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Assistant Professor, Public Safety, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences

Wilfrid Laurier University

The online Policing and Public Safety Programs at the Brantford Campus of Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a One-Year Limited Term Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences. The position will commence on July 1, 2020, and is subject to budgetary approval. With this hire, the Programs are specifically looking for a scholar and teaching professor with teaching, leadership, and administrative experience to take on this role. The preferred candidate will also have had experience coordinating faculty and programs in the field of public safety.

Applicants must have a completed Graduate Degree, with a PhD preferred, in a field related to Public Safety and/or Emergency Management. Applicants must have a minimum of five (5) years work experience in the emergency management or public safety field. Applicants must also have experience in developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses, utilizing pedagogical approaches that specifically embrace online learners for an online format. Preference will be given to candidates who have work experience in critical infrastructures in the public safety realm. A knowledge of learning management systems (particularly Brightspace from Desire2Learn) would be an asset.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop online courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as teaching online courses, related to emergency management, public safety and critical infrastructures. They will also be expected to be active in service to the university and their scholarly community.

A complete application package will include:
1) A letter of application describing the candidate’s qualifications and alignment with the Policing and Public Safety programs at Wilfrid Laurier University;
2) A curriculum vitae;
3) A statement of current and prospective research interests;
4) Up to 2 samples of recent publications or course developments for online courses (e.g., lesson modules/plans);
5) A teaching dossier, including i) official teaching evaluations for courses taught (scanned copies of original evaluations only will be accepted), ii) a statement of teaching philosophy and, iii) a sample syllabus for a course that the candidate has previously taught; and
6) The names and contact information for three referees.
The deadline for applications Friday, February 9th, 2020

Please direct your application to:
Dr. Scott Blandford, Public Safety Program Coordinator c/o Sarah Erb, Academic Program Assistant, 73 George Street, Brantford, ON N3T 2Y3. Note that Applications must be emailed and in Adobe PDF format.

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. Laurier welcomes applications from qualified candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized or having disabilities, and qualified candidates of any sexual and gender identity.

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, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In accordance with the requirements of the Department of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, the successful applicant will be required to prove they are legally able to work in Canada.

Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching, in accordance with SSHRC and NSERC definitions and guidelines. To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact Patricia Lovelock at by telephone at 519-756-8228 ext. 5778

The Faculty of Human and Social Sciences wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All nominations and 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.