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Assistant Professor, Tenure Track (2 positions)

Simon Fraser University



The School of Criminology is inviting applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level, starting September 1, 2018.

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track.

DUTIES: To undertake research, teaching (at the undergraduate and graduate levels) and service in the School of Criminology. For one of the two positions, a legally trained candidate would be preferred. The area of specialization for each position is open.

QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate must hold either 1) a Ph.D. in Criminology or related field, or 2) a J.D./LL.B., LL.M. and research-based doctorate in law by the employment start date, in addition to having demonstrated excellence in research and teaching in the field of Criminology. The area of specialization for each position is open; however, a legally trained person is preferred for one of the two positions. The candidates will be expected to develop the ability to conduct innovative research at the highest international level, and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. All applicants must have a strong, evolving publication record, providing evidence of excellence in research of the highest international caliber, demonstrated by publications that make a significant contribution to the literature, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. Further support can be provided by high quality working papers, presentations at significant international conferences, accolades and awards. Excellence in teaching can be demonstrated by teaching accomplishments highlighted as part of the application, highly positive teaching evaluations, strong endorsements from referees, and evidence of strong communication and expository skills.

The School has a well-established undergraduate program with over 900 majors and minors. It also offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of M.A. and Ph.D. There are exceptional research opportunities which include access to key research centres and institutes including the Criminology Research Centre, the Institute for Studies in Criminal Justice Policy, the International Cyber-Crime Research Centre, the Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies, the Mental Health, Law and Policy Institute, the Centre for Forensic Research and the Centre for Restorative Justice. The teaching faculty is multi-disciplinary and, at present, consists of 28 members.

NOTE: Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, persons of aboriginal heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGTBQ-identified persons.

This is an entry-level position (Assistant Professor). Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding.

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

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see:

APPLICATIONS: Review of applications will begin December 4, 2017. Applications will be treated in confidence and should be sent with a cover letter, including a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, a sample publication, and a statement of teaching philosophy and a summary of teaching evaluations, to the Director of the School of Criminology at the address below. Please note that e-mail applications and attachments may be sent to: or hard copy applications may be mailed to:

Professor David MacAlister
Director, School of Criminology
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

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