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Assistant Professor, Tenure track
Simon Fraser University

Date Posted Aug. 28, 2018
Title Assistant Professor, Tenure track
University Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, Canada
Department School of Criminology
Application Deadline Nov. 1, 2018
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Criminology/Criminal Justice


The School of Criminology is inviting applications for one tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, starting July 1, 2019.
Assistant Professor, Tenure Track.
DUTIES: To undertake research, and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the School of Criminology. The area of specialization is open; however, research in the area of policing, corrections, law, or criminology theory would be an asset.
QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in research and teaching in the field of Criminology, and have earned a Ph.D. in Criminology or related field, or a J.D./LL.B. in addition to a research-based doctorate, completed by the employment start date. The area of specialization is open; however, the ideal candidate will have research experience in one or more of the following areas: policing, corrections, law, or criminology theory. The candidate is 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, the Centre for Restorative Justice, and the Institute on Violence, Terrorism and Security. The faculty is multi-disciplinary and, at present, consists of 30 regular full-time members.
NOTE: SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.
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 and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors.
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 November 1, 2018. Applications will be treated in confidence and should be sent with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, a teaching dossier, and a sample publication, to the Director of the School of Criminology at:

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Contact Information

  • Jeni Koumoutsakis
    School of Criminology
    Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Drive
    Burnaby, BC V5A1S6
  • 778-782-4305
  • 778-782-4140


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