Faculty Positions

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 and Anthropology

Deadline: November 30, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is found

Please reference Hiring #17-65

Position Description:

The Departments of Political Science and Sociology and 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 and Anthropology departments will be exclusively at the University of Guelph-Humber. The distribution of effort for this position will be: 80% teaching, 10% 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, Issues in Social Welfare, 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 supervise student research. The faculty member will participate in University of Guelph-Humber committees, participate in program initiatives and maintain a modest 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 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 and graduate 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 Julie Gustavel, Department Head, Academic Services: ghadmin@guelphhumber.ca by November 30, 2017. 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.

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 M├ętis 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.