Criminology - Several Instructor Positions

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Location: British Columbia
Date posted: 2013-05-22

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CRIMINOLOGY FACULTY - Competition Number 13-82

The Criminology Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University invites applications for qualified instructors to be added to its existing contract faculty inventory. Successful applicants will be added to a pool of qualified non-regular type 1 instructors and called upon when sessional teaching opportunities arise.

We are interested in candidates with expertise in all areas, including:

  • Introduction to Criminology (CRIM 1100)
  • Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (CRIM 1101)
  • Methods of Research in Criminology (CRIM 1208)
  • Interpersonal and Professional Development in Criminology (CRIM 1215)
  • Quantitative Data Analysis I (CRIM 2103)
  • Psychological Explanations of Criminal Behaviour (CRIM 2330)
  • Sociological Explanations of Criminal Behaviour (CRIM 2331)
  • Canadian Criminal Justice Administration (CRIM 2341)
  • Qualitative Research Methods (CRIM 3104)
  • Policy and Program Evaluation (CRIM 4410)

Those who are interested in applying can find further information on the above courses, and other courses offered by the department, by visiting our website at:

Applicants should have a track-record of quality teaching. Candidates with a Ph.D., LL.M., and/or equivalent combination of graduate work, research, publications, and experience will be considered.

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 Criminology 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 four 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 includes current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of undergraduate teaching success, copies of sample course syllabi/outlines, sample of research/publication, copies of transcripts of all degrees, and a list of three professional referees able to comment on your teaching ability and academic accomplishments. Short listed applicants will be required to provide copies of original transcripts. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please email your application quoting competition number 13-82 by Jun 4/13 to The Committee will begin reviewing applications beginning June 2013.

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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