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Justice Studies, Assistant Professor

Position Title / Rank: Justice Studies, Assistant Professor

College: University of Guelph-Humber; College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Department: Department of Political Science and Department of Sociology & Anthropology

Deadline: February 15, 2020 or until a suitable candidate is found

Position Description:

The Departments of Political Science and Sociology & Anthropology at the University of Guelph are seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure track faculty position in Justice Studies at the Assistant Professor level at the University of Guelph-Humber campus. The position will remain open until filled.

Responsibilities within the Political Science or Sociology & Anthropology departments will be exclusively at the University of Guelph-Humber. The distribution of effort for this position will be: 70% teaching, 20% scholarship, 10% service. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of justice courses that may include some of the following: Principles of Sociology, Public Sector Management, Ethics, Canadian Social Problems, Issues in Ethnicity and Class, Public Policy: Challenges and Prospects, Criminology, Research Methods in Social Science, and various law related courses such as Introduction to Law.

Additionally, the faculty member will advise students and occasionally supervise undergraduate student research. The faculty member will participate in University of Guelph-Humber committees, participate in program initiatives, and maintain a research program in their area of competence.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. (or be near completion) in political science, sociology, criminology or in a subject research area related to justice studies. In addition, candidates should have a record of excellence in teaching and evidence of ongoing scholarly activity in such areas as public policy and administration, social problems, ethnicity and class, criminology and criminal justice, or law.

Preference will be given to applicants with experience working with the justice system and/or research on criminal justice matters, experience supervising undergraduate research, experience working with diverse student and client populations and demonstrated participation in extracurricular activities that further the development of a vibrant academic community.

Situated in the Greater Toronto Area, the University of Guelph-Humber is a 5000-student innovative partnership that blends theoretical and applied learning. Students graduate with credentials from both the University of Guelph and Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning. Graduates acquire the skills, knowledge and credentials to pursue graduate school, or begin their career immediately following graduation. This integration of academic and applied, experiential learning, is what distinguishes the Justice Studies program at University of Guelph-Humber.

Please Submit:

  1. Cover letter including a statement of professional and scholarly interests
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact information for three references,
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy
  5. Sample course outlines and teaching evaluations

All submissions are to be made electronically to Margaret Arent, Academic Services, ghadmin@guelphhumber.ca , by February 15, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

We acknowledge that 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.  The University of Guelph-Humber acknowledges that it resides on the traditional territory of the Wendat, Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaguas of the Credit.  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.

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