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Continuing Lecturer Appointment - Legal Studies
Date of Posting: October 14, 2022
Position: Continuing Lecturer Appointment - Legal Studies
We respectfully acknowledge that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.
The Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at St. Jerome’s University invites applications for one continuing appointment in Legal Studies at the rank of Lecturer, commencing July 1, 2023 (subject to budgetary approval). The successful candidate will have a PhD in Legal Studies or a relevant interdisciplinary or disciplinary field in the humanities or social sciences. We are especially interested in candidates with experience teaching interdisciplinary approaches in Legal Studies.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach the first-year course Introduction to Legal Studies, second-year courses on criminal law and criminology, fourth-year seminars in Legal Studies, and other Legal Studies courses as needed. Experience developing courses (from introductory to senior seminar levels) as well as a history of teaching large, online courses and research methods are requirements for this position. Applicants should also demonstrate a history of innovation in teaching and learning, and a commitment to research and service. As of May 1, 2022, the base salary for a continuing appointment at the rank of Lecturer is $72,511.
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 www.sju.ca/sociology-legal-studies.
Complete applications from interested candidates will include:
  • cover letter detailing interest in and suitability for the position
  • curriculum vitae
  • teaching dossier that includes evidence of excellence and innovation in teaching
  • outline of a research agenda
  • contact information for three referees – to be contacted if your application is shortlisted
Send applications by email to Dr. Susan Dianne Brophy, Chair, Department of Sociology and Legal Studies, St. Jerome’s University: legalstudies@sju.ca. All applications must be submitted by December 15, 2022.
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, staff, 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 www.sju.ca.
Last Submission Date: 
Thursday, 15 Dec, 2022