed below). The position is part of a cohort hire across a number of faculties and fields of study. The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant scholarly community at York, where we aspire to achieve equity and diversity in all areas, including race equity.

• Degree: PhD in Criminology or a related interdisciplinary program by July 1, 2023 is required.

Research/Scholarly Expertise:
• Areas of scholarship may include: policing; colonialism; urban crime; youth crime; carceral politics and/or abolitionism; critical race theory; or other areas that demonstrate the intersection of racialization and criminalization.
• Clearly articulated program of critical, interdisciplinary research in race, racialization, and crime.
• Engaged in outstanding, innovative, and, as appropriate, externally funded scholarship.
• Research excellence or promise thereof, as evident in: the cover letter; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications); conference presentations; awards and accolades; and strong letters of recommendations.

Teaching:
• The appointment will carry a teaching load of 2.5 courses or the equivalent and the successful candidate will be expected to teach interdisciplinary courses in their area of specialization as well as core courses in the Criminology Program, and to contribute to curricular development towards enhancing the program’s offerings.
• Excellence or the promise of excellence in interdisciplinary teaching, as evident in: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations; teaching evaluations; strong letters of reference.
• Ability to teach in an interdisciplinary program
• Suitability for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
• Preference will be given to candidates with strength in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning.

Additional:
• Priority will be given to scholars attending to anti-Black racism in Canadian criminal justice contexts.

Hiring Policies:
• Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
• All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.
• All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.
• York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Amanda Glasbeek, Chair of the Department of Social Science chrsosc@yorku.ca (Position in Criminology: Race, Racialization, and Crime).
• York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and those who self-identify as 2SLGBTQ+, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting this voluntary self-identification form.

Application Components:
• Due date for completed applications: October 31, 2022
• Required components: 1) cover letter; 2) current CV; 3) a teaching dossier, including teaching evaluations where available; 4) a sample of writing no more than 35 pages, 5) contact information for three letters of reference.
• Candidates must also complete and submit a Work Status Declaration form. This is a mandatory form and no application will be considered without it.
• Submit materials: Applications may be uploaded to https://apply.laps.yorku.ca beginning on September 12, 2022. Questions may be directed to Professor Amanda Glasbeek, Chair, Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Email: chrsosc@yorku.ca (Subject line: Position in Criminology: Race, Racialization, and Crime).

University Context:
• York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.
• York is located in Toronto, Canada’s largest city and one of the world’s most diverse. In 2022, Forbes named Toronto one of the Ten Best Cities to Live. York is accessible from Toronto by subway.