Sociology/Criminology - Assistant Professor

Western University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-04-01

Department of Sociology, The University of Western Ontario

Applications are invited for a Three-Year Limited Term position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning 01 July 2013. The Department is seeking a talented scholar with expertise in Criminology. The successful candidate's particular substantive research interests in criminology may vary, but preference will be given to those with demonstrated knowledge of the Canadian criminal justice system and expertise in corrections, courts, and/or juvenile justice. Applied working knowledge of one or more areas of the Canadian Criminal Justice system is an asset. Candidates must have (or be near completion of) a PhD at the time of appointment. Experience teaching in the undergraduate classroom is essential, and a willingness to teach on-line courses is an asset. The successful applicant will teach the equivalent of 4 full-year courses, and will have opportunities to participate in the Graduate Program.

The Department has strengths in the areas of Social Inequality, Aging & Health, Population Studies, Social Theory, and Research Methods. The Department also has a large number of undergraduate students enrolled in our criminology major and honours specialization modules.

The University of Western Ontario is a top-ranked research-intensive university and the Department has one of the largest Sociology programs in Canada. We have a full PhD and Masters level graduate program that regularly attracts outstanding Canadian and International applicants.

Applications must include the following: (1) a cover letter, (2) a CV, and (3) a teaching dossier. Applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference, at least some of which can speak to the applicant's ability in teaching. This material should be sent to:

Professor Tracey Adams, Chair
Department of Sociology
Room 5316, Social Sciences Centre
The University of Western Ontario
London Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2

The deadline for receiving applications is May 6th, 2013. The hiring committee will begin reviewing applications prior to this date, so candidates are advised to submit their applications as early as possible.

Positions are subject to budgetary approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communications skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. The University of Western Ontario is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.


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