Law - Assistant Professor (Forensic Science Program)

Trent University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-04-04

Trent University invites applications for a tenure track appointment in the Forensic Science Program at the rank of Assistant Professor, subject to budgetary approval. The successful candidate will teach law courses in the Forensic Science Program. Applicants should have expertise in Canadian law, litigation, criminology, criminalistics and/or related areas. Candidates will be expected to have demonstrated experience in research relevant to their expertise. Only those who are qualified for academic appointment as an Assistant Professor will be considered. The candidate should have completed a Ph.D., and/or have comparable academic credentials including a professional degree (e.g., LL.M. or other) with professional and academic experience.

The creation of the Law position in Forensic Science is an important development in the evolution of the Trent University Forensic Science Program. This is a truly interdisciplinary program in which students gain knowledge from a broad range of subjects. The addition of a Law faculty member will enhance this learning experience by emphasizing the fusion of Law and Science in this discipline. As an active member of the department, the Law faculty will expand access to education in law within the Forensic Science Program, reach out to students interested in Law across campus, and contribute to new program development (e.g., pre law or policy aspects of environmental forensics).

Trent University is a vibrant community of undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty. The Forensic Science Program has main offices in the DNA buildings and Health Science Centre on the picturesque Symons campus of Trent University in the city of Peterborough (
Completed applications will consist of a CV, statement of the applicant's research interests and teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three referees who would be willing to write on the candidate's behalf. The deadline for receipt of applications is May 15, 2013. Applications should be sent to: Dr. Barry J. Saville, Chair, Forensic Science Program, Trent University, 1600 West Bank Drive, Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 7B8. Enquiries can be directed to Dr. Saville; 705-748-1011 ext. 7260).

Trent University is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive campus community and encourages applications from qualified candidates from the following groups: women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


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