JOB: Urban Ethnography at Concordia University

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University would like to invite applications for a tenure-track position in the area of Urban Ethnography. The position requires a strong research dossier in this area and the ability to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. In an effort to build the department’s profile in experimental methodologies, we seek a researcher with a strong background in ethnographic methods, and an interest in interdisciplinary innovation. While this position is open to all geographical areas, we are particularly interested in the study of cities in Asia, the Middle-East or the Global South. Knowledge of the French language is an asset. A PhD in Anthropology or a related discipline will be required at the time of appointment.

Ours is a dual department encompassing research and teaching in both Sociology and Anthropology at all levels of the university curriculum. It builds on a rich and creative tradition to address pressing contemporary social problems in a variety of cultural contexts relating to the personal, the local, and the global. The diverse variety of student and faculty interests and backgrounds makes working in our department a unique and rewarding experience.

Applications must consist of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications, statement of teaching philosophy/interests, a statement of research achievements, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the departmental contact.

Dr. Danielle Gauvreau, Chair & Professor
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H3G 1M8

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, for August 1, 2019. All applications should reach the department no later than Friday, November 2, 2018. All inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Danielle Gauvreau (

Employment equityConcordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applications must include one of the following statements: 

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.


JOB: Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northern Arizona University

We are seeking applicants for a full-time, nine month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the Flagstaff mountain campus.  The teaching load will be 3/2 courses a year, with an expectation to participate in learner-centered pedagogy and teaching that both supports the core curriculum of the department and integrates the unique research interests of the individual.  An active research agenda is expected, and while the department is seeking someone with expertise in the areas of transnational crime and global justice, indigenous justice and/or expertise in community-based research, the specific research focus is somewhat open. All applications and specializations will be considered that provide both depth and breadth to existing department areas. Those with expertise and active research agendas in transnational crime and global justice, indigenous justice, and community-based research are encouraged to apply. Active participation in service to the department, college, university, and to the discipline is also expected.

The department prefers candidates whose application portfolios include the following:

  • Evidence of an active research agenda preferably with a track record of publications and demonstrated ability to develop successful grant applications.
  • Evidence of a commitment to social justice in both teaching and research.
  • Evidence or willingness to contribute teaching courses in the department’s core curriculum.
  • Ability to add content to our graduate program via courses that involve the individual’s research interest and match curricular needs.
  • Evidence of effective classroom teaching, innovative approaches to instruction and curriculum design, and effective support for student success.
  • Evidence of community engagement research in underrepresented communities.
  • Evidence of ability to work effectively in a diverse university community.

To apply for this position, please click on the “Apply” button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to, follow the ‘Faculty and Administrator Openings’ links, locate vacancy 603918, and then “Apply” at the bottom of the page.

Application must include an attachment that contains: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) unoffical transcripts of all college-level work and graduate degrees; (4) a teaching portfolio, should include the following: statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and course/student evaluations; and (5) names and contact information for three references.  Save all items, in the order stated, as a single PDF or Word document.

If you have problems submitting application attachments in the form of a Word or PDF document please contact the department for assistance.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available online at or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus – on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD – 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

JOB: Criminology, Law & Society at University of Toronto – Mississauga

The Department of Sociology at University of Toronto Mississauga within the University of Toronto invites applications for one (1) full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of Criminology and Law & Society. The appointment will begin July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, Law & Society or a closely related field by the date of the appointment or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative, independent, impactful research and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program with a primary focus on criminology and law & society. The successful candidate will also contribute to developing and implementing innovative teaching programs for our highly diverse student body.

Candidates must have a record of excellence in research as demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals or a publication pipeline that is at high international levels, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, a demonstrated capacity to attract external research funding, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference and the teaching dossier, including a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and sample course materials, submitted as part of the application. The successful candidate must demonstrate that they have a proven record of activities that contribute to equity and diversity with respect to indigeneity, gender, sexuality, (dis)ability, race, and ethnicity among others, addressing this in their letter of application.

The successful candidate will teach in the undergraduate program at the University of Toronto Mississauga, contributing primarily to our Criminology, Law & Society program. They will also be a member of the Graduate Department of Sociology, University of Toronto and will teach and supervise students in the tri-campus graduate program housed at the St. George (downtown) campus. Additional information on the Department can be obtained at (for undergraduate studies), and (for graduate studies).

The successful candidate will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s leading university. The University of Toronto offers a wide range of opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, the excitement of working with a highly diverse student population and actively encourages innovative scholarship, including, for example, community-based research and activities that contribute to wider knowledge transfer. The Greater Toronto Area offers amazing cultural and demographic diversity and one of the highest standards of living in the world.

