The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Education and Training

We are seeking Criminologists with a demonstrated capacity to teach at least one of the following core courses: Introduction to Criminology, Canadian Criminal Justice System, Exploring Criminology, Criminological Theory, Qualitative Methods, or Quantitative Methods. We prefer candidates who can also teach an elective course in one of the following substantive areas: restorative justice, prisons and punishment, policing, youth crime, victims, media and crime, critical criminology, criminal justice policy, or issues relating to gender-based violence.

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.

We're looking for

Core Skills

High standard Research University Teaching PhD

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 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.

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, 4) a sample syllabus for one core course listed above, 5) a sample syllabus for one elective course in a substantive area listed above, 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. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2019.

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 Now' button.

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