Tenure Track Position in Indigenous Studies Ryerson University, Arts, Depart. of Criminology Canada

Tenure Track Position in Indigenous Studies


Arts, Depart. of Criminology


February 28, 2019

Deadline to Apply:

Monday, April 8, 2019


Tenure Track Position in Indigenous Studies (AR-T-138)

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do. 


The Opportunity

The Department of Criminology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor, beginning July 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval. The area of specialization is Indigenous Studies. Areas of research interest include, but are not limited to: Indigenous governance and knowledges, social justice, criminal justice, regulation, treaties and aboriginal title, Northern and circumpolar politics, politics and community engagement, social work, human rights, ecology, urban policy, health policy, and child policy. 


 Successful candidates will be expected to teach large introductory courses in Criminology as well as other courses in the area of Indigenous justice or law that contribute to our undergraduate (BA) program and our newly developed graduate (MA) program in Criminology and Social Justice. 


The Department of Criminology in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University in the city of Toronto, on the territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat peoples, has built an outstanding reputation for scholarly work in the field of social justice, criminology, and law. The faculty are interdisciplinary with backgrounds in sociology, history, women’s studies, law, political science, geography and criminology. The Department has undergone extraordinary growth and diversification over the past decade and has recently developed an MA program in Criminology and Social Justice. We are housed in the Faculty of Arts, a vibrant and inclusive contributor to the education of over 39,000 undergraduate and graduate students.



Responsibilities include: teaching and supervision at the undergraduate and graduate levels; contributing to the undergraduate and graduate programs, including responsibilities to curriculum development/expansion as appropriate; establishing and maintaining a strong, community-engaged research agenda; and participating in the academic life of the Department of Criminology, the Faculty and the University.



All qualified candidates must hold a completed PhD from the social sciences or the humanities, or should expect to do so by July 1, 2019. Candidates must have developed a research profile (e.g., evidence of an emerging scholarly record that demonstrates creativity and evidence of impact, such as peer reviewed publications, book chapters and other similar contributions, the ability to establish and maintain a community-engaged research program with a demonstrated commitment to knowledges and methodologies grounded in Indigenous worldviews), as well as provide evidence of high-quality teaching and student training including experience with course/curriculum review/development, and a capacity for collegial service. The ideal candidate will be an Indigenous scholar. With the Department’s rapid growth, as well as the Faculty of Arts’ growing Indigenous community, contributions to service and administration are valued and thus we look for candidates with the interest and capacity to contribute in this manner.  As well, candidates shall demonstrate a capacity for collegial service and a commitment to upholding the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and research activities.


Equity at Ryerson

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016 and 2017. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit www.ryerson.ca, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonECI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.


How to apply

Applicants are asked to submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal. The application must contain the following:

  •      A letter of application indicating the position being applied for and curriculum vitae

  •      Three (3) recent research publications

  •      Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as a teaching dossier)

  •      The names and contact information of at least 1 community-based and 2 academic referees

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.


Confidential inquiries can be directed to the Department Hiring Committee Chair Graham Hudson at graham.hudson@crim.ryerson.ca. Applications must be submitted by Monday, April 8, 2019.


Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Ms. Davina Chan, Senior HR Consultant at davina.chan@ryerson.ca. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at t26king@ryerson.ca.


This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA).

  •      The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here  

  •      The RFA’s website can be found at: www.rfanet.ca.

  •      A summary of RFA benefits can be found here

Ryerson University is fully committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise the Human Resources representative when you are contacted. All requests for accommodation will be treated with confidentiality.

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