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Assistant Professor, Critical Criminology (One-Year Limited Term)

Brock University

About Brock University

The Brock University experience is second to none in Canada. Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With over 18,000 students and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences.

Our Geography

Brock University’s main campus is situated atop the Niagara Escarpment, within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, overlooking the city of St. Catharines, in the heart of Niagara wine country. The Niagara region is dotted with landmarks that recognize our nation’s history and features breathtaking natural beauty and world-famous attractions. St. Catharines is home to vibrant arts and entertainment venues, and is a short drive from Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Buffalo, New York. With one of the warmest climates in Canada, clean, safe communities, and surprisingly affordable real estate, Niagara is an exceptional location to call home.

What we Offer

Brock University offers competitive salary and benefits and ample support for research and sabbaticals. Research resources include; conference support, start-up funding, subscriptions to major databases and access to various research funding vehicles. For candidates considering relocation, moving expenses will be administered according to the Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

About the position

The Department of Sociology invites applications for a 12-month limited term appointment in Critical Criminology, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment, subject to budgetary approval, will commence July 1, 2021.

We seek candidates with a record of demonstrated excellence in research and teaching in the area of Critical Criminology. Candidates who bring a decolonial and anti-racist lens to this area are encouraged. In addition, the Department of Sociology is interested in attracting candidates who can contribute to Indigenizing the Department and the University.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach four half-courses in Critical Criminology, including CRIM 2P62 Sociology of Criminal Justice in Winter 2022. The successful candidate will also be expected to engage in a program of research, participate in the affairs of the Department, and fulfill service commitments to the Department and the university.

Qualifications: PhD in Sociology or closely related field by the date of the appointment or shortly thereafter; demonstrated excellence in research; demonstrated excellence in university teaching.

Notes: Interested candidates are invited to submit along with the letter of application: a curriculum vitae a research dossier demonstrating excellence in research (e.g. reprints/preprints of publications, outline of past and present research activities, outline of anticipated future research activities etc.) a teaching dossier demonstrating excellence in university teaching (e.g. summaries of course evaluations, letters from instructional experts, department chairs etc.)

All documents must be submitted in electronic format (a single PDF document is preferred) via the online application system at

To submit please click the orange "Apply" button at the top or bottom of postings. (Note: file maximum of 5MB per upload. Supplemental application information beyond the 5MB limit can be sent to

Please arrange for three confidential signed and dated letters of reference on letterhead to be sent directly to:

This posting closes on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 12:01am.

Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups can fill out the Self-Identification questions included in the questionnaire at the time of application. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy Please advise: Talent Acquisition, to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  

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