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Assistant Professor Full Time , Criminology

Wilfrid Laurier University

Position Summary: The Department of Criminology at the Brantford Campus of Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for two full time tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level. The criminology program is one of Laurier’s largest social science programs with strong undergraduate enrolment and a successful MA program. The successful candidate will be:

1) A strong scholar with a promising record of research excellence;
2) Capable and willing to teach and supervise students in a range of substantive areas in our Master of Arts in Criminology program;
3) Willing and able to teach required courses in the undergraduate Honours BA program; and
4) Able to contribute to developing and diversifying our undergraduate program offerings found on the
Undergraduate Calendar - Department of Criminology:

Applicants must have a PhD in criminology or a discipline related to criminology by the date of the appointment. The appointment will begin July 1, 2021, subject to budgetary approval.

Consideration of applications will begin after the deadline 11:59 p.m. on February 15, 2021.

Qualifications - Required: Doctoral Degree
Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is 11:59 p.m. on February 15, 2021
Submit with Application: A complete application package will include:

1) A letter of application describing the candidate's qualifications, research expertise, and fit with the Department of Criminology at Wilfrid Laurier University
2) A curriculum vitae
3) A research plan outlining the candidate’s prospective or in-progress research for the next three to five years (max 2 pages)
4) Two samples of recent publications or works in progress
5) A teaching dossier, including i) official teaching evaluations for courses taught, ii) a statement of teaching philosophy and, iii) a sample syllabus for a course that the candidate has previously taught (if available).
6) The names and contact information for three referees.
Please address any questions to Dr. Stacey Hannem, Chair, Department of Criminology, at

To Apply: Interested applicants should forward their application package electronically to the Chair of the Department of Criminology, Dr. Stacey Hannem, via the Criminology Department Administrative Assistant, Ms. Chandler Berardi at

The Brantford Campus is located in Brantford’s downtown area with over 70 full-time faculty and more than 3000 undergraduate and graduate students. It hosts 18 different programs, including three graduate programs, across four different faculties. The Criminology Department is located in the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences. Additional information on the Criminology Department can be found at
Information on our Master of Arts in Criminology program can be found at:

Please Note: Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified individuals of the equity-seeking groups. Members of the designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity.

Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to the Dean of the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, Dr. Lauren Eisler Further information on the equity policy can be found at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, as per Canadian immigration laws, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obligated to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenships; however, all applicants must include one of the following statements in their cover letter:

Yes, I am a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
No, I am not a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Members of the Faculty Appointments and Promotion Committee will be reviewing applications. Depending on the extent of travel and social-distancing restrictions, interviews may be conducted by video conferencing or in-person.

Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching. To obtain a copy of this job description in accessible format, please contact Patricia Lovelock

Laurier Brantford and the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All applications shall be reviewed and considered under a set of criteria established by the Search Committee and a short list of candidates shall be interviewed. Only those applicants selected for the short list will be contacted.

City: Brantford
Province: Ontario [ON]
Country: Canada [CA]