Assistant Professor Criminology: Critical Anti-Racist Methodologies
The Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University invites highly qualified applicants for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in the Criminology Program in Critical Anti-Racist Methodologies at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2023.
• Read more about the Criminology Program and its associated graduate program, Socio-Legal Studies.
• Degree: PhD in Criminology or a related interdisciplinary program is required in hand by July 1, 2023.
We seek applications from scholars engaged in research in and with Black and/or racialized communities who will further develop this diversity through innovative, theoretically, methodologically and/or experientially informed approaches. The substantive area of research is open, but we are interested in scholars undertaking research using one or more of the following approaches:
• Critical interdisciplinary research that engages questions of the decolonization of criminological knowledge;
• Research using critical race methodologies;
• Engaged in research involving Black and/or racialized communities in both the creation and dissemination of criminological knowledge;
• Critical quantitative (including digital), mixed methods and/or qualitative methodological approaches to community/action research with Black and/or racialized communities.
Candidates will demonstrate research excellence or promise thereof, as evident in: the cover letter; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications); conference presentations; engaged scholarship and knowledge mobilization initiatives; community advocacy and/or community research outcomes; awards and accolades; and strong letters of reference.
• The appointment will carry a teaching load of 2.5 courses or the equivalent and the successful candidate will be expected to teach interdisciplinary courses in their area of specialization as well as core courses in the Criminology Program, and to contribute to curricular development towards enhancing the program’s offerings.
• Ability to teach a large undergraduate Research Methods course that surveys diverse quantitative and qualitative research strategies in Criminology will be considered an asset;
• Experience with teaching large lecture-style classes will be considered an asset;
• Strength in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning will be considered an asset.
Candidates will demonstrate teaching excellence or promise thereof, as evident in: the teaching dossier, including institutional evaluations where available; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations; and strong letters of reference.
• The successful candidate is expected to provide evidence of service contributions or potential to contribute to collegial service.
• The successful candidate will be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies
• Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
• All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.
• All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.
• York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Amanda Glasbeek, Chair of the Department of Social Science email@example.com (Position in Criminology: Critical Anti-Racist Methodologies).
• York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and those who self-identify as 2SLGBTQ+, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting this voluntary self-identification form.
• Due date for completed applications: November 15, 2022
• Required components: 1) cover letter; 2) current CV; 3) a teaching dossier, including teaching evaluations where available; 4) a sample of writing no more than 35 pages, 5) contact information for three letters of reference.
• Candidates must also complete and submit a Work Status Declaration form. This is a mandatory form and no application will be considered without it.
• Submit materials: Applications may be uploaded to https://apply.laps.yorku.ca beginning on September 12, 2022. Questions may be directed to Professor Amanda Glasbeek, Chair, Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject line: Position in Criminology: Critical Anti-Racist Methodologies).
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