Assistant Professor in Criminal Justice and Public Policy, 2-year Contractually-Limited

WorkplaceGuelph, Ontario, Canada

Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Criminal Justice and Public Policy, Two-year Contractually-Limited

College: College of Social & Applied Human Sciences Department: Political Science
Date Posted: March 3, 2022
Deadline: April 19, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #22-21

Position Description:

The Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph invites applications for a two-year contractually-limited position at the Assistant Professor level.

The Department of Political Science is searching for a candidate who has research and teaching interests that support the Department’s contributions to our criminal justice and public policy programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will have teaching and research interests in at least two of the following: criminal justice policy and administration, law and politics, public policy and governance, and Canadian politics. The successful candidate will teach Political Science courses in the BA Criminal Justice and Public Policy (CJPP) and the Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy (CCJP) MA programs, which are offered in collaboration with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. The candidate would also contribute to the broader Political Science program at both the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as our new BA in Justice and Legal Studies. It will be considered an asset if the candidate could teach Governing Criminal Justice (POLS*3300).

The successful candidate will have a PhD (or its equivalent) or ABD in Political Science or related discipline with a record of teaching and research commensurate with their experience.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process Assessment of applications will begin on April 19, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) documentation supporting the potential for outstanding teaching; (4) a research statement and (5) the names and email addresses of three references. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Troy Riddell
Department of Political Science
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1


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

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.
In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2258032.