Salary is commensurate with qualification and experience.

To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted by clicking the link below. Applicants should include 1) a letter of application describing their research agenda and contributions to equity and diversity, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and sample course materials). They should also request three (3) confidential signed letters of reference on letterhead to be sent directly to Ms. Diana Becevello, All application materials should be received by October 9, 2018, 11:59PM EST.

Submission guidelines can be found at: Please submit attachments in PDF format only and label each file accordingly as cover letter, CV, or teaching dossier. We recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Ms. Diana Becevello,

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

JOB: Sociology at University of Tennessee – Knoxville

The Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of criminology, beginning August 1, 2019.  We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the Department of Sociology’s strength in social justice ( and whose research resonates with our other departmental areas: political economy and globalization; environmental sociology; and critical race and ethnic studies.  Applicants must demonstrate promise of distinguished scholarship and excellent teaching and will be expected to seek external funding as a condition of tenure and promotion. A Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, or related area is required at the time of appointment. The Department of Sociology has a strong international reputation for excellence.  We offer a supportive and collegial atmosphere in which scholars make a variety of important contributions to research, teaching, and public engagement. The Department and the University seek candidates who can contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Currently the University has approximately 22,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students. The City of Knoxville has a beautiful and walkable downtown, active neighborhoods, and eclectic cultural activities, restaurants and shopping. Trip Advisor recently named it a Top Ten Destination on the Rise. The Knoxville metropolitan area has a population of more than 857,000 and is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Atlanta, Nashville, and the Great Smoky Mountains. Review of applications will begin October 12 and will continue until the position is filled. Please upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one writing sample, research statement and teaching statement to In addition, we require three recommendation letters, also to be uploaded to  Direct all questions to Dr. Michelle Brown, Search Committee Chair, via e-mail ( More information on the Department of Sociology is at

Job Announcement – John Jay College, CUNY

The Law and Society major, administered by the Department of Political Science at John Jay College of The City University of New York, invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position beginning Fall 2017 in Law and Society. The hiring rank is open. The Ph.D. discipline is open, provided candidates are demonstrably part of the Law and Society scholarly community.

The successful candidate will be part of a new and rapidly growing Law and Society major, with over 500 students, at John Jay. In addition to having an active research agenda in law and society (preferably as a member of the Law and Society Association), the successful candidate will bring enthusiasm and commitment to teaching and curriculum development. Area of research focus is open, though candidates will be expected to develop an undergraduate course that diversifies existing areas of faculty expertise.

Applicants must demonstrate that they are qualified to teach undergraduate courses that introduce students to the interdisciplinary Law and Society approach. In particular, the successful candidate will teach the Senior Research Colloquium in addition to other needed courses in the program (Introduction to Law and Society, Research Methods in Law and Society) and courses developed in the applicant’s area of specialty. The successful candidate will also advise students. Forty-seven percent of John Jay students are first generation college students, and the candidate must be eager to work with our diverse student body.

For the full job ad and information on applying please visit:

2015-2016 Fellowships – Program in Law and Public Affairs, Princeton University

The Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) at Princeton University invites outstanding faculty members, independent scholars, lawyers, and judges to apply for visiting, residential appointments for the academic year 2015–2016.

Each year, through its fellows program, LAPA brings to Princeton world-class experts on the law. Successful candidates will devote an academic year in residence at Princeton engaging in their own research and in the intellectual life of the campus. Under exceptional circumstances, applications for only one semester in residence may be considered.

For 2015-2016, we plan to name up to five general LAPA Fellows, plus one LAPA/Perkins Fellowship in Law and Humanistic Inquiry for scholars at the early stages of their careers. Applicants to the program will be considered for all of the applicable fellowships, depending upon the applicant’s proposed research project and qualifications. Eligible candidates applying with a stated interest in the LAPA/Perkins Fellowship (see below) will not prejudice their consideration for a general fellowship and vice versa. All fellowships are based upon the same salary calculations and carry the same privileges and conditions.

LAPA Fellows devote the major portion of their time to their own research and writing on law-related subjects of empirical, interpretive, doctrinal and/or normative significance. In addition, LAPA Fellows are expected to participate in LAPA programs, including a biweekly faculty-graduate seminar and a weekly discussion group, as well as some public events and conferences. Fellows are expected to be in residence at Princeton at least four days a week during the academic term. They enjoy access to Firestone Library and a wide range of other activities and intellectual resources throughout the University. Some fellows may be invited to teach a course in one of Princeton’s graduate or undergraduate programs, subject to the needs of the University, sufficient enrollment, approval of the Dean of the Faculty, and the cooperation of the sponsoring academic department.

