Job Postings

Assistant Professor in Criminology, University of Guelph
Application Deadline: November 15, 2019
Please reference AD #19-56

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level 

The preferred candidate will hold a PhD in Sociology, Anthropology, or a closely related interdisciplinary field, and have an active research agenda that ideally focusses on the intersections of crime and justice with race/ethnicity and/or marginalization and diversity. 

Individuals who are ABD with a set defense date are also welcome to apply. Applicants should be able to demonstrate evidence of teaching and learning effectiveness, and have the ability to teach four courses from the following list: SOC*1500: Crime and Criminal Justice; SOAN*2290: Identities and Cultural Diversity; SOC*3730: Courts and Society; SOAN*3250: Social Change in Latin America; SOC*4010: Violence and Society; and SOC*4200: Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice. The successful candidate will be expected to teach 3 courses in the Criminal Justice and Public Policy and Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy programs.The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers undergraduate degrees in Anthropology and Sociology, and graduate degrees in Anthropology (MA) and Sociology (MA, PhD). We offer, in collaboration with Political Science, a BA in Criminal Justice and Public Policy, and an MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy. We are contributors to programs at the Guelph Institute of Development Studies. The College of Social and Applied Human Sciences is a national and international leader in promoting community engagement in research, teaching and learning. The Department and the College support and welcome community engaged scholarship activities.

The University of Guelph is the second-largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose:

To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin November 15, 2019. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a copy of a recent publication; (4) a teaching dossier; and (5) the names and contact information of 3 reference writers. Applications should be sent to the attention of: 
Elizabeth Finnis 
Department Chair 
Sociology and Anthropology 
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: sachair@uoguelph.ca

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them. At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution. If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.