Criminology - 2 Full-Time Faculty Positions

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Location: British Columbia
Date posted: 2012-12-07

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CRIMINOLOGY FACULTY

The Criminology Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University invites applications for two full-time regular faculty positions to begin in September 2013.

  1. Law and Legal Studies: The area of research and scholarly specialization is open. However, we are especially interested in receiving applications from scholars working in any of the following areas: human rights, transnational or international law, cyber-law, land claims and indigenous issues, or environmental law and criminology.

    Preference will be given to candidates who have established expertise and a record of teaching excellence in courses related to the Canadian Legal System and Canadian Criminal Law. Experience teaching in areas associated with the administration of the Canadian Criminal Justice system, Criminal Procedure and Evidence, and Law and Society are also assets.

    A Ph.D. S.J.D., an LL.M. and equivalent combination of graduate work, research, publications, and/or experience is required.
  2. Psychological Criminology: The area of research and scholarly specialization is open. However, we are especially interested in applicants who demonstrate both depth in psychological theories of crime and a broader understanding of the interdisciplinary character of criminology and the range of theoretical and conceptual currents which currently characterize the discipline.

    Preference will be given to candidates who have established expertise and a record of teaching excellence in courses related to the psychological explanations of crime, crime and mental illness, and criminological theory more generally.

    A Ph.D in Criminology or Psychology, and an equivalent combination of graduate work, research, publications, and/or experience is required.

For both positions, the successful applicants will have the opportunity to develop curriculum in areas consistent with their own research interests and specialization, as well as assisting the department in the ongoing processes of curriculum development and review.

All applicants should have a track-record of quality teaching and an established or developing program of research. The ability to teach core undergraduate curriculum, as well as mentoring and supervising students is essential.

The Criminology Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University currently offers a Bachelor of Arts, Major in Criminology degree as well as a second degree focusing on Social Justice. The department emphasizes pedagogical principles and educational approaches that incorporate community-based research, professional development, and experiential learning across the curriculum, including: service learning and practicum elements, as well as a co-op placement option. The Department is also home to the Journal of Radical Criminology and to the Critical Criminology Working Group. Past and proposed future learning initiatives include: an Inside-Out course set in the prison context, an International Field School initiative, and a Centre for Social Justice.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University provides a unique regional university environment serving communities in the South Fraser region. Our university degrees and applied credentials successfully meet the evolving needs of regional and global employment markets. Kwantlen students have a unique opportunity to integrate (or bridge) their certificate and diploma credentials to complete a bachelor's degree at Kwantlen, creating the best of both worlds - undergraduate studies and the professional enhancement of applied programs. Kwantlen's Office of Research and Scholarship and research institutes assist faculty and students in their efforts to produce innovative research relevant to the communities we serve. To support our growth, the Surrey Campus has undergone a thirty-six million dollar expansion.

A complete application will include: curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, description of research program, and at least three letters of reference. Copies of sample course syllabi/outlines, copies of teaching evaluations, and a sample of research/publication should be included. Short listed applicants will be required to provide copies of original transcripts.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications as follows:

Law and Legal Studies (competition #12-114): January 29th, 2013

Psychological Criminology (competition #12-115): January 29th, 2013

Please submit your complete application, quoting the applicable competition number to: employ@kwantlen.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
However, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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