Job – Assistant Professor, Indigenous Criminology/Socio-Legal Studies. Due: Feb 12, 2016

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The Department of Sociology at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Indigenous Criminology/Socio-Legal Studies. Position Number:  21467.

The appointment will begin on July 1, 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter. The Department seeks a Criminology/Socio-Legal Studies scholar with research and teaching specialization related to Indigenous peoples and law and/or Indigenous criminology. In addition to specialized courses related to Indigenous Criminology/Socio-Legal Studies, the candidate must be able to teach core introductory Criminology courses (SOC 2510, Criminology and SOC 2610, Criminal Justice and Corrections). The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, or Socio-Legal Studies by the commencement of the appointment, but applicants in cognate disciplines may be considered. The successful candidate must have demonstrated competence in teaching and research. Duties for this position include course development, undergraduate and graduate teaching, graduate supervision, research in the candidate’s area of expertise, and service within the University and the community. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The Department of Sociology at the University of Manitoba is the second largest department in the Faculty of Arts. Our faculty and students form an active and collegial community committed to excellence in teaching and research. We offer undergraduate programs in Sociology and Criminology and M.A. and Ph.D. programs. Further information concerning the Department and the University may be obtained from

In order to expedite the selection process, the following documents should be provided to the Search Committee: 1) a letter of application, 2) a statement of how the applicant’s program of study qualifies her/him for the position sought, 3) a brief statement of teaching philosophy and interests, a sample course outline, and evidence of effective teaching, 4) a curriculum vitae, 5) three confidential letters of reference to be received directly from the applicant’s referees, and 6) sample of written work. Applications are to be sent by email to:

Dr. Andrew Woolford, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Sociology, 318 Isbister Building, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 2N2

Email:; Phone: (204) 474-6058.


Deadline for initial review of applications is February 12, 2016. If necessary, the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


Application materials, including letters of reference will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that each curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

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