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Associate Professor and Assistant Professor in Legal Studies (2 positions)
Sociology & Legal Studies
Associate Professor and Assistant Professor in Legal Studies (2 positions)

The Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at St. Jerome’s University invites applications for two (2) positions in Legal Studies, both commencing July 1, 2019. One is tenured or tenure stream at the rank of Associate Professor; the other is tenure stream at the rank of Assistant Professor and is subject to budgetary approval. Successful candidates will have a PhD in the interdisciplinary field of Legal Studies or a relevant interdisciplinary or disciplinary field in the humanities or social sciences. Candidates with a doctorate in law may also apply. We are especially interested in candidates who conduct interdisciplinary research in and can teach any of the following subjects: environment and law, history and law, gender and law, Indigenous studies and law, international law and global justice, political/social theory and law, psychology and law, and religion and law. A history of innovation in the area of teaching and learning is also desired.

Successful candidates should be able to teach first-year Introduction to Legal Studies, second-year Criminal Law, fourth-year seminars, as well as courses that correspond to the applicant’s areas of specialization. Successful candidates should also be committed to participating in administrative service. Applicants for the Associate Professor position must have an excellent track record in teaching, research, and service, particularly in academic leadership. Applicants for the Assistant Professor position must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service. As of May 1, 2018, the base salary for an Associate Professor is $100,868, and the base salary for an Assistant Professor is $80,143.

Legal Studies is an interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary program that offers Honours, Joint Honours, and Four-Year General undergraduate degrees. Successful candidates will work with colleagues across disciplines as well as with our partners at the University of Waterloo. For further information on the Department at St. Jerome’s University, visit

Complete applications from interested candidates will include:

  • cover letter detailing interest in and suitability for the position – clearly state your intent to apply for either the Associate or Assistant position
  • curriculum vitae
  • teaching dossier – include evidence of excellence and innovation in teaching
  • in lieu of a teaching philosophy, please answer the following question in 1000 words or less: How does your teaching and research advance your vision of interdisciplinary scholarship?
  • outline of a research agenda
  • two sample publications
  • contact information for three referees – to be contacted if your application is shortlisted

Send applications by email to Dr. Kieran Bonner, Chair, Department of Sociology and Legal Studies, St. Jerome’s University: All applications must be submitted by January 15, 2019.

St. Jerome’s University, situated on the University of Waterloo campus, is a public Roman Catholic university federated with the University of Waterloo. The University is committed to advancing the Catholic intellectual tradition and welcomes faculty and students from all faiths and backgrounds. St. Jerome’s University is also committed to the principles of employment equity and in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements this advertisement is directed in the first instance to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Candidates requiring accommodation should contact the Director of Human Resources. For further information, visit

Last Submission Date: 
Tuesday, 15 Jan, 2019