Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor

College: College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Department: Political Science and Sociology & Anthropology

Date Posted: December 18, 2019
Deadline: February 15, 2020
Please reference AD #19-73

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.

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.

The University of Guelph is the second-largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

All submissions are to be made electronically by February 15, 2020. The position will remain open until filled. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (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, and sample course outlines and teaching evaluations. All submissions are to be made electronically to:

Margaret Arent
Academic Services
University of Guelph-Humber

Email: ghadmin@guelphhumber.ca

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

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

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 and 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.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.