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Criminology Instructor

University of Manitoba

Criminology Instructor (Position no. 29513)
Department of Sociology and Criminology
Faculty of Arts

The Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time probationary position at the rank of Instructor I or II. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2021, or soon thereafter.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in teaching introductory-level courses in the areas of Criminology and Canadian Criminal Justice; the ability to use and to engage students with a range of teaching technologies and methods; the ability to communicate and interact effectively with department members on matters relating to the pedagogy of Criminology; and a demonstrated interest in and commitment to pedagogical development. A Master’s degree in Sociology/Criminology is the minimum requirement for this position; doctoral-level training would be considered an asset, and the candidate will provide evidence of experience and ongoing professional development related to teaching. Duties for this position will normally require teaching a total of 21 credit hours of Criminology and/or Canadian Criminal Justice courses including, but not necessarily limited to, SOC 2510 (Criminology) and/or SOC 2610 (Sociology of Criminal Justice and Corrections) over the academic year. While in-person instruction is the norm, teaching duties may include other delivery modes. The service component of the position will include developing the department’s strengths in the teaching of Criminology, and participating in other service to the department, the Faculty of Arts, and the university. Starting salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Anishininewuk, Dakota, and Dene peoples, on Treaty 1 Territory and on the Homeland of the Metis Nation.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

The Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Manitoba is the third largest department in the Faculty of Arts. Our faculty and students form an active and collegial community committed to excellence in teaching and research. We offer undergraduate programs in Sociology and Criminology and M.A. and Ph.D. programs. Further information concerning the Department and the University may be obtained from The successful applicant will be entitled to membership in the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA)

In order to expedite the selection process, the following documents should be provided to the Search Committee: 1) a letter of application, 2) a statement of how the applicant’s program of study qualifies her/him/them for the position sought, 3) a brief statement of teaching philosophy and interests, a sample course outline, and evidence of readiness for teaching, 4) a curriculum vitae, and 5) three confidential letters of reference to be received directly from the applicant’s referees. Applications and supporting documents are to be sent by e-mail to:
Chair, Search Committee, Department of Sociology and Criminology, 318 Isbister Building, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 2N2
E-mail:; Phone: (204) 474-6445.

Deadline for initial review of applications is January 6, 2021. If necessary, the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Application materials, including letters of reference will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.