The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Education and Training

The Department of Criminology at Saint Mary's University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2019.

What you'll do


We are seeking a Criminologist with a demonstrated capacity to teach at least one of the following core courses: Criminological Theory, Quantitative Methods, or Qualitative Methods. While area of specialization is open, applicants must add new substantive areas of research and teaching to our program. Applicants are encouraged to consult the department's wepage to determine how they will enrich our program:

What you'll need


The successful candidate must hold a PhD (or be ABD and close to the completion of a PhD) in Criminology or a related discipline. Candidates must provide evidence of a strong research record and show promise of a high standard of teaching. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate dedication to serving the university and wider community. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2018.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Criminology Professors Research University Teaching

A little bit about us

Saint Mary’s University

Founded in 1802, Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's oldest and leading institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries around the world. Saint Mary's University is home to one of Canada's leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Visit our web site at

Are you interested?

Work With Us

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. The University and the Department encourages applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, and people with disabilities. Although candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Applications must consist of the following 8 items only: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching dossier including evidence of teaching effectiveness and course evaluations, 4) a sample syllabus for at least one core course listed above, 5) a sample syllabus for one course in the applicants' area of specialization, 6) a sample of recent scholarly writing, 7) copies of graduate school transcripts, and 8) the names and contact information for three referees. Please merge these documents into a single PDF file.

Applications are to be submitted online using the CareerBeacon application system. Applicants should visit, select the position for which they are applying, and click on the 'Apply Online' button.

Saint Mary's is a public university with over 7,000 students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our university is committed to serving the local, regional, national and international communities, and integrating such activity as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. Saint Mary's is located in the historic and affordable port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 350,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located near to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States.

Inquires may be directed to Dr. Jamie Livingston, Acting Chairperson, Department of Criminology: