Criminology - Professional Teaching Position (tenure-track)

Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-02-21

The Department of Criminology at the Brantford campus of Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a Professional Teaching position (tenure-track) in the area of quantitative and/or qualitative research methods, subject to budgetary approval. Requirements for the position include:

  • At least two years teaching experience (or equivalent) in post-secondary education
  • A Ph.D. in Criminology or a related field
  • Demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence and a commitment to pedagogical innovation

Normally, faculty holding a Professional Teaching position at Laurier Brantford will teach six one-term courses annually over three terms. The successful candidate will teach courses in the Honours B.A. and M.A. programs in the Department in Criminology. At least one of those courses will include Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice. In addition to a background in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods, preference will be given to candidates who have taught courses in criminological theory at an undergraduate or graduate level and whose experience and/or scholarly activities demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, educational innovation, and scholarship. The successful candidate will be appointed as an Assistant Professor (provisional level) starting July 1, 2013. For more information on the Professional Teaching Position at Laurier, please see Article 13.2 of the Collective Agreement (

Candidates should submit the following:

1.Cover letter and CV
  • The cover letter will outline the candidate's experience and success in teaching in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods, and criminological theory
  • Candidates should also address their plans for scholarship including i) professional scholarship (i.e., publications, presentations in credible professional forums) and/or ii) scholarship in teaching (i.e., research, publications, presentations).

2.Teaching Dossier
  • Official teaching evaluations for all courses taught
  • The most recent syllabi for all courses taught over the last 2-5 years
  • An account (max: 2-3 pages) describing work done on curriculum development and/or describing pedagogical innovations used
  • A statement of teaching philosophy

Candidates should provide the names and contact information of three referees who can attest to the candidate's commitment to teaching excellence and/or scholarship.

The deadline for receipt of all materials is April 30, 2013. All materials must be sent electronically and in hard copy. All materials should be sent to:

Dr. Andrew Welsh
c/o Margaret Harris
Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus
73 George St.
Brantford, ON., N3T 2Y3
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Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of a visible minority. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Members of the designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to the Acting Dean, John McCutcheon ( ).

Further information on the equity policy can be found at


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