Tenure-Track appointment in Criminology - Orillia Campus

Tenure Track Faculty Positions
Interdisciplinary Studies
Application Deadline: 
Friday, June 19, 2020 - 11:59pm

Application Deadline: June 19, 2020


Lakehead University’s Department of Interdisciplinary Studies invites applications for one tenure-track appointment in Criminology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will preferably commence on August 1, 2020, at the Orillia campus.

The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies is located exclusively on the Orillia campus. The Department offers three unique programs of interdisciplinary study, including options for students to Major or Minor in Criminology. The Criminology Program constitutes one of the largest contingents of students on the campus. The Department is composed of faculty members who are dedicated exclusively to Criminology as well as to other interdisciplinary degree programs. Detailed information on the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Criminology Program is available at: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/academics/departments/interdisciplinary-studies.

The Department is interested in well-rounded candidates who balance empirical research with a commitment to teaching and service. Applicants should have a completed PhD in Criminology or a Criminology-related field by the time of appointment. Candidates with any area of research specialization are welcome to apply. Candidates must: provide evidence of a clearly defined research program; demonstrate a strong commitment to research; and show potential for teaching excellence, including in the areas of quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis.  Familiarity and commitment to experiential learning as well as online or alternative modes of course delivery are also desirable candidate qualities.

Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With campuses located in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Lakehead has approximately 10,000 students and 2,160 faculty and staff.  With an emphasis on collaborative learning and independent critical thinking and a multidisciplinary teaching approach, Lakehead offers a variety of degree and diploma programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels through its ten faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Science and Environmental Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, Graduate Studies, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (West Campus) and Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law. For further information, please visit: www.lakeheadu.ca.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Michael Stevenson, the Criminology hiring committee Chair, at mstevens@lakeheadu.ca.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) should include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement (current and future interests), copies of up to three publications, teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course outlines and teaching evaluations), and the names and contact information of three references. A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada.pdf form must accompany your package.

Applicants should submit their electronic application to:

 Dr. Betsy Birmingham

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Lakehead University

Orillia, Ontario

Email:  ssh@lakeheadu.ca

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.

We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (807) 343.8334 or human.resources@lakeheadu.ca to make appropriate arrangements.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.