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Limited Term Appointment, Assistant Professor, Sociology and Criminology

Education, Social Sciences

Saint Mary\'s University

Halifax City, Nova Scotia

The Department of Sociology and Criminology at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for an eight month contractually limited term appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective September 01 2017. We are seeking a sociologist or criminologist who has a demonstrated capacity to teach Principles of Social Theory, Classical Theory, and Contemporary Sociological Theory. The successful candidate must hold a PhD (or be ABD and close to the completion of a PhD) in Sociology or Criminology, provide evidence of a strong research record or an emerging scholarly profile and show promise of a high standard of teaching.

The Department of Sociology and Criminology includes 19 full-time faculty members who support an undergraduate program in Sociology and Criminology, a graduate program in Criminology, and administer a joint graduate program in Women and Gender Studies.  Central to our Department’s work is an emphasis on social change, transformative human agency, and social justice, and a commitment to advancing rigorous and scholarly understandings of how local and global social realities are shaped by unequal power relations. We invite applicants to consult our website to see how they might contribute to the life of the department.

Saint Mary’s University is committed to serving the local, regional, national and international communities, and integrating such activity as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. The Faculty of Arts also supports a range of Arts interdisciplinary programs: Asian Studies, Atlantic Canada Studies, International Development Studies, Irish Studies, Linguistics, Women and Gender Studies, and the new Bachelor of Environmental Studies. Applicants are encouraged to consult faculty web pages to determine how, as potential hires, they might enrich our intellectual community.

The University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 350,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located to recreational areas and to other major urban centres. As Canada’s “Ocean Playground” Nova Scotia is home to over 125 beautiful beaches and the Bay of Fundy with its largest tidal range on earth. Cape Breton Island presents residents with one of the most scenic drives in Canada and holds a place in the top ten best islands in the world for recreation.

Saint Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary’s University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Interested applicants should apply through Saint Mary’s University’s Human Resources website ( via CareerBeacon. Application packages should consist of the following six items only: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching dossier including evidence of teaching effectiveness and a relevant sample syllabus (please consult our Academic Calendar), 4) one example of recent scholarly writing, 5) graduate school transcripts; and 6) names and contact information for three referees. Applicants should merge their package into one file when submitting via CareerBeacon. Please direct any questions and applications to Dr. Augie Westhaver, Chairperson, Department of Sociology and Criminology, at

The closing date for applications is May 1, 2017.

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