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Two (2) Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Positions in Criminology

Toronto Metropolitan University

Two (2) Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Positions in Criminology
Arts, Depart. of Criminology
Posted: May 17, 2023
Deadline to Apply: Saturday, June 17, 2023

Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada and on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, the Criminology Department in the Faculty of Arts at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) invites applications for two (2) Limited Term Faculty (LTF) positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointments shall be effective July 1, 2023 as follows and are subject to final budgetary approval:

Position 1
Fall 2023* Winter 2024*
CRM 101- Understanding Crime in Canadian Society CRM 102- Introduction to Criminology
CRM 101- Understanding Crime in Canadian Society CRM 102- Introduction to Criminology
CRM 315- Advanced Quantitative Research Methods CRM 102- Introduction to Criminology
*The combination of courses and terms offered may be subject to change

Position 2
Fall 2023* Winter 2024*
CRM 601- Violence in Society CRM 101- Understanding Crime in Canadian Society
CRM 601- Violence in Society CRM 101- Understanding Crime in Canadian Society
CRM 308- Criminal Courts in Canada CRM 300- Policing in Canada
*The combination of courses and terms offered may be subject to change

Please indicate on your application whether you wish to be considered for position 1 or position 2.

Further information about courses in the Department of Criminology can be found at

The successful candidate will engage only in the teaching and service duties of faculty members in the Department, while maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across such activities.The candidate will contribute to our undergraduate (BA) program through teaching, mentoring and supervision of students to facilitate junior scholars and diversify the field.
Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in Criminology or a closely related field by the appointment date. Candidates who are all-but-dissertation (ABD) and are able to demonstrate that they are very close to completion may also be considered. In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of:

• demonstrated capacity for teaching excellence at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, as evidenced by a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy statement, experience with course and curriculum review and/or development, examples of best practices in pedagogy, including effective use of classroom technology and any experience with experiential learning, sample syllabi, strong teaching evaluations, teaching awards, and other relevant achievements in teaching;
• commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to teaching and service activities, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population; and
• an ability to contribute to the life of the department and the University through collegial service.
Our committee recognizes that scholars have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions.

Note: Limited Term Faculty appointments at Toronto Metropolitan University may not exceed a combined total of four years. Applicants with prior Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) LTF appointments need to consider this limitation, as it may render them ineligible to apply.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Toronto Metropolitan Faculty Association (TFA) ( The TFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of TFA benefits can be found here.

Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU)
Serving a highly diverse student population of over 45,000, with 100+ undergraduate and graduate programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning and distinguished by a professionally focussed curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, TMU is a vibrant, urban university known for its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement and city-building through its award-winning architecture.

Department of Criminology
Our Department offers undergraduate and a Master’s program to 700 students of diverse backgrounds. Our faculty prides itself on the excellence of its research, the quality of its teaching and community engagement. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to our existing strengths in research/creativity activity and teaching through academic, professional and diverse lived experiences and perspectives.

Working at TMU
At the intersection of mind and action, Toronto Metropolitan University is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. At TMU and within our department, we firmly believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are integral to this path; our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.
Dedicated to a people first culture, TMU is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer. We invite you to explore the range of benefits and supports available to faculty and their family, including access to our diverse faculty and staff networks.

Visit us on Twitter: @torontomet, @VPFAtorontomet and @TorontoMetHR, and our LinkedIn page.

TMU is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. To find out more about legal and policy obligations please visit the accessibility and Human Rights websites.

Toronto Metropolitan University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, Black-identified persons, other racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Candidates who self identify as [specify - e.g. women, Black, Indigenous, etc.] are especially welcome to provide details of how their lived experiences inform their work.

How to Apply
Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal [] by clicking on “Start Application Process” to begin. Applications, consisting of the following, must be received by June 17, 2023:

• a letter of application;
• a curriculum vitae;
• a teaching dossier and results of teaching evaluations; and
• names of three individuals who may be contacted for references.

Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority, in accordance with Canadian immigration regulations. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.

Any confidential inquiries about the opportunity can be directed to the Chair of the Hiring Committee, Dan Horner (