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Department of Criminology - Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Position

Saint Mary's University

Date Posted: Nov 16, 2023
Posting Deadline: Posted until filled
Department: Department of Criminology
Type of Employment: Permanent, Full-Time
Group Affiliation: SMUFU, Rank of Assistant Professor

The Department of Criminology at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin on July 1, 2024. The Department seeks candidates who demonstrate skills in quantitative approaches to the study of criminology, the sociology of crime/deviance, or closely related topics (e.g., victims/offenders, human rights, legal studies, surveillance, governability, abolitionism). The successful candidate will be able to teach our core course in Quantitative Research Methods. The successful candidate should have an active research agenda in the broad area of criminology, sociology of crime/deviance, or closely related fields.

Preference will be given to scholars engaged in research with and for racialized communities or conducting criminological inquiry through an Indigenous or critical race lens.

Job Information and Responsibilities

Applicants should hold a completed or nearly completed Ph.D. in Criminology or a related field. Candidates should be able to demonstrate strength in teaching and research in quantitative approaches. Preferred candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and research activities. Preferred candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to academic service and community engagement. Teaching loads, employee benefits, and salaries are governed by the Saint Mary’s University Collective Agreement

Application Details

Applicants should submit an application package consisting of the following six items only, merged into one PDF: 1) a letter of application addressing the criteria laid out above; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) one example of recent scholarly writing; 4) unofficial graduate school transcripts; 5) the names and contact information for three referees; and 6) a copy of a syllabus of a course you have developed and taught (or a draft syllabus if you have not previously taught a course).

Applicants should submit their application file via email to We will begin considering applications on January 15, 2024 until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
At Saint Mary’s University, equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact

About Saint Mary’s University

Saint Mary’s University is one of Canada’s top primary undergraduate universities--known for its international collaborations, leadership in entrepreneurship, and research that benefits local and global communities. Our programs in Arts, Science, Graduate Studies and the Sobey School of Business are among Canada’s best and feature professors who are committed to the success of their students. Saint Mary’s provides our 7,000 students with a place that fosters possibility, excellent research opportunities, and distinguished graduate and professional programs combined with a caring community. Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast, Saint Mary’s University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. The Saint Mary’s University community is committed to a prosperous future for the world—a world without limits.

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