University of Toronto

The Department of Sociology at University of Toronto Mississauga within the University of Toronto invites applications for one (1) full-time tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the areas of Criminology and Law & Society. The appointment will begin July 1, 2018.

Successful candidates will actively take part in building one of the strongest and most exciting criminology, law & society programs in North America as part of the sociology department. They will have established an innovative research trajectory at the highest international level and an outstanding, externally funded research program. The candidate’s record of excellence in research should be demonstrated by a record of impactful sustained contributions and publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals and internationally ranked presses, participation in professional associations through conference presentations and service work, obtaining competitive funding sources, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. The candidate will have a demonstrated ability to develop an excellent teaching program at the undergraduate and graduate level and to be an effective supervisor and mentor of graduate students. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments (including supervisions of MA and PhD students), strong letters of reference and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, Law & Society or a closely related field with a primary focus on criminology and law & society. The successful candidate must have a proven record of activities that contribute to equity and diversity.

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 will teach and supervise students in the tri-campus graduate program housed at the St. George (downtown) campus. The successful candidate will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars 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. The Greater Toronto Area offers amazing cultural and demographic diversity and one of the highest standards of living in the world.

Salary is commensurate with qualification and experience. The University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted at the link below. Applicants should include 1) a cover letter describing their research agenda, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy). We will request three (3) references when applicants have made it to the final interview stage. Applications should be received by September 12, 2017.

Submission guidelines can be found at: Please submit attachments in PDF format only and label each file accordingly as cover letter, CV, or teaching dossier.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Additional information on the Department can be obtained at (for undergraduate studies), and graduate studies).

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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