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Job Posting: Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Ryerson University

Thu, 2013-09-19 16:19 -- manager
Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Faculty of Arts
The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Ryerson University in Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking an eminent scholar who studies the historical and cultural context for crime and crime control –examining such issues as social and cultural diversities, pluralistic values and attitudes, the role of historical and social change, and media representations - in the construction of crime and crime ‘problems’. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of criminal justice and criminology courses at the undergraduate level, as well as courses in their area of expertise.
The position will commence August 1, 2014 and is subject to final budgetary approval.
Required qualifications include a PhD in Criminology or a related field, evidence of an emerging scholarly record, evidence of high-quality teaching, and a capacity for collegial service. Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, 3 recent research publications, results of teaching surveys (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier), and the names of at least 3 individuals who could be contacted for reference letters. Only those candidates selected for a short-list will be contacted for reference letters. Confidential inquiries can be directed to the Chair of the Department at Please note that applications by fax or e-mail will not be accepted. The deadline for submission of applications is November 15, 2013. Applications should be sent to:
Dr. Kim Varma, Chair, Department Hiring Committee,
Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3
Ryerson University is a thriving public university located in downtown Toronto, Canada, and has a full-time registration of over 33,000 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students, as well as over 65,000 continuing education and certificate students. The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology is housed within the Faculty of Arts and offers a highly successful undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Arts (BA). Our faculty also contribute to interdisciplinary graduate programs in the Faculty of Arts (MA in Immigration and Settlement Studies and PhD in Policy Studies). For more information about the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, see
This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: RFA’s website can be found at: A summary of RFA benefits can be found at:
Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.