Sociology of Law and Crime

Assistant Professor in the Sociology of Law and Crime

Dalhousie University

The Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology invites applications for a probationary tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Sociology of Law and Crime commencing July 1, 2022. The successful candidate will be required to teach the Sociology of Law and other courses in their specialization and must demonstrate the ability to teach courses in sociological theory or methods. Applicants should be able to situate their work in one or more of the Department’s three areas of specialization: Critical Health Studies; Economy, Work and Development; or Social Justice and Inequality. Applicants must hold a PhD in Sociology (or closely related field) or be near completion. They should have a promising research profile and agenda, and demonstrated potential for teaching excellence. They will be expected to contribute to both undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision (at B.A., M.A., and PhD levels). The position is subject to budgetary approval.

Established in 1818, Dalhousie is a leading research-intensive university offering more than 180 degree programs in 11 faculties. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located in the heart of Halifax, a scenic coastal city and capital of Nova Scotia, which is home to 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations, a deeply rooted African Canadian community, and an increasingly diverse population. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is a dynamic body of students, faculty, and staff arranged in more than twenty programs and departments, many offering graduate degrees.

Please submit a cover letter; a Curriculum Vitae; a research statement; a writing sample; a teaching dossier addressing teaching effectiveness and teaching interests, and names and contact information of three academic referees. All applications must be submitted via PeopleAdmin via

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

The deadline for applications is December 23, 2021.