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Assistant Professor, Criminology

Saint Mary's University

The Department of Criminology at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for an eight month contractually limited term appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence September 1, 2020.

We are seeking a criminologist with a demonstrated capacity to teach courses in areas related to victimology/victims and criminal justice, sexual/gender-based violence, policing, restorative justice and/or quantitiative methods.

The successful candidate must hold a PhD (or be ABD and close to the completion of a PhD) in Criminology or a related discipline. Candidates must provide evidence of a strong research record and show promise of a high standard of teaching.

Applications must consist of the following items only: 1) a cover letter indicating potential teaching areas, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) copies of graduate school transcripts, and 4) the names and contact information for three referees. Please merge these documents into a single PDF file.

Applications are to be submitted online using the CareerBeacon application system. Applicants should visit, select the position for which they are applying, and click on the ‘Apply Online Now’ button.

Saint Mary’s University is located on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. It is the province’s second largest university with a rich 215-year history. Saint Mary’s is a public university of about 7500 students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. The university is committed to serving the local, regional, national and international communities, and integrating such activity as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in the historical port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 430,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located close to major urban centres in Canada and Northeastern United States. Visit our website at

Saint Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary’s University encourages applications from qualified women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities. All applicants will receive a self-identification form for confidential submission to our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office. In keeping with Citizenship and Immigration Canada requirements, all qualified persons are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The Search Committee encourages applicants to highlight any involvement in enhancing diversity and inclusion in their previous institutional environments. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications as outlined in the Saint Mary’s University Collective Agreement:

The Department of Criminology will start reviewing applications on 30th April, 2020 and it will continue reviewing them until the position is filled.

Inquires may be directed to Dr. Diane Crocker, Chairperson, Department of Criminology,