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Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Criminology

Saint Mary's University


The Department of Criminology at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin on July 1, 2023 (subject to final budgetary approval).

The Department seeks candidates who specialize in one of the following areas: colonialism and racism in criminal justice and criminology; socio-legal studies related to critical race theory or Indigenous law; critical policing studies. Preference will be given to scholars engaged in research with and for racialized communities or conducting criminological inquiry through an Indigenous or critical race lens.

The successful candidate will be able to contribute to teaching at least one core course (Introduction to Criminology; Canadian Criminal Justice System; Exploring Criminology; Criminological Theory; Qualitative Research Methods; Quantitative Research Methods).

Applicants should hold a completed or nearly completed Ph.D. in Criminology or a related field. A successful candidate who is ABD will be expected to complete the doctoral work by July 1, 2024. Candidates should be able to demonstrate strength in teaching and research in the specified areas. Preferred candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and research activities. Preferred candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to academic service and community engagement.

Saint Mary’s University is one of Canada’s top primary undergraduate universities known for its international collaborations, leadership in entrepreneurship, and research that benefits local and global communities. Our programs in Arts, Science, Graduate Studies, and the Sobey School of Business are among Canada’s best and feature professors who are committed to the success of their students. Saint Mary’s provides our 7,000 students with a place that fosters possibility, excellent research opportunities, and distinguished graduate and professional programs combined with a caring community. Saint Mary’s is community-focused with strong values, operating the way the world should. We embrace diversity, are committed to sustainability, and bravely tackle the issues that matter to society.

With students from as many as 118 different countries and partnerships with institutions in dozens of other countries, Saint Mary’s University is a leader in international and intercultural education. Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast, Saint Mary’s University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. Our campus is based in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq, and is global in reach and influence. The Saint Mary’s University community is committed to a prosperous future for the world—a world without limits. Visit our website at

At Saint Mary’s University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at Teaching loads, employee benefits, and salaries are governed by the Saint Mary’s University Collective Agreement

Applicants should submit an application package consisting of the following five items only, merged into one PDF: 1) a letter of application addressing the criteria laid out above; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) one example of recent scholarly writing; 4) unofficial graduate school transcripts; and 5) the names and contact information for three referees.

Applicants should submit their application file via email to

We will begin considering applications on January 15, 2023 until the position is filled.