About the Position

  • Academic unit: Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Category of appointment: Term Appointment (1 year)
  • Field of specialization: Criminology and Criminal Justice or Related
  • Field Rank/Position title: Instructor, depending on qualifications
  • Start date: July 1, 2022
  • Closing date: Consideration of complete applications will begin on May 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled

The Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice invites applications from qualified candidates for a one- year term appointment in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the rank of Instructor beginning July 1, 2022.

The successful candidate will teach in the undergraduate program of Criminology and Criminal Justice, including courses in Criminological Theories and special topics at the third-year level. There are no research expectations associated with this position.

About the Academic Unit

The Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice has a unique structure and its undergraduate program is delivered with the collaboration of the Department of Psychology, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Department of Law and Legal Studies. The Institute is a dynamic national hub for interdisciplinary critical criminological research, teaching, and engagements. For more information about the ICCJ, please visit: https://carleton.ca/criminology.


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or expected in 2022) in a relevant discipline or program with a strong background in criminological theory, and they must demonstrate excellence in teaching. Teaching expertise in critical criminology, criminological theory, and interdisciplinary approaches to criminology and criminal justice will be strongly favoured.

Application Instructions

Applications must be sent electronically in one single PDF file which includes the following: 1) a cover letter addressing the full scope of the position requirements; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching portfolio including, but not limited to, a short statement of teaching philosophy, an outline of a syllabus for the course on criminological theories, representative syllabi from prior courses, and evaluation data; and 4) a statement that identifies your strengths in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in your discipline and on campus as well as your future plans.

Interested candidates should arrange for three confidential signed and dated letters of reference to be sent in support of their application.

The application package and the reference letters should be sent electronically to: Evelyn Maeder, Director, Institute of Criminology & Criminal Justice c/o Robin Dunbar, Institute Administrator robin.dunbar@carleton.ca

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

About Carleton University

Located in Ottawa, Carleton is an innovative teaching and research institution with a tradition of leading change. Internationally recognized academics, staff, and researchers engage more than 31,000 students in over 100 programs of study. Carleton has long been known for promoting research excellence and connectedness and is involved in partnerships around the globe. With strong leadership, it enjoys a healthy financial position and our proximity to government and cultural institutions, media, and a thriving knowledge economy make Carleton and Ottawa a great place to work, learn, and live. Our picturesque campus is fully accessible and, along with award-winning student services, Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa.

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process. We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Accessibility is a university strategic priority and applicants selected for an interview who require accommodations are invited to contact the Chair as soon as possible to ensure that appropriate arrangements may be made.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.