The fellows program is open to all regardless of citizenship, but it does not support work toward the completion of a degree. The program also does not support extended off-campus research. All applicants should have received a doctorate, juris doctor, or an equivalent professional degree by the beginning of the fellowship.

For more information, see their web page:

The General LAPA Fellows Program

Drawn from law schools, the social sciences, the humanities, and from the world of policy-making and legal practice, LAPA’s Fellows are engaged during their stay at Princeton in cutting-edge research about the law, legal practices and legal institutions. The fellows enhance Princeton’s tradition of excellence in undergraduate- and graduate-level intellectual inquiry into law-related issues, and they provide an intellectual critical mass for innovative scholarly collaborations about law and legal institutions. They also add to the group of normatively engaged scholars on campus who consider either policy or ethics as a substantial component of their work. The fellowship in in law and humanities ensures LAPA’s commitment to the humanistically oriented fields on campus.

LAPA does not designate annual themes for its fellows’ cohort so applications on all law-related subjects are welcome for the general fellows program. That said, the selection committee in any given year does give consideration in the last phases of the decision process to whether a particular set of fellows would complement each other, bring synergies to the program and otherwise show signs of being more than the sum of their individual proposals.

Because LAPA gets many more outstanding applications than it has fellowships, one of the final elements of the selection process is the coherent composition of the group. Intellectual clusters are often favored, as are mixes of senior and junior fellows, domestic and international fellows, and fellows based inside and outside law schools.

One of the general fellows, who will teach an undergraduate course through LAPA, will be named the Martin and Kathleen Crane Fellow in Law and Public Affairs.

LAPA/Perkins Fellow in Law and Humanistic Inquiry for Early Career Scholars

This fellowship is designed for a promising interdisciplinary scholar working at the intersection of law and humanistic inquiry.

Eligibility for this fellowship is limited to those who are a) within five years of receiving a terminal degree, b) in an academic position pre-tenure or c) starting over in a new field. (This latter category would include humanists who have moved (post-tenure) into law or law professors who have moved (post-tenure) into the humanities. It might also include people in other less predictable transitions – from practicing lawyer to academic, for example.

The fellow must work centrally in law, but should also show some substantial commitment to humanistic scholarship. This could be reflected in a Ph.D. in a humanities field (literature, history, philosophy, the arts, for example) or humanistic scholarship in a non-humanities Ph.D. field (anthropology, sociology, politics, for example). The LAPA/Humanities fellow would not have to have a Ph.D. in a related field as long as her/his scholarship showed substantial competence in humanistic work and as long as the candidate has an appropriate terminal degree (a J.D., for example).

Qualitative or theoretically oriented research in social science disciplines like anthropology, sociology and political science are also acceptable so long as the central engagement focuses on law issues.

Applicants applying for this fellowship do not prejudice their consideration for a general fellowship if not selected as the LAPA/Perkins Fellow. The terms and conditions are the same for all fellows.

The LAPA/Perkins fellowship is a collaboration of LAPA and the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University.



Assistant Professor – Law, Societies and Justice Program, University of Washington

The Law, Societies and Justice Program invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor with a teaching and research emphasis on socio-legal approaches to the dynamics of inequality.  Preference will be given to  candidates who examine inequality globally or internationally, and who adopt a comparative  perspective.  We are open to a range of more specific empirical foci studied in a range of  geographic locales, but are especially interested in candidates with expertise in one of the areas  of: gender/sexuality; health and medicine; environment/sustainability; migration; poverty;  race/ethnicity; and disability studies.  The Program seeks candidates who demonstrate excellence in research, teaching, and a commitment to building a more inclusive faculty and  students.  The successful candidate will possess either a 100 percent appointment in Law,  Societies, and Justice, or a joint appointment with another unit in the social sciences.  University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in a relevant social science discipline prior to the appointment start date.  This position has a 9-month service period.

Law, Societies, and Justice offers an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree, and a graduate-level certificate program for students with research interests in socio-legal studies.  Its faculty are trained across the social sciences, and most possess a joint appointment with another unit.  The  successful candidate will be required to teach an introductory-level course on comparative law and to develop a suite of upper level courses commensurate with the candidate’s expertise.  Applications should include a current CV, a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, samples of publications or other work, evidence of teaching effectiveness and three letters of recommendation.  Candidate materials should be electronically submitted to with which letters will be solicited for separate submission.

Priority will be given to applications received before October 1, 2014.  Questions about the application process should be directed to: Professor Katherine Beckett, Search Committee Chair,