Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – Criminology or Law & Society University of Toronto Mississauga, Department of Sociology Canada

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – Criminology or Law & Society

Job Field: Teaching Stream

Faculty / Division: University of Toronto Mississauga

Department: UTM: Sociology

Campus: Mississauga

Job Posting: Mar 6, 2019

Job Closing: Apr 11, 2019, 11.59pm EST


The Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto Mississauga within the University of Toronto invites applications for one (1) full-time teaching stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the area of Criminology or Law & Society. The appointment will begin July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter.


The successful candidate must have earned a Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, Law & Society or a closely related field by the date of the appointment or shortly thereafter. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate must have demonstrated expertise in a degree granting program at the undergraduate level in pedagogical enquiry, curriculum development, teaching innovation as well as in the substantive area of Criminology and/or Law & Society. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and implement innovative teaching programs for our highly diverse student body.


The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical enquiry, curriculum development, and teaching innovation. Evidence of this excellence and commitment will be demonstrated by strong letters of reference from referees of high standing, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, as well as a teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, including a statement of teaching philosophy, documentation of teaching accomplishments, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated interest in developing a long-term career in teaching and related scholarly activity in Criminology and/or Law & Society, in collaboration with the Sociology department’s other faculty members and students. This includes developing experiential learning activities and other high impact practices, such as internships, service learning, internships, international field experiences, problem-based learning courses, and senior research projects. Finally, the candidate must demonstrate that they have a proven record of activities that contribute to equity and diversity with respect to indigeneity, gender, sexuality, (dis)ability, race, and ethnicity among others, addressing this in their letter of application.


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The successful candidate will teach in the undergraduate program at the University of Toronto Mississauga, contributing primarily to our Criminology, Law & Society program. They will also be a member of the Graduate Department of Sociology, University of Toronto and have the opportunity to participate in the tri-campus graduate program housed at the St. George (downtown) campus. Additional information on the Department can be obtained at (for undergraduate studies), and (for graduate studies).


The successful candidate will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars and teachers at Canada’s leading university. The University of Toronto offers a wide range of opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, the excitement of working with a highly diverse student population and actively encourages innovative scholarship, including, for example, community-based research and activities that contribute to wider knowledge transfer. The Greater Toronto Area offers amazing cultural and demographic diversity and one of the highest standards of living in the world.


To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted by clicking the link below. Applicants must include 1) a letter of application describing their research and teaching agenda and contributions to equity and diversity, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and sample syllabi and course materials). They must also arrange for three (3) confidential signed and dated letters of reference on letterhead to be sent directly to Ms. Diana Becevello, by the closing date.


All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by April 11, 2019, 11:59PM EST.


Submission guidelines can be found at: http:// Please submit attachments in PDF format only and label each file accordingly as cover letter, CV, or teaching dossier using the following format LASTNAMEcoverletter1900408, LASTNAMEcv1900408, and LASTNAMEteaching1900408 dossier. We recommend creating three separate documents in PDF/MS Word format.


If you have questions about this position, please contact Ms. Diana Becevello,


The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see


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

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