Field of Specialization: Critical Criminology – Open Specialization
Academic Unit: Criminology and Criminal Justice
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2020
Closing Date: Consideration of complete applications will begin on October 31, 2019 and continue until the position is filled

About the Position:

The Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track appointment in critical criminology (areas of specialization are open) at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2020.

The successful candidate will be expected to pursue an original and ambitious research agenda that can be supported by external funding, and to communicate this research through publications in reputable academic presses and journals. Along with other core and elective courses in criminology and criminal justice, the successful candidate will be expected to teach a 2nd year undergraduate course on contemporary issues in criminology and criminal justice. This new course is to provide a rich panorama of problematized situations, ranging from crime prevention and surveillance strategies to those related to the post-penal realities of criminalized individuals. The course is intended to tackle a diversified sample of the great many manifestations of the limits of criminalizing and punitive logics and institutions, at different scales and across time and space.

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 & Anthropology, and the Department of Law & 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:


The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in criminology or a related field by the date of the appointment or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated expertise in spearheading original criminological research. Qualified candidates will have a cutting-edge and ambitious research agenda, and a record of scholarly publications compatible with the critical orientation of the Institute and its commitment towards social justice. A demonstrated record of excellence in teaching is an asset.

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 contemporary issues, syllabi and evaluation data. 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:

Nicolas Carrier
Director, Institute of Criminology & Criminal Justice
c/o Irene Helder, Institute Administrator

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

About Carleton University:

Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 30,000 students in more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking, discovery, and the generation of transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Carleton’s location in Ottawa, Ontario provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with numerous and diverse groups and institutions. Canada’s capital has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit

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. Carleton understands that career paths vary.  Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be carefully considered.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

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