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Tenure-Track Faculty Position – Assistant or Associate Professor

Department of Criminology

Saint Mary’s University

Type of Employment: Permanent, Full-Time

Closing date: 29 February 2024

The Department of Criminology at Saint Mary’s University, located on the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people, invites applications for a tenure-track position with a start date to be negotiated with the successful candidate. 

At Saint Mary’s University, you will be surrounded by a talented and dedicated team of professionals committed to accessibility, diversity, and the provision of a positive and supportive learning environment. We recognize the importance of the contribution and growth of each individual in the University’s success. The Department of Criminology invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor with a start date to be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Experience and Education Requirements

We seek a critically engaged scholar, practitioner, educator, or researcher who self-identifies as Black or Indigenous. 

The successful candidate should have:

  • an advanced degree in Criminology or a related discipline, including but not limited to an MSW or LLM; 
  • demonstrate an ability to teach courses in their areas of expertise; 
  • and commit to promoting an inclusive and equitable learning environment for our diverse student body. 

The successful candidate should demonstrate at least one of the following: 

  • experience working with Indigenous or Black communities; teaching (which can entail delivering community-centred learning or mentorship); 
  • conducting research (which can entail community-based forms of information gathering and analysis); 
  • or authorship of scholarly or other types of publications.

Application Details

Recognizing the underrepresentation of Black and Indigenous faculty at Saint Mary’s University, this position is open only to qualified individuals who self-identify as Black or Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit, or Métis. 

Applicants should submit an application package consisting of the following six items only, merged into one PDF: 

1. a letter of application addressing the criteria laid out above; 

2. a curriculum vitae;

3. one example of recent publication or other writing;

4. unofficial graduate/post-graduate transcripts;

5. the names and contact information for three referees;

6. a university-level course syllabus you have developed and taught or a draft or mock syllabus of a course you can teach in your area of experience or expertise.

Applicants should submit their application file via email to

We will begin considering applications on 30 January 2024 – 29 February 2024, until the position is filled.

We appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

At Saint Mary’s University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at

About Saint Mary’s University

Saint Mary’s University is one of Canada’s top primary undergraduate universities–known for its international collaborations, leadership in entrepreneurship, and research that benefits local and global communities. Our programs in Arts, Science, Graduate Studies and the Sobey School of Business are among Canada’s best and feature professors who are committed to the success of their students. Saint Mary’s provides our 7,000 students with a place that fosters possibility, excellent research opportunities, and distinguished graduate and professional programs combined with a caring community. Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast, Saint Mary’s University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. The Saint Mary’s University community is committed to a prosperous future for the world—a world without limits.

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Assistant Professor in Sociology

Department of Sociology

Durham University

Job Number: 24000212

Closing Date: 11 March 2024

The post holder will join our established research theme in Violence and Abuse. This research theme is a core pillar of the work of the multi-disciplinary Durham Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA) and consists of a large group of scholars at different levels and a vibrant group of postgraduate researchers researching gender, violence and abuse. We also offer undergraduate and postgraduate modules on violence and abuse which are popular with students registered on a range of different degrees. Our current areas of specialism include responses to people who use violence and abuse, policing violence and abuse, violence and abuse in higher education, men’s involvement in ending violence and abuse, Black and Minoritised victims’ experiences of violence and abuse, and LGBT+ experiences of violence and abuse. We are equally interested in extending these areas or adding new areas of expertise to our team but we’re especially interested in applications from men and/or those with international expertise/ perspectives.

We are also expecting that the successful candidate will be able to contribute to core sociological and/or criminological theory, or social research methods teaching. We have been involved with a decolonising project focussing on our curricula and more recently we are considering the internationalisation of our programmes. Candidates with expertise in theories of race and racism and intersectionality would be particularly welcomed.

Full details available here

ESRC White Rose DTP Collaborative Studentship 

School of Law

University of Leeds

Closing Date: 15 March 2024, 5pm

An ESRC White Rose DTP Collaborative Studentshipis available in the School of Law, with the project title ’Alcohol, Offending and Strong-Arm Sobriety:  A Qualitative Longitudinal Study of Alcohol Treatment Requirements’. 

This PhD is a perfect opportunity for someone interested in alcohol and offending, offender rehabilitation or criminological research more widely. It is an original study of the experiences and perceptions of offenders sentenced to alcohol treatment requirements (ATRs) and stands to extend academic knowledge and shape the future delivery of criminal justice interventions around alcohol. It is founded on collaboration with the charity Humankind, one of the biggest providers of ATRs in England.

Full details here

Chairs/Senior Lecturer in Criminology 

The University of Sheffield is making a significant investment in Criminology by appointing up to two Chairs and one Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Law, following its strong performance in REF2021. Criminology has a long and rich tradition at Sheffield, with a Centre for Criminological Research (CCR) established more than 30 years ago as one of the first four criminology research centres in the UK. The Chair posts are open to applicants from all areas of criminology and/or criminal justice, with expertise in the international/global dimensions of the discipline. The Senior Lecturer post is also open to applicants from all areas of criminology and/or criminal justice, but we are especially keen to attract excellent applicants in the areas of Crime and Technology and/or Green Criminology. 

For further information about the School of Law:

Apply here (Chairs)

Apply here (Senior Lecturer)

Closing date: 9 April 2024

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