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Definite Term Lecturer, Sociolegal Studies

University of Waterloo

The Department of Sociology and Legal Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo is seeking and an exceptional teacher for a three-year, renewable, Definite-Term Lecturer position in Sociolegal Studies, with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2021.

Applicants must have a PhD in Sociology, Legal Studies, Sociolegal Studies, or an equivalent discipline, or be able to demonstrate that they can meet the requirements for the PhD by September 1, 2021. Duties include teaching sociolegal courses and advising students at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will be expected to teach seven, one-term courses each year. In particular, we are interested in candidates with an expertise and undergraduate teaching experience in Criminology, Sexuality and the Law, Trafficking and Financial Crime, and Sociolegal Responses to Crime, or courses in closely related areas. The ability to develop and teach an array of traditional and on-line courses is required.

The University of Waterloo consistently ranks as a leading comprehensive university in Canada and is located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, a one-hour drive from Toronto, Canada's financial and cultural capital. The University is at the forefront of innovation and is home to transformational research and inspired learning. Located in the heart of Canada's technology hub, we are growing a network of global partnerships that will shape the future by working beyond disciplines and building bridges with industry, institutions, and communities.

The Department of Sociology and Legal Studies is ranked among the top 100 Sociology programs in the world (ARWU 2020): We are a research-intensive department with diverse academic programs examining many of the most pressing issues confronting societies today. We offer undergraduate degrees in both Sociology and Legal Studies, and master’s and doctoral degrees in Sociology (since 1960). The Department provides an intellectually vibrant setting for students and faculty engaging in sociological and sociolegal scholarship and is committed to developing a culture of academic and professional mentorship among students, staff, and faculty. Recent growth and change in the faculty complement builds on the Department’s foundational strengths in social theory and research methods while advancing research and scholarship in the following thematic areas: Knowledge, Education, and Digital Culture; Social Inequality and Public Policy; Crime, Law, and Security; and Migration, Borders, and Transnationalism.

The salary range for this position at the rank of Lecturer is $68,000 to $100,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

The closing date for applications is March 31, 2021. Application materials must be submitted online as PDF files through Please include electronic copies of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, two samples of work that serve as evidence of scholarly competence in the field (publications, presentations, reports, etc.), and arrange to have three letters of reference uploaded (addressed to Dr. Daniel O’Connor, Chair, Department of Sociology and Legal Studies, University of Waterloo.

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, eligibility, or to request accommodation during the hiring process, please contact Dr. Daniel O’Connor at or by phone, at (519) 888-4567 ext. 31366.

The University of Waterloo regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. At Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a rapidly growing community that has been termed a “hub of innovation.”

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Three reasons to apply: