Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) – Criminal Justice

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The Criminal Justice Department at the University of Winnipeg invites applications from Indigenous Persons and members of Racialized Communities for a tenure-track position in the Criminal Justice Department at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2023, subject to budgetary approval. We welcome applications from candidates with a research focus on any area of interdisciplinary criminal justice studies. The successful candidate will have, or be close to completing, a PhD or terminal degree in Criminal Justice or a related field.
The Criminal Justice Department is an interdisciplinary unit with faculty trained in criminology, education, geography, history, law, psychology, sociology, and urban studies. We are committed to strengthening and broadening the interdisciplinary diversity of the department and welcome applicants from these and other disciplines with relevance to the study of criminal justice. We are interested in fostering both critical and applied scholarship. The Department is home to over 500 undergraduate majors, has an M.A. program, is active in research, and places a strong emphasis on teaching. The Department seeks candidates with a demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship. The successful candidate will teach existing undergraduate courses and develop new courses in their area of research expertise. There are also opportunities for teaching and supervising graduate students in the Criminal Justice MA program. A commitment to collegiality and self-governance is also important.
The University of Winnipeg is one of Canada’s leading post-secondary liberal arts institutions and is located in downtown Winnipeg in a diverse, multicultural community. The University of Winnipeg is a leader in academic excellence in areas such as justice studies, Indigenous studies, environmental studies & sustainability, and theatre & the arts. The University of Winnipeg is committed to improving access to post-secondary education, and has created an innovative Opportunity Fund to assist under-represented students to attend the University of Winnipeg.
The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on March 3, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled; full consideration is assured for applications received by Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Subject to budgetary approval, the expected start date is July 1, 2023. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applicants are requested to submit a complete application that will include (all documents in PDF):
  • a cover letter – Indigenous candidates and candidates from Racialized Communities are invited to self-identify
  • a curriculum vitae
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness, including a teaching statement, sample course outline, and teaching evaluations, if available
  • a statement describing past scholarly work and future research plans
  • a sample of scholarly work (publication or research-creation)
  • any other materials that the candidate considers relevant to their application
Applicants must submit all of the above materials through The University of Winnipeg’s online recruitment system (
Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference and transcripts of all graduate-level work to be sent directly to:
Dr. Kelly Gorkoff, Chair
Criminal Justice
Enquiries may be directed to Dr. Kelly Gorkoff, Chair, Criminal Justice,
In keeping with the objectives of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Final Report, we are especially interested in qualified Indigenous candidates. Indigenous candidates will be welcomed into an academic community that includes Indigenous colleagues across faculties and departments, Indigenous leadership through administrative positions and committees including an institutional mandate for Indigenization, and strong Indigenous representation in our student body.
The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff and faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning, and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. In accordance with the University of Winnipeg Employment Equity and Diversity Policy and section 11 of The Human Rights Code, this position is designated for qualified candidates who self-identify as women, racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. Please confidentially self-identify at the time of application. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
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